My 92 dodge dakota will not turn over when I turn the key.

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Asked by May 01, 2011 at 01:40 AM about the 1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

All gauges and lights work.  It has a new battery.  Had the starter tested and it shows good.  Changed the ignition switch and key lock cylinder.  Changed the neutral safety switch also.  Switched the relay and still nothing.  This is just baffling.

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Maybe the pcm is fried!

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what exactly is it doing when you turn the key to start?

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Nothing. No clicking. Just silence. All the nstrument gauges and lights will turn on, except the fuel gauge. Headlights and radio work also.

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check the relay for the starter on your relay box or the cable that goes to the starter relay.

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Split the wire harness (remove the taped cover) that comes out of the fuse box under the hood, theres a brown wire that comes out from the firewall & connects to another brown wire that goes to the starter relay & then down to the starter. The 3 are connected where the wireing harness comes toghther as a Y near the fuse box. The 3 brown wires are connected there, the connection is rotted, strip the wires & splice them together, it should start with the key.

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mine turned out to be a white wire that connects to a red one that splices to the battery /starter. Thank you for taking the time to post this Jstraw.

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