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Cleaqn tha battery cables and make sure there is a good ground between the engine and body. Also the battery could be bad. First of all, make sure you dont have a dead battery. Second, make sure when the car is on, that the alternator is working and recharging the battery. If the connection to the starter motor is loose then your car will just click and no turn over. If the car does not start, then it could be merely anything... but if your car does start and it is clicking then you have a lifter problem, often found with most 1996-97 Dodge Vehicles, including the Stratus and the Earlier Caravans. This is not serious, but can be annoying.

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We went into the store and came out and it wouldn't start. It makes a clicking sound when you try to start it. What would cause my 1999 Dodge Stratus to not start?

Clicking usually is a sign of a bad battery or starter

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Probably it's a low battery, though it could be a bad starter. You are probably hearing the starter solenoid clicking.

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Your 2006 dodge stratus wont start and just keeps clicking What is wrong?

Sounds like a battery problem. Check the battery. Clean and tighten the battery terminals and cable ends.

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If your 1996 Dodge Stratus wonÕt start you can try to jump start the car. There is no reset button like a computer. You can recharge your car battery with a jump start.

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Your Dodge Stratus 1996 does not start this morning you don't believe it's a battery problem because the light is on but you don't see any other electrial signals on the panel?

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Can the alarm in a 2004 dodge stratus be a kill switch so you cannot start the car?

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yes it does, every car has spark plugs or it wouldn't start.

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Check inside the front fender wells behind the tires.

After battery has been changed why wont a 1999 dodge stratus still not start?

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