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.
Clicking usually is a sign of a bad battery or starter
Probably it's a low battery, though it could be a bad starter. You are probably hearing the starter solenoid clicking.
There are a few things that it could be if you Dodge Stratus wont start on first try. It could be the starter.
Check the fuel pump relay.
The Dodge Stratus might not start because the battery is dead or the starter is worn or damaged. It might not start because it is out of gas or because the fuel line has water or air in it.
jump start it.
It's a dodge so yes it would tra-tu s tart
Sounds like a battery problem. Check the battery. Clean and tighten the battery terminals and cable ends.
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.
A clicking sound when you try to start the car is a dead battery. It may be that the alternator is not charging it properly.
Look at the lower rear end of the engine
AnswermY 1996 DODGE STRATUS WON'T START UNLESS JUMPED, WHEN I SUT IT OFF IT WON'T RESTART 7 BATTERY DASH LITE COMES ON.My '99 Stratus was giving me similar problems. You should check the battery terminals and have the battery tested. Usually, a battery leaks acid and builds corrosion eating away at the terminals so that you will have the dome light and even radio but it will not be able to start. Does it make any clicking noises?
Yes, the factory alarm can cause a no start.
I actually had this problem with my first xbox. It turned out to be the hard drive.
Its the starter or celenoid
yes it does, every car has spark plugs or it wouldn't start.
Check inside the front fender wells behind the tires.
When this problem came up with my dodge stratus my husband found that a fuse was blown. We changed our battery and it would not start for us either. but as soon as he fixed some wiring and changed the fuse it was fine.
This simply means you need to check your accessories
no spark died while driving shortly after start yes has fuel pressure.
check your battery then the connections if it still wont start try changing the starter solenoid if possible
The Stratus does not have the 3.3L. Any shifting complaint diagnostics should start with fluid level and computer trouble codes.
if clicking during starting, solenoid, but car should not start with a bad solenoid.