On Sun, 04 Sep 2011 10:36:36 -0400 mike wrote:
> >>>> My daughter has a 2001 durango 4x4 with the 4.7 l v8. Won't
> >>>> crank. goes CLICK (loud strong CLICK
> >> Starter relay?
> > Could be, but the loud click makes me think that the relay is
> > ok, and the solenoid is pulling in to engage the starter. I
> > haven't had to deal with a worn out starter solenoid in a
> > Dakota, but my old truck (Isuzu) used to wear
> we took the old starter out and carried it to autozone. they
> checked it and said it was fine. we had already tried the ford
> starter tool and no help. installed a reman starter, and the
> symptoms are the same
Well, i think you just need to get in there with a voltmeter and
see where you aren't getting a voltage that you should.
To me it sounds like a relay/solenoid is moving but not making
What is the setup like on this? Same as old mopars with a small
relay on the fender (or wherever), and big solenoid built into the
It *shouldn't* be hard to figure out if you can get to the
connections, especially if you are confident the new start is good.
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