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xxcuseme, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Antelope, CA, April 15, 2011, 23:19
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I have a 2004 Dodge Durango 5.7 liter hemi engine. For some reason it will not start. When I go to turn it over all it does is click. Can not determine if it is the solinoid, starter or gas filter. I know its a wide range there but looking for any and all suggestion.
I keep trying to start it but it does nothing but click. I have unhooked the battery for alittle bit and let it sit then hooked it back up tried to start it & all it did was click.

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    Visitor, April 16, 2011, 07:15

    Sounds like the battery has failed and any auto parts store will check it for free, Napa, Interstate, Sears all make great batteries

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    Prestige Auto Works (169 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 550-9579
    Prestige Auto Works April 18, 2011, 09:21
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    One way to tell the difference between a bad battery and a bad starter: If all your lights and stereo work well, the battery may still be fine. Batteries usually last between 3-6 years, so if yours is older it may need to be replaced. Just a click, instead of a weak turn-over, is typical of a bad starter. There are a couple different kinds of clicks, but based on your description it sounds more like a bad starter.

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