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i hear a click when turning the key, but doesn't start. How do i check solonoid? starter?
i have a 1994 dodge dakota v-6/ i've only had it for a few months. recently it started to click when turning the key. it would start after several attempts. then one day it didn't. i've checked the battery terminals and cables. i've tapped the starter with a hammer. . The headlights and radio come on. so i ruled out the battery. i have had an issue w/using the bright light dimmer switch. so i thought maybe something was bound up in the column. i pulled the cover and don;t see anything like that. there is one red wire that is bare at the point it plugs in to the pigtail plug. i haven't touched it though because i'm not sure what it goes to. anyhow, i don't see a solenoid on the fire wall. so i'm assuming it is on the starter itself. i can hear the fuel pump come on when i turn the key. so how do i check the solenoid? or what other troubleshooting tips do you have for a girl trying to learn a thing or two about dodge?