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98 dodge avenger es 6 cyl., won't start

\015 Just got a 98 dodge avenger es 6 cyl., replaced serpetine belt, air conditioner belt, oil change. since then car wouldn't start tried jumping nothing, had to take battery connectors off and clean them then jumped and started, ran for an hour shut it off and dead. brought it in and was told alternator was bad, bought one brought it in to install and they said it was fine so didn't replace it. after car starts my radio time is reset but my programmed stations are still there. what could be going on? i have to keep my battery charger with me at all times, cuz you never know if the car will start back up.\015
Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

Is you battery going dead? How old is the battery? After 4-5 years a battery is bad and needs to be replaced.

It sounds like you didn't replace the alternator?

Do you get a click when you try to start and it wont start?

Also check the grounds on the starter they could have corroded and this would cause an non-normal starting pattern. To chech these locate them, usually close to that starter and screwed into the frame of the vehicle. Unscrew them and take a wire brush and clean them very good making sure to expose bare metal. Do the same to the frame where it is screwed into.

Make sure to unhook you battery before doing anything!

Reply with the answer to the questions and we can go from there.

Good Luck,
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