99 RAM Van Won't Crank Over - 1 Click
1999 RAM Van 5.2L
Has always started up just fine.
The other day after several shopping stops it simply would not crank over.
When I turn the key, I hear 1 ( one) click. Seems to be the solenoid plunger coming out but the starter motor won't spin the engine.
-- I replaced the entire starter - no help
-- Replaced the relay inside the black box by the overflow tank - no help.
-- Headlights, horn interior lights etc. etc. seem to be strong.
-- Tried jumping it but no help.
Is there an additional (starter) solenoid I am not seeing?
I was told there is one mounted on the firewall....but the dealer has nothing showing this?
Is it possible that battery is strong enough to power the lights etc., but not strong enough to crank the engine - even with a jump? I have not tested the battery ( I have no tester)
As mentioned, this happened all of a sudden - without warning, and the typical "clicking" sound a low/dead battery provides is not there. just the sound of the solenoid plunger.
Any ideas, suggestions?