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Durango no crank no start after reinstalling transmission

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I have a 2002 Dodge Durango that isn't cranking when I try to start. The original problem was the transmission would not shift after going 40 mph. After my father fixing the transmission he replaced it in the Durango and now the truck won't crank when trying to start. We don't know if the transmission is the issue or if while replacing the transmission we missed a step. His scanner tool also said there is no communication with the computer. Please give me all suggestions you may know of that we can try or consider. I haven't had a car for a few weeks now because of this.

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If you hear a clicking noise when you try to start your vehicle, a broken or weakened starter could be the reason why your car isn't starting.

Nate

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7 minutes ago, ryangr7 said:

There is no clicking either. You turn the key and nothing happens. 

This definitely is a broken (gone) starter.

You will need to replace the starter in order to proceed.

Nate

 

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1 minute ago, ryangr7 said:

So my dad told me his scanner cant register with the computer. There is no connection with the computer

 

Are you referring to an OBD reader?

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On many cars, the ECM (that's the electronic brain or computer) is on the same fuse circuit as other electrics like the cigarette lighter / accessory port.

The lighter is prone to blow fuses on some vehicles, and if there's no juice going to the ECM, it can't tell you what's wrong.

Even a fuse that is dedicated to the car's computer diagnostics can blow for no apparent reason. The biggest cause for getting no OBD code at all is a blown fuse. Check your fuses to be sure none of them have gone bad.

Keep in mind, too, that your truck may have more than one fuse box. This should be covered in your owner's manual or a proper service manual.

Nate

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Also, from time to time, the scan port can become clogged with dust from years of being unused.

But you would never want to spray a cleaner or get the port wet, but wiping it with a soft cloth or blowing some compressed air across it can help clear out anything that may be preventing your scan tool from getting a good reading.

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The car isn't with me at the moment but lets say the fuses turn out just fine. Anything beyond that for suggestions or advice?

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There is a small chance that your car scanner is malfunctioning. How old is it?

Nate

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