Why won't my car start?

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Asked by Yazmen Apr 28, 2015 at 02:24 PM about the 2008 Dodge Avenger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT my husband replaced my front brake pads and now the
car wont start. The battery is not dead because the unlock works and the radio and
everything else. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME?

11 Answers

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Smaller accessories like door locks, radio, interior lights, etc. require a lot less amperage to operate. The battery may have enough charge in it to make them work, but not enough to engage the starter. It wouldn't hurt to put a charge on the battery or try and jump it from another vehicle to see if that works. And like mentioned above check fuses and start relay under the hood in the fuse block.

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Thanks so much guys for the advice. Mark I gave it a jump like you said and let it catch a charge and everything is fine,

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My 2011 dodge avenger won't stsrt I just replce the battery yesterday I have a box on my car that has numbers thay beep it was not working until I put the new battery in it

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Just had a mechanic look at my son's car same car he unplug the alternator and it started right up there is a fuse inside your alternator that keeps popping bad alternator

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My Dodge avenger wants to start but it feels like it Don have enough power to start it the gas is on the e could that be why it want start.

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I have a 2013 Dodge Avenger and it won't start the radio plays my headlights work but it won't start. Can you please tell what wrong with my car?

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I changed my battery last night on my 2008 dodge avenger relized on the way to school that my head unit was not iluminated and then my car started shaking so i turned it off and it wont start again

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Started my 08 dodge avenger it shut right off, will not start has power, replaced battery, starter and fuse box and still nothing, turn the key power comes on and that's it. Please help

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I was driving my 2013 Avenger and it wasn’t accelerating. I got home and parked the car and it Won’t start . Bought a new battery last week all the lights are working and the radio . Can you please help. Thanks

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