What's wrong when my 2005 Dodge Neon won't start and has no click?

I take meticulous care of my 2005 Dodge Neon. However, I’ve recently stumbled across a situation where I turn the key and the car won’t start. To make matters worse, it doesn’t click either, so I’m worried it’s a serious problem. What’s wrong with my car?

Eric Schad · Answered on Dec 05, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While it’s difficult to diagnose a car problem from a distance, if your 2005 Dodge Neon won’t start and doesn’t click, it could be a problem with the starter solenoid. A starter solenoid is a part of an electromagnet that engages the starter, so if it’s faulty, your car obviously isn’t going to start. When the solenoid goes bad, you won’t hear the click that you would normally hear if you had a problem with your ignition switch or battery.
The only surefire way to diagnose the problem is by taking your car to a mechanic. If the starter solenoid is indeed the issue, you should reasonably expect to pay between $375 and $450 to repair it.
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