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I was driving home one night, in my 2013 Dodge Journey SE 2.4L, when the battery clamp (attaches to the battery post) broke and the car died. Replaced the clamp and the car started right up. I drove it for about 3 hours and the car started acting like the battery was dead (Radio shut off, lights dimmed, engine idled up when pressing gas) then it died. I checked the clamp to ensure it had a good connection, which it did. My dad replaced the clamp again (to be safe) and the car wont start at all now. I have to hold the fob on the push button to get it to detect it. When trying to start the car by its self, the windshield wipers come on (WITH THE WIPERS SWITCHED OFF), all the lights flash then everything goes dim. It doesnt even try to click or crank when turning key. It just keeps saying ":Key Not Detected" even when the key is in the car, or Vehicle Not In Park" even when it is in park. The lights are all dim like the battery is dead but the battery if fine. The car will start when we jump start it, but will immediately die a few seconds after taking off jumper cables.

I'm really lost here. We were thinking the alternator was out but its fine. Battery is new. Clamps are new. I replaced my key fob battery too.

Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you in adcance!
 

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Did u ever get this issue resolved. Because I just got the same vehicle and I'm going through some of the exact issues except its cranking but wont turn over.
 

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By not turning over, do you mean you hear it attempt to crank, but doesn't?

Try this - move the gear select to neutral. You will have to turn the ignition on (don't start), place your foot on the brake to release the interlock and move the gear shift to neutral. Then try starting. If it does start, then the TRS (Transmission Range Sensor) is possibly faulty.

Unfortunately, the TRS is not easily accessible. It will require dropping the transmission pan, remove the valve body and solenoid pack to gain access to the TRS.

We had this intermittent issue with our 2010 Journey SXT. Would go for months fine, then would not crank or have a short crank and would not start. If I moved the gear select to neutral, it would fire right up and go for months before the issue occcured again.

Never did resolve it completely as my wife totaled it on black ice a few years ago.
 
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