I go to start my car this morning. *Click* nothing. ok, it does this once and a bit but starts after a second or two. After 15 minutes of trying I say screw it.
Set the car up in the garage start checking the connections on the starter. I test the battery for voltage, little low so i put it on the charger. I clean the clip connector on the starter (same part i cleaned last time to fix this problem) and plug it back in. Put the battery back in. Give the starter a try, click nothing. Try again, click then the dash lights go out radio goes out.
So now all that works are the interior lights, and the Auto temp control. I can't even get the solenoid on the starter to click! WTF fucking pos american car.
Sounds like a starter. Thats a known problem. Get a rebuilt unit the contacts are better than from the factory. Hope you didn't damage something else with the bad starter. Good luck. You have a Chrysler with almost 80,000KM and will need some good luck.
Dealership? Its just a wire. If it is the problem, you should be able to replace it with a couple feet of 6 awg (or whatever size it is) and 2 crimps.
Personally I would stop at a car audio shop and pick up some 4 awg and gold crimps.
You can test if its bad by puting the -/black lead of your meter on any car metal(besides anything on the engine), and put the +/red lead on the positive battery terminal. If it shows 14v, then your chasis ground wire is good.
Heres a pic of my ground strap. My chasis one isnt the stock one, but it follows the same path. You can see alittle bit of the gold crimp where its on the chassis. Your wire should go to the same place.