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Hello all, I've been having some starting issues with my 2014 1500 Promaster (Gas). The inconsistency of the issue has made it hard to diagnose. But sometimes when I try to start the van i turn the key, all the electronics turn on but the engine does not. It doesn't even try to turnover, just here clicking noises. This doesn't happen all the time, sometimes it starts up fine, sometimes it's a bit of a lag and then starts, but the non-starting is becoming more frequent. I have a portable battery jump starter and whenever this issue happens i just jump it with that device and it starts right up. I thorougly cleaned every part of the postive terminal fuse block, got new battery terminals, thinking this was a loose connection issue, however it did not help. I've read about adding a ground cable directly on the starter and attaching it to the frame, but don't really know what i'm looking for under the engine. Some other things of note, our alternator died a few weeks ago and had it replaced. This issue occured before that change and is still occuring after. I also just got a new battery today but it is still lagging when starting sometimes and feel as if the issue is not fixed. If anybody has had a similar issue, help would greatly be appreciated!