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#1 of 802 Starting problem
Sep 30, 2003 (5:56 am)
I have been having trouble starting my 1996 Chrysler Town & Country minivan lately. I had my battery checked and it was just under the 3 yr warranty and so Sears replaced it last week. All seemed fine until yesterday when it hesitated but did start. This morning the same thing but started on second time. I stopped to get gas and then could not start it. I tried intermittently for 20 minutes and then had success. Any ideas?
#2 of 802 rhondal
Oct 01, 2003 (7:00 pm)
Sounds like the fuel pump is not producing or holding fuel pressure. If this is the case you'll need a new fuel pump. Have the fuel pressure check to verify this. Hope this helps.
#3 of 802 sounds very much like a fuel pump
Oct 04, 2003 (4:21 pm)
got a neighbor who was rebuilding an older mopar minivan with a much harder case... only it stayed a much harder case because he didn't want to drop the tank and spend the money for a fuel pump. happened to my sister on the road in a 91 olds. cesarp has an extremely good chance of being spot-on correct with his thought, but it still requires a fuel rail pressure check to prove it. make the appointment monday.
#4 of 802 need more info
Oct 05, 2003 (8:16 am)
I don't know why these guys are jumping to conclusions like a fuel pump. It could be possible but I have heard nothing yet to point to that. You didn't mention if it's still a battery cranking problem that your having. If that's the case and it worked fine for a while you may have an alternator problem. I don't know if Sears checked it but that should be the first thing done before buying a battery is to charge and test the old battery and Alt. At least swschrad said to check the pressure first. People shouldn't jump to conclusions without reason. It ends up costing people a lot of money. try to be more specific with the symptoms and maybe we can help.
#6 of 802 starting problem with 95 lexus es300
Oct 17, 2003 (10:08 am)
i have problem to start it at the first try, there is light and radio but it would not crank. i have to try a second or third time to get it crank. is it a starter or ignition? thanks
#7 of 802 ES300
Oct 17, 2003 (10:30 am)
I would check for a good battery connection (assuming original had been replaced at some point)
#8 of 802 lexus starting problem
Oct 17, 2003 (11:37 am)
the battery is new and connect is good. ignition and starter are electrical devices so they either work or don't work but not going to be broken. so i should look for bad connections? any ideas.thanks