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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Van
#1388 of 1446 Re: Lights a Flickerin [jkjmmat]
Mar 09, 2008 (9:08 am)
This has just happened to me with my 2005 town and country,,,the headlights and interior lights flicker(pulsate/strobe effect) while driving,,,at idle it continues,,,i tried the battery connection and it was tight and clean,,,,please let me know if you find any more info about this,,,and i will the same,,,,some other istes had same posting of similar problems and it seemed they chased a number of suspects i.e. alt,,battery,headlight switch,ect to no avail,,,,no tech bulletins issued either,,,,please let me know thanks again
#1389 of 1446 Re: Lights a Flickerin [firemedicmike]
Mar 15, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Well, I took the battery out and had it tested. It was ok. But it was the stock battery so I figured it has had a good life, I bought a new one. Flickering went away! Now I have the steering shudder problem everyone's been writing about. I just replaced the power steering reservior and.... Still have the problem. I also bought a rebuilt rack, and I CAN'T GET THE DAMN THING OUT! I can get all the bolts out, theres only 3, but there is absolutely no way to get the two hoses off the top of the rack... I would like to know if anyone has figured out this jigsaw puzzel??
#1390 of 1446 Re: Automatic door doesn't completely shut on it's own [dpullen4]
Mar 24, 2008 (9:31 pm)
My son has a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country LTD and his driver side automatic sliding passenger door will only close about 90%. Searched the web and can't find any information at all. I played with the protective flex-casing that covers the wires to the door and made it stop at many different positions. Played with it long enough that it doesn't work at all now. So... I'm suspecting a short in the wiring? Is there any definitive guidance on how to handle this problem? Thanks.
#1391 of 1446 Re: Automatic door doesn't completely shut on it's own [grumpa]
Mar 25, 2008 (9:50 am)
I can't say for sure, but it sounds like there's an open (break) in one or more of the wires inside that protective flex casing you mentioned. When you played with the harness, you moved the 2 ends of the broken wire around so that they separated at a different point in the door's travel, thus stopping the door travel. In fact, you played with it so much that the 2 ends are now entirely separated, which is why the door doesn't work at all.
If you can remove the protective covering, do so and see is any breaks are obvious. But, I'm betting the break is inside the wire's insulation and may not be apparent.
#1392 of 1446 what the ?????
Mar 25, 2008 (10:19 pm)
My 2005 T&C turing started acting very strange today . I went to start it and when I turned the in gnition switch it sounded like a bad starter,yet some of the clicking sound was comming from under the dash.then i noticed that all the needled for gas,tach,speed,etc .... we're acting flakey jumping back and forth.well i tried the old stand by discounect battery and make sure all is clean and tight. I put every thing back together and the same.at this point since i was already late with a van full of stuff i went and got a rental after the transfer of everything the back door would not close not with overhead button or key fob.so i tried rcycling power by disconnecting battery give a 10 count still all acting flakey yet now the dvd, cd, radio,and interior ligts flash. any clues I am thinking on board computer, and praying that warrenty will cover i did not purchase until dec 05 and only have 35,000 on the van
#1393 of 1446 Re: what the ????? [68jazz]
Mar 26, 2008 (12:16 pm)
I believe if you install a new battery, all your listed problems will be solved.
#1394 of 1446 Re: what the ????? [cbwilsha]
Mar 27, 2008 (4:46 am)
that is what worked thank you and have a blessed day.
#1395 of 1446 electrical problem?
Apr 05, 2008 (5:23 pm)
A couple of days ago I drove about 150 miles, no problems. I left the van in the garage two days and when I tried to start it--dead as a door nail. I recharged the battery with a trickle charger. It now starts but when I turn the ignition on all the gauges move to the right for several seconds and then return to normal positions in a startup. Also, ALL the instrument warning lights come on and remain on until the gauges return to their normal position. Do I have a major electrical problem or perhaps just a bad battery.
#1396 of 1446 Re: electrical problem? [greenferd]
Apr 09, 2008 (7:47 am)
How were the instrument gauges and lights behaving before you had the dead battery? The way you're describing how they work now is how I would expect them to work. The gauges moving the right and all the warning lights coming on serves as a self test that all of your indicators are working. Otherwise, how would you know if a bulb was burned out?
#1397 of 1446 2005 T&C electrical issues
May 12, 2008 (4:54 am)
It started months ago, when the van was wet and you stepped on the brakes the radio, wipers, and atuo windows stopepd working until you released brake. Then the above would fail intermittenly without stepping on the brake. Now all of the gauges go crazy, ABS and Brake lights come on and off and ding, radio goes on and off, etc. while driving. It's worse when wet when I actually need the wipers! I've brought it to a dealership and an auto. electric place and no one can figure out what's wrong! Help!!