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#1 of 659 T&C Electrical Problems
Jul 18, 2006 (4:03 am)
My wife's 2005 T&C has been acting up. All of the dash warning lights will come on and all of the gages will stop working, even the temperature readout and cruise control will stop working even though the car is still running fine. Last night was the third time into the garage. It just came out of the garage which they said a module in the computer had to be replaced. They had the car for four days. Yesterday, the same thing happened so we brought it back.
When you turn the car off and start it back up, everything's okay for a while and then the lights come on again.
Anybody else experiencing this problem and are there any suggestions?
#2 of 659 Re: T&C Electrical Problems [jmudry]
Jul 18, 2006 (7:47 am)
Dodge Chrysler minivan's displays are very sensitive and can act weird when a battery is going bad. You might want to get the battery and charging system checked. If this van is still under warranty, let the dealer deal with it, however.
#3 of 659 '96 T&C shutting off
Jul 18, 2006 (7:30 pm)
We have a 96 T&C that shuts off for no reason. We have had it to 3 different places for computer hookup: they all say there are no codes. The service engine light stays on. However, the shutting off is a BIG concern. It will shut off when you stop at a light, or a stop sign. However, it will also shut off if you are driving 65 mph on the highway with or without cruise control set. No warning, just shuts off. Generally it restarts very easily and often it will die again several times before finally running properly. Any one else with this issue? We have replaced some computer chips, as well as the fuel pump. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Renae
#4 of 659 Re: '96 T&C shutting off [renae3597]
Jul 19, 2006 (4:54 am)
The symptoms you are describing point to either the crankshaft position sensor or the camshaft position sensor being bad. I had this problem with my '94 New Yorker.
I replaced the crankshaft position sensor, located on the bell housing, with a $35 part from NAPA and that fixed it.
You can do a search over on the Caravan boards and find more info.
#5 of 659 Re: T&C Electrical Problems [jmudry]
Jul 30, 2006 (1:29 pm)
Our T&C has been a nightmare for over three years. Hundreds of dollars spent and the same problems persist. Here is a list:
1] We will be driving down the highway and the van just turns off.
2] We can be driving and the guages lose all power, there are no lights on in the dash, and the engine light goes on and the alarm set button turns on.
3] We turn the van on and it stays on for about 3 seconds and dies. At the same time there is no power to the guages and there are no lights on in the dash. This can happen anywhere -- at a rest stop, a grocery store, a national park, and we are stranded, sometimes for hours, until, miraculously, we start it and it stays on.
Our last trip to the service center, they had it for a week and they could not find the problem. It is an undriveable and dangerous vehicle. Do we have no recourse?
#6 of 659 T&C electrical problems
Aug 15, 2006 (9:17 am)
I have an '02 T&C w/ 85K miles. Recently, the windows/radio/AC would "blink" on and off. Things seem to turn off when the clucth for the AC compressor engages and then come back on. Very troubling when driving. No system trouble codes in the computer. Any suggestions?
#7 of 659 Electric rear hatch lift inoperative
Aug 16, 2006 (6:08 am)
The electric rear hatch lift has stopped working on my aunts T&C. Checked the fuse and it's OK. Anyone know how to diagnose the hatch electricals or have a wiring diagram? I'm not getting 12v on any of the pins in the lift plug. Thanks.
#8 of 659 Re: T&C electrical problems [sm1005]
Aug 30, 2006 (1:53 pm)
I have 2 (TWO) 1997 Town & country LXI with the same exact problem, starts up and dies within a couple seconds of starting for no reason, all dash lights will go off and alarm sets, left us stranded many times, no one at the dealership can give an explanation for this, at first I figure it was a problem with the first van, however now I realise it is a Chrysler problem, anyone with a fix for this would be greately appreciated, no more Chrylser for me.
#9 of 659 Electrical problems
Aug 31, 2006 (2:05 pm)
#10 of 659 Electrical problems
Aug 31, 2006 (2:08 pm)
There seems to be enough of us with the same problem that we have to figure out a way to get Chrysler to listen to us. My husband has MS and we frequently use the van to travel for treatments and to go to the doctor. We have been stranded, and I am terrified that my husband could be left in a situation at a rest stop with no air conditioning and no way to get out of the heat. Surely there is someone to call, or appeal to, to have this very serious and dangerous problem addressed by Chrysler. Do we call Ralph Nader?????????????