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#128 of 659 Re: 1998 dodge caravan [deppie78]
Dec 04, 2007 (4:12 pm)
have you tried to start it again? It sounds to me like your alternator is either under-charging or not charging. The battery light usually indicates low voltage, assuming it is working properly. If the flickering and battery light came on prior to you actually being able to restart the van, then there might be an electrical problem rather than a low battery. The "buzzing" to which you refer is often a relay trying to engage, but having insufficient power to do so.
Be careful with this one; if it is an alternator, the van could strand you alongside the road somewhere when the last of its juice is squeezed out.
#129 of 659 Re: 1998 dodge caravan [xwesx]
Dec 05, 2007 (2:15 pm)
thanks i think it is a relay my husband came home and heard the buzzing and wiggled something and it quit and started right up. go figure now he thinks i'm nuts cause it hasn't done it since
#130 of 659 Re: 2001 Dodge Caravan Headlight Problems [dlqchris]
Dec 07, 2007 (5:42 am)
I have the same problem. Did you find out what was the cause of this problem?
#131 of 659 Re: 2001 Dodge Caravan Headlight Problems [alecavalier]
Dec 07, 2007 (6:43 am)
It is either the IOD or the BCM modules, both are expensive fixes. I ended up hardwiring the headlights with an inline fuse to the parking lights and it works great. Assuming the parking lights dont go next. After I made the modification, the blower fan for the heat and A/C only works on high. Jeez, always something.
#132 of 659 Re: 2001 Dodge Caravan Headlight Problems
Dec 07, 2007 (8:58 am)
The problem with my electrical system and headlights flashing on and off was
the fuse box underneath the hood. The wiring harness that plugs into the
fuse box was extremely corroded and needed to be cleaned. I had a local
mechanic find it out and fix it ($130 well spent) He said he cleaned the
connections and put dye electric grease on it to prevent corrosion again. I
think he had to take off the fuse bux to get at the wiring harness... I hope
this solves your problem also.
#133 of 659 Re: 2001 Dodge Caravan Headlight Problems [alecavalier]
Dec 07, 2007 (9:07 am)
check engine light was on said something about a short in the torque converter sensor or something but we cleaned the battery post and cables and so far so good check engine light is still on though.
#134 of 659 2005 Town & Country Touring Intermittingly Not Starting
Dec 07, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I bought this car 10 days ago and three days already it has not started. The first time after I was jump started I took it to the dealer and they said the battery tested fine. The second time, 6 days later they said the battery cable was loose and they tightened it. Today, 3 days later, it didn't start again. It always starts with a jump start but what could be causing it? Has anyone had this problem? Unfortunately the dealer I bought it from is over an hour from me. I took it to a local dealer and they said that until it does it again, they cannot diagnosis it since it seems to be running fine. Something is obviously causing this and it is so frustrating!! I will be taking it back to the dealership tomorrow to leave it with them so they can periodically check it until it does it again.
#135 of 659 Re: 2005 Town & Country Touring Intermittingly Not Starting [msaj2u]
Dec 07, 2007 (3:59 pm)
I had some intermittent problems with one of my vehicles a while back, and it turned out to be a slightly loose connection between the bracket and engine on which the negative battery cable attached to the system. It was just a little loose, but it caused the car to either start fine, or give me nothing. The post where the cable attached to that bracket was just fine.
#136 of 659 Re: Fix for a/c panel flashing buttons. [amandash]
Dec 08, 2007 (12:09 pm)
This worked! The light sequence was slightly different than the instructions. After initiating the test, the sequence ran a few minutes, after which the rear wiper button and the rear intermittent button flashed alternately. When it was clear that this would continue indefinitely, I pushed the rear wiper button when it flashed, and the last lights went out. Thanks for providing the fix, and sorry it took me so long to get back to you. This is what the dealership wanted $50 to fix.
#137 of 659 2002 T & C WON'T START
Dec 09, 2007 (8:35 pm)
Ours wouldn't start...like the ones here, and I think we figured ours out. We took the remote door unlockers and put them in a drawer. We use the key only...so far no problems...must be a problem with the security system.