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#296 of 659 Re: 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Door Locks [romott]
Dec 04, 2008 (7:49 am)
This does work (I think I read the same forum!) but unfortunately it's temporary. In some cases it may not even last a day. I've read some tips like don't use the remote to lock the doors, use the lever on the door. I'm not really convinced. I have to reset it once every two or three days for my wife. It's a pain, but I'm not ready to pay the $$ to the dealer for the software upgrade that we should really all get for free. If they know there is a problem with the original software they should recall it for a free fix.
#297 of 659 1997 town and country electrical problems
Dec 09, 2008 (11:06 am)
I own a 1997 Chrysler town and country, and have had electrical problems since the day I bought it. I have had the van towed home many times only to have it start a few hours later. It would start but then shut off after a few seconds, the one thing I noticed was that some of the dash lights would not come on when this would happen. Anyway one day my better half was out working on it and he decided to hit the dash right above the instrument cluster and on came all the dash lights and it starts right up. We have limped along with this problem and it seems to be worse in cold weather. I found one website that shows that you need to take the instrument cluster apart and re-solder a couple of connections, I have yet to give it a try.
#298 of 659 Re: 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Door Locks [Rik4051]
Dec 10, 2008 (10:52 am)
I totally agree that Chrysler should recall the vans to fix the electrical problems but with the company facing economic hardship, it's a fat chance they'd pony up to do the right thing.
#299 of 659 ignition switch
Dec 16, 2008 (6:54 pm)
I have a 1998 Dodge Caravan 3.3 engine, 147,000 miles on it. I came home last night and parked my car. This morning I went outside to start the car and put the key into the ignition. The key won't turn. I thought maybe the key was bent or something like that, so I went to get the spare key. It did the same thing. Key won't turn. The steering wheel is not locked.
Can anybody out there tell me what the problem might be and What do I have to do to fix the problem?
#300 of 659 Climate Control
Dec 19, 2008 (8:42 pm)
I have a 2002 T&C. When we turn on the Climate Control, the Climate Control, Radio, Windows, Wiper all power off for a 5 to 30 sec, turn back on, then power off again. Somethings it will constantly occur then others it will occur every 10 minutes. The battery terminals are clean. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?
#301 of 659 Re: RPM and speedometer spiking when starting. [ckmartin]
Jan 04, 2009 (7:33 am)
Same issue here (started this morning). Thinking it was battery issue (jumped - without success). Could this be starter or alternator?
#302 of 659 Re: 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help! [wilanz]
Jan 09, 2009 (11:18 am)
oh...2 more months of payments on the van. The problem is intermittent enough that I may get away with trading it in. But who wants a car payment in this economy.
I had to give up my part time pizza delivery job because the headlights just don't want to cooperate.
Reseting the BCM didn't work anymore but taking the battery terminals off for 30 mins seemed to get everything working again. On occasion the lights will not turn on. It takes 3 or 4 times cranking the switch for the headlights to come on.
I did figure out while on a recent road trip that pulling the bottom plug of the BCM as described by kpeglow on 10/26/08 makes the head lights turn on but disables the entire dash board. I had headlights to get home but no gauges, blinkers or wipers.
For now the van only gets used twice a week when I have to go into the office. The rest of the time I carpool or share my better halfs car.
Good luck out there and let me know if there's a fix.
#303 of 659 1996 Dodge Caravan windshield washer pump replacement
Feb 05, 2009 (3:48 pm)
I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan with a non-functioning windshield washer pump. I picked up a kit at the parts store that is nothing but a pump motor, it looks like it must mount right on the bottom of the washer fluid bottle. Am I correct in this assumption and can someone tell me how to get to the fliud bottle to replace it?
#304 of 659 It happened again.......1997 Chrysler T&C LXi
Feb 06, 2009 (7:26 pm)
Starts for a couple secs at low rpm then dies. When it's hot out & It happens taking the gas cap off/on has always worked. Haven't found a remedy for when it's cold below 40 degrees i have tried the suggestions posted was wondering if anyone has any new suggestions. Thanks
#305 of 659 Re: It happened again.......1997 Chrysler T&C LXi [donnie]
Feb 06, 2009 (8:22 pm)
okay you are probably gonna tell me im loonier than a dang fruit bat but hey what im about to tell you worked on my 1987 dodge caravan it also done the same thing that yours is doing the only difference is that mine eventually started to jerking and spitting and sputtering like crazy thought the tranny was going out at first.......
but any way take and replace the egr valve, the o2 sensor and the idle engine temperature sensors this will take care of your problem if it hasn't already sent a loop or register to your computer..... on a 1997 that one is almost fully electronic everything......no big deal if it has though either get you a code reader with a resetting capability or take it to a trusted shop and pay about $75. - 150 to have it reset. let me know how it goes truckinforjesuswindstream.net