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#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
#306 of 659 Re: T&C Electrical Problems [suckytnc05]
Feb 08, 2009 (11:45 pm)
My van does that and I can tell you what it is it is your factory alarm,I have a 1999,there will be a time when you can't drive it.
#307 of 659 Re: 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help! [wilanz]
Feb 09, 2009 (10:47 am)
Great news. the lights stopped turning off now. Since they were now acting up when turning on/off, I thought it was the head light switch. I popped off the cover and could feel where it was loose and kept the cover off and can do it by hand now. It's not pretty to see the opening but it works.
I keep the cover on and when it acts up, I pull really hard on it and just do the switch manually.
The replacement part is only $50 but no rush since I can get the thing to work. I'll replace the part once I get ready to trade in or sell.
Good luck out there and be sure to check your headlight switch.
#308 of 659 97 dodge caravan battery light problems
Feb 09, 2009 (2:56 pm)
my 97 caravan is acting up the battery light keeps coming on,I just had my timing belt replaced ,and now I am having this problem with the light,had alternator checked on and off the car,both checked out good,put new battery cables and battery in also hoping that was the problem,and woohoo it started and ran for 5 minutes and then the light comes back on any help would be appreciated thanx in advance