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#323 of 652 Re: 2001 chrysler town and country [dugger2]
May 17, 2009 (1:17 pm)
No, not unless your battery was VERY low, and in that case you would not be able to start it long before it runs out of enough juice to power the park plugs.
You may have a vacuum or fuel supply problem that is causing the rough operation. Find out the code(s) in the system by using a reader - that may give you a good idea of where to start. In general, I would check my compression first, then spark quality (there could be a problem with the ignition coil), then go from there.
#324 of 652 Re: 2001 chrysler town and country [xwesx]
May 17, 2009 (1:36 pm)
thanks for the advice
I did pull the wires off one at a time at the ignition coil....and there were 2 that weren't sparking strong like the others
I also disconnected the battery while the van was running...and the engine would die...and I hear a loud noise coming from he alternator area...so I do believe I have an alternator going bad too
#325 of 652 Re: 2001 chrysler town and country [dugger2]
May 17, 2009 (6:20 pm)
I doubt the alternator is causing it to run rough. If you have two weak cylinders, this is not caused by the alternator. With the engine light on, that means there are codes. I'd have the codes read and go from there.
#326 of 652 Re: 2001 chrysler town and country [dugger2]
May 18, 2009 (3:04 am)
I agree with the other two posters. I do not think a weak alternator would make the van run rough. You should be able to run on the battery alone, assuming it has a good charge. If you already replaced the plugs and wires, I would look for cracked/leaking vacuum hoses.
I would be careful pulling plug wires. Dumping unburned fuel into the exhaust is a good way to shorten the life of your catalytic converter.
#327 of 652 2007 Chrysler T&C Touring Electrical Problem
May 24, 2009 (6:59 pm)
We have a 2007 T&C Touring and beginning this past winter, when the temperature dropped below 50, our Heat/AC would not come would not come on at all including the navigation compass above. This would cause the brake and ABS light to come on and the TRAC to turn off. When it got warmer all was fine, then the rain in APril caused some humidity and same thing happened. Now, when it reaches over 80 degrees, same thing.
We have taken it in and the TIPM was replaced and now we are waiting for another part that arrives at the beginning of June.
Has ANYONE experienced this type of electrical problem EVER???
Your input would be appreciated.
Luis in TX
#328 of 652 95 town and country blowing engine systems fuse 15a
May 28, 2009 (11:18 pm)
the car turns over wont start need help quick thanks
#329 of 652 Re: 95 town and country blowing engine systems fuse 15a [natehart83]
Jun 02, 2009 (3:42 am)
On Voyager 1996, rear right sliding door do not unlock! I can do it manualy, but not with power lock/unlock (key, button). But it alway lock with power lock/unlock key or button.
Anybody know the issue?
#330 of 652 Chrysler T $ C Not starting
Jun 12, 2009 (9:54 am)
My 98 T & C has started giving an intermittent problem of not starting. The car starts would just refuse to start even after just parking up. I notice that the PRND2L all light up with squares around them so you can not tell which gear the car is in when this happens.
The battery is always strong and the starts kicks very strong when it starting normal. Sometimes when it happens I can wait for about 10 minutes and then it starts. Last night it just won't start.
I want to believe it is a bad neutral/reverse safety switch which in this vehicle is located inside the transmission but before I undertake this I would like to hear some input/advise from others.
#331 of 652 Re: 08 T&C Limited electrical problems [jllctaylor]
Jun 17, 2009 (6:12 am)
Can you tell me exactly what they did to fix it? My T & C is doing the same thing. It has been in the shop 3 times and they still can't figure out how to fix it.
#332 of 652 When I turn on the blinker, the speedometer stops
Jun 17, 2009 (10:29 am)
i can reset the whole thing by pushing the trip button. it cycles through like three things and then resets. but when i use the blinker again, it makes the speedo and now the tach go mental and then drop.
2001 town and countrty lxi.