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#634 of 659 Re: I have a 1998 Chrysler T&C LXi. My battery died and [spookie37]
Oct 17, 2012 (12:09 pm)
Oh wow, I have had this problem for four years and have had my car towed and/or abandoned multiple times. Spent hundreds of dollars but when I tried your trick it worked. You have no idea how happy I am right now! Thank you.
#635 of 659 town & country 1998 electrical problems
Oct 27, 2012 (6:30 pm)
Air bags and abs lights are on. a/c and turn signal do not work
#636 of 659 Re: Possessed T & C [suzidog]
Feb 03, 2013 (4:45 am)
My 2008 TC had similar electrical issues and when the car was turned off/on they temporarily went away. Turns out it was an electrical short in the drivers side door wiring harness. Once this wiring harness was replaced the flashing dashboard lights, possessed windshield wipers, interior lighting, non- functioning door lock ect. ect issues were all fixed. The 2008 T&C had a recall to replace the side sliding door wiring harnesses and I have had those replaced. Now that I know the problem was an electrical short in the front door wire harnesses I sent a complaint to the NHTSA because I never knew if the air bag had failed or was still working. The company that made the sliding door wiring harnesses that were recalled most likely used the same wire for the front door harnesses. No wonder the front door wire harness failed too.
#637 of 659 2003 Caravan Electrical Nightmare
Feb 03, 2013 (6:04 pm)
Hi,...My fathers 2003 Dodge caravan has been acting up electrically lately and i cant seem to isolate the problem....Everything works fine,.... Radio, Blower, Wipers,Windows etc,....while the engine is off,.... u start the engine, the accessories will turn off while the ignition is on start as they should but when the engine starts, they will only come on for 1 second then turn off,.... They will not work with the engine running. I have tried another fuse box,,,, another Body control Module, cleaned the ground in the passengers side door post, no change,.....The only way to get this stuff to work is to run a ground wire to each affected relay in the fuse box...If someone could please suggest something else to try, it would be greatly appreciated.... Thanks,
#638 of 659 2003 Dodge Lemon/Caravan, [Electrical]
Feb 04, 2013 (4:22 pm)
The accessories in a 2003 caravan will only work with the engine not running... With it running, there is no radio, wipers, blower etc....From what ive been hearing, the electrical system in those machines have been made unnecessarily complicated for no apparent reason and im nearly ready to rip out all Dodge's wiring and put in my own!,.. I have checked some grounds and replaced the Body Control Module,... all to no avail,... Im hoping someone out there can help me?
#639 of 659 Re: 2003 Dodge Lemon/Caravan, [outinthewoods]
Feb 04, 2013 (8:40 pm)
Sounds like the Ignition switch, or the wires which run to it. Not the accessory position but while in the RUN position, could be a short, a ground fault. or simply lack of contact by the switch itself. Check your fuses as well.
#640 of 659 town and country intermittent starting
Feb 15, 2013 (6:51 am)
i have 97 t&c 3.8 car starts runs fine, 15 min later quits,and has no current to coil pack, wait 15 min or so current back runs fine.i think coil pack gets current from ecm,am new here thanks for any help
#641 of 659 Re: town and country intermittent starting [hals492]
Feb 15, 2013 (8:44 am)
Sounds a lot like a problem I had with a Caravan. Turned out a two fold problem - fuel pump in tank was weak so killed power. check the fuel pressure if you have a gauge. also thump the fuel tank with rubber mallet while some one turns it over sometimes the fuel pump will come alive and it will start that will tell you if FP is bad. I also replaced a intermittent start/run relay that was sticking. good luck
#642 of 659 Re: 2002 Town & Country Electrical Nightmare [fev1]
Mar 12, 2013 (7:57 pm)
Have them replace the engine compartment and the under dashboard wiring harnesses and your problem should disappear....
#643 of 659 2005 t&C ingintion problems anybody know what it is?
Mar 16, 2013 (10:52 am)
Im having a problem with my ingintion of my 2005 town and country. When i put the key in to start the car it clicks when turned to turn it on but makes a buzzing noise somewhere where the peddles are at the bottom. It will crank it you play with it and let it buzz for a sec or play with it. Took it the other day to a shop and they said its not the alternator or nothing in the engine. It has something to do when you turn the key to let the car know to turn on. Ive been looking it up and cant find anybody with the same problem. So if anybody knows what could be causing the buzzing noise and the car to have trouble turning on please let me know?????? BC if its an easy fix i would rather fix it myself then have to pay alot of money for nothing