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Chrysler Town and Country, Electrical, Van
#14 of 26 Re: Won't start, bad brakes and uses oil [leadfoot69]
Oct 05, 2011 (7:52 am)
My 08 T&C as at the dealership again for "disappearing" oil.
In June 10 I had an internal oil leak and all the oil was going into the lower mainfold.
Today, 10/5/11 the van is back at the dealership. One month ago I had an oil change and on 10/4/11 the oil light came on and the engine was 2 quarts low!
The dealerships is waiting to hear from Chrysler for approval to take the engine apart and possibly a replacement engine.
The dealership said there is no reason why a 08 van should be burning thru that much oil.
I would take your van to the dealer and tell them how much oil you are going thru.
#15 of 26 2008 T&C
Jan 08, 2012 (3:25 pm)
My daughter is just starting to experience these same problems and they are becoming more frequent. Have you resolved your issues??
#16 of 26 Re: 2008 T&C Ignition Switch Problem [vikir1978]
Jan 08, 2012 (3:37 pm)
Have you resolved your starting issues?
#17 of 26 Re: 2008 T&C Ignition Switch Problem [bobh00]
Jan 08, 2012 (5:14 pm)
No the problem is not resolved. We had several people look into it. They found nothing wrong and no codes were being thrown. They ended up taking apart the dashboard and thesteering collumn and found nothing...when they put it all back together we have not had the issue again. They think maybe something was getting grounded out. And them messing around in there temporarily fixed the problem. It is very frustrating...I guess we wait until it happens again.
#18 of 26 Re: 2008 T&C Ignition Switch Problem [vikir1978]
Jan 08, 2012 (5:27 pm)
Thanks, my daughters's van is acting up now and it is becoming more frquent. I was hoping chysler or other mechanics had it all fiquired out by now.
#19 of 26 08 T&C not starting
Apr 15, 2012 (7:53 am)
I have a 2008 T&C and yesterday it wouldn't start. No radio, no idiot lights, nothing on the dash lit up. My neighbor has a scanner and hooked it up, but since there was no power from the iginition switch, he didn't get a reading. Now I have to get a tow truck to come to the house, take the car out of the garage and take it to a dealer. I can''t move the gear shift either. It could get tricky tomorrow.
#20 of 26 Re: 2008 T&C Ignition Switch Problem [bobh00]
Jul 01, 2012 (4:09 am)
I am having the same exact problem with my wife's 2008 Town and Country. Often will not start when she get into car. Put key in ignition, turn it...no sound. She usually tried it 5 or 6 times.. then it will start. We had it towed once already to the dealer The following parts have already been replaced... a BIG WASTE OF MONEY since they didn't fix the problem:
1) Wireless Ignition Node(WIN)
Once when this happened, my wife tried getting out of the car and using the "remote start" feature we have on the key flob... it did NOT work.
I am now personally suspect the entire problem has something to do with a re-call we had where the dealer had to take apart the dashboard. The problem started shortly after the deal did the recall work under the dash - they must have screwed something up.
Did you ever get this problem resolved? We are dependent on this van... and I just can't count on it anymore. Please advise.
#21 of 26 Re: 2008 T&C Ignition Switch Problem [mamboking]
Jul 02, 2012 (7:55 am)
I thought I had fixed the probelm...we took the car in to a battery place and they said basically since we have all the "bells & whistles" on this car that battery is too weak to hold up very long. So we purchased a lot bigger or stronger battery and sure enough it worked for quite awhile. Now the battery is about a year old and very seldom I will have the problem again. Only this time if I just keep trying the key it eventually starts. I will turn everything off in the car sit for a few seconds and just keep trying and it will work - I haven't had to be jump started yet. That now makes me feel like it is the starter going out.
#22 of 26 Town and Country Won't start
Jul 12, 2012 (4:59 pm)
'08 T&C - occassionally when I get in and I will turn the key my dash panel lights up normal but get no ignition contact or turn over of the engine.
Don't know if anyone has tried this or not - it's not a fix but it is a definite workaround for my situation.
I leave the ingnition on, put the T&C in Neutral and turn key off and back on. Sure enough everytime it works for me. Hope this helps someone.
#23 of 26 Re: Town and Country Won't start [dz4]
Jul 14, 2012 (7:01 pm)
85,000+ miles so far. Within past year experienced Van not starting.1st Time got a jump; 2nd time a jump did the trick; 3rd time AAA guy came, wiggled the key a few times & it started & took to dealer. They couldn't find anything wrong. 5th time - no help around. Trying to figure what to do. For a reason, I know not why, turned key to ON POSITION, moved gear lever from PARK to DRIVE and back, turned key to start & it started. Couple more times that problem occured and followed the same procedure & it started. Wrote CHRYSLER, they had no answer but go to Dealer. Dealer didn't have a clue. Just finished a 4,300 mile trip up north - no problem. Was thinking about not having a problem yesterday. Today, after going to store it wouldn't start. Did the same procedure above and it started......Go figure...It's probably in the wiring but they aren't interested in the customer after the sale.