Last post on Oct 31, 2013 at 5:54 AM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Electrical, Van
#22 of 31 Town and Country Won't start
Jul 12, 2012 (3:59 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 31 Re: Town and Country Won't start [dz4]
Jul 14, 2012 (6:01 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.
#25 of 31 van wont start
Apr 18, 2013 (3:16 pm)
Occasionally my van will not start. there is a few times that when I do attempt to start it when it turns over it immediately shuts off at the same time there are my AC and rear defrost and rear windshield wiper buttons flashing when they stop flashing is when the problems occur and then there's times it won't start at all but after it sits awhile it will start up like nothing's wrong with it. I've replaced the relay switches the battery and alternator then I was told to replace the computer and have it reconfigure to the van which I did and it still is not solving the issue. at one time my wife had to drive down the road with the alarm going off. that is also another issue we are having when it starts acting up the alarm light on the dash is lit up and then there's times we get it started and the blower motor in the van blows hot on the passenger side and AC on the driver side and then sometimes when we get it running the MPH needles don't work for the RPM's gas nothing on the dash cluster if anyone has experienced this issue or has an answer and can help me I would greatly appreciate it thanks
#26 of 31 98 Chrysler Town and Country
Apr 18, 2013 (3:20 pm)
By the way it didn't let me post the fact that my van is a 98 With the issues above If that makes a difference
#27 of 31 A nightmare to start the car
Sep 03, 2013 (1:42 pm)
2008 Town & Country 85000mi
After the car stayed parked all afternoon in heavy heat after the AC has been fixed last week, came back to pick up the car, didn't start. Retried several times, finally started, drove back home.
Since, just got worse and worse. Yesterday I tried to start it for 15 minutes but nothing, dashboard stayed black. If door opened, alarm sound would come off and mileage would display.
Brought the car to the dealership this morning - they say they have to replace BOTH the key and the ignition system - it will cost me about $700!
Apparently this is a pretty common issue on those cars, why there isn't a recall on that, and why Chrysler doesn't pay its share since it's obviously a design issue?
#28 of 31 Re: A nightmare to start the car [gillesc2]
Sep 03, 2013 (8:08 pm)
Try a new battery first, it has fixed my van every time....I have put three new ones in it so something really zaps them, not sure what. I had to get a larger stronger one.
#29 of 31 Re: A nightmare to start the car [gillesc2]
Sep 22, 2013 (11:38 am)
Has the win switch been replaced, where the chip key goes? There was a recall on the switch way back in 2009. Had mine replaced under recall.
#30 of 31 Re: 08 T&C not starting [tommyp2]
Oct 30, 2013 (3:21 pm)
Hey I'm having the same problem with my town and country. Did you ever get the problem fixed? What were the parts and labor?
#31 of 31 2008 Still NOT startgin
Oct 31, 2013 (5:54 am)
My van has been sitting since Friday. I'm having the same issues. This has been going on for about 2 years, after sitting for a bit, it would finally start. We have replaced batteries, battery harness.
Chrysler said they cannot reprogram my keys that I have to buy new ones.
This is frustrating!!