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Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#196 of 205 Re: Ticking Noise in a 3.8L 2007 DGC [xwesx]
Oct 04, 2010 (12:56 pm)
We're having trouble with a loud ticking sound in the engine too. We put new plugs in and a few other tune up type things and now less than 2 weeks later it's noisy under the hood, sounds like a time bomb. Someone said it was a flat spot on a something (piston/valve??? I don't know what). Then reading this I thought maybe it was the S belt going bad? Is it the spark plugs? Can anyone help?
#197 of 205 Re: Ticking Noise in a 3.8L 2007 DGC [concerned99]
Oct 05, 2010 (3:12 am)
Loud ticking sound like it could be a valve lifter that went flat. This means that the oil, which the lifter needs to operate, is not getting to the lifter or is leaking out. Sometimes they cure themselves; other times they need to be replaced.
If it's due, try an oil and filter change with a good quality oil.
#198 of 205 Re: 2008 T&C stalling without reason [sararines29]
Nov 29, 2010 (10:46 am)
I have the same problem and our local repair shop can't figure it out. He called the dealer who seems to know nothing about this problem. Have you had any luck? It's so dangerous and I don't want to drive the vehicle, but I don't have a choice.
#199 of 205 RE: CHRYSLER T&C /CARAVANS NOT STARTING
Dec 04, 2010 (9:13 pm)
Hello, I have been following these threads and just to give a little heads up, If you remove your cluster from the dash it bypasses the security system and your vans should start. Meaning you need to purchase a NEW OR USED cluster, There are other threads i have posted on other sites regarding this.(the soldering is letting go on the back side of the cluster which in turn throws the security system into high alert and shutting down the Vehicle). What seems to be happening is the short is getting hot and when it cools down if in the right spot it will start again. If not in the right position people are running around scratching their heads bald wondering WHY WONT THIS $^%&*# THING START.
#200 of 205 RE: CHRYSLER T&C /CARAVANS NOT STARTING [gotadodge]
Feb 18, 2011 (10:10 am)
Hello after reading all the post regarding this crazy problem,,i went out to the van and repaired it my self ,,saved a couple of grand easy,,and i bet the dealer wouldn't be-able to find the problem,,a very frustrating problem, going out somewhere and not being-able ,to start the van and go home ,,it would start then shut off after a second or 2,,then after 3 or 4 times starting it would shut down then nothing ,,you would have to go find something to do for and hour then come back,presto it starts,, its a simple repair and wont cost you a dime ,,all you need is a fillips screw driver a # 15 torx driver soldering iron and solder,,remove the dash only on the drivers side take out the instrument cluster dismantle it,,re solder the the large main plug in the center ,,( WAH_LAH) your done reinstall the cluster no more ck-engine light ,no more security system issues,,no more weird acting gauges and lights,, you tube has the step by step info on re-soldering the cluster main board,,its very easy,, but it also helps im a tv repair man,,GOOD-LUCK
#201 of 205 Re: 2008 T&C stalling without reason [sararines29]
Jul 06, 2011 (12:40 pm)
I had the same thing happen several times with my 2008 Town & Country Lmtd. Of course the light comes on, but when you restart - it wipes out the code. After numerous trips to the dealership with no luck, the light came on while driving & I took it straight to dealer and insisted that the ENGINE specialist look at the van. It was the EGR VALVE. They replaced the valve & gasket and did a 3 part induction cleaning. That was at the beginning of Feb 2011 and so far no more stalling.
But now the starter is going bad - or more likely the solenoid contacts.
#202 of 205 Re: 2001 town & country key will not turn [momstaxie]
Jan 10, 2012 (10:04 am)
I just joined Edmunds so don't know if you're still a member. My 2000 T&C is having the same problem. Pep Boys' master mechanic will replace ignition cylinder for around $160 but it won't be set to my original key. Were you towed to a dealer? My local dealer would give me zero info over the phone, insisting that he had to see the vehicle before talking $$ (maybe standard procedure for dealers, though). Having worked at a (non-Chrysler) dealership many years ago, I know how they are prone to overcharge but it would have the advantage of re-keying a new cylinder to my original key. Of course, I like your repair solution much better. Thanks for anything you can share about this.
#203 of 205 Re: 1998 Dodge Caravan Sport [happyjack3]
Jan 28, 2012 (10:02 pm)
i have had similar problems with my 1998 Chrysler T&C LXI. I found if I rearm/lock the car with the alarm bob wait for five minutes and than unarm/unlock the car will start and everthing is fine. Try it I know it worked for me it may work for you. Good luck.
#204 of 205 Re: 2008 T&C stalling without reason [sararines29]
Mar 27, 2012 (7:40 am)
Well there are a few things that can cause a car to stall but with town and country and voyagers I have found out that the black thing that is on the egr valve it has three lines on it won goes to the throttle body and the other two goes to the egr valve. You do not need any tools to remove it just pop off the lines and unplug it and it's out. The top pops off inside there is a diafram with a spring the diafram burns out when that happens it will make the car stall the bad news is that the dealer nor any auto part store sells that part just by it self. most of the time the electric part of it is fine just the diafram goes bad. Yesterday I had to go to the junk yard to get won it only cost me $6.00 it was much better than $65.00 to over a hundred dollar for a new egr valve system.
#205 of 205 2009 town and country engine cutoff, stalling, shutdown
Sep 18, 2012 (11:04 am)
I bought a 2009 t&c 3 weeks ago. After 1 week the engine just cutoff while I was driving in my neighborhood. I had to put it in park and restart the car. I did not realize what happened at first, the power steering stopped working but the a/c, radio and dashboard remained active. That's when I realized the engine was off. Called the dealership I bought it from and they blew it off. The 2nd week I owned it the car was back at the dealership twice to have the front and rear rotors machined. The third week I owned it, the power steering quit working again, all electronics stayed active, and I realized for the 2nd time in 3 weeks the engine had stalled/cutoff while I was driving it. Took the car back to the dealership, told them it was unsafe and asked how I could get out of owning this car. I was willing to buy another van from them, I just didn't want to own this lemon. They refused to take the car back but it does have a warranty on it so right now it remains in their service department.