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#181 of 205 Chrysler2001 T and C :electrical problem
May 17, 2010 (12:42 pm)
My chrysler 2001 Town and country doesn t start at 6 or 7 am.When I open the door ,turn on the key no light on the dash board, but there is power on the in side light on the radio .; but 2-3 hours later or longer when it was cold it starts and runs all day. The battery,started, alternator are good. The mechanic can t find the problem.Thank you for helping to find this problem.
#182 of 205 Chrysler 2001 t&c:Electrical problem
May 23, 2010 (7:16 pm)
When it is cold,No light come up on the dash board and the car doesn`t start, but after 1-2 hours it start normally
When I turn on the A/C and after 15-20 minutes running, All lights come on the dash board.
Thank you in advance for helping me found those problems,if you know them..
#183 of 205 Re: t&c prob identical problem [mismaili]
May 28, 2010 (7:22 am)
Thank for the info passing it on to my son. He has 1999 T & C
#184 of 205 Re: t&c prob identical problem [smedsleas]
May 28, 2010 (8:24 am)
I hope this helps everyone a little more. My 1999 Town & Country LTD had the following problems; intermittent starting/stalling problems, speedometer intermittently indicating approx 20 MPH high, door locks intermittently working, rear hatch lock would not work unless pressing the remote while attempting to open the hatch, oil pressure light intermittently illuminating at very low idle and when hot. The starting problem was temporarily fixed by a firm hand on the top of the engine instrument cluster.
I read all of the blogs (just like I am sure you all are doing now) and found one common thread for the likely culprit.....the circuit board behind the instrument cluster. Thanks to the following web site (http://www.davintosh.com/2007/09/15/fixin-the-dashboard), I was able to remove the circuit board from my T&C, take it in to a local circuit board manufacturer in the western suburbs in the Chicago area (ManuTec, Inc. Mr Leonard Bednarczyk at 630-543-3022) and his staff of technicians identified 2 soldier joint failures where the main orange connector plug connects to the power chord. One pin had a complete failure, and the other had a fracture and impending failure. I asked the technician to re-solder all 13 pins, and re-installed the C/B in the panel and all items listed above have magically been working as designed. Special thanks to Leonard Bednarczyk at ManuTec! Good luck!! Jim G.
#185 of 205 96 idle problems
May 29, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I have a 96 T&C that likes to stall while at idle and occasionally at cruising speeds.
The check engine light comes on and goes off sporadically. It now has no power with the key off(will not open locks) and every time you start it the windshield wipers operate like you just connected the battery. Also the e-brake light stays on and the air-bag light stays on. A scanner will not work as it doesn't get power from the connector. What the hell is going on?!?!?!
#186 of 205 Re: 1999 Town and Country Starting issues instrument panel shut off [nukbuk]
Jul 05, 2010 (6:51 pm)
Does Anybody have the Slide Show that Nukbuk had put up a while ago...? The slide show has been taken down and I am starting to have the same problem in my T&C. Or if anybody can help me out with the locations of the soldering that needs to be done?
THank you very much!!!
#187 of 205 1996 t&c start and stalls
Jul 12, 2010 (3:25 am)
I read all the forum and they said cluster the problem i can't find anything wrong with it. I also have no now speedo or tach that happen before this started. Any help would great
#189 of 205 Re: 2007 stalling without warning [alagares1]
Jul 14, 2010 (6:11 am)
There's a complaint filed with on the NHTSA Office of Defects database under 2010 Chrysler T&C that identifies a wiring harness grounding out on the intake manifold near the upper radiator hose being the cause of that vehicle's stalling problem. Happened when harness was wiggled a certain way. This was on a 4.0L engine, but perhaps something similar is happening with other motors.
#190 of 205 Re: 1999 Town and Country Starting issues instrument panel shut off [anders
Jul 19, 2010 (10:02 am)
I had the instrument cluster problem in my 1998 T & C for a couple years until this past April when I did the same searching everybody does and repaired my instrument cluster myself. The van would start and stall with no readings on any of the gauges until the computer would lock everything out and make it act as if the battery was dead. I pulled out the Cluster and added a drop of solder to the 2 outer most pins, I believe they were black wires and I have not had the problem since. If I remember correctly I think I found step by step instructions with pictures somewhere on the web.