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#67 of 205 3.3 ENGINE PROBLEMS [CHECK ENGINE LIGHT]
Sep 03, 2007 (7:11 am)
I HAVE A 2000 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY MINI VAN....72209 MILES, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, NOT RUNNING PROPERLY, GAS MILEAGE DROPPED TO 9.1 MPG...DIO. SHOWS #2 CLYIDER NOT FIRING PROPERLY...DID A COMPLETE TUNEUP, COIL, FUEL FILTER,PLUGS, WIRES, #2 INJECTOR, INJECTOR DRIP CLEAN OUT, STILL NOT RUNNING PROPERLY,TOOK TO DEALER--SAME READING..#2 CYLINDER NOT FIRING PROPERLY....THEY SAID EITHER BURNT VALVE OR BROKEN VALVE SPRING.......TOOK BACK TO MY MECHANIC AND WE HAD THE FRONT HEAD MACHINED....REPLACED HEAD, NEW BOLTS, NEW GASKETS AND STILL NOT WORKING PROPERLY, NOW CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS BACK ON AFTER 50 MILES.......I HAVE $1200.00 IN THIS FOR REPAIRS AND STILL NOT WORKING PROPERLY..WHAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CHRYSLER......I HAD A 1991 PLYMOUTH WITH 200,0000 MILES AND NEVER HAD THIS MUCH MONEY IN IT FOR THE 6 YEATRS I OWNED IT....I DONT BEAT MY VECHILES BUT I DONT BABY THEM.....WHAT THE HECK!!!! COME ON CHRYSLER!!!!!!!!!
#68 of 205 Re: t&c prob [rchii]
Sep 09, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Have you fixed your problem yet. My Town and Country started doing the same thing back in April, and we changed the battery, and had the codes reset. I though the problem was fixed until the other night when it happened again. Same situation where the engine would start then shut down with in 1 or 2 seconds. Did that 3 times then it would not even crank. After shaking the wires around the fuse panel down and waiting about an hour it started up and ran like normal. Took it to work yesterday and it ran great. Took it today and about 5 miles down the road my ABS light came on, then the tach and speedometer went dead. I turned around and took it home. Just a few minutes ago I went out and looked at it and it starts up and all the gauges but the Speedometer works. So getting back to my original question, did you by any chance get yours fixed yet?
#69 of 205 Re: t&c prob identical problem [nchunter]
Sep 09, 2007 (5:40 pm)
your problem along with everyone else's is exactly what I'm experiencing with my 98 town and country. It started about 6 months after I bought the vehicle and I've had it for two years now. I had a problem initially with the ignition locking up and not being able to turn. We started using a hammer to give it a little "help" and that seemed to work. Now for the last year we have had problems with the car starting but dying after 1 or 2 seconds. I changed the battery but the problem persisted. I had the mechanic look at it and they determined it wasn't a problem with the starter. We have had the same problems with the ABS light and the tach and speed lights going dead as well. We still don't have it fixed.
#70 of 205 Re: t&c prob identical problem [reechisoz]
Sep 09, 2007 (6:46 pm)
To all who share our starting problems, send your email address to mizaferyahoo.com, I will send you an email with pictures of the the circuit board where the connections were re-sodered, and remedied the starting problem on his t/c.
#71 of 205 Re: t&c prob identical problem [mismaili]
Sep 12, 2007 (3:38 pm)
I didn't expect to get as many emails as I have, here is the url link
to see the pics to repair the Circuit Board, please no more picture requests,
#72 of 205 Re: t&c prob identical problem [mismaili]
Sep 13, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Hahahahahah! That offer of assistance went from "expect scattered showers" to "experiencing heavy thunderstorms" real quick!
Thank you for the information, though!
#74 of 205 T&C Starting Problems
Oct 08, 2007 (6:41 pm)
I have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Mini-van. A couple of years ago I started having problems with it starting. It would begin to start & then try to cutout for a few seconds & then die. This typically happened on very hot days. Recently it has gone to where the engine will crank but it will not start. If I pop the hood, open the relay box, remove the "Starter" relay, leave it out a few seconds, then put it back in place and crank it --- it will start right up. A guy at an Auto store said that it has something to do with the Safety Check circuit check that it goes through before starting. Please help. My local Dodge Dealer wanted to put a new computer in it??? Some how removing the Starter Relay appears to be resetting a circuit or something. Any help would be appreciated.
#75 of 205 97 t&c starting problem
Oct 13, 2007 (3:27 pm)
I have owned my t&c for a few months now and the car has ran great, but lately when i go to start it, i get nothing when i turn the key. Sometimes it will take anywhere from 2 to 8 times then it will start right up. Can anyone tell me what the problem might be before i take it in, so i have some kind of knowledge of the problem. Much thank's for any input.. mike
#76 of 205 shutting off...
Oct 20, 2007 (8:08 am)
i have a 1999 town & country with a 3.8 engin,it keeps cutting off on me,it starts right back up and runs fine, i changed all fuel related items but it still shuts off. can anyone help me?