Last post on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#16 of 25 Re: town country not starting fix [daddia]
Oct 10, 2012 (7:55 am)
I bought a new battery yesterday because of this same problem with my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. Problem started about a week ago. Auto Zone employee checked my battery and said it was bad. $126.00 to replace battery and still only starts every fourth or fifth try. I wouldn't recommend replacing the battery to fix this problem.
#17 of 25 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [jpetrocelli]
Nov 30, 2012 (8:26 pm)
I have an 09 T&C and would not start yesterday for no reason. Had it towed to dealership last night. They said it started up fine this morning and the battery tested fine. Charged me $85 for looking at it because they could'nt find anything. No trust in this lemon.... FRUSTRATED!
#18 of 25 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [turkeyzan]
Feb 07, 2013 (7:38 am)
I have had this intermittent starting problem since I got my 2009 T&C in 2009. From nowhere, the van would not start (3.8 engine) but a short time later it would start fine. It would crank but not start. Sometimes it would start and then immediately stall, then start and run fine moments later. Mostly in cold weather when the engine was cold. With the help of the tech dept at Chrysler, the dealer found that the fuel pump (located in the gas tank) had an intermittent electrical short in it. They replaced the fuel pump (with some warranty assistance) and I'm good. No more starting problem. It's a costly repair, $800 + if you are out of warranty.
#19 of 25 WIN Module Recall
May 17, 2013 (3:07 pm)
If you had an L25 WIN Module replacement under the recall or had a regular service in 2010 to 2012, check your records to ensure that the recall was fulfilled and that the CARFAX reflects that a recall was performed. If you are still having starting issues with your 2010 dodge caravan, 210 Chrysler Town and Country or your 2010 Dodge Journey, file a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236. I supposedly had the L25 recall which only replaced a part of the WIN module on Feb 2012. Then on May 13, 2013 the entire WIN Module failed. The failure can occur while you are driving. Some of the signs are intermittent door lock control, loss of radio power or window controls.
#20 of 25 Re: 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Starting issues [kaosx5]
Sep 30, 2013 (12:51 am)
My wife bought a 2011 van and not long after the van had starting issues.We tried a few things like jumper cables, turn lights on check if battery ok and even towed to the dealership all to no avail . One day the motor did this like battery dead I turned key to on position then put transmission in D I heard something release in the transmission then put back in park. Presto the motor turned over & started. So I think the problems is not the battery or wiring or starter but in the transmission. I do this every time wen it sounds like the battery is dead, just perform the above mentioned I guarantee the motor will start.
#21 of 25 2010 Chrysler T&C starting issues
Sep 30, 2013 (11:02 am)
This does work. I have had my van since 2011 and this is always the technique I use. Works every time. Dealers in Maine, Nebraska and Iowa have all said there is nothing wrong with the van, there is no evidence that the van doesn't completely go into park and that there is no issue with the transmission disengaging. But every time my car won't start I turn to on, move shifter to park, turn key to off and re-start. This has worked every time. I think thy just don't know why it happens or why it happens so sporadically. It seems to do it more often if you move the shifter from D to P very quickly. The quicker you do it, the more often it will happen.
#22 of 25 Chrysler starter issue
Sep 30, 2013 (5:23 pm)
Have 2008 Town & Country and am only owner. Have had intermittent starting problems for years. Had battery replaced, starter changed, transmission work, WIN module replaced, fuel pump replaced, all with no luck with fixing problem. Called different dealership that had seen this issue before and (so far so good since May '13) seems to have fixed the problem by adding a redundant ground to the battery.
#23 of 25 Re: 2010 Chrysler T&C starting issues [thoman]
Oct 29, 2013 (11:27 am)
Did you happen to notice if the steering wheel is locked or not when it doesn't start?
#24 of 25 Re: 2010 Chrysler T&C starting issues [lithos51]
Nov 13, 2013 (11:29 am)
I am experiencing this issue right now - very frustrating.
The steering wheel is UNLOCKED.
Also an interesting thing is that when the car was parked three days ago the wipers were in the on position. When attempting to start the wipers came on. I turned them off, turned off the car and restarted - the wipers came on again. I checked the switch turned it on and off again, but again, when I restarted the wipers came on again. Related??? I don't know. Just throwing it out there.
Some days I drive my van everyday and sometimes it may sit for several days between outings. I will try the redundant ground and see if that helps. I have not had an issue in months. Our weather did get very cold this week also. May check battery to be sure.
#25 of 25 Re: 2010 Chrysler T&C starting issues [thoman]
Nov 13, 2013 (12:31 pm)
So, fortunately, my husband's good friend is a mechanic. When I explained to him the issue he was certain it was the cold cranking amps. If they drop below 10, no go. He said the battery may have plenty of charge but the amps are low. Get the battery with the highest cold cranking amps you can afford.
I also asked him about the whole P - D back to P, off and restart, why that works. He said ALL chrysler products have this issue and it is COMMON. It is the safety neutral switch on the transmission and his solution is the sam P-D and back then restart.
Hope this helps others.