Engine will eventually start and run fine. Any suggestions on how to move forward with this? But, it is so frustrating that I have, and will continue to, advise anyone whom I can to avoid Chrysler vehicles altogether. Not that too many race cars are sitting in death valley, but it's good to know that you have the oomph to make it happen. I was able to pull over. A lawsuit was also settled in 2015 with regards to the tipm and the vehicles not starting. Please make sure the relays have been replaced before you make your purchase.
Then, light colored smoke rolled out at a traffic light with engine running. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed the issue as starter failure. The manufacturer was then notified by the dealer of the failure by the service manager. Just go ahead and clean them and reconnect the cables. The remote starter wire has touch together and is wanting to start the starter, they have shorted together, The burning rubber smell is the wire melting due to the electrical short. Pick it up the next day drove fine going home. I will enter the most recent date of occurrence.
This can happen while stationary or driving. We have new battery and changed the terminals but no avail. Brought it back to the dealer and they kept it. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Your minivan also needs a dependable starter designed to produce a 12-volt, high-amperage electrical battery to provide enough juice to turn the engine to start your ride. I can't keep taking my vehicle in and having it worked on.
The switch is easy to remove as described by dukecityman. I am now in the process of troubleshooting if the entertainment system is the problem and draining my battery. There are hundreds of complaints online of the same issue. I am not sure how to start a class action suite, but I sure there is a lawyer out there that has had this problem and take on the job. All electrical devices were operable.
Once the switch is of, it has four screws holding it together. So far have brought the van in 4 times. Then they would all go off and one side of the dash illumination would go out. The same thing happened again in July of this year. I believe there is a malfunction in the ignition. Therefore, a failing starter will prevent the engine from starting. It started and ran fine after that.
Typically the incidents last between 15 minutes and 2 hours. I drove to about 2 miles from the dealership before it died - the wipers were still going. On August 25th 2010 730pm my van would not start; I tried again at 735pm and it started with no problem. Found out a lot of info about the relay used for the starter. Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. I had to have it towed to my home and then to Chrysler in lawrenceville.
All was fine for about a year or so and then started happening again. Maybe I can get a new replacement from Chrysler - right! Starter engages but engine does not start or crank. Every starter is exactingly bench-tested to ensure factory-original performance. They told me to have it towed and I have to pay for the towing. I will never buy Chrysler cars again!!! The van stalled dangerously in traffic. When turning the ignition the starter clicks once and then is silent.
Independent dealer checked battery and said it was ok. My van sometimes won't start because it kills the battery. My mechanic thought it was the starter. Sixteen days later they declared it fixed, mentioned some possible corroded terminals cleaned and many days of trying to get it to fail after that with no luck. Will sometimes crank, sometimes nothing happens when you turn the key. Got a jump start, went to autozone and they found nothing wrong with battery, alternator or starter. We bought a new battery and that wasn't it so we have to tow it to see what's wrong.
Waited about 2 hours and was told they had to keep it overnight. They told me that my starter brushes were bad and that I needed an new starter. The dealer had been unable to determine a repair diagnosis after the vehicle had been taken back to the dealer and the contact was inquiring about trading in the vehicle due to being uncertain if the dealer and the manufacturer may be able to provide a solution. Please note: This starter is built by one of two world-class vendors. After extensive research I've found thre are many people with this same problem and similar vehicles with the same part have been recalled. Take the remote starter out plus the push button and reinstall using new set of wire And if you decide to install a new remote starter youll have to install a fuse in line with the positive wire. Returned to dealer and again they said they checked everything and couldn't find a problem.
Then, detach the electrical connections from the starter. This happened a few times in a month, but was always ok after one restart. Last weekend I was on the highway with my five year old daughter and the fuel pump shut off while driving in motion , speed limit of 70,. The tipm totally integrated power module has been a common problem in the Chrysler town and country. Periodically the van will not start. When we take it to the mechanics the problem cannot be duplicated.