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  • steve
    steve - 2007 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 1/8/2014
    Van won't start
    Battery is 3 months old. No noise or response when I turn key. Car was already running this morning. Tried to jump battery but still no noise or response at all. Radio works lights seem normal or not dim.
     
    • bear.1216
      1/8/2014 bear.1216
      You either need a starter or ignition switch or starter relay. You can test for 12 volts at the starter solenoid. Should have power to the small wire on starter solenoid when ignition switch is turned to start. If there is power to the starter and it is not turning then replace starter. If no power to starter then test the switch and relay circuits. You should also check for burned out fuses and loose or corroded battery cables.
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Try your other key. Inside the key is a transponder. If the transponder in your key is bad you will have a no crank situation.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/6/2014
    My battery post keeps corroding and has been cleaned and greased several times.
    When it gets too corroded my car wont start, but I still have power to my lights & radio. What could be causing this?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/6/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If the battery post has been cleaned and greased several times yet sometimes you have a no-start condition with other power accessories still functional, then I believe you have another cause for the no-start condition. The next time it is a no start, someone has to check and see if the starter is receiving a 12 volt start signal at the small wire on the starter. Maybe the starter is failing. As far as the battery corrosion, if it is that bad that it reappears soon after cleaning then the battery has an acid leak at the post maybe and battery has to be replaced.
  • glenn walker
    glenn walker - 1999 Chrysler 300M - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Gas leaking ,gas line around motor
    leaks when driveing cut motor off leak stop
     
    • bear.1216
      1/5/2014 bear.1216
      Probably leaking from fuel rail. I have seen it before on same engine.
  • connie
     
    • bear.1216
      1/5/2014 bear.1216
      There is a fuse box on the side of the dashboard on the drivers side. Access it with the door open.
  • brady
    brady - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Wont start only clicks 3 or 4 times
    new starter battery tested good getting code p0513 all it will do is click 3 or 4 times lights go dim and nothing
     
    • Jimm
      1/5/2014 Jimm
      P0513 = Incorrect Immobilizer Key
  • brady
    brady - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Wont start only clicks 3 or 4 times
    had starter checked it was bad replaced starter had battery tested it tested good checked codes and got p0513
     
    • Jimm
      1/5/2014 Jimm
      P0513 = Incorrect Immobilizer Key
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Chrysler LeBaron - Engine - 1/5/2014
    Car started, then stopped
    has spark fuel pump works, has gas at injector, cam turns. doesn't even try to start
     
  • symterhune
    symterhune - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 1/4/2014
    Type of timing system
    Which does the 2005 Chrysler T&C 3.8 cu. van have, a timing belt or timing chain?
     
    • Jimm
      1/4/2014 Jimm
      The 3.8L V-6 engine has a timing chain, not a timing belt. No periodic replacement is necessary or required.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1987 Chrysler LeBaron - Engine - 1/4/2014
    Car started last night, very cold, but it started. it stalled trying to go through snow bank haven't been able to start
    has spark, gets fuel at injector. turns over well.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager - Engine - 1/4/2014
    Can i damage the cruise control when replacing heater core
    i replaced the heater core and the cruise control worked fine before after the light comes on but nothing happens when i push set
     
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 12/30/2013
    Where is the temperature switch located
    Still trying to figure out cold start problem.Ignition checks out okay
     
    • Jimm
      12/30/2013 Jimm
      The coolant temperature sensor is located on the radiator (usually on the side), or on the engine intake manifold near the upper radiator hose and thermostat housing.
  • mike
    mike - 1997 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 12/29/2013
    /good battery and connection/no power in dash or car/car wont start,
    power is completly cut off. no lihgts ,window or radio power. i removed + cable from batt post and dash reset but problem persists and when driving, has stalled and indicator lights flicker. Also have lost dash controls and read outs while car is running. ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/29/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Needs a new circuit board for the instrument panel cluster. The board is still available new from the dealer for about $400 and is not difficult to replace.
  • chevy87
    chevy87 - 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 12/26/2013
    2001 chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L
    how can i tell if my 2.4L engine is a Interference engine or not ?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Officially Chrysler says it is an interference engine. In the real world, it is not possible for valve to piston contact no matter what the belt does, HOWEVER, it is still possible to have valve damage from valve to valve contact which apparently has a lowered risk of happening because for that to happen the sun and the moon and the stars all have to be in perfect alignment, but it is possible and it HAS happened.
  • Lester L
    Lester L - 1997 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 12/26/2013
    Where is the engine coolant temperature sensor located on a 97 chrysler sebring 2.5 coupe
    Car does not start on cold mornings but starts up great and runs great when weather warms up
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The coolant temp sensor is an inch or two next to the coolant fill neck. If you have a scan tool that reads engine temperature you could simply hook it up and confirm that the reading matches the outside temperature of that day, and that confirms the sensor as good. No need to change it then.

      1. Check the strength of the spark, at the plug end of the plug wires, using an adjustable gap tester. The spark should jump at least a 1/2 inch.

      2. If the spark is weak, remove the distributor cap and check the spark at the coil tower in the distributor.

      3. If the spark is weak, replace the distributor.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Of course you have to check the spark on an overnight cold engine when you are expecting a no start.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 Lester L
      Thanks for the info. Will check it with my scanner
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 12/26/2013
    Why wont my car stay running after a jump start? I put a new alternator in a couple months ago. New Battery? Fuel pump?
    I went out to start my car one morning to warm it up because it was around 10 degrees outside. It started like normal but about 15 mins later when I went back out to leave the car sounded like it was barely running and when I tried to back out of driveway it died ...
     
    • Jimm
      12/26/2013 Jimm
      Have the charging system; alternator, battery and wiring tested - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. They will run a series of tests for the battery condition and ability to hold a charge - in addition to the charging system condition and voltage / current output.
      Jimm
      12/26/2013 AutoMD Member
      So is it possible that a bad battery is my only problem? I didn't know if having a dead battery meant that my new alternator was also bad because its not charging the battery??? Your help and advice is very much appreciated by the way.
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      You need a battery. And especially if the battery is the original (5+ years old) because a battery only lasts 3 to 5 years on average before you have symptoms which can vary. Should have replaced the battery first.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/27/2013 AutoMD Member
      That did it! Had to remove the bumper to get to the battery. Dumbest thing ever. Why hide the battery like that? Either way thanks for the advice.
      HouseCallAuto
      12/27/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The battery comes out through the wheelwell after removing left front tire