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  • Gary
    Gary - 2004 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 4/14/2015
    Ignition coil was replaced on Chrysler 2004 town and country and won't start .
    Does the engine computer have to read the new part?
     
    • jdl
      4/14/2015 jdl
      Did you visually check spark at the spark plugs, engine cranking. If no spark, did you check primary voltage to coil and fuel injector? If you have more than one issue, like no spark and no injector pulse, then I want to check the cam and crank sensors. I'm not saying replace anything, you need to do some more testing.

      Can you check for applicable trouble codes? You may need an obd2 code reader to check codes, yourself. A code reader is a very basic diagnostic tool.If you get a code reader, read on it, make sure it is for obd2.
  • Keifers
    Keifers - 2002 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 4/14/2015
    I need engine advice...please help.
    Engine problems. Engine warning light is on. Van will start...but quickly dies. Lights dim. Exhaust smell. Autozone, O'Reilly, friends all said distributor was bad. Replaced. Prob still exists. Van is in garage. Need to fix it...but now lost. Please....someone ...
     
    • Jimm
      4/14/2015 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance.

      This aspect is important; there may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Do not skip this important first step - there are literally hundreds of possible fault codes. Avoid wasting/ throwing money at the problem.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
      Jimm
      4/14/2015 Keifers
      Thanks...this points me in right direction. I realized I wrote I put new distributor on...actually meant alternator.
  • chrysler 300 c
    chrysler 300 c - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 4/11/2015
    My car turns off when I stop at a red light..when I turn it back on it hesitates to drive for a couple of seconds.
    When im driving my car will turn off when I stop and it will hesitate to drive for a couple of seconds..at times when.im driving on highway it will try to turn off on me if im not giving b it gas
     
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  • chrysler 300 c
    chrysler 300 c - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 4/11/2015
    My car turns off when I stop at a red light..when I turn it back on it hesitates to drive for a couple of seconds.
    When im driving my car will turn off when I stop and it will hesitate to drive for a couple of seconds..at times when.im driving on highway it will try to turn off on me if im not giving b it gas
     
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  • chrysler 300 c
    chrysler 300 c - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 4/11/2015
    My car turns off when I stop at a red light..when I turn it back on it hesitates to drive for a couple of seconds.
    When im driving my car will turn off when I stop and it will hesitate to drive for a couple of seconds..at times when.im driving on highway it will try to turn off on me if im not giving b it gas
     
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  • chrysler 300 c
    chrysler 300 c - 2005 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 4/11/2015
    My car turns off when I stop on a red light when I step on gas it hesitates to run and will turn off
    My car turns off when im driving and it hesitates to run when the car turns off all the lights turn on and it starts to stall on me... at times it runs for about 5 minutes when I stop on a red light the car turns off and it hesitate to run for about a couple of ...
     
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  • Mäel
    Mäel - 2008 Chrysler 300 - Engine - 4/7/2015
    OBD 2 will not link for state inspection
    obd2 will not link all fuses are good the handheld scanner is getting power from the obd2 port no error codes engine light not on car runs great, but its failing the state inspection because of this inability to link to their computer
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 4/3/2015
    Why will my car not start????
    2005 chrysler pt cruiser base 4cyl 2.4L....it does nothing when turn key all lights radio windshid wipers and dashlights work. Also when turn key I noticed the red light in the cluster stays on also?!..tried all the basic things battery cables starter ...
     
    • Jenny86
      4/3/2015 Jenny86
      Did you ever figure out what was wrong? Mine is doing the same thing!! Help
  • Jenny86
    Jenny86 - 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 4/3/2015
    My car won't start!! It died while driving it. No noise when you turn the key. HELP!!
    we have just over 100,000 miles. Our engine light is ALWAYS on. 4 codes come up: 3 misfires and 1 evap purge system performance. We have replaced the spark plugs and wires in 2013 except for 1 plug that was "stuck" When we could drive it, if you accelerated to pass ...
     
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  • matt sweet
    matt sweet - 2006 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 4/2/2015
    Why won't the vehicle crank
    While driving the van it lost power and shut off. It won't start back. It will turn over but won't fire.
     
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  • valdezsteve
    valdezsteve - 2006 Chrysler Sebring - Engine - 3/24/2015
    At stop light car idle skips
    When my foot on the brake at stop light idle skips
     
    • Jimm
      3/24/2015 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Do not skip this important first step - there are literally hundreds of possible fault codes. Avoid wasting/ throwing money at the problem.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
      Jimm
      3/24/2015 valdezsteve
      Thank you
  • Rich
    Rich - 2005 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 3/21/2015
    Engine shut down @ 65 mph, no warning. will turn over normally. no ignition.
    My guess is the crankshaft position sensor???
     
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  • blossomb92
    blossomb92 - 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 3/19/2015
    Why when i try to start my car, it makes a clicking noise but wont start?
    When i try to start my car, all the lights come as normal but makes a clicking noise & will not turn over. Ive replaced the starter already but still wont start.
     
    • Bulletman
      3/19/2015 Bulletman
      More than likely you have a bad starter. Clicking when attempting to start is a classic symptom of a defective/worn starter. However, sometimes the battery is low on charge. In some Cars the battery being low on charge will cause a clicking noise because there is not enough cold cranking amps to turn the starter fast enough. Good Luck!
  •  Roger Kincaid
    Roger Kincaid - 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Engine - 3/17/2015
    While driving vehicle lost power due to overheating. I replenished water and started motor & malfunction light flashes
    CAN I DRIVE IT ? WATER PUMP IS FINE.. IT BLOWS HOT... I RECENTLY NOTICED IT GETTING HOT...
     
    • Jimm
      3/17/2015 Jimm
      Loss of coolant because of a coolant leak is probably the most common cause of engine overheating. Possible leak points include hoses, the radiator, heater core, water pump, thermostat housing, head gasket, freeze plugs, automatic transmission oil cooler, cylinder head(s) and block.

      Make a careful visual inspection of the entire cooling system, and then PRESSURE TEST the cooling system and radiator cap. A pressure test will reveal internal leaks such as seepage past the head gasket as well as cracks in the head or block. A good system should hold 12 to 15 psi for 15 minutes or more with no loss in pressure. If it leaks pressure, there is an internal coolant leak (most likely a bad head gasket but possibly also a cracked cylinder or engine block).

      It is important to pressure test the radiator cap, too, because a weak cap (or one with too low a pressure rating.

      1. Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
      Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
      Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.

      2. Air pockets trapped in the cooling system can cause the engine to overheat. Some cooling systems have air bleed valves built into the system to aid in the removal of air pockets. Advice: For many cooling systems, the method of removing air pockets is to start the engine and allow it to run with the radiator cap off or loose until all the air escapes from the neck of the radiator. For some systems this method is not sufficient, and the manufacturer has installed air bleed valves usually near or on the thermostat housing.
  • Kat
    Kat - 2008 Chrysler Town & Country - Engine - 3/16/2015
    Issues with the electronic modules.
    We have 2008 Chrysler town and country, the dash warning lights, headlights, wipes, beeping have been going off intermittently. We took it to a dealer, and they kept wanting more time and money because they could not find the issue, they changed the drivers door ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/16/2015 Jimm
      Common and well known issues with the body control module (BCM) on Chrysler TC minivans.

      Try this website for more detail; www.carcomplaints.com/Chrysler/Town_Country/2008/electrical/intermittent_electrical_failure.shtml