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Won't start it will occassionally start,then will not.when turning the key,if it doesn't start,all gauges go dead-there is simply nothing.battery is good,connections seem fine.could this be related to the anti-theft?spare key is lost.been serviced once-he replaced a relay-ran ffor 4 days and repeated.

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  • bpklein74 Jan 04, 2009

    same problem this morning. started once to move it, then tried a second time, and it started to crank, then nothing. no lights, or anything. One thing I have noticed lately is that the clock keep resetting to 12:00 every time I start the van. Is that a clue?

  • pagsone Jan 06, 2009

    won't start but clock resets but when i try again it will start. very intermittment problem but seems to be occuring more often.

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Try unplugging the battery terminals and leave them off for 10 mins. if it starts afetr that then you may be looking at an antitheft issue. if not, check the fuse box for any blown fuse.

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