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No Start, No Spark, for Grand Caravan 3.8L

Our van went dead, had it towed home....made quick check, had to replace coil pack. Van started and ran for about 2 weeks...BOOM...went dead again, made visual check of van and everything looked ok.....coil pack, crank sensor, cam sensor etc.... all checked out ok.......had check engine light code 353...i checked wiring system, noticed RED/YELLOW wire (ignition coil cyl. 3 and 6 driv) from computer to coil pack was giving me a grounded signal, so i disconnected the RED/YELLOW wire from plug, and the van started with misfire...was advised to replace computer......computer was replaced with rebuilt one.........now i get a grounded signal from the GRAY wire (ignition coil cyl. 1 and 4 driv) from computer to coil pack.......... RED/YELLOW wire is ok with NEW computer but still have misfire...........................................................................................................
...............................when all 4 wires are plugged in, from computer to coil pack, van will not start with either computer.....lost at this point....HELP!!! thanx in advance=)

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    2001 pt cruiser weak spark car runs and drives,replaced coil,plugs,wires,runs better but still has yellow spark and miss on#2 cyl when checking with a timing light

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    3.3 mfi stopped running.replaced coil pack,replaced crankshaft sensor,cranked right up ran about ten minutes stopped again same symptons got another crankshaft sensor thought new one was bad still will not start any ideas

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    after plugs, wires, coil pack, and injector replacement . It is getting good fire but no difference when disconnected from engine.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    replace the coil pack and spark plug on #4 cyl.4 times and the same thing happening again bought used could the be a lemon the veh.2007

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