Question about 1996 Chrysler Town & Country
Problems started about 1 yr ago. My turn signals worked off and on. When it rained or weather got cold-no turn signals. Might not start in the morning good or bad weather and then later in the day they would start up. Or I could go a couple weeks or more-worked fine. Then no signals that could last a day or several weeks. Mechanic was convinced needed new turn signal switch box. Replaced-worked few days-back to old routine. Now have absolutely nothing. This has gone on for several months. The only recourse unless you have a solution is to take all the carpet up and go inch by inch to locate the problem. He also has replace 2 small fuses. Any suggestions-winter is coming and hand signals will be very cold! help
Under the dash just to the left of steering column you will find the signal fuse. it's about 1 "x 1.5" little box that plugs into a fuse block ( if you put your finger on it and push, with signal on, you can feel signal working) over time the holes in fuseblock become worn. A new fuse won't do it. But if you take the fuse out and coat the leads with solder, ( be suer to clean & flux them first) it will enlarge the posts or leads so that it will fit more snug. And thjat should take care of it
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Reason 2 - Oil gets a lot thicker in cold weather. You probably know that cold pancake syrup or honey from the refrigator is a lot thicker than hot syrup or honey. Oil does the same thing. So when you try to start a cold engine, the engine has to push around the cold, gooey oil and that makes it harder for the engine to spin. In really cold places people must use synthetic motor oils because these oils stay liquid in cold temperatures.
Re ason 3 - Batteries have problems in cold weather, too. A battery is a can full of chemicals that produce electrons The chemical reactions inside of batteries take place more slowly when the battery is cold, so the battery produces fewer electrons. The starter motor therefore has less energy to work with when it tries to start the engine, and this causes the engine to crank slowly.
All three of these problems can make it impossible to start an engine in really cold weather. People either keep their cars in heated garages or use "block heaters" to get around these problems. A block heater is a little electric heater that you plug into the wall to keep the engine warm.
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