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2003 Dodge Caravan

I have a 2003 Dodge Caravan, and this morning when I went out to start it, the interior lights flashed quickly and randomly, but did not start.
I attached a battery charger, the display showed a 97% charge. I immediately attempted to start the engine again, it did start, but all lights and gauges, flashed and bounced about wildly.
This doesn't appear to be a low charged battery issue, but my wife is terrified, and I honestly don't know where to begin my search.
Please give me some idea of where to start?
Thanks so much

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  • glennpence Oct 26, 2008

    Thanks so much for your advice!

    I began to disconnect the negative terminal, from the battery, and on the second revolution of the wrench, the terminal came completely off of the battery. It appears that corrosion had set in on the inside of the terminal, some time ago, and the battery post was hanging only by a "thread". The remains of the teriminal, that were still attached to the battery, was crumbling and about the consistancy of salt or sugar, that had attracted moisture and hardened. It crumbled off under the light pressure of rubbing it with my finger.

    I removed and replaced the battery, greasing the terminals and posts, with di-electric grease, and everything is as good as new!!!



    Again, I sincerely appreciate your assistance. Thank you so very much!

    Glenn Pence

  • harpinder Jan 30, 2009

    I am having the same problem.i thought there is some problem with the security system and reinstalled the security system but the car is not starting...i dont undertsand wut is the problem now as the starter is okay.plz help me out

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM & IT WAS MY FUEL PUMP TO FIND OUT IF ITS YOUR FUEL PUMP REMOVE THE AIR BREATHER HOSE GET YOUR SELF SOME STARTING FLUID SPARY SOME IN THERE NOT TO MUCH JUST NEED A LITTLE IF IT STARTS UP & STOPS RUNNING AFTER ALL THE STARTING FLUID IT BURNED UP ITS YOUR FUEL PUMP

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