Dodge caravan 2002 sometimes when you start it the van runs for 5 seconds and dies. after three tries and waiting it will start. then when you are driving it sometimes the anti-theft light shows up. could we just need a knew key?
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It sounds like the car is not recognizing the key. That red light is the anti-theft indicator. Sometimes due to batteries dying in the key fob or car itself this can happen. The car and key essentially loose track of each other. It can also be a problem with the vehicles control module. This is a situation where you are pretty much stuck with taking it to a Dodge dealership where they can hook it to a scan tool or reprogram a key, depending on what the exact issue is.
Sounds as if the van lost that code for the PATS(Passive Anti-Theft System) key. You will have to have it programmed again. Some well equipped key and lock shops may be able to do this, otherwise off to the dealer.
If you had any transmission repair done to the car check that they tighten the crankcase cencer down proper, some times the just start the bolt in and forget to tighten it, and you never know if it will start or not, also it will just stop running as you are driving or making a fast turn
With the car RUNNING cut the yellow wire to the ignition switch from the group of three wires. Make sure the car is RUNNING when the wire is cut. Tape the ends and thats it.....the car will start first time from now on....as long as you don't mind not having anti theft.
No not at all. The problem may be with the anti-theft system. Sometimes in older cars, especially Dodges', the theft system starts to act up even though you put the key in the ignition. You may want to have it checked out at the dealership, shouldn't cost that much just to have it looked at.