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1999 Voyager 3.3L: EATX SHUTDOWN RELAY

The EATX SHUTDOWN RELAY makes a tapping sound and the engine will not start. 
Also, sounds like the fuel pump is making noise. 
The starter now doesn't even engage, as if it's not getting the signal to do so.  (The starter is "new" (i.e., less than 2000 miles from Mopar.) The starter was working fine this morning until the relay and fuel pump started making noise, as well as the engine light started flashing.
Lots of problems. I think it stems from one issue (I hope). Hopefully it's organized enough to give some pointers.

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  • butalonui Dec 14, 2008

    1999 Voyager 3.3L: EATX SHUTDOWN RELAY


    I just noticed it this morning. So... no I haven't had it checked. 

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    Pretty much the same situation, except it has takes a few days to finally cause tghe van to not start.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    mines doing the same thing also .ive been searching all over the web for a answer but no one seems to know : \

  • smirandapr May 26, 2009

    The car has not being used for two months. When I tried to start it, no battery. When put another battery, EATX Shutdown Relay was making a weird sound. If I remove it, the sound stops. But the engine doesn't start anyway. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    so the van will turn over but not start. The error code says auto shutdown relay and fan relay. We put in new relays and the code says the same thing. We have replaced the fuel pump. The battery is good and so is the starter. We unplugged the map sensor and it still won't start. What to do now?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the internal codes read faulty relay for auto shutdown and fan. We replaced them and the codes still read the same. the van will turn over but not start. We have replaced the fuel pump, filter, air filter and fuses. the battery is fine and the starter good. we unplugged the map sensor and it still wouldn't start. we are at the end of what to test or replace.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    van turns over but not starts. fuel pump not coming on. replaced relays and fuses. unpluged the map sensor and van still won't start. changed the auto shutdown sensor too. starter is good battery is good. now what?

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It might not be the relay you are hearing, but the electronic fuel pump (located in the gas tank....yeh!!!) turning on and off. Have you had this checked out??

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  • Jay D Oct 30, 2010

    check to make sure the small black wire that runs to the negative battery terminal is connected properly and corrosion free it will cause this issue/ hope this helped

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