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Vehicle turned off, cant restart.

I have a 2003 Grand caravan and the engine turne off and i can't start it up again.
i tried to jump start it but that did not help, i put a hand held diog computer in it and show a clean bill of health.
i took the distributer mobulein and the guys at auto zone said it works.

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This is a shot in the dark, and I use it a lot, but the ONLY think I can think of that may be happening is that it has gone into security mode. At least it does not cost anything to try! Put the key in the driver door and lock and unlock it 5 times, then try to start it. It works on MOST cars in security lock down.

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I disconnected the + wire from the battery terminal and left it for a couple of days to reset the computer, That's not going to do anything . You never ever disconnect the positive cable untill the negative cable is disconnected first . An disconnecting for 1/2 hour would be enough .
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