I've been using my remote start alot lately and my van wouldn't turn over--had to jump my dodge caravan-that seem to help-so i assummed it was the battery since it was 8 yrs old so we replaced the battery--well that wasn't it now nothing and i mean nothing will work at all--could this be because of the remote start that i had installed by best buy 3 yrs ago???
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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 like you have a problem with the ignition switch, key or security system. You will need to get it checked to see witch one. I wouldn't wait too long because it will get worse and leave you stranded.
When the van refuses to start, have you tried to jump start it? If not, I would suggest you do, because it would allow you to rule out the battery and alternator (or at least be relatively confident that they are good) if the van DOES NOT start when you try to jump start it, then it would be either the starter/solenoid or in the engine.
check and clean all battery connections, and ground straps to body and engine, i mean disconnect them and wire brush or sand connections, reding at the battery should read approx 14 volts with car running