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This problem does not occur all the time, just every once in a while. battery and starter appear to be OK.
1. check for corrosion on battery cables at all connections, both positive and negative sides
2.sometimes batteries can run low amperage accesories but still not crank over engine, its voltage versus amps, amps are probably low due to a bad cell in battery, have battery load check at a local parts store (normally free) to see if battery is bad....
Posted on Dec 01, 2012
Is the battery good?
Posted on Dec 01, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: car doesn't start
This may or may not help. Hopefully it will. We recently purchased this 1998 chrysler town & country. Everything was working fine, started fine, etc. we took it to get emissions done.....passed emissions.. .made it home. i turned the car off to run inside for a minute. came back out car started.. ran for 3 seconds than died out. tried again... ran for 3 seconds than died out... after that it no longer would do anything. all the lights worked except in the ignition module. the top dashboard lights worked though. I then noticed that the "alarm set" light stayed lit. after replacing fuses and running an OBD test and found no trouble codes or issues with fuses it dawned on me it may be the alarm. after searching the internet for hours i found a forum that suggested unplugging the battery for about 5 minutes....rehook it and then try starting it again. well i tried doing that the first time using the REMOTE to unlock the doors and nothing happened. i locked the doors and repeated the same battery unhook-rehook process except without using the remote... (i noticed a lot of forums saying that the remotes can be deffective in that they somehow trigger the alarm if the transmitter is not working properly)... so after unhooking and rehooking the battery and using only the key to unlock it started right up! so i've decided to not use the remote at all and have had no other problems. let me know if this helps
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
may be you should check your sparking plug first . then the oxygen filter , if not change your rotor
Posted on May 29, 2009
SOURCE: car will not start
Try running a wire from the little terminal of the starter motor to the Positive on the battery , Disconnect the little wire thats on there first.No need to turn the key on as we are bypassing this.This should cause the starter to turn.Make sure that if its a manual that its in Neutral.
If the starter motor turns then the problem is either the relay or the ignition switch.Or if its an automatic Transmission it could be the inhibitor switch .
Hope this helps
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
SOURCE: won't start
there is no sensor that controls the starter motor, i suspect the problem lies with the ignition switch, there will be a single thin wire going to the starter motor, this needs to have battery voltage at it when you crank the ignition switch if you do not have battery voltage there then check it as it comes out of the ignition switch, i hope this helps
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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