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My dodge caravan 2002 will not start, each time I put the key in the ignition it will not turn on or move. Need help!!!

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If the key is NOT turning at all try to move the steering wheel a bit while attempting to turn the key

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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  • browyneyes23
    browyneyes23 Jan 15, 2013

    Ok I will try that now

  • browyneyes23
    browyneyes23 Jan 15, 2013

    That didnt work

  • K-MAN Jan 15, 2013

    Just so I'm on the same page, the key is not turning in the ignition correct?

  • browyneyes23
    browyneyes23 Jan 15, 2013

    That's correct

  • K-MAN Jan 15, 2013

    OK if the gear shift is not all the way in park you may get this problem as well. Does the wheel turn at all? it should just slightly,another thing to try is if you have a spare key try it I have seen a worn out key give troubles as well

  • browyneyes23
    browyneyes23 Jan 15, 2013

    Ok I will check in a few mins its raining hard at the moment. Thank you for your help

  • K-MAN Jan 15, 2013

    You are welcome good luck

  • browyneyes23
    browyneyes23 Jan 15, 2013

    It did not worj

  • browyneyes23
    browyneyes23 Jan 15, 2013

    It did not work

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    browyneyes23 Jan 22, 2013

    I have been trying to firgue this out with my car and it's not the starter because I don't have a problem when it is starting just when the key is being turned. Does the ignition cylinder lock sound about right?



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the lock cylinder may have to be replaced, have you tried moving the steering from side to side while trying to turn the key, if you do need to get a new ignition lock cylinder have a lock smith key it to fit your old keys

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SOURCE: Need install instruction for starter on 2002 Dodge Caravan

This is alittle tricky getting to some of the bolts but its not too hard to do otherwise. 2 bolts hold on the starter IIRC they are 13mm bolts. make sure your battery is dissconected by the black cable. then there will be 2 nuts holding on the starter wires. one will be 8mm and the other 13mm. remove them with care cause the wires may and can break. when you remove starter check wires for corrosion or if they look fraigle. repair them if damaged.
then to put it back in is the same way you took it out. should take about 1.5 hrs total if you have never done it before.

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SOURCE: When I put my key in the ignition of my 2008 dodge

Newer Dodge Vehicles do not have an ignition for a "metal" key. They use the Electronic Key called a FOB with a built in or integrated metal key that is only used to unlock the door. The FOB inserts into a WIN module (Wireless Ignition Module) instead of the normal igition. Reprogramming the vehicle usually does the trick however there has been significant problems with the WIN module and the dealer may have to replace it. The 2010's have a recall on some models. The manual states the keys cannot be reprogrammed. The first and easiest solution might be to try replacing the battery in the FOB (aka key),

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