This car will start great for days at a time and then leave you stranded because it refuses to start. I found a fuel pressure regulator at NAPA for $31 dollars and the same problem exists. I've checked spark under no start conditions and it is good. After posting this and if nothing works you'll read about an AUDI being pulled from the Ohio river!
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replace the solenoid,but,if you are worried about being stranded,while you are there,replace the starter and on all connections,use electrical grease,to keep corrosion away,always use lock washers so nothing gets loose too.
It's possible that the fuel pump is starting to go out. More often than not if a fuel pump goes bad, it just leaves you stranded. Sometimes as the pump wears it will develop a catch in it and lock up temporarily.
When it doesn't start, is it from a stone cold engine or is the engine warmed up and the 20 or 30 minutes lets it cool down? If it's warn then, I'd be going after the CPS (crank position sensor) sometimes they work fine when the car is cold but then they do not want to start when it hot. If it is the sensor, it will only get worse over time and leave you stranded.
i just had a similar problem with my sisters saturn.. it ended up being the crank sensor that intermiditly stop working and so the coils wouldent fire...it took a min to figure out cause it wouldent store a code for this problem..i think checking into that crank sensor may find the culprate
If the battery is completely dead a trickle charge won't do much. These are designed to keep a good battery good. You need a regular battery charger set to 10 amps for a couple hours then 2 amps overnight. Be aware that sometimes if your battery has been completely killed it may not work for long, that is your car will start but within a few days or hours it will leave you stranded. You'll know because it will drag when you try to start it. Sometimes you get lucky and it works great for years.
Next time do use a trickle charger! Also if the charge you use is automatic then you can leave it hooked up in 2 amp mode when you are gone. Good luck!
This is a very common problem on 1998 dodge caravan, voyager, t and County. You have a cracked circuit board in your instrument cluster. It is a dealer item. You can remove your cluster and install the circuit board yourself to save money but after the install you will have to take the vehicle back to the dealer to have it calibrated before the tach and the speedometer will work.