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2008 dodge caravan-when switching off key will only turn to acc. position-wait a few minutes-clicks and then will turn to off position-or disc. batt. hot lead and will release.

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The shift interlock sounds like its going bad

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SOURCE: 1997 Dodge caravan crank position sensor

it is located on the bellhousing of the transmission it gets its signal from the flywheel.look where the transmission bolts to the engine.

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SOURCE: Spare tire location?

With the new 2008 models, the spare tire was moved from the rear of the van to a spot below the front seats. The lug for the tire winch is located under a round cover in the floor just in front of and between the two front seats. If you look under the van, you will see the black tire-shaped cover for the spare.

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Caravan won't start...just a clicking noise...

Check the battery first. Just because the lights are on doesn't mean it has enough power to start the van. If you or the van has a volt meter, the battery should read at least 13-14 volts to be good. If the battery is good then the alternator is good and we move on to the starter solenoid. I'm sure it's one of these. Do the lights go off or very dim when you turn the key? If so then battery.

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SOURCE: 2008 Dodge Sprinter; key will not turn to start position

Same symptoms here. Vehicle towed to Dodge, been there a FULL 3 weeks, they seem stuck, telling me the part ( timing module? ) was bad, which releases the steering lock solenoid which in turn allows the key to turn among other critical functions.

I have read of this same failure over and over, so if there was a bad run of parts, they should have been identified and pulled from inventory.

Apparently, the dealership is stalling for reasons I do not fathom, and are not inclined to seek out advanced knowledge... just doing what the company tells em to do, which means I have no truck while they fail to be able to program these modules, one after the other.

So, it seems the Dodge dealer might either have a software problem with their equipment, or they got the procedures wrong for fixing it.

What they do not have is any curiosity or urgency to resolve the problem.

If I take it to a MB dealership, they will not honor the warranty.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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SOURCE: installed new ignition switch in

Does the key have a chip in it ? I'm not familiar with the car but it sounds like you might be at odds with the anti theft system. Check with the dealer and see what information they have. Good Luck

Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan traction light suddenly comes on & van completely comes to a halt. ..can't move stirring wheel & brake locks up. Only happens with the first drive of the day and happens 2 a week...


Recall ID # 103891 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH minus.gif Hide Details Recall Date:
JUN 26, 2014
Model Affected:
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
Summary:
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Dodge Journey vehicles manufactured June 29, 2007, to June 17, 2010, and 2008-2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, to June 17, 2010. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.
Consequences:
If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will modify the ignition switch, free of charge. Chrysler sent out an interim notification to owners on September 11, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is L25. Note: This is an expansion of recall 11V-139.
Potential Units Affected:
525206
Notes:
Chrysler Group LLC
Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2008/dodge/grand_caravan/recalls/#ixzz3IyMr8j6h

Nov 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Dodge 2008 grand caravan key will not turn to off position


Mine does the same.. it is associated with the shifter not telling the ignition that it is in park therefore it won't release the key for safety reasons. Try pushing the button on the shifter and wiggling it while turning the key. I'd bet you have something loose in your shifting mechanism, u might also check if there is a recall... Good luck!

Feb 23, 2013 | 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2007 Dodge Caravan won't start.Batt. is good, all lights work, Turn key, solenoid clicks and stops, all gauge needles slowly move to max., and return to min. No codes displayed.


When you try to start it do the lights dim way low, have you been able to start it with a jump from another vehicle, unfortunately, chances are the starter needs to be replaced. How many miles does it have?

Feb 09, 2013 | 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Minivan

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How to reprogram keyless remote for a 2008 dodge grand caravan?


here is what to do.
  • Enter your caricon1.png and press the Lock button on your remote five times in 10 seconds.
  • 2Insert your key into the ignitionicon1.png and turn it to the "Run" position. Wait for the car's chimes to stop before proceeding.
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  • 3Press and hold the Unlock button on your remote for four seconds and then hold the Panic button. Hold the two buttons together for one second and then release both and wait for the car to chime again.
  • 4Press and release the Lock and Unlock buttons together, then press and release just the Unlock button.
  • 5Wait for two chimes to sound. Turn the ignition to the "Off" position to end the programming sequence.
  • Dec 01, 2012 | 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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    Installed new ignition switch in 2008 dodge charger but now the car wont turn over.get all dash lights and fuel pump runs in acc.but dont turn over in start position.no power to start wire on starter.


    Does the key have a chip in it ? I'm not familiar with the car but it sounds like you might be at odds with the anti theft system. Check with the dealer and see what information they have. Good Luck

    Oct 17, 2010 | 2008 Dodge Charger

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    How do I do a Diagnostic System Check? Is this


    If you can visit one autozone shop, they can read or scanning your OBD codes.

    Codes are displayed on digital odometers on newer models. On many 2001 and newer models, holding in the trip odometer reset button while turning the key to RUN will start a self test, with a readout on the odometer. It will also activate all instrument panels, one at a time. We do not know if this will show computer codes, or whether it only tests the instrument panels. At the end, it may show a few odd codes that are firmware versions and not error codes.

    On most cars, the codes will read out if the engine light is on - all you have to do is put the key into the RUN position.

    Normally, to get codes, you put the key on OFF and then rapidly do OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON (on some cars you have to do four or five, not three, OFF-ON cycles). On our test 2002 car, the key did not go back to unlock, so it was ACC-ON-ACC-ON-ACC-ON.

    • You may have to have the parking brake firmly set for the codes to show! (Thanks, Steven Midway)
    • Jon Yoon: The 1998 Caravan does the same check engine light code trick, but it also does an instrument diagnostic check if you hold the trip and reset buttons and turn the key to the run position and wait 5 seconds. This helped me figure out that my input and output speed sensors were broken but the actual speedometer dial could move.
    • For the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee and up, you do the switching the key on and off 3 times, but not quickly. You turn it to on so the odometer turns on, turn it off, and then back on, wait for the light to turn on, etc. On the fourth time you'll get a code, or you'll get the word "done." (Monica MacDonald)
    A loose gas cap may light up the Check Engine light! (Thanks, Lyn Clark)
    • When the computer indicates major failure, it can activate Limp In mode, which guesses about data to compensate for sensor failure, allowing you to get the car to a mechanic. One major symptom of this is the transmission sticking in second gear. This is a feature!
    • 2002 Ram, put transmission in neutral, parking brake on, then do the acc-run key sequence 3 times.
    • Dan Stewart wrote about the 1999+ Voyager/Caravan with digital gear selection display:
      • There are 2 functions that can be accomplished with the key-on sequence. Get Diagnostic Trouble Codes by placing the key into the ignition. Push and hold the both the "Trip" and the "Reset" buttons with the left hand and turn the key to the "ACC" position (first position between "LOCK" and "RUN"). Continue to hold both buttons in and count to 5. Release both buttons, display should read trip mileage instead of total mileage. Push the "TRIP" button and the odometer will display DTC'S in rotating sequence instead of displaying total mileage.
      • The second function is an instrumentation diagnostic. Place key into ignition, press and hold both "TRIP" and "RESET" while turning the key to the "RUN" position. Continue to hold both buttons in until odometer displays "CODE". Release buttons. The display will then display "999". Afterward it will display "CHECK 0" and test the analog gauges. It will then display "CHECK 1" and test the digital displays

    RESET THE COMPUTER
    Normally the computer will eventually reset itself; you can also use a scan tool. (See our transmission repair page for information on resetting the computer's transmission information.) Disconnecting the battery for a few minutes generally resets the computer, though it also means losing clock settings.
    Sid Willoughby wrote: “To clear the check engine light on a 2002 Dodge Ram once the problem is resolved. Start the engine and drive forward then in reverse (you only have to move the truck a few feet in each direction) the turn the ignition off. Do this sequence three times. When you start the vehicle the fourth time the check engine light should go out.” (This procedure may well work on other vehicles.)

    CODE LIST 2001 which covers some vehicles from the late 1990s as well as newer ones. It shows the longer codes starting with the letter P.

    Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).


    Apr 09, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

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    Seems like the car is staying in "ACC" (accesory key position)


    BFC that body function controller. BFC batt fuse controls .the body function controller .its part of the PCM.the BFC controls anti theft system. your interior lights -drl lights- radio -door locks.if your check engine light is on take it to dealership.because your BFC and PCM works together. your car could shut off. that unsafe.when you on a busy highway.you have electrical problem.not a home fix.

    Jun 27, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

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    My 1996 Pontiac Sunfire wont crank...


    tryy replacing the fule injectors and the fuel pump could possibly be shot as well. you have a fuel problem.

    May 07, 2009 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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