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I have a 2000 Chrysler town & country.Battery light comes on.when it is on with the vehicle running it test reads 11.89 volts,and when I get the battery light to go off it reads about 14.34 volts

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Maybe you need to replace alternator if it's too old if not the battery should be replace...either battery or alternator are need to be replace...if you want it done why not replace both battery and alternator so that no more problems with it...last but the least problem if battery turns on are the battery connections...

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    I have replaced the battery and terminal connectors.tested alternator. Cleaned other wire connect is and checked for good worked for a few days.then I hit a bump,and there the battery light came on and back to low charge.11 volts.


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Normally an alternator should read in the 13 to 14.5 volt range with the car running.

IF it isn't reading that high, your idle speed could be too low, the belt could be too loose, or the alternator needs a new regulator or the alternator needs to be replaced.

Also check your battery terminal connections for corrosion first, to see if that helps.

If you disconnect the battery, make double sure you have all the radio and other codes needed to restart all of your electronics.

Posted on Apr 08, 2015


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SOURCE: 2005 chrysler town and country-

check ur alternator for over charging

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SOURCE: door closed but door ajar comes on

There is a switch or sensor on the door frame either on the hinch side or on the latch side. Try to activate it with the the car on. With the door open, the door open light should light on, if it is a mechanical switch, push it in, if a sensor, touch it with a steel object, the light should turn off. This means the door switch is working ok. Now try the same again but this time push the switch slowly until the door ajar warning light turns on. This means that the switch works ok. Now, close the door from outside and check that there is no gap betwwen the body and the door line all over the perimeter of it. If there is a gap mainly at the latch side or at the hinch side, it can be your problem. If so, let me know so I can show you how to adjust the door to eliminate the gap.
If there is no gaps, your door switch is to low (too far in), let me know so I can show you how to adjust it.

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SOURCE: 2005 Chrysler town & country touring won't turn over.

Sounds like you need a starter, or you have a loose wire somewhere under the hood.

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SOURCE: Describe your 2002 Chrysler Town &

Safety neutral switch o.k.? Tried moving shifter through all gears while holding key in start position?

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SOURCE: 2003 Chrysler Town and Country will not turn over.

When you turn the switch over, does the lights dim or flicker? If that's the case then the battery don't have the power it needs to turn the engine over, so it could be the cables and post need cleaning, or the solenoid for the starter is bad. The description you give with the clicking sound, gives me the thought of starter solenoid, but always do the easiest and cheapest. "clean those terminals and post first"

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