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1998 dodge grand caravan steering column diagram

The van wouldn't start. I would disconnect the battery for 5 mins or so and it would start. This last time it didn't. I have also had problems with the column locking up and not letting me turn the key. After jiggling the key, turning the wheel, making sure it's in park and cussing alot, I would get it to turn. Suggestions are grately appreciated. A diagram of the steering column would be very helpful.
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Sounds like a bad ignition switch and pins in the column.

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, Ignition key will not turn

you will need a replacement lock mechanism these vans had common problems with them and the dealer can key the new lock to your key please rate -jeff

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no if you took it to autozone obviously you have a good ign coil.im sure you have tried turning the wheel at the same time you turn your key. other than that i would replace the lock cylinder and key.

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SOURCE: how do I remove and replace the steering column of 1992 ram 250 v

remove coupling from top of steering rack ( make sure you mark postition of coupling first with centre punch so the replacement will be in the same position)
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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: 1987 dodge ram van STEERING COLUMN

to whom this may concern did you find a steering column. Are you replacing it in a 1987 dodge pick-up

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