Question about 2000 Chrysler Town & Country
Engine started and ran 2-3 seconds and quit. Did this 2 more times, now will do nothing. Battery checks out fine, jumpered contacts at starter relay and engine cranks fine.
Have to turn key on and off a couple of times for indicator to light up around P on tansmission indicator.
This is the Security System involved with your ignition.
On the 3rd time - it will shut down and you have to wait an hour to retry.
Your Key has a Chip. Your Ignition has a Sensor (SKIM) that reads the Chip. If they do not match it will cause the Engine to die after 2-3 seconds. 3rd try it will not start.
Is the Key you are using the original issued Key or a remake? IF a remake then try using the original Key.
If it is the original Key, then your looking at taking it in to have the Key and SKIM reprogrammed.
With the original Key, and with the problem described on the "P":
On a 4-speed transmission on the front bottom (at bottom right of the Solenoid) of the transmission you have a PRNDL switch. Because of it's location, it is prone for connection problems and damage (especially in deep snow).
A couple of things to do:
1. Unplug the PRNDL sensor and check the connection points. Clean any corrosion or oxidation (white stuff) from them and re-plug and check operation.
2. Unplug and remove the PRNDL sensor. These sometimes get metal particles all over the interior end and lose their ability to send the correct information. THIS ALSO CAN CAUSE YOUR VEHICLE NOT TO START. Clean the interior end, re-install and recheck operation.
3. Unplug, remove and replace the PRNDL Sensor. Recheck operationS: Starting and the "P" indication.
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
U may have a defective electric fuel pump, to check this with expensive special tools do this, get a can of spray starter fluid from an auto parts store or hardware store, spray it into the engines air intake hose while someone cranks the engine, if the van starts u have a defective fuel pump, the fuel pump is located inside the fuel tank, the tank must be dropped out of the van to replace the fuel pump, there is no other way to do this, if the pump is the problem (and I strongly suspect it is) are u going to attempt to do this job? if so let me know and I will provide more detailed instructions, u will need a good 2 1/2 ton capacity floor jack and safety jack stands and a really good set of hand tools to even attempt it
Posted on Jan 31, 2010
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