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Motor will start 2 times and die as soon as key is let off , then starter is dead on third try - will not start till car is left for a long period of time / dealer can't find problem - replaced battery, alternator & stater switch but it didn't help problem also gauges & speedometer go dead once in awhile

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I have the same problem on my T &C 1998, There is a lose solder connection in the behind the dash, instrument cluster. I found that pounding the dashboard once gets it going again. Hint, if you see the gear display ( P N D 1 2 ) lit up you are good to go. If you don't see it lit up with the ignition on, give the dash a god pounding with your fist, works for me every time. I actually had the van towed twice and as soon as it was at the dealer it cranked up. Good luck, MJ

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