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Alarm or kill switch

Every no and than my 98 town and country will not start. there is power everywhere, but nothing when I turn the key. some times it will last for days, but I can go to start it and it starts like nothing ever happend. Is there a kill switch. I bought it from a chrysler dealer used. They have not found the problem, because the car is running when I take it to them.

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  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    My car will not start because of the kill switch

  • tlrsn Jul 30, 2008

    I'm having same problem. 98 t@c ,will not start at times but a day or two it will start like nothing happen. When it does happen the car will start and then die but on the four try the starter does not respond. I over ride the starter and it will turn over, but car will not start. It almost seems like a kill switch is active.

  • chicodafruit Dec 12, 2008

    ame excact problem not starting then stars after a few days.....

  • mrdjac Jan 07, 2009

    I just had the dealer replace a moduel for 600.00 dollars on my 98 and they said it was fine. I drove it home and it still does the same as yours. I have been towed 5 times. I now wait an hour and go back to the suv then it cranks like nothing happen. Iam lost. I think they replaced the body control moduel. I got a new Transmission,ABS light been on forever, Tired of being put side the highway to wait to crank.

  • hotbizniz22 Mar 21, 2009

    i have that very same problem, if i take my batt. out for about 3 hours it would turn over but then right after 3 or maybe 4 cranks it acts like the starter isn't there. an actually it haven't started since 3-14-09.



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