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Help I have a 1997 town n country about once a month while I am out and I go to start the van agian it will turn over and then die out I have to let it sit for about an hour or two before it will start agian and then it will drive fine for a day or a month please help

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  • roncfromtn Aug 03, 2008

    Same problem, but couldn't get it to start this time.

    I noticed something. When the key was turned on, the fuel gauge would'n't show it had fuel (it did), the gear selector didn't light up and the odometer didn't light up, either.

    I don't know much about mechanics, but is it shutting off because it doesn't sense any gas?

  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    I have the same problem, Only this time it hasn't started for the last two days. I took it to the shop. My mechanic says he has found the problem it is the printed circuit board. I need to replace it. I will get a new one and see what happens



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May be an intermittent electrical issue. Had similar problem. Mechanic first tuned up engine and later replaced fuel pump. Each time he assured me that it was fixed. But it wasn't (It did cost me about cost $900). Next time it happened, I punched the instrument panel (I read about people banging on the dash as well), turned the key, and it started right up. Removed instrument panel. Found poor connections between the top circuit board clips (mounted on the circuit boards) and the posts that they mechanically and electrically connected to. Removed board. Cleaned the posts and squeezed the clips together so that they would grab the posts better (the spring tension in the clips was weak, poor design), and put it all together. Did this a year ago. Starts up every time now. My mechanic didn't think this would work, but it did. Many mechanics are weak with electronics.

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