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1998 caravan starting problem

We have to turn the key wait for the gas gauge to move before we can turn the key to engage the starter. if we forget to do this the van wont start at all or will start a couple times and dies almost immediately. any suggestions.
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  • antinnel2007 Jul 30, 2008

    I have a 1998 Dode Caravan, and it starts sometimes, but other times we get this ticking noise (like a bomb ticking), and the lights, radio and interior lights still come on. If I get a jump, it'll start, but as soon as the cables come off, it shuts off too. We have the battery checked, it's not that. The light switch is all messed up too. Sometimes the lights just stay on. (The dash lights, interior and exterior lights). Sometimes they don't come on at all.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    our grand caravan has the starting glitch, I suggest a granade since no one knows how to fix this problem.

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    cr500r Dec 13, 2013

    Take out the odometer cluster. Examine the back were it for cracked solder . look carefully. I found the problem looking through a microscope. Resolder any cracked or lack of solder on board. Install same order as removal. Problem solved! Next time your van wont start. Hit the dash right above the instrument cluster. See what happens. Starts up.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    turn key on sometimes will not start , wait a couples mins starts next time will start or not starts

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Check either the fuel pump relay or the asd relay

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