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Van starts almost doesnt start when I turn the key

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  • jforjulesnh Sep 02, 2008

    This has happened to me recently, too.  I just hit 80000 miles on my van.  Also am having trouble with the the heater just not getting warm.  I forgot about that problem because it has been summer, but need to address it soon.  I am also having trouble with what seems like a "skipping" or "thud" that occurs when I am accelerating between 40-50 mph.  Don't know what is going on .  The final, and longest lived issue that I have had, is a clicking noise that occurs in the front (somewhere under the hood, I'm guessing) when I accelerate uphill.  The dealership has investigated this problem twice and cannot re-create the noise when they drive it.  They didn't see any problems while it was under warranty and now that it's no longer under warranty I wonder what could possibly go wrong with it.  We are thinking of trading our van, but can only get $2000 trade value for it.  Right now, we don't have  a car payment, which is nice.  Would love some answers to these questions.  

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Your heat problem can be fixed by having an auxillary coolant pump installed. This can be purchased at the dealership and there is a technical service bulletin with all the info.

Some ticking noises can come from the heater door actuators which would be under the dashboard... not sure if going up a hill would affect it though.

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Check the if the copper nut that holds the positive cable from the battery is tight at the connection to the starter solenoid.

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