20 Most Recent 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Questions & Answers


It wont start after putting in new fuel pump was that the actual problem to begin with. how about a fuse can you hear the new pump when you turn key to on (not start) if not then check electrical connections fuse, relay, cam sensor, crank sensor. do that in order i listed it as the last part of that is probally not the problem also is there a fuel shut off valve in this car if so try resetting it.

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


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Yes there is a pre-amp that powers your system, it is actually bolted onto the back of the deck ( radio) . If you pull the radio out of the dash and look on the rear of it there will be a shiny silver block with heat sinks in it that is the amp. you can remove and re-install and new one if you need. Just make sure that you re-apply die electric silicone between the mounting surfaces. If you remove the amp from the back then the radio will probably not function at all. They are hard wired into radio itself. You must solder the new terminals back into the board if you change the amp. hope this helps, let me know if you need any other assistence. thank you for using fixya and dont forget to rate



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1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Apr 29, 2018


Sounds like a loose connection , probably a ground connection . Looking at a wiring diagram to see if these system share a common ground point . If they don't ,testing the electrical circuit's for these systems would need to be do to find the problem .Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html
Enter the vehicle info . year , make , model and engine size . Under system click on lighting then under subsystem click interior light . Then look under body & accessories , an power lock's .Then under interior & driver amenity ( audio system) . Watch these video's on electrical testing , how to read a wiring diagram .Buy a DMM - digital multi-meter ,test the power an grounds .

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1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Oct 26, 2017


Before replacing parts that probably won't fix the problem ,learn how the starting system works for your vehicle ,then test !
Yes ,there is a relay an it is controlled by the PCM - powertrain control module . When you turn the key to the start position ,this does not have a direct hook to the starter . It's a B+ voltage input to the PCM - engine computer . The PCM must also see a message from the transmission control module that range sensor is showing the vehicle is in park or neutral and no problems with the anti-theft system , then it will energize the starter motor relay . Do you know what an how a relay work's ?
If don't know how to test ,using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter and a wiring diagram , LEARN HOW ! Free wiring here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model and engine size . Under system click on engine then under subsystem click on starting . Click the search button then the blue link .
Watch this video , your vehicle starting system isn't this complex ,but close .
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1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Oct 02, 2017


take it to a radio repair shop and have them check your installation
something you have done incorrectly

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Aug 24, 2017


to solve your problem you must read the repair manuals to fix the problem if you don't have manual i am sending you a link from you can get it easily http://toolsnyou.com/

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Aug 21, 2017


Did you try jumping where the Clutch relay plugs into the fuse/relay box ? Pin 87 & 30 are the compressor clutch coil power supply . If you look on the bottom of the relay you will see four set's of numbers 30 & 87 , 85 & 86 . If you take a piece of wire an jump 30 to 87 this will send B+ voltage to the clutch coil engaging the compressor . Is the PCM turning on the relay ?
The Trainer 40 When the compressor won compress

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Jul 29, 2017


the door light switch, little black thing that sticks out on the door hinge side, this may need replacing. some times they have a rubber on them, its a switch.

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Jul 06, 2017


Sometimes the mechanical system that locks your steering wheel has too much vehicle weight which can prevent the key from turning. If you can move the vehicle back and forth while someone turn the steering wheel and turn the ignition switch.

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Jun 27, 2017


It's probably a ground issue ,looking at wiring diagrams to see what these all have in common would be the first place to start ! Do you know anything about automotive electrical systems an circuits ? How to read a wiring diagram ? You can find free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model and engine size . Under system click body & accessories , then under subsystem click on the thing's your having problems with ,like wiper / washers . Then click the search button ,then the blue links . In the first diagram you will see a couple of relays for the wipers ,, plus they are located in the intergrated power module . Also in that box you will see the front control module . These are all computer controlled systems . Having a scan tool that can check codes in this modules would be a first step to take . If no codes are present , checking power and ground circuits for the problem systems . Do you know how to trouble shoot automotive electrical circuit's ?

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Having a repair manual from alldata would be a good thing to have , it would show all ground locations . Also how to take thing's apart to get at them . Some grounds maybe behind the insturment panel or behind kick panels etc.... This would show all that !
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1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Jun 24, 2017


As long as the coolant is full, You won't have problems with heat. Check the rest of the system for leaks. Can't find a leak and still gets low. 2 possibilities. Heater core is leaking or head gasket is leaking. I would lean towards the heater core because of the water inside.

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Dec 16, 2016


There is a chip in the body control module. called a timer. It pops and kills the wiper motor. Price is more like $6. Most electronics stores have them. Once you have the BCM out and apart, the chip is black has 14 or 16 leads coming out of it. You should see were is it cracked or a piece has broken out the top.

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Oct 01, 2016


see the relay code ,mostly the relays are same .i don't think you should have a circuit diagram to change the relays

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Feb 21, 2016


I have the same issue - see: http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chrysler-town-country/T31MRNJU1AR51AEVR#lastPost Not sure if someone has a permanent fix...... Does replkacing the cluster really work? Mine work intermittently. There another link here: http://ingriddijkers.com/CaravanPics.html

1998 Chrysler... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016

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