The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic who stated that the ground wire defrost circuit needed to be repaired. All was good to go. By checking the ignition sparks, do you mean checking the spark from the spark plugs? This time Chrysler has came up with 8 things that it is but they are waiting on the back ordered powertrain module to complete the last of the 8 items. All the documentation that I have read points to the tipm so I believe that this is the cause. The manufacturer provided no recommended solution. Once I get pulled over and put into park it will start up fine like nothing has happened.
The vehicle stalled and the driver was able to coast into a parking lot and power off the engine. All this is driving us crazy never had problems with my other 2 to van's that we bought before, but this one is a lemon if its not one thing it's another last year we had problems with the engine had to take it in to the dealership and now all this electrical and transmission problems I actually don't know what to do. Although the Town and Country has a fuel gauge, it may be faulty at times. The tipm module, win module, right door module and radio have all been replaced but none of these things have fixed the problem. Then it failed to start while in a rest area on the interstate.
It has been the bain of my existence. They said the next time it happened not if it happened to bring it in right away so the diagnostics could pick up the problem. Engine produced a misfire at 6 cylinder. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the tipm failed and needed to be replaced. While driving, the check engine warning indicator remained illuminated. First issue: Lifters started to break down, causing a tapping sound when running.
Second issue: The totally integrated power module tipm failed, symptom was engine turning over but not starting until tried several times push button start. In addition, the instrument panel started to flicker. When we arrive home and I called for service appointment. I researched this and there is a recall for other models with the same tipm system, however, there is not one for the town and country. I left out some details. Glendale Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located at: 10070 manchester rd, St.
I insisted that a dead battery does not cause a vehicle to shut off mid drive. But the safety concerns are huge, if this happens in an intersection or highway. I have also heard that replacing the instrument cluster has also fixed the problem. After coming to a complete stop I simply turn the key to try to re-start and it does. At less than 60,000 miles, the catalytic converter had to be replaced and another part was also misfiring and replaced at the dealer's cost - Chinyere E. Update from Aug 26, 2016 : I got the vehicle back today. The is no click or any sounds indicating that it is even trying to start.
Normal starting was to just push and release the start button and it would start right up. After a couple days at the shop the problem presented itself to the technician and set a couple codes. We took the car to the best recommended Chrysler dealership in our area. Sometimes I go to start my car and it's fine, other days or minutes it thinks it's in reverse. It happened again and I called and was told the next available appointment would be 4 days away. They were able to get a replacement and installed it a week later. In most cases, when an engine will crank over but will not start, the fault is with an ignition timing or fuel system component.
The contact mentioned that the vehicle needed to be cranked multiples times in order to operate. I decided to try and put a new battery in thinking that maybe there wasn't enough voltage holding in it to feed the electronic fuel pump. The manufacturer was contacted and they informed that the contact should call us. Not sure what and where I should look next, Fuel pump regulator, fuel pump crankshaft position sensor? You can test some of those conditions with a digital voltmeter. I got the sensor fixed and haven't had the problem since. Going to try to jump it today and take it back to the dealership.
Brought it to the dealer, they could not find the problem as it was occurring randomly and it disappeared fully afterwards. Today, 4 oct 16, the vehicle will not start at all. Got very scared at that point it was night time. Now there are issues with the rear ac. I pressed the start button, but the engine would not turn over. When I do try to start, it will mostly just crank and then stop and gas shoots out of the spark plug area. As I pulled the battery, I noticed a wiring harness under the battery with a wire that was pinched and cut through.
They did some software updates and sent me on my way. There is a constant 2 amp draw on the battery. This has been going on for two years at random. Dec 16, 2015 it mite sound weird but your alternator mite be the prob like the diode on it can be out and it will make your car not start that is why your gauge jump like that so next time your gauge's jump as you try to start it but it just clicks it mite be the alt. Three of the four times it was after the car had only been turned off for a few minutes, but the fourth time it had been off for hours. Eventually I ended up buying a new computer rebuilt of course. The contact was informed that the noise was attributable to connecting rod bearing failure.
Since failure, continue to have starting problem and perpetual warning light that Smart beam headlight sensor for the automatic high beams is out of alignment. The problem can not be resolved and you have no idea when this electrical failure is going to occur. Left cylinder head was covered under an extended warranty. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Item was still under warranty. Turned out to be the fuel sensor. It has also done this as I¿M backing out of my driveway.