The engine doesn't have to run to get codes. That's the whole idea of codes. They're supposed to tell you why it won't run.
Theft mode will displayed as "Fuel: allowed" or "Fuel: off".
The crank sensor will be displayed as "CRK: yes" or "CRK: no".
The cam sensor will be "CPS: yes" or CPS: no". Both of those sensors can be viewed while cranking the engine. Some scanners display "present" instead of "yes" when pulses are being received.
Normally I would suggest that Chrysler has extremely little trouble with Engine Computers, especially compared to GM, but starting with the '96 model year, the engineers really screwed up a lot of stuff on the minivans. Chrysler copied a lot of stupid things GM and Ford were doing and they developed all the same problems. Problems with Engine and Body Computers are real common since that year.
Monday, January 10th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM