No start, dies after two or three seconds and then no starter engagement

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JEFFERY EMERSON
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER VAN
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
This is a summary of what we have done. First thing we did was to strip back the wiring harness and repair the chaffing over top of transmission cleaned and checked all the external ground points. Removed the dash panel and re- soldered the connectors on the circuit board. We also replace the body module and re-programmed it. (Different problem with the body module) but we thought it may be associated, it was not. We are now at the SKIM module and before we just replace it and have it programmed, I would like to know if there is anything we have missed? I will add that we have checked for loose or corroded connections under the fuse and relay box under the hood. We are not quitters and we will fix the problem no matter what at this point, but maybe someone has had one that all the known cures. I just do not seem to fix it. Everything listed above has been re checked many times by myself and my partner.
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Friday, September 30th, 2016 AT 9:59 AM

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Tiny
HMAC300
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Have you tried resetting security system? as well as ASD relay?. could be a bad transponder in key as well.

Here is a link that can help you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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Friday, September 30th, 2016 AT 12:39 PM
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Hi JEFFERY,

Here is a link you may find useful for finding a repair manual for your vehicle.

https://www.2carpros.com/manuals/manuals.php

If you have further questions please come back to the site we are here to help and thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

Regards,

Renee
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Friday, September 30th, 2016 AT 3:42 PM
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JEFFERY EMERSON
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For some reason I could not watch the You Tube video. I did find the exact problem and would like to share it with you. I removed the SKIM module from the steering column, opened up the clam shell to expose the circuit board. What I found was the circuit board had cold solder joints that went to the antenna pins. I re-soldered them and reinstalled it. The customer came by yesterday and confirmed there were no more problems. Through out the diagnostics we did replace the BCM and that took care of some other problems they were experiencing with door locks and flashing running lights when vehicle was parked. We advised the customer if they have this same problem to take it to the Chrysler dealer and have the Skim module replaced and the transponder keys programmed. Thank You very much, this site was probably the most helpful one that I visited.
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AT 10:00 AM
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Good to hear, please use 2CarPros anytime we are here to help.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 AT 4:42 PM

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