Cranking but not starting?

Tiny
BIGB
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
Engine cranks but won't start. Showing no codes
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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 11:56 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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Hello Big B

Lets start with the basics, does the engine have fuel pressure and spark, here is a guide that will help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

But I need to say there is an auto shut down relay that goes bad in these cars.

Here is a guide to help you test the relay

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

Here is the relay location (below)

Best, Ken
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Sunday, May 6th, 2012 AT 2:09 AM
Tiny
INSIDENOUTPERFORMANCE
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Thank you so much for this post I checked out the ASD relay and then replaced it the engine fired right up, this site is great!
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Saturday, May 12th, 2012 AT 2:40 AM
Tiny
BOLOCCSTER
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My car will not start, but everything works. Starter is good, put an extra ground on battery. I just do not know. Any feedback will be appreciated.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Try a security system reset see link. then if that does not work have amechanic scan for codes as it may be the TPIM module not allowing it to. also, check the ASD relay by switching with another known good relay.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DESTREY THOMPSON
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  • 6 CYL
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I was driving and it shut off without warning and it will not start back up.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, does it crank and not start or no crank no start?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DESTREY THOMPSON
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Yes it cranks over and wont start.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DESTREY THOMPSON
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I changed the crankshaft sensor and it started, but kept shutting back off and after a few times it would not start at all.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Was the crankshaft position sensor damaged visually? Also have you checked for spark after it would not start again?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DESTREY THOMPSON
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No it did not look damaged and no I did not check for spark.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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Let's check for spark to see off we have any?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DENISEV1
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  • 113,000 MILES
When I turn the key on I get all the battery components on, but the engine will not start no sound no grinding nothing, and the steering wheel does not lock when key is off.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Try resetting security system if no manual look online. Then have the battery checked for condition including load test, most places do for free
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DESTREY THOMPSON
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Yeah
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Have you checked for fuel pressure? With the key in the run position is the security light on solid or flashing?Can you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to the run position?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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DESTREY THOMPSON
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The computer said it was the cam shaft sensor, would that do it, because it started up again and then shut off
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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What is the exact code numbers not code descriptions? That tells the computer what position the camshaft is in.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DESTREY THOMPSON
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I'm thinking that it might be the computer, this is what it's doing, and you can give me your opinion on it, when I erased all of the codes it runs fine until the check engine light comes back on then it quits, erase the codes, runs fine again, I've changed the cam shaft sensor, the crank shaft sensor, no differents, do you think it's the computer?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
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PAMELA JONES
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Hello, I have read other posts of this problem. I had both fuel pumps replaced and a new battery. My son is trying to connect a new ground wire from the battery to the transmission. But he cannot get the bolt/screw off the transmission to connect the wire. What tool does he need to get the bolt off?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 4:54 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN L
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Yes is sounds like it is the computer, but can you give us the codes that come up here is a guide to help you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Best, Ken
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