While driving the engine stalled won't even start up at all?

Tiny
DANNYSR
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 50,000 MILES
My van just died and won't start up. No power will go through or power to the motor at all
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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 8:49 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you lost all electrical power to the starter and other things, check the battery, check battery cables, check alt.

Here are two guides to help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

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https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
DANNYSR
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Thanks for the guides I found out he battery was shorted out stalling he engine I got a new one and all fixed! I love this site.
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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
MAMA53
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  • 2008 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 2.3L
  • V6
  • FWD
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While I am driving the vehicle shuts down. I have to put it into Neutral and start it back up. This started 6 months ago and it only happened here and there. One month ago it happened a little more frequently and last week it happened everyday at least 2 to 3 times a day. What could this be.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JOHNNYT73
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I would suggest getting your key or wireless control module checked out.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KALBOY
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Did you get your ignition switch changed out by the dealer? There was a recall for this very problem on that very vehicle for this problem. If it hasn't been done, call the dealer and make an appointment to have the ignition switch changed out as per the recall.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
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KEN
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Hey,

Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out on the site whenever it can add information that will help.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 3.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 150,000 MILES
I have the van listed above Touring model. The vehicle will stall out then takes several tries before it starts back up. This usually happens when coming to a stop at a stop Sign or red light. The engine will just idle down then turn off. I am getting error codes for the O2 sensors but I am told that will not make it stall. I cleaned the Air Intake and rev'd the engine up a few times. I notice a sucking sound coming from the Air Intake under the hood when I let off the accelerator and the RPM's drop.

Today after I restarted it the engine ran hot and as I was pulling off the road for a test drive the temperature dropped back down to operating range. Upon getting home I saw the Coolant reservoir was empty.

Any help at all would be appreciated.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

When you say I cleaned the Air Intake do you mean throttle actuator? if not here is a guide to help us clean the throttle actuator:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

This guide can help as well:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/stall-at-idle

Please run down these guides and report back.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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So far I have been unable to find a Vacuum Leak, It was the Throttle Actuator that I had cleaned. I am waiting on a new idle air control motor to arrive so I can test that.

More info on the stalling. It only stalls after having been driven for a while. I have let it sit idling in the yard for 45 minutes while I was checking the various vacuum lines and it did not stall. When I took it for a test drive it stalled as soon as I stopped at a stop sign.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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Update: The Intake Actuator replacement arrived today. I replaced it did a road test. Stalled out when I hit an off ramp. The temperature was flat the entire ride(new Water Pumps and Thermostat) but when I turned the key to check the gauges (without trying to start the Van) it the Temperature was reading as high as it could go. I sat there for 45 minutes periodically checking the temperature(and playing Solitaire on my phone to stave off boredom). Within a 5 minute time span the needle instantly went from maxed out to mid-range where it normally operates at.

Drove it home after it started and it did not heat up once. Even did a few restarts in the yard. I am wondering if there is not a temperature sensor that is messing up.

Will update if anything else happens.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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The engine coolant temperature sensor can cause the problem we are having. here is a guide to walk you through the replacement and instructions in the diagrams below to show you on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/coolant-temperature-sensor-cts-replacement

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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Replaced the Coolant Sensor and ran through the list you provided me earlier. The van now will Idle fine though a little rough because of a bad HO2 sensor until you drive it. After being driven the Idle just drops to zero, then van can be immediately restarted. Idles fine, but after being driven the idle drops to zero when slowing down or stopping.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Lets scan for codes again to give me numbers. also it sounds like the MAP sensor could need replacement. Here is the location and guide to help us:

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

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what you find.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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Single code P0032.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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I have seen oxygen sensors make the engine stall when the heater shorts out and that is what this code is for.

Error Code P0032: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High, Bank 1 Sensor 1

Here is a guide to help walk you through the repair with the location in the diagrams below:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-oxygen-sensor

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know what happens.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KLOLDFIELD
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Are both o2 sensors for this model heated or just the bank 1 sensor 1? I am trying to find the replacements for it.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Yes, both are heated. you can get the replacements from Amazon. Here are Denso units (good) for $28.00:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F7GJTS/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=2carprcom-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B001F7GJTS&linkId=6601e419939d68b2ab4a760757e8d548

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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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I have replaced Both O2 Sensors and the problem improved. The idle speed is low and it will still idle down and stall. The check engine light is Off now. So the Sensors were the only thing causing that. I do not know what else to try.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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Lets clear the codes and drive it for a bit then retest the codes.

https://youtu.be/ahK_eucFi-k

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Sunday, September 29th, 2019 AT 10:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JASON OLDFIELD
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The stalls are fixed now I am getting what I think are false overheats.

I went to a gas station and the van was at operating temp when I parked. Got back into the van and it was red lining overheated.

I noticed this before and replaced the coolant temperature sensor

After coasting down the road and then turning it on the temp went back to normal operating range.

I am confused.
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