1994 Chrysler Le Baron ignition

Tiny
LAURIE DANCIK
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  • 1994 CHRYSLER LE BARON
Electrical problem
1994 Chrysler Le Baron 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 110, 00 miles

my car overheated I stopped and turned it off after check engine light went on.
after it cooled down and added coolant I tried to start it and check gauge light stayes on and the car will not start.
it makes a small clicking noise under the dash
all other electical works
i do have a remote key fob that never has worked
my dad is un the military and gone and I need some help
thanks laurie
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 10:45 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Laurie,

Thank you for the donation.

When the engine overheated, it could ahve blown a gasket or danmaged some sensors.

As the CEL is indicating, an error has been detected and the trouble code would be recorded in the engine computer. You would have to retrieve the trouble codes to find out what is wrong.

Here are the procedures for retrieving the trouble codes. Let me know what you find.

ENTERING ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTICS
NOTE:
Although other scan testers are available, manufacturer recommends using DRB (Diagnostic Readout Box) to diagnose the system. Malfunction indicator (CHECK ENGINE) light function can be used, but has limited diagnostic capability.

CHECK ENGINE Light Diagnostic Mode

1. Start engine (if possible). Move transmission shift lever through all positions, ending in Park. Turn A/C switch on and then off (if equipped).

2. Turn engine off. Without starting engine again, turn ignition on, off, on, off and on within 5 seconds. Record 2-digit trouble codes as displayed by flashing malfunction indicator (CHECK ENGINE) light.

3. For example, trouble code 23 is displayed as flash, flash, 4-second pause, flash, flash, flash. After a slightly longer pause, other codes stored are displayed in numerical order.

4. When CHECK ENGINE light begins to flash trouble codes, it cannot be stopped. Start over if count is lost. Code 55 indicates end of trouble code display.

5. Refer to TROUBLE CODES to translate trouble code number to a DRB trouble code message. Once trouble area is identified, refer to TEST TC-1A. Use DRB trouble codes to find appropriate test.

6. As an example, a 3.0L engine starts and runs but has a driveability problem. Malfunction indicator (CHECK ENGINE) light indicates a Code 14. Refer to
TROUBLE CODES to translate trouble code number to a DRB trouble code message.
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 11:26 AM
Tiny
LAURIE DANCIK
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Well we got the error code and it's 12 which means the memory was cleared. That's probably because my I disconnected the battery to try to clear a fault code. Still won't start but the engine can be rolled over by grabbing the belts so the crank isn't siezed. I've read that the alarm can disable the ignition system but we've turned it off like the manual says to by locking and unlocking the drivers door with the key. There is still a clicking noise from a relay under the dash that makes the noise every time I turn the key to on. Other than that all the electrical seems to work fine. Any other thoughts?
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Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 AT 12:57 PM
Tiny
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Did you check for sparks?
Get a compression test done.

At bottom of post there is a " First Things To Check "link. Go there to get an idea what to look for under appropriate headings and let me know what you find.
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Monday, August 23rd, 2010 AT 10:46 AM

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