1996 Chrysler Town and Country shuts off

Tiny
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Transmission problem
1996 Chrysler Town and Country 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

hey I am wondering why my car shuts off when I put it in drive and reverse
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 6:41 PM

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Tiny
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I think you have a simple problem, mostlikely your throttle body is dirty and needs cleaning, also the idle air control valve could be faulty or needs a cleaning, I will send some info on how to do a throttle body service.
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_tune_up.htm
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Saturday, March 6th, 2010 AT 8:50 PM
Tiny
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We have clean it already.
They tell me it could be the torque converter or something thats locked.
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 2:40 PM
Tiny
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Can you start it back up and drive it though?
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 6:45 PM
Tiny
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It turns on but when I put it on drive and reverse it turns back off.
Where is the idle valve located at?
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 8:05 PM
Tiny
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Right next to the throttle plate it has two wires coming out of it, should be black in color
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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So the torque control does not have anything to do with it right?
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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I have no reason to believe that yet, it could be, but I need to know will this restart and sometimes you can drive it> or it doesnt do anything. But shut off when you try to move.
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 6:20 AM
Tiny
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Yes sir everytime I put it on d and r it just turns off.
It does it everytime.
And I dont know what to do
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok, I have a diagram of the torque converter clutch solenoind. I want you to disconnect the plug, put it to the side out of the way of anything moving. And then start your car and see if you can move it, if you can drive it to the end of the block and back and let me know what happens either way, immediately
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 6:05 AM
Tiny
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If when you start the vehicle after removing the plug, it starts to make noise, then shut it right off, but it shouldnt.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/88091_tcc_1.jpg

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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 6:09 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much!
You are very helpful
i will try this
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
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Sir could you help me get to that diagram . Com
its that I need it for school.
Because I dont have my van here.
Could you please tell me the steps to get.
I do not have a printer that works, and im working on the van at my auto tech class.
Thank you
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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Look your car up, in the drop down menu go to electrical, then component locater, find, torque converter clutch solenoid, where are you located?
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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Okay I found it. Thank you so very much.
Im located in seven springs NC.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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Oh ok, when you said school and ondemand, I had a flashback.
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Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 AT 8:44 PM
Tiny
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Oh haha.
Sir is the one you gave me was for a 3.0 and I have a 3.8. Is the 3.0 and the 3.8 the same?
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 3:56 PM
Tiny
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Switch should be in the same location, let me know if it is not, also you can just select 3.8 motor instead of 3.0 when looking it up the way I told you to. But let me know if you need anything additional
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Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 AT 10:57 PM

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