1997 Chrysler Town and Country Van has starting problem

Tiny
KALCHEK
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  • 1997 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
Hi

When I start the van every morning - I hear a click but the engine does not crank. After 2 or 3 clicks, it starts alright. All other electrical systems seem to be working - I can feel the fan come on, radio and dashboard lights are all ok.

After the early morning starting issue, the next time during the day, it takes one click, but starts on the second one.

Please help me in diagnosing what the problem could be.

Thanks
Kal
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 3:13 PM

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Tiny
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Check the small wire at the starter S terminal and if all ok suspect the starter

good luck
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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 AT 10:32 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
Where is the S termina? How do I find it?
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Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 9:50 AM
Tiny
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Locate the starter
starter has two terminals
S terminal is the switch and its smaller then the battery power terminal at the back of the starter solenoid

if u jump them two terminals engine should crank
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Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 10:41 PM

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