1998 Chrysler Town and Country Not starting

Tiny
KARICK
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  • 1998 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
Electrical problem
1998 Chrysler Town and Country Automatic 95876 miles

All the the interior and exterior light work. Just replaced the coil pack because the van was not fireing. I can not seem to get it to turn over. What do I do now.
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 9:05 PM

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Tiny
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Are you getting spark and fuel to the engine?
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Friday, August 6th, 2010 AT 11:39 PM
Tiny
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No spark but can smell the gas. All the lights work but it just want to turn over. Someone told me to try ann instrument cluster or instrument panel.
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Saturday, August 7th, 2010 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
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No, the couster won't cause a no spark issue. Was the check engine light on prior to this happening? The reason I ask is this. Chances are the crank sensor is bad, but I don't want you to replace it without knowing for sure. If the check engine light was on, there should be a code that will identify where the problem was coming from.

Let me know.
Joe
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Sunday, August 8th, 2010 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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No the check engine light was not on. I was driving it; then I turned around to fix the wiper because it was not going all the way up. I got back on the road and about 1 mile down the road all the gauges and radio shut of along with the gas injection. My husband hooked up a ground wire and all the lights and gauges came on. The only problem is that it turns over but it does not want to start. Sounds Like anythng you have every heard.
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Sunday, August 8th, 2010 AT 9:32 PM
Tiny
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I don't like to recommend something without being sure, but without the check engine light, it becomes a guessing game. I would start with the crank sensor. Also, make sure the PCM wiring harness is tight and not corroded.
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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 1:08 AM
Tiny
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As an owner of the 98 Chrysler T and C, it has been my experience that the Instrument cluster can cause a no start situation. Here's how it works. The built in security system is connected through the instrument cluster, and will give it nothing to display as soon as it feels your stealing your own car. The first thought is to try and deactivate the system. This is usually a wasted effort, and typically results in MASS frustration followed by the throwing of keys. The solution is pretty primitive. You actually need to forcefully strike the opponent either in the instrument cluster or on the dash board above the cluster (Usually 2 to 5 times). If this works, you have essentially discovered a poor connection behind the cluster, usually just corroded. Replacing the cluster typically only solves the issue for a few days to a month.
Try it, as stupid as it sounds, it usually works. The alternative is send it to your local hackman and have him charge you 60-90 dollars an hour to tell you that it a dealer fix.
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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 10:43 AM

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