2000 Chrysler Town and Country stalls wont start

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 50,000 MILES
Stalls, more like cuts out and wont start
no starter but all the relays click
so your driving along and it dies
nothing for minuets sometime days
them fires right up
i can go 50 miles or 1/2 a block no consistancy
ive had the computer tested and no codes or failures
and the starter tested and its good
the ignition switch tested its ok
what the heck can I do they suck the money out of my pocket and no fix
im uot of money and need this van for work any help out there
please
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Monday, September 1st, 2008 AT 2:45 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:

Has anyone checked the fuel pump pressure / volume?

Joe
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Monday, October 6th, 2008 AT 11:07 PM
Tiny
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Yes the pump has been tested its ok

it wont turn over at all unless I hold the relay
and now wont start at all
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 12:36 PM
Tiny
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Hi:

What relay are you refering to when you say you hold it to start? Is it the fuel pump relay? Is it making a clicking noise? Has anyone checked for a short in the fuel pump wiring? Have you replaced the fuel pump relay? Has the PCM been flashed?

Joe
PS: I'm sorry I have so many questions, but I'm not there with you, and I'm trying to make an educated suggestion. Please hang in there with me.
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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Ign switch +good
now im going through the dash panle and look for shorts

anybody please help
im going to loose my job !
I need this to run
only 50 k miles
all of my $$$ is sunk into this
and I cant even sell it for much as it is
ive got to get something going soon
rain is comming !
Please help me !
Please !
Thanks
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Ive opened the cover on the starter relay
to see if the starter turns
and it does
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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All of the relays us the same pn#
and ive switched them around to see if its that
and ive tested them with a 12v battery and a ohm meter and the coils pull the relay and the contacts close !
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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Is the engine turning over now?

Joe
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 1:38 PM
Tiny
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Not by the key
but by the relay
yes very smooth and fast
this van has been well maintained and the engine is very clean looks new
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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Hi Again:

How are you cranking it with a relay? Did you ch?Eck for fuel and spark
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Where is the skim modual located ?
I have no spark
i removed the hei modual and replaced it with one from another t/c and same thing
but the unit that I took out worked in the other t/c
so that aint it !
Somethings not letting it run
skim?
Arrrge please help
im despreat
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 1:29 PM
Tiny
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Hi
Make sure the fuse labeled "IGN SW" in Relay Center next to battery is good.

Does the security indicator remain illuminated when trying to start the van? If so, The problem that you describe is one with the antitheft system. There is a chip in the key that needs to be read by the SKIM module. If the correct signal is not read, the van will not start.

For all faults except transponder faults and VIN mismatch, the lamp remains on steady. In the event of a transponder fault the light flashes at a rate of once per second. If a fault is present, the lamp will remain on or flashing for the complete ignition cycle. If a fault is stored in SKIM memory which prevents the system form operating properly, the PCM will allow the engine to start and run for 2 seconds up to six times. After the sixth attempt, the PCM disables the starter relay until the fault is corrected.

If this is the case, there is a fault somewhere in the system that has disabled your van. Unfortunately, the dealership is the only place that can read, repair, and reset this security system. There will be no way to start the van until the problem is repaired and the system is reset.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Joe
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Monday, October 13th, 2008 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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Ok well it back in the shop 4 now
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 8:26 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
I'm sorry to hear that it had to go back to the shop. Let me know the outcome, and I'll say a few prayers that it's not too expensive of a repair.

Joe
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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 AT 10:43 AM
Tiny
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They guarenteed me it was the brain
so I made them put it in writing
if the same problem occures and its something else
they will use the repair cost ive encountered towards the new repair !
And the brains warenty is 12,000 miles or 1 year
the repair cost was 702 total this time
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 11:29 AM
Tiny
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I hope this works for you. If you have any questions, let me know.

Joe
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Monday, October 27th, 2008 AT 12:01 PM

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