2000 Chrysler Town and Country will not start

  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 150,000 MILES
Hi guys hoping for some help, My van would stall while driving and crank but not restart. After about an hour the vban would start and run again. My initial thought was feul so I replaced fuel filter. Finally the fourth or so time the van died and would not restart. I had it towed home and began checking, first battery was old so I replaced that, then ck for spark using all three frt plug wires (at seperate times) I saw spark, then with the help of my wife I cked fuel pump, had power and power when cranking but no fuel coming out of valve on fuel rail. I just replaced fuel pump and now I can hear it coming on and have some fuel at rail but it will not start. Any ideas?
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Saturday, October 10th, 2009 AT 2:27 PM

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On most some is just not good enough, it must be 48 lbs. Also, the failure of all or any Chrysler pump will break up, plugging even a new filter. So, unfortunately, a fuel pressure gauge for 40 dollars can be screwed right onto the schrader valve. See if you can get any reaction from some carb. Cleaner or starting fluid in the air intake or manifold vacuum nipple. Sometimes the job is so tiring, you have to drop back 10 and punt. If the pump works, the relay is juicing the PCM and a 5 volt signal should be available at each injector from a common source so no spark is from a PCM or trigger(crank, cam, reluctor, or magnetic dist. Pick-up problem depending on 3.0 or 3.3-8L. Tomorrow is another day, hopefully. Also all the engine ignition and fuel control fuses are right there in the black power center, a fuse could have blown, but I am sure you had the battery disconnected for safety and you will show your children it's importance with such volitile vapors involved. OK Don't we all?
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