2001 Chrysler Town and Country 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive 130000 miles
This is a bit of a head scratcher.
We have had electrical problems with this car for about 2-3years. First the radio was blown and the drivers side window wouldn"t roll down. Then it cooled down a bit and it started rolling down. Then the drivers side sliding door lock stopped working and the speedometer spun around like crazy only to rest on the wrong side of the zero. All of these were intermitent and at different times.
Last Sunday on our way to church all of a sudden the gas pedal didn't seem to do any good. We sputtered out by the side of the road and oil light came on. Check engine light had been on for a while.
Had it towed to the shop we go to and they said fuel pump.
They took out battery to replace the fuel pump and when they put it back in the security light was on. They tried a different new battery (original was only 4ms old though) and still no use. Called us to bring the other key by to see if that would help.
Then they had it towed to the dealer. The dealer said when it arrived that there was no power to the vehicle. After 1 hr diagnostics said they could not detect main computer, and they needed two more hours. Even then they may not find the probelem. The shop we go to had it towed back to them. They didn't tell us all this till it was all said and done.
The shop said they don't know what to do and basically the dealer has to have it fixed.
What could cause this? Could something have come loose in the towing? I want to ask my dad to come have a look but where to start in the mass of wires and fuses! That could take weeks to figure out.
Also wondering if they could have bumped something while replacing the fuel pump to make it come undone. We live in N. Texas so it is possible there was already a problem from a squirrel or heat and moving things around and towing finished off the job. I searched the internet and your forum and no answer. The repair manager at the dealer said he had never heard of very many electrical problems with the town and country, we have owned two both with lots of problems and plus they are all over the internet.
I know that you may not have an exact answer, I was hoping maybe just some ideas since most people I have spoken to have none. It is still at the shop now so if you have any then I could ask them to check--they are super nice and willing to try anything at this point!
Thanks--sorry so long!
have the same problem?
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 AT 9:28 PM