2001 Chrysler Town and Country Will not start

Tiny
MIKE WESTERN
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  • 2001 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 138,000 MILES
I just replaced my egr valve. I disconnected the battery before starting and now that everything is back together the van will not turn over. All of the dash lights work as well as the radio, lights and windshield wipers. Van will not turn over.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 6:45 PM

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Tiny
MATHIASO
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Hello Mike Western

before starting, I want to make sure that there is gas in the tank. Is there a security system? What is the voltage at the battery when headlight radio, heater are on? It just crancking but no start?
There automatic Shutdown (ASD) relay, located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) in the engine compartment, replace it with a good one, or test it.

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 7:19 PM
Tiny
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The van was startingfine when I turned it off. There is 3/4 of a tank of fuel in it. There is no security system. Seems like it could be a computer reset thing?
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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What about the ASD?
It is located in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) in the engine compartment, replace it with a good one, or test it.
Let me know
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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Just finshed that. It was fine. Had the battery tested and it is fine. Pulling my hair out at this point. Everything seem in place but the van will not turn over.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 5:48 PM
Tiny
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Ok, do not worry.
Open the fuel tank, have a helper cranck the engine.
While you listen the fuel pump trhough the filler neck (listen carefully)
look to hear a winning sound from the fuel tank.
Let me know if you hear any sound there or nothing.
Is winning sound, ( strong- weak- or nothing)

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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Not a sound at all.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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Ok, we are on the right path. I'm going to make you test your fuel pump without expensive equipements.
(a little taste from my future book) title is :"MECHANIC EASY"
you are going to test your fuel pump using the headlights on your car, a long jumper lead and your battery.
1)test the ground of the pump.

Connect a side of the headlight the the jumper lead and the other side of the jumper lead to the battery.
The other side of the headlight connect to the fuel pump ground wire, this usually for a darker color.
* the headlight should light up brightly. This will demonstrate that the fuel pump ground circuit can at least deliver 4 to 6 amps of current.
If the headlight is not bright, you have a bad ground.

If the ground is good

check the power.

Connect the headlight to the negative side of the battery,
connect the other side of the headlight to the fuel pump positive wire( red).
Cranck the engine.
*the headlight should light up brightly.
If there is ground and power at the pump connector, replace the pump.
If the headlight is not bright, you have a disconnected power.
Let me know after you run the test.
Ask me if you need explanations.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 2:46 PM

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