Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Dodge Caravan Two Wheel Drive Automatic
Hello, thanks for putting up this website. I like to learn and do it myself but it can be frustrating trying to figure it out by yourself.
Anyways, my van isn't starting. I just bought it less then 2 months ago for my wife. I noticed a couple times that when I turn the key to turn it on nothing would start, but when I took the key out or moved gear shift and tried again it would start up no problem. Wife never noticed and she drives it more than me. Then she got stuck at the gas station after filling up. Luckily it was close to home and it started after moving the positive wire coming off the battery (after I tried the other things). The next morning it wouldn't start at all.
I figured it might be the starter going so I rolled the van into the garage (so I moved gear shift and wheels) and took out the starter and put a new one in. Same problem. Checked battery and its good. I had my brother in law over and we were looking at it and on a whim I moved the tilt wheel lever and tilted wheel and the van started! When I shut it off it would not start up again.
When I try to start the van it makes clicking from two places, under the hood, under the relay pack and on the floor by the pedals, above the fuses is a big fuse relay called drl/2 (4) X 32cp-12V.
I heard about a neutral park sensor, don't know where that would be to test though.
Any other suggestions? I have a Haynes manual for it so if you know an answer in there you could let me know what page to look up.
Also, How much is the Donate Question amount. I'm assuming its what I feel is good, but not sure how much is good
have the same problem?
Sunday, April 5th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM