2000 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
My Van wont start.
First off I am disabled, I can't do it my self.
I have friends & family that are mechanics but not certified : )
When they turn the key to start it, it doesn't crank up. All lights turn on but cant crank. We think it cough ground.
This is how it started off. First, my fans weren't turning on. So my frind started to check the sensors, switches, fuses & relays.
When he removed the fuse & relay panel (on the side of the battery). He heard a circuit. He didn't disconnect the battery : ( That's why (he thinks) it cough ground.
They tried everything possible. From checking every relay, fuse, sensors and switches. He replaced the ignition switch, battery, even the fuse & relay panel (my cousin has the same van, we swap it).
When they try and start it directly from the starter. It does crank BUT wont crank up.
Here is some question you guys might have.
1. No, I don't have an alarm
2. No security light comes out
3. Yes, they tried the neutral switch
4. Yes, they tried cleaning the battery terminals.
Found what the problem was with the fans. Its the radiator cooling fan relay. I had replaced it before but never ground it. That's why the fans stopped working. They can't test it know because my van wont start : (
Thanks in advance.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 AT 6:18 AM