2001 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles
While I was removing the negative terminal clamp from my old battery the radio, lights and lots of relay clicking occurred. (Ignition key was removed). I installed my new battery and could no longer start my car.
I found the 10 amp ign fuse blown. Replaced it and now the system seemed normal until I moved the key to the start mode. The engine started but died as soon as the 10 amp fuse blew.
I removed the engine start relay and the fuse again blew as soon as the key was put to start.
I removed all relays and the same thing happens.
I put the key in the run mode, car in park, and jumped contacts 30 and 87 on the start relay. The engine turned over but would not run. I suspect that some module needs the 12 volts from the Ign start switch.
My Haynes manual does not show where the 12 volts from the ign switch goes other than to the engine start relay.
My car is now at the Dodge dealer has been there over a week and they tell me I need to have the ignition switch changed. I know this must be nonsense as the switch will send the 12 volts to the start relay and the car will run until the fuse blows. I need to know what module gets the 12 input from the start contacts of the ignition switch.
Can you help Thanks Benny
Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 8:26 PM