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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Question: electrical problem

 

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gofishing, Potwin, KS, July 17, 2013, 06:09
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when the key is in the ignition and in the run position everything works, the radio, the ac, the wipers, door locks and power windows, when you start the engine it stops working, why?

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    pushrod July 17, 2013, 06:16
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    Wiggle key while engine is running, if stuff starts working or attemps to work, have ignition switch checked. Scan test will help also!

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    gofishing, July 17, 2013, 08:03
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    I tried that and get no response, do you think it is the switch or the ignition itself? I brought it to a local mechanic and he said it could be a body module, is that a possibility?

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    pushrod, July 17, 2013, 08:16
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    Yes, that is what the scan test is for. However it sure sounds like the electrical part of the ignition switch but all we can do is guess at it!

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    gofishing, July 17, 2013, 10:35
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    Thank, I went and got the switch, started changing it out only to find the final screw that holds the switch in place is one that has the pin in the middle of it, guess chrysler wants to make it as hard as possible.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 17, 2013, 07:03
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    AGREE WITH PUSHROD POSS WORN OUT IGN SWITCH.

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    gofishing, July 17, 2013, 14:01
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    I installed a new switch and same problem, tomorrow I bring it to the mechanic, he says it is a body module, will post what happens when I get it back so all can know what the problem is for future reference. thanks for the help

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    pushrod, July 17, 2013, 15:31
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    Good idea!

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