Problem Description and Possible Solution
If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid contacts, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.
Average mileage: 177,937 (135,000–220,000)
13 people reported this problem
Starting when this vehicle was 3 years old, it periodically will not start - no sound, no turn over of any sort. This never occurs with a cold start. Tends to occur when vehicle is warm and/or after it has been parked on a hot day. Impossible to re-create at a shop. Replacing part #8591030050, a RELAY ASSY, CIRCUIT seemed to help for a few years. Generally after the vehicle has sat for 1 - 3 hours it will start normally.
Occasionally van won't start - engine won't turn over - no sound, etc. Then after about half an hour it will consistently start. This has only occurred while driving in the mountains on about 100 mile trips and once on a 25 minute highway drive. The last time, tapping the starter made it work (apparent cause). I am going to take out the starter and have it tested (I have a remanufactured one, with the cold climate option, waiting for me at the parts store. Seems the same situation as amentioned in a previous post.