Starting engin problem, turn the key nothing happens on 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

I try to start the engin by turnimg the key nothing happens sometimes this happens three or four times before it starts. this is intermitent

by in Littleton, CO on March 05, 2009
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2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , June 18, 2009
I had the same problem on a used 2002 Town and Country. The previous owner changed teh starter for the same reason, but it did not fix the problem. It turns out that there was a dirty contact on the starter relay in the fuse box. It was keeping the proper voltage from going to the starter solenoid, which did not allow the solenoid to fully engage. I just cleaned the contacts with some fine grit sand paper and it fixed the problem.
COMMENT by , June 19, 2009
It is starting to be regular now happens first time you start it in the day then seams to start ok
COMMENT by , June 21, 2009
Did you clean the starter relay contacts and the starter fuse? Both located in the fuse box in the engine compartment. You can do this yourself for free.
COMMENT by , July 31, 2014
found the problem was a bad battery the first cell would short lowering the voltage to 10 Vdc so it would not start if you keep trying it would start or after you put a charger to it . most of the time it would not start first thing in the Morning .
ANSWER by , March 05, 2009
When this happens, have someone stand next to the vehicle to see if they can hear a clicking soound from the front of the engine. If, YES, your Starter Solenoid contacts are worn and the starter must be replaced. If NO, the problem is elsewhere, Starter relay, Ignition Switch, Transmission PRNDL Switch, Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and / or wiring are all interlaced into the starter circuit.
COMMENT by , July 30, 2014
I am having the same problem all fuses and relays are clicking and clean all lights in dash and throughout van come on but it will not start does anyone have any suggestions