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Intermittent starting, digital clock keeps resetting, battery is fairly new

(2014 Dodge Grand Caravan)
in Stockton, CA on October 12, 2017
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan. I have a key Fob. I've only had the van for two months. Purchased from a used dealership. For about 2 weeks out of no where when I turn my Key the van wouldn't start, then I'd give it a second try and it would start. Then it took a couple of turns. Then it wouldn't start at all. Now I notice for the last few days that my clock keeps getting reset to a totally different time. The van key would turn but nothing. The battery is a year old as of July 2017. The battery cables have been tightened and there is no corrosion present.

What could be causing my clock to reset as if the battery has been disconnected and my van to not start sometimes at all and sometimes after turning the key back in the off position and cranking it at least twice. By the way this does not happen every single time I try to start my van just maybe 1 out of 10 times of starting the van.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? Nothing, it seems random
How long have you had this problem? For about 2 weeks. I've only owned the van for 2 months.
Tags: won t start, clock resetting, key fob, dodge, grand caravan
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on October 12, 2017
Hello, clearly there is a loss of electrical power for some unknown reason. To find out where, you'll have to do testing when the problem occurs, and wiggle harnesses and wiring to maybe eliminate an intermittent open circuit. Check wiring at fuse and relay boxes as well, to ensure there is no water intrusion or loose fitting wires.
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