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chrysler

#1

Sometimes when I start my van, it turns over and cut out twice, then nothing. It usually starts right up after I let it sit for 3 hours, but sometimes won’t start till the next day. Jump starting doesn’t work. I’ve replaced the battery, got a new starter, cleaned the keys with alcohol and tightened the gas cap. What could be wrong?


#2

Gauges work sometimes and sometimes they they don’t. If the car is idling too long, they shut down.


#3

It sounds like there is a power connection problem in the main accessory bus wiring under the hood. Make sure power is getting to the ignition switch when the trouble occurs. The ignition switch is also a suspect problem area.

If the gauges are turning off while the engine is running then power to the body control module (BCM) or possibly the cluster may be a problem.