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Why would the engine of a Town and Country not always start when you turn the key?

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2009-01-02 21:51:56
2009-01-02 21:51:56

== == Possibly a worn out ignition lock switch, that has sloppy contacts, which don't always make the electrical connection , when you turn the key. Possibly a bad starter check to see if you have power going to it when it is turned to the start position check with a test lite if it lites up you have a bad starter. Try pounding on the top of the dash once or twice right in the middle of and behind the steering wheel. I'm serious, try it. The third answer may sound trite but he is correct. After 6 months of being stranded,spending money on electrical test, changed out relays etc I had had enough. I took it to an "old" mechanic and told him to keep it until fixed. Before I could call someone to pick me up it was running again. The problem is an instrument cluster connection. If the vehicle is running when it disconnects you loose rpm,spedo, instrument lights and gas gage. The motor will run until you shut it off. Given the cost of this repair and the age of my vehicle I chose not to repair. I've punched this baby out dozens of times in the last 18 months and it works every time!

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