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I have a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country. It was having

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I have a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country. It was having intermittent starting issues. No cause or reason associated with it sometimes after sat all night, sometimes when I would go to the gas station and come out and won't start. There would be nothing when I turn the key but all my interior lights would work my radio would work. I would be able to jump or put battery charger on to start it. After a while it wore my battery down and I wasn't able to jump it. Took battery in confirmed bad battery. Replaced. Then it was not starting due to crank no start. Replaced Crankshaft position sensor and camshaft position sensor and noticed the ASD fuse was blown replaced it and it started. Worked all day. Changed the oil. Started after the oil was changed. Next day, tried and won't start. Crank no start and the ASD fuse keeps blowing.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Hello and welcome to just answer. Which engine do you have in your van? Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
3.8L V6
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Oh forgot to mention that there was a pigtail wire harness that was melted leading to the blower motor resistor. Just capped it off. The positive battery cable that goes to ground was corroded.
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Ok thanks. The circuits that the ASD relay supplies power to are: The fuel injectors, ignition coil, Oxygen sensor heaters, and the alternator field windings. I have seen the ASD fuse blow due to melted O2 wires on the exhaust manifold or pipe, damaged insulation on the wiring to the injectors near the ignition coil pack bracket, and a shorted alternator field inside of the alternator.
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Do a good and thorough inspection of the wiring at the O2 and injector wiring
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
If you cannot find anything, then suspect that alternator and replace it.
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
I hope this information helps and if so, would you please take a minute and rate my service when you get a chance?
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
I will still help you if you have further questions even after you rate. Thank you, Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I found that there was a grounding wire that was not hooked on the exhaust. The ASD fuse is not blowing anymore but still crank no start
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Hmmm, do you have access to a scan tool or code reader? Chris
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Any luck with the van? Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No, I do not have access to a scanner. I haven't had any luck on it either.
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
See if you can rent one from your auto parts store. It would be really helpful to know if any diagnostic trouble codes are being set. Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Didn't know you could do that thanks I'll call around
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Ok keep me posted. Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Do you know a certain parts store that does?
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Where are you located?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Cedar Rapids Iowa
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Ok, let me do some research and see. Chris
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't think there is any
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Try this store: O'Reilly Auto PartsCedar Rapids, IA - Store #796Main Number(319)(###) ###-####(***) ***-****4528 Center Point NECedar Rapids, IA 52402
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Already have they don't
Expert:  Chris replied 6 months ago.
Ok, maybe it is time to purchase one. That is a tool you can use in the future also. Something to think about.Chris

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