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1997 town and country will not start, I have to pull the

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1997 town and country will not start, I have to pull the fuse for alarm and wait 10 minutes replace it them it starts. what do I need to do to solve this
JA: Most vehicles have two fuse panels. Have you located both?
Customer: only the top long where the 10 amp fuse that I pull is at
JA: Are you fixing your Town and Country yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no I can't really see that well. I've only pull the 10 amp fuse., I've had it in the local shop but it is still the same
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no just that please
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

please explain..

does the theft light stay on?

when it doesnt start,,what does it do?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Van will not start unless I pull the 10 amp alarm out and wait 10 or so minutes
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

when you say it wont start,,,what does it do,,does the starter motor turn the engine?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Tim are there?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

yes

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I tun the key I hear every thing including the fuel pump buzz but it wont crank
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

does the theft light stay on?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I did not see any lights on
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Tim yes the light is on, just could not see in sun light
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok

do you have a remote for the door locks?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

unlock the doors with the remote,,,will it start now?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok will try that just a minute the van is outside
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

let me know

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
the doors were unlocked so I locked and unlocked the doors tried to crank and it will not
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok..unlock the rear hatch with the key

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok I unlocked the rear hatch with the the key
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

still no start?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no start
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

what relay are you pulling for the 10 minutes?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it is first fuse in box I believe it is alarm fuse
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok..

can you take the phone call option?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no i dont have the funds
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
the same 10 amp fuse
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok,,

remove the relay and get it to start,,when you have it to where it will start.

1-turn the engine off

2-turn the key mid way only to where the gear selector lights up in the dash[not all the way to run]

3-then turn the key off,then back mid ways,,,do this 3 times stopping with the key mid ways,,then unlock the doors with the drivers side electric door lock switch

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ok will try
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

let me know how it gos

thanks

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
great, however the door switch does not work! its been out almost three years the windows don't work eighter, thank fully the heater and the ac work. Thanks for your time. I believe the time has come for a for sale sign to go up on it cheap or best offer! thanks a gain
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 7 months ago.

ok..