Hi. I have a 2009 Town and Country that's having several problems. The primary issue is that the engine stalls when applying the brakes
at highway speeds. I've taken it to my local dealership, but they couldn't find the root cause. I thought iit was related to a "hood ajar* switch that may have caused the van to think it had been stolen.But I replaced it,and the problems continue. Since then, the van randomly won't start, and I noticed that the good ajar light has returned, even though iit was replaced less than 9 months ago. I've been reading about the IOD fuse as well as recalls that are available. The L25 recal has been performed too.
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: No check engine light. It stalls when driving. I can put it into Neutral, give it gas, and if timed correctly it will not stall hen we put the van in Drive.
JA: Are you fixing your Town and Country yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No, I have not fixed it myself. The dealership preformed the recall and overcharged ee me for new keys and and unnecessary onboard computer...an ECU I think. The hood switch was replaced by a tech at Goodyear shop.I forgor to add that we've gone through several batteries
in the past 2 years. That's why I thought the hood sensor was causing a drai . Drain Now there is also a strange rotary noise when the van is in motion.I don't recall heating it at idle, but the pitch of the sound changes as the accelerator is pressed or released. The sound varies with the speed, but it has gotten louder and throatier.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, I think that's all for the moment. In my reading, symptoms are pointing to an alternator
issue, but iit doesn't seem like it would die over a 2 year span. And the stalls began long before we had a battery die or the hood ajar light came on.Thatnks for tour help!