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Ignition switch must be repeatedly turned in order to start.

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Ignition switch must be...

Ignition switch must be repeatedly turned in order to start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the car been stalling out?

No. The ignition switch lights the dashboard but does not engage the starter every time

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?

2002 town and country

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Town and Country yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't attempted anything yet. The van does start after perhaps 10 or so turns of the ignition switch

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Chrysler
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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 5 months ago
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Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 5 months ago

Does it crank and not start or no cranking at all?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Does not engage starter, as previously reported
Chrysler Mechanic: Mike V.v, Technician replied 5 months ago

I would suspect the starter to be the issue and not the ignition switch. Especially if the starter is making a single click type of noise each time you turn the key. It's likely bad and for now the van will start, but it is letting you know it's bad. If you use a test light on the small wire at the starter and have a helper turn the key, you can determine if the starter solenoid is getting power, if it is, replace the starter.

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