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Turns on and runs for a second then turns off. 97 town and…

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Turns on and runs...

Turns on and runs for a second then turns off

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

97 town and country relay clicking in the fuse box when key is turned to on position i replaced the battery and cleaned the terminals. looks good to me but im no mechanic

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

It's in park but i can put it in neutral.......i do not know it has a wheel lock feature

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

Yes..... the only thing i have done was change battery and relay in the fuse box under the hood

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes, if i continue to mash the gas it forces the van to keep running

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Chrysler
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Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

so..you can keep it running by giving it throttle?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thanks for your time, but no i rather type, im hard of hearing
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

does the engine light stay on?if so,can you give me the trouble codes/?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i cannot get the codes, i do not have a scan tool handy
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok.

so,the problem is only at an idle?

does it seem to run well when you give it throttle?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it doesn't run that smooth at all when i force it to stay on by giving it throttle
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok.

please explain to me when this problem first began

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the other day. i went to start the van and i heard a clicking noise.....which i found coming from the fuse box under hood
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it would not stay running
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok

sense the engine light is staying on..the first thing you really need to do here is to scan it to get the codes,,these codes will give a clue to the problem

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Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

without the codes,all we can really do is guess

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
im going to go out and turn the car on again and see if the engine stays on, because i can't remember. one second
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

to me it sounds as if you may have a bad vacuum leak,the iac sticking or even the egr valve sticking open

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the engine light stays on
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
it turns on and runs, but it will not stay on if i let up off the gas pedal
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

ok..you really need to scan it before going any further.

that problem could be a few things

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
ok thanks i will get it scanned and get back to you
Chrysler Mechanic: Tim's Auto Repair, Mechanic replied 7 months ago

yes,,please do

thanks

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