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This post will need to take a couple of days, as I will not be able to do most suggested diagnostics until Thursday, due to being at the firehouse. I have an 08 T&C with a 3.8 When the weather gets colder, the fuel pump does not kick on when first trying to start. What we have found is 1. If you cycle the key, (sometimes just a couple of times, other times a few dozen times) eventually it will come on. 2. Sometimes, the first time the pump kicks in, it will run continuous until you recycle the key. When it does this, it is not providing fuel for a start. You will have to cycle the key to get the short pump cycle to get it to start. 3. During the time of multiple key cycles, if you bump the starter, the pump will engage. When you do this, the pump does not prime the system for a start. I originally thought this was the pump. But I am not so sure about that. It seems like I can get the pump to turn on any time I want by bumping the starter, just won't prime. On cold days, you will need to re-cycle the key to get the pump to prime, even if your stop is for 5 minutes or so. On warm days, 50 degrees plus, this is not necessary. On the days that this is needed, there is no engine hesitations during operating, like a failing fuel pump can do. I bought a nice fuel pressure test kit, but no fittings for the Chrysler quick disconnect were in it. So no fuel pressure test has been done. No codes set by the computer. Seems the fuel pressure regulator is part of the pump assembly, and I read one place where the relay is part of the ignition switch? I have not looked underneath to see if I can unplug a harness and check for power going to the pump when the key needs cycled to get the pump to kick in and prime.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I should add, by taking a couple of days, I don't mean take a couple of days to release funds. Also, I am really hoping that this is a case of 'yeah, the T&C's are notorious for this particular part goes bad and causes this issue' (but don't we always hope for that LOL) Never seen a fuel issue like this.
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Here is the related wire diagram. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nurfhs2v433vo37/38ep.pdf?dl=0 So far this looks to be a faulty pump relay or the relay is n getting its ground to pin 85 from the PCM with the key on. Can you check those things?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I went out to try this, but it is too dark outside. I will do it Thursday morning and report back to you. I see where Chrysler makes a external replacement for these relays.
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Sounds good, here from you later.

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