It seems to be an easy fix of just replacing it but I'm not sure if that auto parts store would be open still. They had a van there same year same problem and had the same warranty company and was all approved. First I tried a jump start, no luck. We thought it was the fuel pump. Sounded like it wanted to start but wouldn't.
It was determined that the alternator went out but also fried the electrical system resulting in needing the tipm and ecm replaced. The problem is definitely the solenoid which is build in the starter these days. About 4 months later, happened again. That is a very common problem with the little silver Nippondenso starters. Also, I hope that this 10,000 miles was not your first oil change. The air and lights would randomly come on and off.
I got no reaction from the car at all when I turned the key to start. Also, one time during the same day that this happened, the engine started but then immediately died. Then after multiple tries, the car will start. But battery did stay charged. The switch is easy to remove as described by dukecityman.
I was able to pull over. Followed by a complete shutdown of the vehicle. Thought the problem was fixed. The starter and wiring harness have been replaced. I have 2 children and I'm scared every time I have them in the car. It would also sometimes start and then die as if it were a manual and I had let off of the clutch while in gear. I have 2 children and I'm scared every time I have them in the car.
Thought the problem was fixed. This is wrong in every way and Chrysler needs to take responsibility for this problem. We are use to having to jump our vehicle about 1 out of 20 times. Engine will eventually start and run fine. I did the fuel pump relay bypass on it and that worked great until November when it got cold. Brought it back to Chrysler and they said battery had a dead cell. Called warranty company and they decided to take matters into their own hands and called the guy three times the next morning and finally got a hold of the service advisor.
A lawsuit was also settled in 2015 with regards to the tipm and the vehicles not starting. I have not had it stall again, but the stalling did not re- occur as often. This will allow people to filter out posts that have already been resolved so they can move on to other posts that still need assistance. Returned battery to local auto parts store and swapped for a new one since it was under warranty. The first trys warmed it enough so that it started a little later.
I intend to get it to the dealer soon. We have a very busy household and this is very disappointing that a van which is known for being a reliable family vehicle has given this many headaches. I read lots of varying solutions and was ready to get the emergency locksmith out here to replace the barrel and then I stumbled across that suggestion here. Expecting a call next week from Chrysler dealer to pick up my van, which I know will definitely be fixed. Wipers begin, wiper fluid shooting out again! All of a sudden the day before we are about to take our son on a road trip to see a baseball game the van won't start.
The problem repeated once during the week. Lights will work, gauges will work, starter will not crank to turn the engine over. All the lights and everything comes on when I put the key in and turn to start, but it does not start. Recently, I have pushed on the horn and it will blow and then cut out after a couple of seconds. I think they know its the tipm. So the clicking sound without the starter turning is an indication that the starting is getting enough power to turn: 1.