Problems with a 1998 Chrysler T&C LXI?

I bought this van from my mom who had no problems with it. 2 weeks after it became ours, the display panel went out (the speedometer, tachometer, gas, engine temp gages all read zero). Still ran, just didn't know anything.

In June of this year, when you would start it, the engine would start, but killed right away. It would do this a few times and then you would get nothing. Eventually (usually 2-8 hours) it will start and keep running. This is a random deal, not nearly a daily occurance, but happens often enough to be considered undependable. The mechanic is not sure what is wrong with it.


5 Answers

  • Pey
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Check it out at a dealership. If there is no power loss and it turns over OK it must mean you have a good connection at the battery. If any problem there, clean and tighten battery terminals. Also, make sure the oil and filter are changed at least every 5000 miles. If no oil pressure is detected, that could cause it to cut off when starting.

    Make sure you are using good regular gas with cleaners included in the gas. Many dealerships include a fuel system cleaner at some mileage level. The regular use of good regular gas that includes cleaners is the best choice tho. ~

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like your computer is going out.

  • 1 decade ago

    The problem with your van is that it is a DODGE!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you should tell your mom and ask for your money back

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