Jul 062017

Chrysler Town and CountryDash shows in reverse while in park and will not start, if you try down shift into neutral it will only skip and go into drive still will not start.

Maybe the gear selector switch(Transmission Range Sensor) needs to be adjusted or replaced. Use the wiring diagram to assist in tracing the wiring if needed.

Transmission Wiring Diagram 2006 Chrysler Town and Country

Jun 202017



The power lock system allows all of the doors and liftgate to be locked or unlocked electrically by operating a switch on either front door trim panel. The power lock system receives non-switched battery current through a fuse in the Junction Block (JB), so that the power locks remain operational, regardless of the ignition switch position.

The instrument cluster locks the doors automatically when the vehicle speed exceeds 25.7 Km/h (15 mph), all doors are closed, and the accelerator pedal is depressed. The rolling door lock feature can be disabled through the EVIC.

This vehicle also offers several customer programmable features, which allows the selection of several optional electronic features to suit individual preferences.

The power lock system for this vehicle can also be operated remotely using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters.


The central locking system controls powered operation of the door and liftgate locks and the illuminated entry system. Central locking includes the following features:

  • Automatic locking of the doors and liftgate when the vehicle speed exceeds approximately 25 km/h (15 mph).
  • Locking prevention with a door lock switch or the RKE transmitter if the key is in the ignition switch and the driver’s door is open.
  • Driver selectable unlocking mode: Unlock only the driver’s door or all doors and the liftgate with one press of the RKE transmitter unlock button. The driver’s door cylinder can also be used to unlock the door. One turn of the cylinder will unlock the driver’s door, two turns within five seconds will unlock all doors.
  • Automatic illumination of interior courtesy lamps when the vehicle is unlocked.
  • Locking all doors and the liftgate by pressing the lock button on the RKE transmitter, or by pressing a lock switch on one of the front doors.


The lock mechanisms are actuated by a reversible electric motor mounted within each door. The power lock motors are integral to the door latch units.

The power lock motors cannot be adjusted or repaired. If inoperative or damaged, the door latch unit must be replaced.


The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system locks and unlocks the doors and liftgate, turns on interior lamps, and arms and disarms the Vehicle Theft Security System (if equipped). The RKE system operates on non-switched battery current through a fuse in the Integrated Power Module (IPM), so that the system remains operational regardless of the ignition switch position.

The RKE transmitters are also equipped with a Panic button. If the Panic button on the RKE transmitter is depressed, the horn will sound and the exterior lights will flash on the vehicle for about three minutes or until the Panic button is depressed a second time. A vehicle speed of approximately 25.7 kilometers-per-hour (15 miles-per-hour) will also cancel the panic event.

The RKE system can also perform other functions on this vehicle. If the vehicle is equipped with the optional Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), the RKE transmitter will arm the VTSS when the Lock button is depressed and disarm the VTSS when the Unlock button is depressed.

The RKE system includes two transmitters when the vehicle is shipped from the factory, but the system can retain the vehicle access codes of up to a total of eight transmitters. The transmitter codes are retained in the RKE module memory, even if the battery is disconnected. If an RKE transmitter is faulty or lost, new transmitter vehicle access codes can be programmed into the system using a scan tool.

This vehicle also offers several customer programmable features, which allows the selection of several optional electronic features to suit individual preferences. Customer programmable feature options affecting the RKE system include:

  • Remote Unlock Sequence- Allows the option of having only the driver side front door unlock when the RKE transmitter Unlock button is depressed the first time. The remaining doors unlock when the button is depressed a second time within five seconds of the first unlock press. Another option is having all doors and liftgate unlock upon the first depression of the RKE transmitter Unlock button.
  • Sound Horn on Lock- Allows the option of having the horn sound a short chirp as an audible verification that the RKE system received a valid Lock request from the RKE transmitter, or having no audible verification.
  • Flash Lights with Lock and Unlock- Allows the option of having the park lamps flash as an optical verification that the RKE system received a valid Lock request or Unlock request from the RKE transmitter, or having no optical verification.
  • Programming Additional Transmitters- Allows up to a total of eight transmitter vehicle access codes to be stored in the receiver memory.

Certain functions and features of the RKE system rely upon resources shared with other electronic modules in the vehicle over the CAN data bus network. For diagnosis of these electronic modules or of the data bus network, the use of a scan tool and the appropriate diagnostic information are required.



The instrument cluster locks or unlocks the doors when an actuation input signal from a door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is received. The instrument cluster turns on the output drivers and provides a voltage level to the door lock motor for a specified time. All passenger doors can be locked or unlocked using a mechanical button mounted on the door trim panel. The drivers door can be locked or unlocked by using the key cylinder.


The door lock motors are controlled by the instrument cluster. A positive and negative battery connection to the two motor terminals will cause the motor to move in one direction. Reversing the current will cause the motor to move in the opposite direction.


  • LOCK: Pressing the LOCK button locks all doors, sounds horn (chirp) once if enabled, flashes the park lamps once if enabled, and arms the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), if enabled. The chirp verifies that the instrument cluster has sent a message for door lock operation. If a door has not been closed before pressing the LOCK button, the vehicle may not be secured and the VTSS (if equipped) will not arm until the door is closed.
  • UNLOCK: Pressing the UNLOCK button once will unlock the driver’s door first if enabled, flashes the park lamps twice if enabled, activates the illuminated entry system, and disarms the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), if equipped. Pressing the UNLOCK button twice within five seconds will unlock all doors, if driver’s door first is enabled.
  • PANIC: Pressing the PANIC button sounds the horns at half second intervals, flashes the exterior lamps, and turns ON the interior lamps. The panic alarm will remain on for three minutes or until either the PANIC button is actuated again or the vehicle speed exceeds 25.7 Km/h (15 mph) which will cancel the panic event.
Jun 102017

2003 Chrysler Pt Cruiser The car will just shut down while I’m driving. A few weeks my mechanic replaced the transmission sensor. Now it’s just shutting down ever thing cuts off. After a few minutes it usually will start up again. I am not driving it now

Car Shutting Down

Intermittent problems can be frustrating and time consuming. When the car is running fine and starting fine all tests performed will usually come back as showing no errors with anything.  Knowing that, all diagnostic testing will need to be carried out while the problem is present. So only diagnosing when the vehicle will not start will lead us the cause of the problem.

This may require leaving the vehicle with a mechanic for a long stay.


May 032017

2005 Chrysler Town and Country I have a code that is reading #4 missfire. would the ignition coil pack most likely be the problem or #4 injector?

The coil pack would be the most common part failure.

Ignition System Operation

The ignition system used on these engines is referred to as the Direct Ignition System (DIS). The system’s three main components are the coils, crankshaft position sensor, and camshaft position sensor. If equipped with the coil on plug ignition system it utilizes an ignition coil for every cylinder. It is mounted directly over the each spark plug.

Apr 252017

2006 Chrysler 300

Oil getting into the intake

I just had my head gaskets replaced and now there’s oil getting into the intake. Can a rebuild kit fix this problem? If I’m going to replace my engine, my original 8th digit vin letter is R and the one I’m replacing it with is vin T. Will this work?


Try replacing the PCV valve first. Oil may be getting into the intake from a failed PCV valve or improperly installed gaskets since you just had it worked on. A compression test will confirm if the problem is internal in the engine or not.

PCV valve location

To remove rotate PCV valve(3) counter clockwise 90 degrees.(5.7L engine shown)

pcv valve location

Apr 182017

Chrysler Lebaron

ASD Relay

I have been fighting an electrical problem, the car will not start. It acts like the ASD relay is not working, But I can’t locate it. All the info I have says that might should be on the driver fender in the relay box. It is not. Manuals say that the relays in order from fender to engine are starter, ASD, Fuel pump, Horn, Wiper/washer A/C clutch and Radiator fan. I’m are starter, fuel pump, Inj. Ing. coil, blank w/washer,
AC clutch and Rad. fan. I have swapped out the relays with a new one. All so I have changed the coil and dist. module. What is keeping it from starting.


Apr 112017

2001 Chrysler Town and CountryWhen I put key in ignition, key wont turn. Its like frozen, plenty of juice. Might be ignition switch? The key goes in and makes the sound activate but will not turn either way.


Key Wont Turn

  • Try wiggling the steering wheel while trying to turn the ignition key
  • If you have an additional key, try it
Worse Case

You may have to replace the ignition lock cylinder.

Key Lock Cylinder Replacement


  1. Disconnect negative cable from battery.
  2. Remove steering column cover retaining screws.
  3. Remove screws holding steering column shrouds and remove lower shroud.
  4. Place key cylinder in RUN position. Depress lock cylinder retaining tab on the bottom of the lock housing and remove key cylinder.

1.Install key in lock cylinder. Turn key to run position (retaining tab on lock cylinder can be depressed).
2.The shaft at the end of the lock cylinder aligns with the socket in the end of the housing. To align the socket with the lock cylinder, ensure the socket is in the Run position (Socket in Lock Cylinder Housing) .
key wont turn lock cylinder replacement1 – LOCK CYLINDER HOUSING

3.Align the lock cylinder with the grooves in the housing. Slide the lock cylinder into the housing until the tab sticks through the opening in the housing.
4.Turn the key to the Off position. Remove the key.
5.Install lower steering column shroud.
6.Install steering column cover.
7.Connect negative cable to battery.

Apr 042017

1993 Chrysler LebaronCar won’t start. Should there be power at the plug that supplies the coil when the key is on. Have no power at that plug. Shut car off one night (running great) and go to start it next day and it just turns over. Seems dist. cap is all good and rotor, but no fire.


Here is a wonderful diagnostic chart for no start situations.

ignition coil


The Dark Green/Orange wire gets its power from the ASD Relay. The ASD Relay gets its power from the Fuel pump relay and 2 fuses #42 and #46. The PCM sends a signal on the  Black/Grey wire to the distributor. It is common for the ASD Relay to fail and need to be replaced.

ASD Relay Location

It us located in the power distribution center under the hood in the engine compartment.