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2000 caravan stops canking over. Then starts again


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Carl80
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Nov 20, 2016, 5:16 PM

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2000 dodge grand caravan 3.3l with 160k miles.the van will start cranking over then stop dead, then start again, without letting go of the key from the he start position. It will start on the second crank. Sometimes it will be the 3rd or 4th time before it starts. At first i thought it could be a bad starter but if i just hold the key it will start it just might pause a couple times mid crank.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 20, 2016, 10:30 PM

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Re: 2000 caravan stops canking over. Then starts again Sign In

With that first check and clean them all up is battery cable connections at battery and at starter and engine block. Cables themselves could have a weak spot and probably show evidence of heat or a burned spot.


Yes - it could be a starter but that's not the most common way they fail.


If you have and know how to use both a DVOM and even plain test light you could find where power is dropping out to crank the engine,


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