Message from sigruna14 in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics
@RevStench generators and compressors at work and a project car held together by zipties and bailing wire 😂
Bought a generac powerwasher two weeks ago to clean my implements. Changed. My. life.
Hi guys. Indy tech here. 5 years experience plus 2 years of tech school.
Nice. Welcome aboard!
No start. Replaced battery, plugs and wires, coil pack, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. P0340 on MIL. 01 Caravan 2.4L 4-cyl. @here
Did you check all your contacts to make sure theyre clean?
Is the starter just not cranking?
Could be ignition switch
@sigruna14 no start how? Won’t turn over? No juice at all? Somewhere in between?
Cranks but doesn't run.
Fuel pump was replaced recently and I hear it whine when I turn key to on so don't think it's that.
@Deleted User If you're talking about wires then hell no they ain't clean, there's oil everywhere.
Maybe try cleaning off the contacts to make sure that the oil isnt impeding the flow of current
Starter could be bad
Seems unlikely though
No, it's a safety device that cuts off the fuel line if you flip. As the vehicle gets older, they become more sensitive
It's just a spring loaded normally closed switch. You can test it by pressing the button, and if the car starts and then stops, it's the switch
@John O - But if that switch were tripped, would I still hear the fuel pump whine when I turn the key to on?
It stops the fuel line, not the electrical circuit going to the motor
The intention is that if the car gets in an accident, the fuel line doesn't pour all over you if the hose breaks
@John O - Where is the reset button? I Googled it but nothing definitive.
Consult the owner's manual
It was under my dash in my old truck
Or just Google "your vehicle inertia switch"
The reset button is on the switch
@John O - The internet seems to think this car doesn't have that. I just gave it to the shop to diagnose. I'm tired of dropping dough and screwing with this damn thing.
If I keep replacing things hoping it'll fix pretty soon it will basically be a whole new car. Anyway evidence seems to point to wiring or computer. Either one is pretty much beyond me I think.
I replaced the computer three years ago and if it's that then idk what to do, maybe it needs flashing or something. I just got one from Advance and threw it in, seemed to work fine until now.
What kind of car?
I'm just curious at this point
Inertia switch is often by rear left tail light in the trunk.
...here's a video for your car I think https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KFuE31wFgE8
John, he posted earlier that it’s a 2001 Caravan 2.4L 4-cyl.
Yeah, what brand
Dodge/Chrysler in 2001