Having problems with your 1996 Chrysler Town & Country ?

I have a 1996 Town and Country and it will not shift out of 1st gear. I also have a windshield wiper issue that was diagnosed by the dealer as the van needing a new PCM. Could that also be the source of this problem?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

Answers :

I have the same problem with my van and my mechanic say the PCM and ECM needs to be replaced.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I have a 1996 Town and Country and it will not shift out of 1st gear. I also have a windshield wiper issue that was diagnosed by the dealer as the van needing a new PCM. Could that also be the source of this problem?


I have the same problem with my van and my mechanic say the PCM and ECM needs to be replaced. ... 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6; 4 cylinder...the check engine light is on and I need to get it off for my emissions test so I need help finding out what the problem is. Ive had the car put on the scanner twice and diagnosed once as well. Here is a list of the codes: 1st time scanned at Auto Zone the following codes popped up: P1516 P0013 P0014 P0420 I then had the car diagnosed and the same codes popped up as shown above but the car dealer ALSO said I needed a new Cat Converter however...w


When you changed the parts did you have the codes cleared ? as if the comp stored it then it will return and when you put new parts on it took the comp time to test and display new changes. ... 2006 Pontiac G6

I have a 1994 gmc sonoma ext. cab 4x4 with a 4.3 engine with the throttle body fuel system. The truck has 160,000 miles. I have owned it 14 years. A few years ago it developed excessive steering wheel freeplay. The local GMC dealer diagnosed it as needing a new steering gear. They replaced it for approx. $950. This did not correct the steering freeplay. The problem continued to get worse over the next few years. Recently I had new tires and alignment. This tire shop also found what is causing th


Try a local wrecking yard (now called a recycler) Will cost less than new. get one from a vehicle with lower miles if possible. ... 1994 GMC Sonoma

We have been told that our 04 xsara has lost its key code, also need a new battery. Can we fix the problem with the key code or do we need to take it to the dealer?


... 2004 Citroen Xsara 2.0

Is my opel vivaro 1.9dti 2004 s.w.b van the same as a renault traffic van in All but Name? Timing belts broken+van needs all new wiring+connectors to engine due to wear+tear.Before timing belt broke at 85000mls van was running very poor with little or no acceleration,heat-glow plug indicator almost constantly lit.Im asking if a good renault dealer could help do repairs+service as the price i found from an opel dealer to be too expensive?


... Renault 18I

Voltage Problem Hi, I'm having a problem with the fact my truck wont charger the battery, alternator, battery, cables all new. it just wont sent the volts back tothe battery.. Also when you turn the key to the on position the battery doesnt come on anymore, Could this be one of the problems also? NEED HELP..


Hello\015\012this style of alt has an internal regulator and these alt. have had a long history of the wiring plug burning up. the one that plugs into the alt. and have started some fires so be careful.\015\012this alt is called a 2G ... 1987 Ford F 250

How do you remove power outlet on 2007 Silverado dask - I have two of them that need new covers installed. I also need to know where to buy new one's - any source other than a dealer?


... Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Engine has a cold start problem has a rough idle for 20 to 30 secons ,entill the secondary air injection system shuts down , then the engine smooths out and runs ok . also when the air injection system shuts down it has a spun bearing noise comming from it , the dealer said noise was from the air shut off valve check valve .dealer said this was a normal noise , and they could not repair the misfire rough idle, GM would need to reprogram the ECM to corect flow problem, replaced MAF sensor , clean


Hi!!\015\012\015\012I heard about this before, I believe it is a PCM programming issue. Go to http://gmownercenter.yahoo.com it shows that there is a recall fo ... 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

Carburator problems My daughter has been having trouble with her car stalling, cutting out and flooding. Sometimes it runs good but majority of the time, it sits in the driveway. These problems began after her engine blew and she had a crate engine installed. The 'mechanic' also told her at that time she needed a new carburator. Now she is taking the car to a buick dealer where there are 'certified' mechanics. They have told her (over the 4 different times they have worked on it) she needed a ne


Sounds like the choke circuit is faulty. Find a shop that works on older cars with older mechanics. The new mechanics don't know how to work on older cars. Good luck. Please rate me so I know if I helped you. Thanks. ... 1986 Buick Regal

The car had ignition coils replaced as a part of Audi recall. Two days later the car started misfiring and the check engine light came on. The car has 92000 miles on it and v8 4.2 engine. The dealer said that they need to take engine out to diagnose the problem. They suspect that timing chain slipped or broke and that the engine may need to be replaced or rebuilt. Could the previous service repair have anything to do with the current problem?


Dont you love recalls they never seem to solve ****, and the problem with the timing chains is that it is really easy for the mechanic to cause unneeded damage to the engine. if the chain or belt snapped your in a world of hurt i would take it to ano ... 2004 Audi S4

The keyless fob, on the end of the key had the small screw come lose & its been lost, so I need to ask where I can obtain a new screw. Also with that screw loose, or missing the black plastic button fell off & is lost. So I need to ask where I can but that part. Or where I could buy an old key so that I could take the parts off it. I don't want to try the dealer because I know they will be way too expensive. Any info would be appreciated.


... 1992 Lexus Sc 300

Hi, we have a 2001 E150 Ford Van. A new (rebuilt ) transmission was just put in. Now the van is running extremely rough. We put high tech gas and some cleaner in... we had 3 mechanics try to put a diagnostic tool but because the check engine light does not go on, they can not diagnose the problem. So now, they are saying we may need a new computer..Which I think is crazy... Is it true that if it was the fuel injectors the check engine light WOULD go on...but if the spark plugs are bad it may not


Hi, the check engine light will come up if there is something wrong with the fuel injector and the spark plug as long as the car have a OBD-II system which your car has.\015\012\015\012Rebuilding the transmission might have actually affected th ... Ford E-150

When i bought my car 08 xb scion on 6/07 new car, but it never had that new car smell. Smell is a strong odor. Dealer replaced ac vent hoses, also heating ducts, have 9 repair orders for this problem. Dealer keeps spraying ozioum in cabin filter. What do you think this could be?


It's probably caused by water leakage somewhere. Carefully check the carpeting for any dampness. The padding under the carpet may be wet, and this would be difficult to detect, and dry out. I have a car that developed a leak at the firewall, resu ... 2008 Scion Xb

Daihatsu charade 1.3 1996 model. I bought the above car 3 weeks ago from a car dealer in WA. A week later the radiator overheated and has done so twice since. The thermostat has been changed twice but has not fixed the problem. The radiator cap has also been changed. large air bubbles can be seen when the cap is off which I am told could be the head gasket has gone. The car dealer is not very helpful so I need to know why the head gasket breaks down and any other information which could help me


Thanks again for your speedy response I have had the car checked out and unfortunatly it is the head gasket. I am having to take the car back to the car dealer and hope he can fix it for me. It did help so much for all the comments to understand more ... Daihatsu Charade

2000 caravan lost instrument panel and now stuck in first gear, When problem first started I could hold key all the way forward to get panel to work. Just to check gas speed. This could be done while in park or while driving. But only if radio is on. I can also get everything to work if I start van with remote starter. But radio must be on. Things I have tried (new ignition switch, fuse and relay panel beside battery, tested wiring, scanner could not properly read codes


This is the speed sensors on the transmission. I just went through the exact same thing with my van. They are fairly easy to replace and run about $15 a piece. ... 2000 Dodge Caravan

Whistling noise I have a 2004 f-150 supercab. problem began when truck was new and I was driving at approx. 72 mph in cold weather. I would get a loud persistent whistling noise. Reported to dealer but they could not duplicate[conditions were wrong]. Also called Ford complaint dept.Talked to dealer again this winter and they may have attempted something as now noise may occur at varying speeds in cold weather.Ford is now saying this is deemed normal and acceptable.It is not! Any solutions?


Have you tried placing something over the grille area temporarily, to try & isolate it. Can you tell roughly the area it's coming from? ... 2004 Ford F150

My car is cranking but not firing up, i've already put a new altinator, and battery, i was told the problem could be the fuel pump. I need to know where the fuel pump relay fuse is located, and also instructions on how to put a new fuel pump on the buick


1985 buick somerset regal with 4 cyl. feul pump relay is mounted near back of passenger side strut tower top. if you are in front of vehicle it should be the right hand relay of the two. ... 1985 Buick Somerset

2003 mercury mountaineer new battery won't hold charge?? Has been towed to shop 3 times in 2 weeks and they can not diagnose the problem. I know they have checked the altenator, starter and looked for shorts. the battery connections have been cleaned. Also, after the new battery was put in I noticed that the rear defroster light would not turn off. They are telling me to take it to a dealer. Any other options? Thanks for your time.


All you need is a test light\015\012disconnect the positive cable from the battery\015\012connect the test light between the battery cable and the positive post\015\012if the test light lit then you have a drain\015\012next st ... 2003 Mercury Mountaineer

1997 jaguar xj6 passenger side engine bay fuse box fuse # 10 IGN control (low current) 5 amp blows as soon as turn the key then the battery drains and car dies what is happening and how do i fix it. Also does this fuse have anything to do with the key tumbler because my new problem is now when i start the car i can take the key completly out and the car will still run and drive even though there is no keys i must remove the battery cable to turn the engine off. do i need a new tumbler or could i


I think your thumbler is shorting and blowing the fuse..; replace the tumbler..your ignition is wired to the tumbler.. if thats shorting it will explain your issues. ... Jaguar XJ6

1997 jaguar xj6 passenger side engine bay fuse box fuse # 10 IGN control (low current) 5 amp blows as soon as turn the key then the battery drains and car dies what is happening and how do i fix it. Also does this fuse have anything to do with the key tumbler because my new problem is now when i start the car i can take the key completly out and the car will still run and drive even though there is no keys i must remove the battery cable to turn the engine off. do i need a new tumbler or could i


Chances are its a shor on the tumbler involving the ignition wires that are also connect to the tumbler..I'll suggest you replace the tumbler.. ... Jaguar XJ6

High idle For years I've experienced a sporatic and widely variable (i.e. 750-1700RPM) idle when the engine is warm. Many mechanics have tried to ID the source of the problem. Usually they say that the throttle body is dirty and needs cleanings (which I've done probably 3-4 times in the past 6 years, with no improvement. About 1 year ago, a mechanic (not the dealer-they could never fix the problem) discovered that the setting on the ICM / senor was WAY off. He adjusted it and the car ran great u


Your car may not have recieved a recall on 02/201998 on the vehicle speed control recall id from NHTSA98v035000. the throttle shaft ball bearings on the sensor side of the throttle body assembly was not insalled in certain throttle bodies. Operation ... 1997 Subaru Legacy

Engine misfire I have a 2000 Pontiac Montana that started to miss, my code reader said misfire #1 cylinder. I had it looked at and was told that the head gaskets needed to be replaced. After replacing the head gaskets along with new plugs & wires it now has a misfire on #5 cylinder. I swaped coils, injectors, plugs and wires and the problem remains. Could it be the ignition box or even the computer, or what? This vehicle also has another problem with the lights strobeing, I thought this was the


We have the same problem down to the lights and everything\015\012Did you ever figure out what it was? ... 2000 Pontiac Montana

High idle For years I've experienced a sporatic and widely variable (i.e. 750-1700RPM) idle when the engine is warm. Many mechanics have tried to ID the source of the problem. Usually they say that the throttle body is dirty and needs cleanings (which I've done probably 3-4 times in the past 6 years, with no improvement. About 1 year ago, a mechanic (not the dealer-they could never fix the problem) discovered that the setting on the ICM / senor was WAY off. He adjusted it and the car ran great u


\015\012I have the same exact problem, but with idling roughly between 700 and sometimes upwards of 2000+ RPM.  I don't have the problem you do as far as the engine heat goes, but I definitely feel the tug, hear the engine sounding bogged ... 2000 Subaru Legacy

A/C problem I have the dual climate control head on my car.After recharge (134a).I could not engage the a/c on the control head.Talked to a buick dealer and he said to disconnect battery for 30 secs.This resets the programmer and the a/c pumped cold air really good..then it automatically switched from auto (a.c) to economy.I disconnected the battery again and I could engage the a/c (auto button) and everthing was fine ...but it swiched back to economy again.Do I need a new programmer??? thanks a


You need to check the freon to see if you have a leak. ... 1991 Buick Park Avenue

I have a 1990 Lexus LS 400 and I was told the alternator is the problem....The lights, radio, and tail-lights do not work (Nothing electrical even with a new battery). Could this be the only problem?? Also, how do I find out what type of alternator plug I need for this vehicle?


I would inspect your wires at the starter. If you live up north then corrosion is bad, clean all wires going to starter. then clean wires to back of alternator. I seriously doubt that alternator is the problem, but if you remove it you can have it te ... 1990 Lexus LS 400
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.carrestorationshop.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 4.4713 seconds