Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My engine on my 2003 Chrysler Town & Country engine won't turn over.

asked by on

When I try to start the engine I have to turn the key on and off 2 to 5 times before the engine will start. It is not the battery. I am thinking that my switch needs to be replaced or is it something else

My car has 153000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If the engine has to be cranked 2 to 5 times and the key cycled on and off, then the fuel pressure is either too low or the fuel flow is too low. Try turning on the key wait 10 seconds, then turn off the key and turn it on for 10 seconds, and do it one more time. Then after a full 30 seconds of the key cycled, see if the engine will start right up.

If the engine does start right up, the fuel pump will need to be replaced.

If the engine does not start right up, then the fuel pressure regulator needs replaced as it is not allowing the proper fuel pressure to the injectors as it may be plugged up.

If you need further assistance with your no start condition, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  • Home
  • Questions
  • My engine on my 2003 Chrysler Town & Country engine won't turn over.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car will not start, 2000 Infiniti I30

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2000 Infiniti I30. There are a couple of things to check in this situation. If a signal is being sent to the starter and the starter does not engage, the starter assembly...

Q: 2016 chrysler 200 service air bag light is on

Hi There, This is a known issue with this vehicle related to the malfunction of the airbag system. I would suggest taking the vehicle to your nearest Chrysler dealer to have the vehicle inspected and to determine if this is...

Q: Clutch and air conditioner compressor problems

Hello. It is likely that the air conditioner compressor is breaking your serpentine belt because it has seized up. I suggest that you have a trained technician replace your serpentine belt to get your car back on the road safely....

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...