2004 chrysler town and country won't start after replacing ecm - does the key need to be reprogrammed?

AllenJeff
40

Asked by AllenJeff Jun 27, 2013 at 02:52 PM about the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had a bad ecm.  Ordered one online preprogrammed.  When I installed it, it would not even turn over.  I noticed the gear shift indicator is in reverse.  When I shift it it won't indicate it is in park or neutral when it actually is.

4 Answers

DavidH25
Not Active

I don't know what the supplier calls 'pre programmed' but that can not be done. The ECM must be programmed with your cut key with the transponder in it. After installation. It's no wonder it won't start. Now the shifting thing, I saw your other post and those guys both know what they are talking about

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
You think this is helpful.
AllenJeff
40

I wondered about that as well. I checked with the companuy I purchased the ecm from and they said some vehicles had to be done that way but not the 2004 T&C.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
AllenJeff
40

The other strange thing is that when I put the old ecm back in, it is doing the exact same thing.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

That's because you took it out and it lost it's memory. I do not understand how they can claim that. The key in a '04 T&C has a transponder.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why will my car not start up? 2003 Chrysler Town and Country 3.8L V6 4 answers

    I have been reading up on many posts about the same thing and have been trying them. Manually closing the circuit of the Starter relay and turning the key will turn over. Completely baffled as to ...

    2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Chrysler town and country will not start 35 answers

    The van was idling so low it vibrated the van, but running well other than the idling issue so I shut it down to do the repairs, so I replaced the spark plugs, the spark plug wires,ignition coil pack,...

    2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • faulty ecm 1 answer

    check engine light stays on . code 601 ,replaced and reprogramed 3 times.

    2001 Chrysler Town & Country LXi

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Chrysler Town and country, installing a used CPU

    Hello, I have a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country with 170k miles. Last week it failed to pass inspection due to the check engine light being on. It came up with code p0601, internal CPU error and ev...

    2003 Chrysler Town & Country Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Town & Country
Looking for a Used Town & Country in your area?
CarGurus has 33,257 nationwide Town & Country listings starting at $995.
ZIP:

Search Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,050
#2 Sereptia Tucker
Sereptia Tucker
Reputation 980
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 900
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
562 Great Deals out of 34,507 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Odyssey"
453 Great Deals out of 23,682 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Sienna"
415 Great Deals out of 21,388 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Caravan"
5 Great Deals out of 1,232 listings starting at $2,000
Used Kia Sedona"
87 Great Deals out of 7,151 listings starting at $2,750
Used Nissan Quest"
95 Great Deals out of 4,237 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford Explorer"
1,119 Great Deals out of 49,527 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chrysler 300"
461 Great Deals out of 22,238 listings starting at $3,120
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
774 Great Deals out of 24,697 listings starting at $1,955
Used Honda Pilot"
499 Great Deals out of 15,110 listings starting at $3,700
Used Chrysler Pacifica"
89 Great Deals out of 1,981 listings starting at $650
Used Toyota Camry"
1,787 Great Deals out of 82,648 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 14,518 listings starting at $21,999
2014 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
292 Great Deals out of 7,223 listings starting at $15,995
2013 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,851 listings starting at $12,795
2012 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,933 listings starting at $11,990
2011 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 942 listings starting at $9,999