my 1998 t&c is hard starting in cold weather only, runs fine once it warms up.

Asked by Jan 01, 2015 at 07:33 PM about the 1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It takes about 3 trys to get it started, then I have to hold gas down a little so it doesn't die
for about 30 - 45 seconds. I was told that it was the fuel pump, replaced the fuel pump,
no change what so ever. Any suggestions?

2 Answers

123,885

Possibly dirty/faulty idle air control valve or dirty throttle plate.

2 people found this helpful.
5,535

after you clean your throttle body and if you still have issues also check the coolant temp sensor and ambient air temp sensor for them reading the wrong temp on key on cold starts ...either sensor could be reading that its warmer when its not telling the PCM to use the wrong fuel strategy when in extreme cold temps

Your Answer:

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,450
  • #2
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,010
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
249 Great Deals out of 29,674 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Odyssey
417 Great Deals out of 34,647 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Sienna
248 Great Deals out of 23,669 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Caravan
419 listings
Used Ford Explorer
871 Great Deals out of 66,084 listings starting at $1,275
Used Nissan Quest
45 Great Deals out of 2,238 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
629 Great Deals out of 38,014 listings starting at $1,199
Used Chevrolet Suburban
336 Great Deals out of 21,799 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chrysler Town & Country LX For Sale
12 listings starting at $15,500
2015 Chrysler Town & Country LX For Sale
10 listings starting at $12,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.