Van tries to start but won't start

Asked by Sep 02, 2016 at 10:58 PM about the 1996 Plymouth Voyager Minivan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The van sounds like its honestly trying to
start but it doesn't. Not the battery or
cables, not the starter, doubt it's the
alternator but it's not getting spark. Where
should I start to trouble shoot and how do I
go about doing that...?

2 Answers

2,020

There are so many OTHER reasons a car won’t start. It could be a the main relay, no gas because of either no gas in the tank, or the fuel pump isn’t working properly, or it has a clogged fuel filter. It could be a bad spark plug, bad plug wire, or a combination of the two, carburetor choke, water in the distributor cap, bad points, bad injectors, accelerator pump, timing, broken timing belt, engine is flooded, a vacuum leak, or even a bad temperature sensor, or a combination of some or all of these. A blown head gasket will also prevent your car from starting if the engine is a four cylinder with two dead cylinders.

90

the skeleton anti theft program has caused lots of problems for that yr.need to have it scanned.ifthat's the cause need to replace PCM

Your Answer

Plymouth Voyager Experts

  • #1
    fredgerz
    Reputation
    330
  • #1
    LouB
    Reputation
    330
  • #3
    seandivine
    Reputation
    320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Caravan
427 listings
Used Chrysler Town & Country
193 Great Deals out of 12,872 listings starting at $899
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
215 Great Deals out of 29,615 listings starting at $1,200
Used Plymouth Prowler
92 listings starting at $20,997
Used Chrysler Voyager
43 listings

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.