98 Grand Caravan LE Won't Start Sometimes
I've got a mysterious problem that the Dealer hasn't been able to diagnose because of course the car acts fine when I take it in.
98 Grand Caravan LE, 3.8L, Auto, 95K miles, new battery, new positive cable (old one corroded through), starter maybe 2 yrs old and is good per the dealer
Problem is this. Every couple of weeks it'll do this thing where it'll start and stall after a few seconds, no matter how much gas you give or whatever. So you star it up again and it stalls out again after a few seconds. It'll do this 3 or 4 times and then when you turn the key it won't do anything. No cranking, no click, no nothing. Acts like you're trying to start it in drive or without a battery or something. But all lights, radio, everything works except it does nothing when you turn the key. You let the car sit and the next morning or later on in the evening it starts as if there's no problem. Works great for a while and then the cycle repeats.
Dealer kept it for 2 days and can't find anything wrong. They even sent it out with the delivery guy and drove it for 20 miles and still no problem. Says he can't fix what he can't find. Thankfully they didn't charge me a cent.
Has anyone had an experience like this (i.e., is this a known issue for the 98 Caravan)? Preferably with a known solution? I did some searches and some folks say PCM but I have yet to see someone say PCM and then come back later and say yes it really was the PCM.