Ignition coil help

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Old 09-17-14, 05:07 PM
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Exclamation Ignition coil help

I have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan that when I went to start it a few hours ago it would not turn over, it did however get goin on the second attempt. With the engine light now on. So i went to the auto parts store to use the diagnostics tool and this is what it read
P0352
Definition:
Ignition coil primary circuit conditiogn-coil
Explanation:
The ignition coil primary circuit is monitored for errors
Probably cause:
Ignition coil defective
Secondary:
Ignition-plugs, wire, cap, rotor
poor electrical connection or circuit fault
Driver circuit fault-ignition module or

Obviously it has something to do with the ignition coil but my question is what.
Or better yet what would you do in this situation in terms of troubleshooting, testing, or, finding the specific cause? Im trying to save as much money as possible so i appreciate all the help i can get.
 
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Old 09-17-14, 05:16 PM
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Pull the cap off and check the cap and rotor for excessive arcing/corrosion.
Make sure wiring is tight on the coil.
Make sure all the spark plug wires are tight in the cap and on the plugs.
 
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Old 09-18-14, 04:37 AM
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Pretty sure that one is distributor-less. Could still be wires or electrical connections, but I think coil pack issues are not uncommon on Caravans. I did a quick look-up and the coil pack is pretty cheap.
 
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Old 09-18-14, 10:09 PM
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I guess I should have looked up the code myself. Your description of code P0352 is incorrect.

P0352 Chrysler - Ignition Coil 2 Circuit

- Faulty Ignition Coil 2
- Ignition Coil 2 harness is open or shorted
- Ignition Coil 2 circuit poor electrical connection
- Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)
 
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Old 09-19-14, 09:56 AM
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I have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan that when I went to start it a few hours ago it would not turn over...

OK, are you saying that the engine would not "turn over" as in the starter would not turn the crankshaft over? Or, are you saying that it would not start? I say this because "not turning over" and "not starting" are 2 very different issues.
 
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I agree! State the condition accurately.
 
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Old 09-23-14, 05:32 AM
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sounds more like a starting system issue than an ignition issue. a single bad coil shouldn't affect starting...not to mention that the starting system consumes the most power of all the electrical subsystems and therefore drops the battery voltage the most. lots of weird things (with no sound basis) can occur under low voltage conditions. The battery is the heart of ALL automotive electrical systems and should be evaluated at the beginning of every electrical diagnosis.
 
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