99 grand caravan..ignition switch?

Van has not been wanting to start usually in the morning..sounds like it has no power. after about 1-6 failed turnovers, it will start fine, and run fine all day. Till the next day. This morning was different. I
started it, fine. It idled for a min. then went crazy on me. the speedometer started spinning, and it made an awful loud noise. not a starter noise. So i shut it off, but the engine continued to run for about 20 more secs. before it cut off. We replaced the relay. Not it. Ya think the ignition switch is sticking?
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More then likely the starter solenoid contacts are bad, causing them to not make contact and not start, and then possibly sticking and causing the starter bendix to be engaged while the engine was running, causing that noise you heard
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
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Thanks Glenn...so we need to replace the solenoid?
Cindi
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No Cindi, thats not what I said! I cannot see what your vehicle is doing, I can only give you my opinion of what COULD be wrong. Im not advising you to run out and put parts on this vehicle based on what I read. My opinion is.......If it is the starter contacts, I would replace the complete starter assembly. There are some independent shops that may be able to get the contacts for the starter if it is the problem. At the dealer, we will only replace the starter complete because those contacts are not sold by Chrysler.
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Replacing contacts
http://www.autosupply.ws/contacts.htm
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