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2014 Chrysler Town and Country Touring-L

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I have a 2014 Town and Country Touring-L with 43,xxxx miles. About 6-8 weeks ago I hit some debris, a plastic garbage bag, in the road and took out the front driver's side ABS sensor, ABS light came on cruise would not engage. Husband replaced the senor with a Car Quest part. Since this has been replace, I have issues with the van starting, specifically in the morning or after several hours in the day (arrive at work leave work this also occurs). I'll get in press the brake hit the run/start button and I hear click, sounds like it is coming from the right of the steering wheel or possibly the brake pedal. The brake pedal will also become stiff and I can't compress it like I should be able to. Eventually after cycling through the run/acc/off a few times it will start (takes about 10-20 secs). I have changed the batteries in both key fobs. We have found three codes B12C-13 (Can bus code ??), U0241 (lost communication with headlamp) and U0121 (ABS communication code). I have tried disconnecting the battery for several hours and overnight. This would kick the can down the road for about a week. Last night I let it sit with the batter disconnected for several hours and got in it the morning and same issue, would not start without going through the above mentioned procedure.

I really feel this issue is related to the replacement of the ABS sensor as I never had a problem prior to this. I am trying to avoid taking it to a shop for now. I do have a factory mopar abs sensor on order, but it is not scheduled to arrive until early-mid Oct. I have heard Mopar is finnicky about non Mopar parts.

Any light you can shed on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
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Absolutely zero chance the sensor is causing this. Look for more damage from the debris.
U0146 means that the camera in the inside mirror cannot communicate with the TIPM. Check the fuse M15

U0121 means that the ABS module cant communicate with PCM, WCM, SAS and TIPM. Check the wiring and plugs for the ABS module and fuse J06, J07 and M37
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So it’s been awhile since my post. Checked all the fuses and they were all in order, none are bad. It did goo for a long stretch with no issues leaving the key fob in the vehicle. The weather has finally turned cooler here and no the issue is occurring daily. I did not replace the abs sensor with the mopar one. Thinking it’s time to take it to the shop and I am dreading this.
Is the black connector in the inside mirror coorect plugged in? Do the rain sensor works?
Interior cabin mirror is plugged in correctly, and the rain sensors function properly as far as I can tell meaning they don’t stop and or start while on.
The rain sensor does not start even if it has no power. Does the rain sensor come on when it rains? The rain sensor and interior mirror get their power from the same gray connector in the driver's footwell.
It’s been over a year since I’ve posted on this issue. Long story short took my van on a 2000 + mile trip over thanksgiving last year and fought this issue intermittently until then. Can’t explain it whatsoever but after this trip the issue was resolved until just a couple weeks ago. Now it is doing the intermittent starting but will eventually start after cycling through run/acc/off, locking / unlocking the door or opening and closing the door. It is happening with much more frequency the last couple of days nearly every time i try to start it if it has sat more than 5 minutes.

any feedback is appreciated.

thank you
I bet it’s a short in the wiring somewhere.
Any suggestions as to where I would start with that? Currently I can’t replicate the problem if I shut it off and immediately start it again. Starts right up.

Is it possible the abs sensor that was replaced last summer is the problem? Never had an issue with this problem until after abs sensor was replaced.
IMO it's not the abs sensor. I think that debris took out something else also. Have you checked the grounds? On my 06 Durango a ground strap tore off the bolt on the frame and it did all sorts of weird stuff.
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