Question about 1999 Plymouth Voyager
I went to start the van one morning. It started. Ran for about 5
minutes then started to chug and then died. Unable to start it again.
After sitting for about 20-30 minutes my husband was able to start it -
but only for a minute at most. He fiddled with it that next evening. He
lowered the fuel tank and got fuel to go back into the fuel line. It
started and ran well (so we thought) and he took it to get more gas in
the tank (as it was 1/8 full). The next morning I started the van and
it ran for maybe 30 sec - 1 minute and quit. Wouldn't restart. Now it
wouldn't start at all... even after sitting a bit. He checked things
again under where the tank was. This time the fuel pump wasn't even
attempting to work (it had the day before). Now he was working with it
again and now the pump is working. He was able to get it to start again
for maybe a minute... and then it quits again. He did replace the fuel
filter the second time he lowered the fuel tank. Not sure if there is
something else we should try... besides hauling it to the mechanic. My
husband is pretty savy with mechanics and can replace things... if he
knows what is affecting the vehicle from working.
Worse part is the Nissan pickup has done just about the same thing... and so we are without any vehicle now.
We did empty the gas out of the tank, filtered it, and the bottom of the tank was looking good. The nissan pickup is probably a pressure component. It doesn't quite act the same.... but it has a fuel issue too. It chugs after the pickup warms up.... not when it's cold.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
Your last sentence has me wondering, did u purchase gas for both vehicles at the same gas station? How far apart did u fill them up (same day, 2 days apart...) I am wondering if you got some bad gasoline. It would explain your problems and the coincidence of both vehicles giving u this type of problem. How about draining the gas out of the vehicle w/ the least in the tank, replace the fuel filter again add fresh gas from a different station. This is of course assuming your fuel pump is ok. When the gas is removed do u see any sediment? Any water would be at the bottom of the tank (gas floats on water) so u should check for water also. Let me know what u discover. good luck!! countrycurt0
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
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