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Engine misfiring/fuel coming out exhaust

When we went to start our 2001 Dodge Caravan, engine was running roughly, low idle, and felt like it was misfiring.  I noticed strong smell of gas.  Also noticed small puddle forming below rear exhaust pipe and it also smells like gas.

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  • jeffbellucci Nov 29, 2008

    Thank you, I am having it towed in today and I will let you know how it goes.

  • 00van Dec 23, 2008

    engine light is on I had the store run a scan; it showed #3 & #4 cylinder not firing when at idle. Engine runs fine at cruising speed. This is a 2000 dodge caravan se 3.3. What could be wrong? I suspect that I have a malfunctioning BCM, would that cause engine problems?

  • jeffbellucci Dec 27, 2008

    I wanted to update everyone on my solution after havingit repaired. I had it towed in and it was determined it was a bad wire connecting the PCM. Repairs were relatively inexpensive ($181) and has been fixed for about 4 weeks and seems to be running fine.

  • genrl_c Jan 19, 2009

    I am having a similar problem with the exception of the fuel out of the exhaust. I am getting misfire on #1 and #4 cylinders. I already had to replace the front cylinder head (2,4 & 6) due to a burnt valve exhaust valve. I had this problem before the replacement and still now. It has all new plugs, wires and a new ignition coil. And, it also has a new pcm. So, if you could send me more info on this wiring problem, maybe I can get this beast a rolling again. And as a side note, when I was troubleshooting the problem the radiator has gone to leaking now. Ugh!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Loud muffler/exhaust. No engine lights on. Was driving this morning and all of a sudden a strong smoke smell. Turned heat down to low and smell got better. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    stopped at gas station and filled up. started the car and it didn't want to run. all cylinders are not firing and smell fuel bad.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    2001 check engine light on ran check said pug 3 repaced plug but not coil 112000 miles just purchased used of curse

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Sounds like you may need to inspect and replace your fuel line from front to rear. no other reason for your problem.

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