1998 dodge sport caravan doesnt want to run on low speed in town it will just die while moving at a light or stop sign will die when on highway it bucks and jerks. wlile starting it backfires, had fuel pump checked said was ok even sitting van in neutral and pushing on gas it will pause and want to die no water in gas every once in a while dashinstruments will all stop but van still runs maybe a day later when finally get it running they will be back on
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Re: doesnt want to run
This may be a pcm problem, but it really does sound like a fuel pump., except for the dash light issue. Your dealer is the best alternative at this point. They have all the tools and scanners that are specific to your vehicle. Probable only cost an hours diagnostic fee. Give them as much info as you can, and tell them what has already been done.
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My van cuts off after driving on a long stretch of highway. Around town it does pretty good. It starts back up after ten or fifteen mins. I changed the oil, oil filter, coil pack new spark plugs, and fuel fliter. It still does it. Does any one know what this could be???? O its a 2001 dodge caravan
take a little time to check the air/fuel filters and spark plugs if you have not done so in a long time. all of those things will cause the van to stall at light or stop sign. replace all items that need replaceing. a little service work will keep your van running for a long time.
Try cleaning the throttle body. Buy a can of throttle body cleaner, on newer cars you shouldn't use carb cleaner. But given the age of your van the protective coating on the throttle body has probably worn off anyway so if you already have a can of carb cleaner use it. Just buy a can of silicone spray to lubricate and prevent the TB from getting getting gummed up to quickly. Also check the EGR valve as it causes a lot of stalling problems on Caravans. Vacuum test the diaphragm and remove and clean the port and EGR plunger. You should replace the fuel filter if hasn't been replaced in a while. The transmission torque converter lock up solenoid might be sticking too. Just have the computer codes scanned as the EGR valve and lock up solenoid should turn on the check engine light.
recharge your system, it;s low on refrigerat, there is not enough liquid going into the evap to help maintain cooling, hence the speed of the compressor. install gauges to check pressures at idle, if not to spec , recharge. if it's low you have a leak to repair. also make sure your AC condenser is clear. GOOD LUCK. RDJRP
I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 5.9 liter in it, i couldnt keep it running when i stopped at stop signs, the two things i tried, was taking off the air cleaner and sprayed carb cleaner into the intake manifold with the engine running, using the carb cleaner and the throttle linkage to keep it running, before i did this i noticed the throttle valves were dirty, so I inspected the air filter housing and saw it was cracked in multiple places. The second thing i did was reset the computer using a scanner then took my truck out on the highway and drove at least 50 MPH for at least a mile which re-learned the computer. I hope this helps you, it sure worked for me.
Check your Gas Cap. If the Seal on the Gas Cap is Bad, It will allow Air into the Gas Tank and cause the Problem Stated above. Let me Know! Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help that I can get! Thanks!