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I have a 97 plymouth voyager van that dies out while going down the road we have replaced that converter, plugs wires cap rotar and it is now saying multi mis fires is it a bad o2 sensor

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What engine, what was reason for replacing all the other items, and are you getting any trouble codes & if so, what one(s), and have you ever had fuel pressure tested when running bad?

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Well you might have"bad ign wires" or bad ign coil!!!!O2 sensor wouldn't do that usually miss fires is wire ,coil, broken or crack porcelain on spark plug usually done on installing them!!!!!! I know the three spark plugs closest to fire wall are not easy to get at and some time spark plugs get cracked and over looked good luck

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1994 plymouth grand voyager not fireing at coil also fuel pump not working drove home now won't start lady lost husband with 3 kids 1 grand kid needs help


No spark at the coil replace all spark plug wire and coil wire but start with fuel pump first it wont start anyways without fuel id look into a new cap and rotar with the plug wires might get lucky and find a distributor at a wreckers for the same price as cap and rotar

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Check the plugs,wires,battery,alternator..You can go down to any Autozone and O'reillys Auto parts store and they can run a test for you..

Feb 19, 2011 | 1992 Plymouth Voyager

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1993 Plymouth Voyager will not crank


Remove the Distributor cap and watch the rotor as you crank the engine. If the motor is turning over and the rotor is not moving then you have a broken Timing belt. If this is the case the Belt broken while the engine was running. I can tell you from experience, I owned one of these and mine did the same thing, Every valve in the head is bent. The good news it is not hard to replace on your own and it can be done without removing the engine. The bad news you have to remove your head and have it serviced by a shop.

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My plymouth voyager 1998 stalls when slow but starts again


start the van and let idle.

With hood up, find the MAS (mass airflow sensor)

Using a screwdriver handle (or other small tool, with mild weight), tap the MAS.

(This is found midway between the airfilter and the intake manifold on the air intake hose).

If the van stalls while idling, (tapping on MAS) or dies, the MAS may need replaced. First, purchase some MAS Cleaner at a local auto parts dealer.

Remove the MAS completely and spray the sensor cleaner inside the sensor generously. This is specifically formulated for this sensor and will not harm the sensor itself.

Once you have sprayed the MAS (from both sides), let air dry for about 20 minutes.

Install the MAS and perform the test again (tapping). If the van stalls or dies still, then the MAS needs replaced.

NOTE: the van will not start if the wiring harness for the MAS is not plugged in, so be sure to plug this back in after reassembly. (should be on left side).

If it does not (at either first or second test) stall or die (idle does not change at all) - check the following:

1. Air Filter - you'd be surprised how much an air filter (or lack thereof) will have on engine performance.

2. Pull the cap of the distributor and examine the inside of the cap as well as the rotor. The rotor may need replaced if it is cracked, or if the metal tip (curved) is worn (i.e. white, rough texture).

3. Examining the cap, look at the metal stubs (mistakingly called points) on the inside and notice if they are grooved, white and/or worn. If so (and most likely are) replace both the cap and rotor. These are fairly cheap for this van. Price differnet auto part stores for best purchase price.

4. As a safe measure, replace both O2 (oxygen) sensors. These are bit more spendy, however they too effect the perfomance and gas mileage. There are two on this van. The first, sits directly behind the engine on teh exhaust manifold. Easily excessible and fairly simple to remove. The second is located on the passenger side directly under the passenger seat after the catalytic converter.

A special socket is used to remove these, however if you cannot afford to buy this, simply use and open end wrench, but unplugh the wiring harness first or it will twist up.

Installation is the same - thread in by hand, then tighten, then plug in the harness. NOTE: the second one will seem a bit more difficult as the wiring harness is protected by a rubber "skirt" that is pushed into the bottom of the van - simply pry this out with a flat head screwdriver, making sure not to rip it as it is a soft rubber. Pull it out and the harness will pull with it. Unplug and replace unit.

NOTE: if your engine light is on, in most cases it is due to either the O2 sensor(s) - or the EGR valve - this is located on the driver side about level with the intake with two-three vacuum lines coming out of it.

Here's a "free" tip: If your tranny starts to slip. Stop driving it IMMEDIATELY. Replace the inner seal (behind torque converter) and the torque converter (as a safe measure).

I had this happen and failed to do so (lack of knowledge) and ended up scrapping my van. It only had 112,xxx miles on it, and the tranny was the ONLY thing wrong with it.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please let me know.

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May 14, 2010 | 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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Misfire in 97 voyager,P0300 and P0304,HELP! Need 2 get inspection


I'd have fuel pressure checked, and at the very least, replace fuel filter. Not unusual to get multiple misfire codes due to low fuel pressure, thus starving cylinder(s), and causing the misfire code(s).

Apr 23, 2010 | 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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97 plymouth voyager dies


This sounds like a fuel problem, I would check the IAS( Idle Air Speed) motor located on the throttle body , possibly a wire problem try wiggling them first to see if it changes the idle speed or stops the surging your referring too ! has a check engine light come on at ant time ?

Apr 08, 2010 | 1997 Plymouth Voyager

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Cuts off as soon as u start it up runs ruff makes a knocing sound in back wheel just had alternator replaced


latoshawilks,

Have someone tap on the MAS (mass airflow sensor) while you try to start it. It is located on the air intake hose (air filter line). From the front view of the engine, it will be on the right hand side between the intake manifold and the front most part of the van. It looks like a black box with a wire connected to it. First, pull the wire off and see if the van will start without it. Usually it won't, but sometimes it will start and run for a second. If it does, shut the engine off, reconnect the wire harness, and while you try to start the van, have someone lightly tap on the sensor with a screwdriver handle. Also, pull the airfilter out and check that. Sometimes its the simplist things that cause these problems. If while tapping on the sensor the car hesitates or hiccups, the sensor may be dirty or need replaced. First, after pulling the air filter, try again to start the van. If it starts and stays running, replace air filter. If not, and filter seems good, put that airfilter unit back together and purchase some Mass Airflow Sensor (MAS) cleaner. Pull the MAS off and spray the inside sparingly with the cleaner. Let air dry for about 10-15 minutes. Put the sensor back together as well as the airfilter unit if not already, and try to start the van. If the van starts and stays running, tap again on the sensor. If it runs smoothly, you're good to go. If not, and it hestitates or acts like it wants to die, it needs replaced.

Other reason the van won't stay running: check this first before any purchases:

pull the distrubutor cap off the distributor and check the rotor. It sits right in the center. If it's cracked, it needs replaced. If it's black and if the points (on the cap/inside) are black, worn (grooved) replace both. If these get replaced it's best to replace the spark plugs and wires. This set will also come with the coil wire.

Replace each plug and wire one at a time matching them to the new cap from the old cap. Start with the back passenger side plug, as it's the hardest to get to, and is more time consuming. If you can use as small of a rachet as possible with an extention.

Once these are replaced, and the wires are on correctly, start the van. Also, have a diagnostics test done to see if one or both of the two O2 (oxygen) sensors are good. These too could keep the van from starting.

How I know all this? I owned a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE and replaced everything I just mentioned to you. Here's a heads up too: if you get a tranny leak or the tranny starts slipping (from a leak) park the van asap and have the seal and torque converter replaced immediately. If you notice a leak, check underneath to see if it is coming from between the tranny and teh engine block. If so, it is the seal inside the tranny. Replace it and the torque converter. Have the trannsmission fluid and the cooling system (radiator and block) flushed and filled with new fluid, and appropriate fitler and gasket.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance. I hope this helps you fix your van. Being a previous owner of this exact make and model, I know the frustrations of such issues, and everything I have told you is what i did to ensure my van ran as needed.

Thank you,

carsandcomps

Mar 21, 2010 | 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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I have the firing order from my manual if you need it and I can provide pictures if you need them. Also make sure the wires snap onto the plugs. they might seem like they are but I had the same problem when I replace my wires.

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