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The van suddenly stop

On the way back to own driveway (in slow speed), I suddenly felt the steering wheel stuck and the van sunddenly stop; engine went off. but electric light and radio were still on.

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  • Facewest May 11, 2010

    Check your fuel level? Check your ignition coil? Check your timing belt?



    To check the timing belt or chain you will have to get some one to look in to the valve cover while the engine is being cranked by the starter. You are looking to see if the cam and followers are moving. If they are not the timing belt or chain has failed. This is dangerous so make sure you get help from someone that understands engines. You may need a bright flashlight to see.

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Sounds like you are having a fuel pump problem. I'm dealing with the same thing right now. There is a Dodge Grand Caravan recall for the fuel rails. I would check into that. I would also check your relay for the fuel pump (in the fuse box under the hood). The recall could cause air to be sucked into the fuel filter so that could be a problem also. I hope that this helps!

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