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2002 dodge grand caravan will run real sluggish when it is cold outside

Van will run really sluggish when its really cold outside like it has no power you can have it almost floored but it will just putt along once the van warms up it will run fine

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Your motor oil may be too thick or carboned up. When you start it, let it run for a while and rev it up to clean out the carbon. Or your fuel injectors may be dirty.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

  • Randy Nov 04, 2012

    it does this even after an oil change you think maybe something to flush the system out might do it like i said cant figure out why it only does this when its really cold i do use heat in the fuel system in winter so i wouldnt think it b a fuel problem something is bogging the engine down when its really cold

  • N. Brody Nov 04, 2012

    It could be the fuel pump. That may need to be replaced. I would recommend trying to clean out the carbon first, it's the easiest and quickest solution. You can definately try using heat, but if it's not real cold yet it may not do much good. If the motor is sluggish when you hit the gas, put in some fuel injection cleaner. If none of those work you would likely need to replace the fuel pump.

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