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2002 dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 floods out and stalls when starting

Our 2002 dodge van is flooding out and missing when started. Then it will blow black exhaust. Then sometimes it will fire up with no problems and run fine. Then the next time it will flood out again. You have to put your foot on the gas pedal to start it cause it floods out so bad and sometimes it won't start at all, it gets too flooded, or it will idle slow and die. We are at our wits end with this problem. We put a code reader on it but didn't show any codes. Help!!!!

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  • jeff_faust Feb 27, 2009

    Just listed it awhile ago.

  • jeff_faust May 11, 2010

    I have changed out the fuel filter, fuel pump, oxy.sensors and had the cat. converter cleaned out. I still have the same problem. Weather does seem to make a difference, the colder it is, the worst it is to start. Changed plugs and have taken it to a auto repair with no luck. Any other ideas? Thank You, Jeff

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Does weather appear to play any part of when it acts up? How long ago roughly, did this start ? One other thing I'll mention, is if it's been flooding etc as you say, keep smelling oil dipstick often for gas smell. When fuel is dumped in there at excessive amounts and engine doesn't start, it can & usually will, leak down past piston rings & into the oil pan. This will mix with the oil, thin your oil out & could ruin your engine. So as soon as the problem is cured, get oil changed & filter a.s.a.p. or sooner if definate smell of gas. I've seen the oil level rise in some cases, enough to notice immediately. Oil will feel very thin to touch too.

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