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Hi i have a 1997 grand caravan with a 3.0 and i have fuel pouring out my exhaust and no power.the gas comes out in a large amount

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    Paul Crane May 11, 2010

    By no power I am assuming that the van is drivable but has poor acceleration. Before determining whether the vans problem is a fuel injector or mechanical problem. You must check your motor oil to be sure it is not contaminated with gasoline. Do this by pulling the dip stick and smelling the oil. Also rub the oil off the dip stick between your fingers, it should feel slippery. If it shows any sign of gas contamination do not start engine as this could quickly wear out your engine bearings and ruin your engine.



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ALSO it Is Dangerous to RUN this ENGINE if it has Fuel in the oil pan as this can cause a Pan FIRE Basically it can Ignite the fuel in the oil pan and cause it to EXPLODE I have seen this first hand and it Blew the Valve cover off an Old dodge dart slant 6 like a BOMB went off -----------------A misfire on one or more cyls. can cause fuel in oil All Preventive Maintenance Procedures Must be Eliminated on this Vehicle Major tune up all filters Oil changed check for trouble codes as something as simple as a Temp sensor will cause the Engine go to full Rich Mode and Over-fuel

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