Question about 1999 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

1999 dodge caravan wont start

Driving down the road it just died i have pressure in the fuel rail and i have spark car wont start i have sprayed starting fluid into the throttle body still didn't start swapped some relays around to no avail any help would be appreciated thanx

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Dodge Master
  • 21,873 Answers

If you have compression, spark, and fuel, it should try to start.
Are you sure the timing belt is ok ?

Posted on Dec 08, 2012

  • 4 more comments 
  • soldador molind Dec 08, 2012

    i am unsure how to check the timing belt without ripping the engine apart :( is it possible for the power to the fuel injectors to shut off some how ??

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Dec 08, 2012

    If the engine uses a timing belt and it fails, the engine will not have compression and will spin with no resistance like having the spark plugs out. Yes you could be missing power or ground signals to the injectors. But if the engine is lacking fuel, spraying starting fluid into the throttle body should make it try to start up.

  • soldador molind Dec 08, 2012

    ok so ... the timing belt is bad and it is a interference engine so there is a good chance i bent the valves sense i was going 60-75 mph at the time it failed my question is is it worth it to change the belt and hope everything works or is there really no chance it is ok ??

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Dec 08, 2012

    I would suggest going ahead and putting a new belt on then check the compression. The belt has to be on to find out. Probably a 50/50 chance the engine is junk.

  • soldador molind Dec 09, 2012

    kk i will do that one more question if the valves got bent would it be worth fixing at that point or would it just be better to sell for scrap and find new car ??

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Dec 09, 2012

    That would depend on the condition of the van and the mileage. It would not be worth fixing if the repairs exceed the value if you sold it.



4 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 373 Answers

SOURCE: chrysler 3.3 vin r v6 mini van, starts then dies

Charlie. You have replaced the ECM on your van?.
Kedwin,, Your problem is, the computer on that 3.3 L.
Need to be programed with the VIN nember of your car.
The Antitheft System will disable the injectors due a incorrect VIN, Bucause the body computer is not recieve the correct pasword between 5 seconds after start up.
YOU have 2 options. 1 get a ALOHA Smith. some of they have the computer required to program ECMs.

The other option is: Get a new ECM from the dealer, They will program if ask for that.

NOTE:::::: Other way is . Put the body control module with the computer from the same car.

OK... I hope this work for yours.
If NOT letme know I can look for more information.
Thank you.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

  • 114 Answers

SOURCE: 94 dodge grand caravan no fuel in fuel rail

1. is there gas in the tank? the pump getting power? SEE #4
3.why did you replace the pump? 4.some dodges need a scan tool to run the fuel pump to get the fuel system primed after replacing the pump. If the computer senses the engine isnt running after a few seconds it shuts the fuel system down. Happened on my friends jeep that was a chrysler system. Took a while to figure it out. The snap on red brick scan tool worked for this. Any scan tool(not just a code reader) that can get to functional tests of the engine computer will work.
Sounds like no fuel is getting past the pump,so get a scan tool capable of doing this,take hose off of fuel filter stick the end of the hose in something to catch the fuel that will come out and activate the pump. If fuel comes out the pump is working and the filter is clogged, if pump sounds like it is runnin and no fuel comming out pump is bad.If all is quiet pump isnt getting power.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • 86 Answers

SOURCE: 86 dodge dakota 3.9 wont start

Does it crank over and sound starnge? Could be a timing chain.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 Dodge caravan cranks wont start.

What is the fuel pressure at the rail?
Can you measure ac voltage at the injectors?
Is there a security light flashing?
Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

Aug 12, 2017 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Is there a reset for the computer other than unhooking the battery or a reset for the fuel pump?

Could be the pump. Do you have the pressure at the fuel rail? If you have pressure and spark, then the noise you heard was probably lifter tap. No oil or over heated.

Jul 30, 2015 | 1999 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

My 1999 dodge durango 4x4 will turn over but it wont start where should i start?

If vehicle has spark ( even weak spark ) with a fuel supply it should start or at least try to start. Possible fuel pump problem. You need to determine if there is a fuel supply. You can try banging on the fuel tank with a blunt object ( hammer ) while trying to start the vehicle. If it starts or tries to start, suspect a fuel pump failure.If no luck using this procedure, you will need to tap into a fuel line to determine if fuel supply is present and at the proper pressure and volume

Jul 30, 2015 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

99 durango, stalled out when I was driving down the road waited 10 minutes when it started again, drove it 100 yards and died again. Now it turns over but wont start, got juice coming from the coil but...

On the fuel rail there is a shrader valv, push it down while some one is cranking and see if you have any fuel, if not then I suspect that the fuel pump is dead.

Jul 19, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

My 2000 dodge caravan wont start

you have flattened the battery ,now charge the battery for 24 hrs then it will crank ,if it still doesnt start then check the fuel pressure 55lbs on the common fuel rail their is a tyre valve ,connect a pressure gauge to this valve and see what you read

Apr 08, 2012 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L Injected When I try to start my Intrepid, it turns but wont turn over. If you spray starting fluid in the intake, it will turn over, and then die when the fluid runs out. If you...

well you narrowed it down to a fuel problem. not sure about your model, but most cars have a fuel pressure regulator on the fuel rail to reduce un needed pressures. that could possibly be bad. its cylinder in shape and has a vacuum hose connected to it. check the hose and that unit.

Oct 14, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Intrepid

1 Answer

86 dodge dakota 3.9 wont start

Does it crank over and sound starnge? Could be a timing chain.

Mar 30, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

My 1999 GMC Sierra wont start. It has the 5.3l V8

Sounds like a security problem that is preventing starting. It will run for a few seconds and then die.

Jun 09, 2009 | 1999 GMC Sierra

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Dodge Caravan Logo

Related Topics:

187 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8499 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides