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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

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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

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  • 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 ??

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    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.

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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.

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SOURCE: 94 dodge grand caravan no fuel in fuel rail

1. is there gas in the tank?
2.is 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.

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SOURCE: 86 dodge dakota 3.9 wont start

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

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