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1999 dodge caravan abruptly stalls when idling at a stop.

This happens both when cold and when running for a while. The engine runs smooth for a minute or so while stopped and then suddenly jerks and stalls. It feels like stalling a manual transmission if you let the clutch out too fast. It seems like a transmission issue, but the transmission shifts smooth and quiet otherwise, the fluid looks fine. I had the fluid and filter changed about a year ago.

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SOURCE: rough idle stalls at low rpm's

hello first check your idle with the car running foot on brake see were your rpm reading is if your below 500rpm check your label underhood for your curb idle setting second see if theres a adjustment screw you can increase were your gas cable lever rest against your set screw underhood if you feel confident enough remove your iac motor idle air control valve if the bore were the end of the pintle extracts out to close has varnish builup our carbon it will stick creating vacuum leak type senario causing stalling rough idle sometimes even no start conditions good luck

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Intermittent Rough Idle in gear at stop

well it didn't hurt anything to put the new fluids in. Always good to keep up on those some of the time forgotten routine maintenance. The erratic idle could be caused by a number of things. A leaking intake manifold gasket is one but usually is a steady higher racing idle. Could be clogged injector/s, not sure if you have a throttle body which would house a single injector or a fuel rail which would house 4, one by each cylinder. The other possibilities are any of the sensors that feed the information needed to the brain/on board computer to control the air and fuel to the engine under all conditions for optimal performance, and the emission control system.
Trouble shooting comes with several options. Fortunately most vehicles since the start of the electronic fuel injection systems, that would be everything since the end of the carburetor, comes with some description of an on board diagnostic system for trouble shooting the sensors and such.You can purchase a diagnostic tool, and you will need to purchase a Haynes or Chiltons Manual for your year make and model which will tell you what all of the different codes mean. You can find these at any of the auto part chains such as Auto Zone, Discount Auto Parts, Pep Boys etc. Most of these stores will test your on board diagnostics with their tool free of charge. The Manual never hurts to have in your possession as it covers mostly everything from A to Z for mechanical and electrical repair and troubleshooting. Some vehicles have a way of giving you error msg's by a series of turning the ignition key on and off a certain number of times, and giving a code by a series of an in dash light blinking and pausing, this would also be covered in the manual for your make and model.
Hope this helps,
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Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 Isuzu Trooper stalls on cold start, idle issues..

I had the same issue on my 99 Trooper.

It would usually start when completely cold, but idle around 2k RPM.
It would drive fine. But if I shut it down, ran into a store, and came back out, it would start but immediately idle.
Had to ride the gas a little to get it into gear.
The Check Engine light has been going on and off for 6 months or so.

I took this to my local trusted repair shop (no Isuzu dealers within 200 miles).
The diagnosed the light, and found that the Intake Gaskets were bad or leaking.
The idling problem was related to the car not being able to control the amount of air coming in.

They replaced the Intake gaskets by the next day, and I haven't had a problem since. And no more check engine light, which has been on half a year.

Here's some details from my bill:
(1) Intake Gasket set $107.95
Misc materials $21.00
2.1 hours of Labor

The total cost to me was $345.00, and I definately don't feel gipped.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: rough idle stalls at low rpm's

check your transmission fluid,the motor will stall when fluid is low

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SOURCE: 99 escort sputters and stalls, engine bogs down in idle

The CAMshaft position sensor is faulty.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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Its a 115000 btu multi fuel.it starts up,runs a few seconds,then shuts off.it doesnt smoke or anything wierd,it just shuts off.


It can be low fuel pressure issue or clogged fuel pump. Or its engine related issues,---------------

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Ford Maverick: No Idle and Stalling issues?

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Our 1995 Dodge caravan starts fine dies.


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Here are the most common causes of idle surge, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake

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My 1996 Dodge Caravan is running smooth on drive but when I stopped and put it in reverse, it hesitates and I felt like it will stall.


I had a 1995 Plymonth Vorager. (3.0 L V6) These vans came with several engine sizes and types. On my vehicle I had a stalling problem in both drive and reverse. I found that the small engine idle passageway bypassing the air inlet valve to the main engine air manfold was clogged with dirt and sludge buildup from the fuel fumes when the engine is shut off. In this condition, it would not allow enough air to pass when the engine is in idle. At idle, the main valve is closed. Under load, such as being in gear and the vehicle stopped, the engine would die if it does not get enough air. I used carburator cleaner to soak and clean out the passageway. The air filter might also be dirty and need to be replaced. If you are not familure with this maintenace, I would suggest taking it to a trusted garage to replace the air filter and have them clean out the enigne air valve and inlet area. Hopefully it will be that simple. If you still have issues after this, you may have to have the transmission looked at.

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