Question about 2002 Dodge Caravan
Black smoke and eating up fuel
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you replaced the manifold because it was cracked the look for a plugged cat convertor..the cracked manifold was probably letting the exhaust escape..now it builds too much back pressure
Posted on Jul 24, 2012
SOURCE: 2000 dodge caravan 3.3l engine
Your engine is toast. The black smoke indicates more than likely your valve seals are leaking oil into the combustion chamber or the piston rings are shot.
Time for a new vehicle...
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
Take it to an Autozone or O'Reillys and they will test the computer for you. It should have set a code, but you don't know if the code light works so its your best bet. Sounds like it is running rich and the crankshaft module is not advancing the timing.
Posted on May 11, 2009
it is usually one of the O2 sensors is bad/i had the same problem with my 2001 dodge grand caravan sport/it may not be the muffler or the catalytic converter necessarily. take the car to either autozone or oreilly's and have them put the engine code reader on it/its free and only takes a minute/ my car has (2) O2 sensors. it would be best to give your VIN number to the dealer so they can tell you which of 4 possible O2 sensors you will need. then you can compare and shop online for the part. Some O2 sensors have 2 wires, some 3, and some 4 so there isn't just 1 part it could be. some O2 sensors also have very short wiring harnesses, so if you get one, make sure the wiring on it is long, not short, or the mechanic is going to have to rig it to make it work.
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
SOURCE: I have blue smoke coming
Blue smoke is usually an indication of bad rings, which allows engine oil to be burned as you drive. The fix requires engine teardown, pulling off the heads, removing the oil pan, and removing the crankshaft, rods, and pistons. The cylinders may need to be bored, but at the least they will need cleaned up with a hone. The old rings taken off and new rings istalled. If the engine needed bored, then new pistons must be installed. Then, put it all back together.
Hope this helps you
Posted on Apr 12, 2011
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