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Fuel system problems

I have a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country. I have no power to the fuel pump. If I ruh a hot lead to the pump it will pump. I have checked the ASD relay, the Fuel pump relay and the fuel pump fuse. They are all good. What else can it be?

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  • coshelav Jan 25, 2009

    Thanks for your response. According to my Haynes repair guide (I know it's not very reliable) the computer doesn't have anything to do with this part of the system. Why do you suspect it.

  • coshelav Jan 27, 2009

    Did you get the response I tried to send about how I have checked it so far? I may have messed up trying to send it.

    I haven't had a chance to do anything yet. I don't have a garage to work in and it's way to cold here to be playing in the snow!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for checking. Do you know if there is a way of checking the computer short of replacing it?

  • coshelav Jan 27, 2009

    I think I am figuring out how to use this site. One of my messages got fault. I too was a mechanic for 8 years back before the computer age. There are too many people here that aren't any better than I am. I just don't have the equipment .

    I checked the continuity at the fuel pump. It wasn't there. I have checked the ASD, Fuel pump relay and the fuel pump fuse. They are all good. I checked the continuity at the relay/fuse box and have power there for a second, then it clicks off. According to my Haynes manual, the wire goes from there directly to the pump. I am waiting for my Chilton's book to arrive. Hopefully it will have more details. Fortunately, My daughter has a Voyager the same year so I can interchange some parts. I also have a U-Pull-it yard here and can get some parts real reasonable....complete relay/fuse box with all relays and fuses for $5.00. I hate to change the computer....did that on my Ram van and it hasn't been the same.


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The Powertrain Control Module. I hope that this can help. Best wishes to you.

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  • Bryon Agin Jan 25, 2009

    Do you know for sure that the fuel pump is not operating? Because when you turn the ignition on for the first time , the fuel pump cycles on for a couple seconds, just to build the pressure up in the system. Did you check for pressure at the fuel rail? Because you can have pressure at the rail, and no fuel coming from the injectors. The Camshaft Position Sensor tells the Powertrain Control Module when to fire the injectors. So, actually it very well could be the Camshaft Sensor or the Powertrain Control Module. You've checked everything else that could cause the problem you are having. These are the only other things that could cause that problem. I hope that this explaination answers your question, as to why I think the Powertrain Control Module is suspected. I will still be here for you, if you still need me to be. Don't be afraid to comment. Take care and best wishes.


  • Bryon Agin Jan 27, 2009

    How's everything turning out for you? Just wondering.


  • Bryon Agin Jan 27, 2009

    Only by hooking it up to a diagnostic machine or trial and error like me. I just replaced mine. I have a1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 L, bought the PCM at the dealer for around $350.00. Fired right up. I went through the whole shebang like you did....Replaced sensors, Coil pack, etc..I just couldn't afford taking it to them to fix it $$$$$. I've been a mechanic for almost 30 years now, and I had a hard time! I'm not saying that you have a bad PCM, but replacing it did help me. I just didn't have the money to have it thrown on the diagnostic machine. I just hope that I can help you. Let me know how things go.



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