My 2001 dodge grand caravan stalls after only 1 or 2 miles of driving then it will turn over but not start until it sits for 20-30 minutes. Also started happening when transmission went into limp mode. I replaced the speed sensors but dont think it did anything. Thank you for any help.
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Re: 2001 dodge grand caravan stalls
Glad too hear your making progress, sounds like your dealing with a reasonable shop too. For future reference, take notes when your vehicle acts up. The more information you cn give your technician the easier it is to be fixed. Good luck, let me know how you make out.
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air in the system .before doing all that .you should have put a dadiator flush in the expansion bottle .then run it for about 20 miles then drain it.you do this to clean out the radiator core of dirt and rust.and it cleans the heater core .then bleed the air out by turning your heater of full .run the engine till water starts to get hot .then refit the cap.
did this occour suddenly? if you can get someone to turn the A/C on briefly while your looking under the bonnet and look at the A/C pump. if you dont know what one it is wait untill they turn it on and find which pulley stops turning. because it sounds to me like your A/C pump has seized and if it engages and the pulley stops turning that would confirm it. once you know you can still drive it just dont turn the A/C on untill you get the compresser replaced
Check the sensors on the throttle body. There is a sensor that controls air to fuel ratio. If that sensor is bad then the car will run and then stall out while in drive. I had the same problem when it was cold outside last winter. If you dont want to dish out the money without knowing if it is that part at fault or not then start the van pop the hood and located the throttle body. Place your hand on the sensors and give them a little shake and then make sure they are plugged in all the way. You could also turn the van off and unhook the sensor clean the connectors and plug it back in. That should do the trick and if it doesnt stall anymore then I would replace those sensors if I was you. One more thing. If your giving the sensors a tug while the car is running and you hear it going to stall you could located the gas pedal cable and give it a rev or two by hand so it doesnt stall out and turn off.
By the way. You van isnt over heating at all is it?