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1996 Dodge Caravan Won't Start

It is 2 wheel drive with a 3.0 V6. Ran fine last night and then thismorning without warnig it would not start. The Engine just turns over with no hint of starting, it won't even "pop" or "put". I pulled the coil wire and checked for spark, It has a bright blue spark. When I turn the key I can hear a pump under the hood running for about a second or two, but can't smell any fuel. What could be causing this ?

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  • toddub Feb 28, 2009

    Yes the Rotor Spins, and there is plenty of spark. I can verify that the injectors are getting fuel

  • toddub Mar 01, 2009

    I have determined it is the fuel pump. Now after removing the fuel tank I can not get the retaing ring loose, I broke my strap wrench trying to remove it. I have even tried saturating the ring with PB Blaster. Still can not get it loose.

    Anyone have any ideas ?





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Pull the distributor cap and see if the rotor turns. there is a possibility that the timing bellt is bad

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Russell Bailey Mar 01, 2009

    as long as you have fuel and spark for sure the next thing to check would be timing.

  • Russell Bailey Mar 02, 2009

    take a hammer and a brass punch and try tapping it around counterclockwise



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