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My 94 dodge caravan 3.0, runs good for about 40 min then when I press on the gas it refuses to accelerate, a couple of min later, when I press on the gas it will actually decelerate, then it will gradually die out completly, after letting it set for a couple of hours, it starts and runns fine for another 20-30 min, then begins its cascade toward stalling again.

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  • schultzlance Aug 01, 2009

    a dirty or cloged fuel filter, or a bad fuel pump were my first thoughts as well, I tested the fuel pump and replaced the fuel filter to no avail, I even tried a new comp, nothing seems to work so far.

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Stick a fuel pressure guage on fuel rail port and run guage out of hood and tape it down to something, fuel pressure sould be 48-52 psi all the time, take it for a long drive, when starts to lose power, fuel pressure drops, you have a fuel pump problem, replace it, easy to change, drop rear of fuel tank, remove 2 fuel lines, 1 harness, hammer the retainer clip out, and remove the pump module, best if tank is down past 1/2. to 1/4 full. what is happening is your fuel pump motor is heating up and seizing, cools down and ready to go again. GOOD LUCK RDJRP

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Sounds like there may be a fuel filter problem, try replacing the fuel filter. Specially if you have not done it over a while.

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