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Earth connection Thank you so much for your help / advice. I believe I have located the black wires. The coupling they connect to have the numbers 8-14 on them. Here is the test. I disconnected the wires from the stud bolt on the chassis and turned the car on and ran it. If this was the problem, shouldn't the van stopped running? I reconnected the wires and used the sandpaper and WD 40 like you said with the extra washer. I'm hoping I don't have this problem anymore. I'm wondering if I found the right black wires. On the driver side under the dash mats and carpets pulled back basically above the brake pedal with the wires going thru the firewall. Anyway thank you again for your advice. Mike

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  • scherr Jun 18, 2008

    It was a great place to start and very good advice but unfortunately, it was not the problem. The van is at the dealer now checking grounds from the fuel connector module. Thanks again for the advice.

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The earth connector is circled in the picture. My testing was to undo the nut, painted green with overspray from the production line and leave the connector with all wiring attached. The vehicle would not start, simulating the bad earth connection fault. I did pull the connector appart - (requires a red connector release to be pulled on the plug). I also sprayed the internal individual conections with WD40. This fix probably applies to other Caravan models - and other cars.

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  • donnz Jun 15, 2008

    Note: My Caravan (Voyager) is a right hand drive model. This connector is probably found on the left hand side above the brake pedal area on left hand drive vehicles.

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