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Unexplained problem Our 1996 dodge caravan has recently been having this wierd problem. Twice it's happened now. It will start sputtering and jerking. My husband has tightened these wires under hood the first time. Some of them were barely hanging on. Well, we assumed this was the reason for the first time, but it happened again while I was on the interstate with the cruise on. My pedal went all the way down to the floor. So, I turned off the cruise and made it to side of interstate. Both times as i am reving the engine it barely wants to cooperate and then dies. Any ideas?

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I had a similar problem with mine but at differing speeds from idle to cruise. It would totally shut off or stutter and it was totally unpredictable. Had a similar problem with an '86 F-150. Went to the junk yard and picked up a MAP sensor for ten bucks just to troubleshoot. Problem solved. It's just two small hex head screws on top of the throttle and easy to access.

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