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Chugging I just replaced my spark plugs on my 2004 caravan 3.3 ltr and at take off the van chugs and miss fires. I checked the boots to make sure they are on all of the way i even put fuel treatment in the tank in case of water. When the van gets up over 60 k it runs fine. Mark.

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  • Groovy Deb Apr 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. Over 100 km/hr works pretty well, under that has tendency to CHUG. Also check engine light comes on, sometimes stays on and sometimes flashes at me (very rude and annoying). And the chgging is random, not consistent. We have changed plugs, wires, crank shaft sensor and am going to replace ignition coil tomorrow... hopefully that will solve it.



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