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After rain, sputters for a couple of minutes, sometimes light on.

Like subject, 2005 caravan 3.3l, if it rains the night before, van sputters and chugs for first five minutes of driving, then it is fine, sometimes, not always, the engine light is on. if van is running and it rains, there is no issue, only when wet AND cold it seems there is sputtering. surely something to do with ignition, plugs and wires? i called dodge and there is no dist cap on that model. should i spend 200$ on MY whim and replace plugs and wires? if so, to reduce cost, how do i replace the plugs at the back? lol. thx

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Check the egr valve

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