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Rough idle, stalling, cruise control out

I own a 2002 Dodge Caravan EC with 97,000 miles. It will stall at stoplights but start right back up again. The idle is rough and it will rev up and down in park. Also, it feels like the torque converter is going in and out at 55 mph and recently, the cruise control went out. Thanks.

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  • paul_boyd Jun 08, 2009

    Turns out you were half right. I had a vacuum leak that solved the cruise control. The rest was fixed by a new TPS (throttle position sensor). Thanks!

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Sounds like you have a vacuam leak.
Check the vacuom hose to the cruise canister........and work yuor way back to the source. I'll bet you find a hose off. Also, listen for any "hissing" sounds (obviously, not the carb).
Bet that solves ALL your probs.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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