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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#102 of 222 Re: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 Not Starting [flavijon]
Jul 15, 2008 (8:45 pm)
Got a 2003 Chrysler voyager parked it at the airport for 3 days when i returned it would not start! I checked everything out in the parking deck for loose connections etc. I just so happened to of pulled the entire fuse box located on the drivers side fender and the bottom of it was severely corroded. cleaned it up the best I could the van started right up. My buddy works for chrysler and he told me they are having problems with those corroding around 70,000 miles causing the vans to not start and confusing everyone with bogus codes. So I replaced it with a new fuse box cost me 375.00 and have not even had a slight hint of a problem. most garages will try to tell you the Pcm is bad try pulling the entire fuse pannel and check the connections on the bottom first if they are corroded that is your problem
#103 of 222 1995 Dodge Caravan, Engine Surging and then Dying when stopped and in Drive
Jul 30, 2008 (8:51 am)
#104 of 222 1995 Dodge Caravan, Engine Surging and then Dying when stopped and in Drive
Jun 08, 2008 (12:13 pm)
Hi there. I have a 1995 dodge caravan, that has been having an issue lately. When i come to a stop and wait at a red light, the van will be in drive and I will have my foot on the brake. After about 5 seconds of being stopped, the engine starts to surge up and down, and after about 4 times surging up and down it will die. If I stick it in neutral or park the engine will balance out and be fine. It only happens when it is in reverse or drive and I am stopped. While I drive I have no problems. I had a compression check on the cylinders and they are running great. I also had the timing ajusted and the throttle positioning sensor replaced. I also put in a fuel injector cleaner about 200 miles ago and that still didn't change anything. Last thing I did, I replaced the Idle Control motor. It still does it and I don't know what else it can be. Has this happened to anybody else? And what could it be?
#105 of 222 Re: 1995 Dodge Caravan, Engine Surging and then Dying when stopped and in Drive [danutdlp]
Jun 11, 2008 (5:22 pm)
WOW... sounds like a similar problem that I'm fighting right now in a 2002 Grand Caravan. It's got 105K miles and dies at stop lights, going around corners and sputters when you put it in reverse. In neutral, the car maintains a constant 1000 RPM. Slide it in drive and apply throttle and it sputters (light surge and bucking) and then stall.
It's been in the shop (local shade tree mechanic with 30+ years under the hood) and he's baffled. He's gone thru extensive diagontics and replaced thermostat and manifold pressure sensors.
It's tempermental and does not act up when he's chasing the problem. So, I'm open to anyone that's solved this mystery. It's been acting up since mid May. Otherwise, it's a solid van.
Jul 22, 2008 (3:31 pm)
I used to own a 1992 Ford Taurus, and it did the same thing. I had the fuel injection system cleaned, went thru all the Auto Zone/Advanced Auto fuel fixers. It would help for a little while, but nothing solved it. Giving in, I took it to the local Ford dealership, and they said it was the O2 sensor. This little device senses the oxygen/ fuel that is being sprayed thru the injectors. If this is not sensing correctly, it will cause the fluctuations that you may be experiencing. This was relatively inexpensive($100.00or less), if I'm remembering this right. I KNOW it was the O2 sensor in the fuel injection system. I also had a Ford Escort, and the spark plug wires got mixed up, and at times it would do what you're talking about, especially at red lights! Come to think of it, not long after the sparkplug wires were replaced, we had to get the "MODULE" replaced. What this is, I do not know, but your local mechanic should know. GOOD LUCK GUYS, and let me know if any of this helps, cause I have one now that is doing kind of the same thing.
#107 of 222 Engine Surging and then Dying when stopped and in Drive
Jul 25, 2008 (11:01 pm)
The throttle position sensor was bad.... it's a simple rheostat that provides the position of the throttle into the computer. It had a couple of dead spots that were intermittent. Hence, the mechanic could never duplicate the problem. The mechanic mentioned it was "plugged with oil". I'm not sure where it's located but he said that's what made the troubleshooting so difficult.
It's a $40 buck sensor but on top of about $400 in diagontics. Not to mention the fuel injection flush, thermostat, manifold pressure sensor and that air induction gizzmo.
I hope this helps some other poor fool.....
#108 of 222 Re: 1995 Dodge Caravan, Engine Surging and then Dying when stopped and in Drive [caravanaholic]
Jul 30, 2008 (8:51 am)
My van started doing the same thing. It will die in either drive or reverse unless I give it a few RPM's it will not go. Anyone found a fix for this yet?
#110 of 222 Re: 97 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN [eshani]
Aug 29, 2008 (10:59 am)
WHAT? I CANNOT HEAR YOU, YOU'RE TALKING TOO LOUD!
Please retype your post in normal mixed case letters to that the rest of us can read it and comment.
#111 of 222 97 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
Aug 29, 2008 (12:26 pm)
The van keeps cutting out while driving normally ill turn it off and restart it an it turns over on 1 ocassion it did not turn over and i had to wait about 5-10 mins before it would do so ,also the rpm is out of control it goes up but it wont come back down,then theres this thing with the gears not cathing.
ive been to 2 mechanics one said i need to replace fuel pump and filters also possible electric problems. the second one says i need vehicle speed sensor, cam sensor and ignition coil pack. With all these different possibilities idont know who or what to believe and really cannot afford to replace things that arent damage. If any one has an idea or any helpful information it would be gladly appreciated