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1999 dodge caravan gas flow problems

Wont start then when started run rough code is running lean. runs smooth for while then gets baughky

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 dodge

Pull the oil dipstick and see if you have a lot of bubbles in the oil. If your head gasket is blown you will have coolant mixing with oil causing the bubbles. If you don't see the bubbles, you may still have a bad head gasket but should consider that it may a be a bad intake manifold gasket. Look on the ends of the engine block - where the transmission attaches on the driver's side and the drive belt is on the passenger side. Look for signs of coolant leaking onto the outside of the block castings at the base of the lower intake manifold chamber (it looks sort of like the flattened bottom of a V) . If it's there you may just have the manifold gasket leak. My '03 T&C with the 3.3l had this problem. It ran rough, and only with no pedal being applied. Driving was tough to get it to the shop since it died at each stop light and required the gas pedal to be feathered to keep it running.

If you have more than amateur skills you can replace it yourself.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008


Travis Humphries

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SOURCE: i have a 1999 intrepid that wont stay running after a few min.

it sounds a lot like the Timing is off. I would locate an Authorized Mechanic to set the Timing.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009


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SOURCE: Rough Idle

You might try going to your local auto parts store and purchasing some intake sensor or MAP sensor cleaning spray and clean your input sensors so theyll get an accurate reading to control your engine idle better. It may also be that your idle air control motor may be stuck or going out. These fixes will be much more easily facilitated if you go to your local auto parts store and purchase a Hains manual for your car and follow the step by step guide to reconcile this and other matters and redeem your car from an early grave. Good luck!!!

Posted on Mar 05, 2009


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SOURCE: 1994 Dodge Caravan intermittently runs rough...

try a basic tune-up...plugs and filters

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SOURCE: symptoms of bad egr on 95 dodge dakota 318 5.2

when this occurs you need to check fuel pump presure ,see if it is below 20psi or so if it is the fuel pump is trying to go out

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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