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2008 T&C stalling without reason

I have brought the van to the dealership 3 times, and each time they have been unable to find 'anything' wrong with it. Each time it stalls the ESP light comes on on the dash and the RPM drops to 0. I can't hear the engine die though. My steering wheel will become stiff and difficult to maneuver to the side of the road. It happens if I'm going 15mph or 60. I don't care if if costs a grand to fix, I just want to know what to do!
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  • ENGINE IDLES WITH A LITTLE MISS AT TIMES. THIS ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I'M AT A RED LIGHT OR A STOP SIGN.....OTHERWISE, THE MOTOR RUNS STRONG AND WITHOUT HESITATION. ANYONE HAVE THIS PROBLEM OR ANY TO SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS? I HAVE CHANGED THE PLUGS AND NO HELP.
    THANKS!!!!!!!!!!
  • hansiennahansienna Posts: 2,312
    What year, model, engine, how many miles?
    My 2002 T&C LX 3.3L always idled smoothly and idled at a lower RPM when starting than does the 3.3L on my 2006 Sienna.
  • 2002 T & C LIMITED,3.8L, 70K
  • gordawnpgordawnp Posts: 2
    Two weeks ago my 2005 T&C with 39,000 miles began to idle with a very little miss ocassionally at stop signs. Not a big deal. Then - the Check Engine Light came on. The dealer charged $98.00 just to run diagonistics !!!! Unbelievable. And says two the the cylinders are misfiring and I need a complete Tune Up with new plugs ... $650.00 Unbelievable..

    I think both of these charges are unresonable.
    Any comments...
  • 97xpresso97xpresso Posts: 249
    I hate rip-off dealer prices, but $98 for the diagnotic is not unreasonable. $650 for a tune-up is insane, a 2005 should not need a major (or minor) tune-up. I have a 2001 with 51,000 miles, all I have ever done to the engine tune-up wise is replacing the air filter. The plugs should last 100,000 miles, if they are defective why wouldn't they be covered under warranty? I would skip the Dealer, try a different brand of gasoline, and I bet your "skip" will go away.
  • WHAT DID THE TUNE INCLUDE? WHAT PARTS AND LABOR? JUST SO I HAVE AN IDEA WHAT MAY FIX MY PROBLEM? MUCH APPRICIATED!!!
  • gordawnpgordawnp Posts: 2
    The Tune Up was a replacement of all 6 plugs. Apparreently they are expensive and difficult to get at some of them and the labor is expensive. I haven't done anything yet.
  • aaron_taaron_t Posts: 301
    Call 5 dealers and 5 independant shops for quotes on spark plug change. Should be a routine maintenance thing to quote. $650 is very high.
  • Hi, my 99 t&c has been great, but it just started having fuel problem. When driving it suddenly slows and dies or lidles very rough at 400 rpms and dies if I try to accerate.
    I have replace the fuel pump and filter that lessened problem, but not a complete fix. When it happens, if I shut off the car and wait 5 minutes it will work ok for a while. Also I can pound on the bottom of the fuel tank that that fixes it for a while. I have switch the relay modules for the fuel jump and auto shut down with others and that did not seem to help.
    The mechanic who replaced the fuel pump suggests a problem in the wiring connector. I can wiggle it and that does not seem to help as much as just pounding on the bottom of the fuel tank???
    I am going to look at the wiring somemore, any other ideas. It has a mileage computer, I do not know if may the the fuel flow meter in that could be at fault.
  • Hi, My 1998 T&C LXi won't start again after driving. It happened dozen times during last 5 months. In this case, the frist rotating key from 'off' position does not active anything. If I turn the key more, it can start engine and all electiric gaugets, but engine dies soon. Everytime it happened, my car could startup again 20-30 min after. Mechanic saied battery is fine. Is there anybody who knows about this problem?
  • I am having the same problem. It spent a week in the chrysler shop and they could not find a problem so I had them replace the started and solenoid. Two days later the same problem arose. Its back to the shop with no hope in site. If you resolve yours please let me know. Thanks Mike Moran
  • i have 2002 dodge grand caravan w/3.3 i put a new fuel pump filter crank sensor and did not work i i paid a mechanic 185$ to tell me the cam sensor was bad ( no engine light) ran for 4 day and started acting up agian just shuts down. the engine hesitates a little then dies. still no engine light
  • i have 2002 dodge grand caravan w/3.3 i put a new fuel pump filter crank sensor and did not work i i paid a mechanic 185$ to tell me the cam sensor was bad ( no engine light) ran for 4 day and started acting up agian just shuts down. the engine hesitates a little then dies. still no engine light any more suggestions
  • I too have that exact problem in an 03' T&C with a 3.8. Occasionally dies when when at a stop.
  • I too am having stalling problems with my 1996 T&C it only does it in the winter, I can crank it up after stalling and it will run fine, but in the summer, it will die all day long. I have changed the crank sensor and gave it a tune up, I really need some expert advice on this one...
  • sorry it took so long they changed the crank sensor after that 4 days later it shut down took it back too the shop they hasd it running 4 10 min. and it shut down agian. they kept it 4,3 weeks and they could not get to act up they said the fuel pump was raising some cane but that to was new i guess i will have to change it any more sugg. would be great thanks alot guys
  • they could not figure it out they had it back ran ten minutes and shut down after that they could not get it to act up so we went and pick it up on the 9th and drove home fine wife is scared to drive it so we mighgt just trade it in if it acts up sorry
  • i'll be driving fine then just shuts off no warning i do think tho that the fuel pump might be bad cause i have spark when not wanting to crank and i have little fuel pressure it to is still raising hell i'm glad i have gap insurance 65 mh/ w/no sterring is dangerous lol
  • jenn4jenn4 Posts: 1
    I have a 1996 T&C with 190,000 miles on it. Lately it has had lots of trouble starting. 4 out of 5 times it will turn over, but not crank upon initial try. After about 5 minutes of working with it (continual attempts to turn it over with multiple gas peddle pumps) it will start. It also occationaly dies when traveling at very low speeds (ie-city traffic). Any ideas? (we did recently replace the starter) Thanks!
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