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Caravan/Voyager Starting and Stalling Problems



  • lalliglallig Posts: 1
    edited November 2012
    i have a 2001 dodge caravan sport 3.3L, milage 295000. it was running brilliantly till august when suddenly it was overheated. then i waited for some hours and then i brought it to my town about 50 kilometers away. it was good then. next day i started it and brought to machanic. it was gud even till then. there he changed its relay with cooling system. but after that it didn't started well even from machanic shop. may be he did something wrong. its engine always got colder within 2 hours after stopping and i always had to plugged in it for allmost 45 minutes before starting. once it is warm then it works well. i even changed its coolant and spark plug. can anybody help me. i broought it to dodge dealership but they said it is ok.
  • To continue with my saga, I did get an OBDC reader. I was able to monitor some of the Caravan sensors but nothing stood out when the van stalled. I had the idle air control valve replaced but this didn't accomplish anything. As the days got cooler, the stalling was more frequent and happened even as the van was coasting - nothing like losing your power steering and brakes in the middle of a drive. I finally decided to put in a new refurbished computer. Now when the van stalled, at least some problem codes were generated. These indicated errors with either the crank or cam sensor (I don't recall which). Took the van back to the mechanic and with this code he replaced the sensor with one specifically from Chrysler. This solved the problem. So it would appear that the problem had something to do with the sensor/computer combination.
  • jimv1125jimv1125 Posts: 5
    edited July 2013
    hi I have a 2002 grand caravan 3.3 hard to start codes I get are P0351 0352 and 0353 I replaced the coil pack twice and again check eng light on and I cant figure it out and help thanks also the check eng light goes out after about 50 miles and then starts fine but after a day or so its back on
  • Usually- this condition in EVERY vehicle means one of two things. Either the battery is completely unchargable ( fried) or the alternator is cooked. Obviously check ALL connections to battery and alternator just to save ourself an uneccesary repair cost.

    If you go to your local Advance Auto Parts ( for sure ) or other local parts store, they SHOULD offer free battery and alternator testing and will come right out and do it for you.
  • jace5jace5 Posts: 1
    I'm not trying to be mean, but in all my research online that sounds strange. Can you explain more? Again I'm not being mean.
  • markuslmetcalfmarkuslmetcalf Posts: 1
    edited December 2013
    Hi, I have a 1998 Plymouth grand Voyager with 3.3L... I have had a issue with it starting up... it takes several tries for it to start. It will always turn over right away, but it wont fire until I crank it over 7-8 times and then when it finally starts it sounds and acts like it is running out of gas for a few seconds... please help?!?!? I AM TRYING TO HELP A DISABLED PERSON FIX THIS. THEY WERE LEFT STRANDED WITH A DEAD BATTERY IN FREEZING COLD WEATHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport with the 3.3 liter engine. It will stall while driving, and it doesn't matter if I'm coming to a stop, accelerating from a stop or cruising at highway speed. The motor just stops. Sometimes it will start right back up, other times it will only restart after sitting for at least 15-20 minutes. The battery is almost new, and the only error code I get says something like Battery Disconnected within last 50 starts.
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