1998 dodge caravan crank shaft or cam shaft sensor??
Van was losing power, and started "stuttering", the problem gradually grew worse, until one time I knew I couldnt drive it any longer. WE replaced the crank shaft sensor. Van drove fine, has a slight stutter. 3 days after replacing the crank shaft sensor the van stutters and dies within 10 seconds of starting. any ideas?
Re: 1998 dodge caravan crank shaft or cam shaft sensor??
I have the same problem, I changed the same sensor and same thing happened. I've changed the fuel filter, spark plugs too. Turns on and stays on for a bit but then dies. If you found out what was wrong within please help. This is our only van.
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You probably have an intake manifold gasket leak. It is possible you have a head gasket starting to fail but more than likely it is the intake manifold gasket. A lot of the newer v6 engines have this problem. Go to pep boys and buy a bottle of K&W fiber lock and mix it in a bucket of water so it is premixed nice and thin and dump it in the radiator, then drive as normal. I have had good results with this product. I previously replace the gasket but it did not last more that about 2 years. The fiber lock solved my problem only using 1/2 the bottle.
check spark plugs they should look clean and kinda white.if not do a tune up and use oem wires and u can cross reference the plugs to get to get them cheaper at a auto parts store,i believe the plugs are champinoin copper plus
I just answered a very similar issue on a similar van. I had an almost identical problem and it turned out to be a bad set of spark plugs! Be sure your battery is in good shape, cables are good (clean, tight, free of corrosion and where they terminate is clean, tight, no corrosion and not frayed etc...) If that's all good, a major tune up may be in order. The computer is only deciphering the info its given. Start with the simple things and work back. Please let me know if this fixed or changes the issue. I have more ideas if this didn't do it. Good luck!
This could be due to a fuel system problem, perhaps a clogged fuel filter. Since any debris in your gas tank would be settled to the bottom for the initial startup, the fuel pump picks up clean gas and has no problem supplying the injectors. As you drive, the circulation of the gas from the tank through the filter could cause the filter to plug up with debris, gradually losing power until fuel pressure is not sufficient to keep the car running. Try replacing the fuel filter and running some fuel injector cleaner through with your next fill-up.
their are a multitude of reasons the majority or the usual suspects are - if any codes have read and most auto stores offer this service for free --needs tune up ---egr valve carboned or failing --fuel pump /filter failing or partial clogging --catylic converter failing or clogging --injectors- tbi needs replacement or rebuild-- bad fuel any of these can cause such problems and not set off the check engine light