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What would cause the ciol pack on 99 dodge caravan to short out n miss fire after detecting two exposed wires on the electrical connector to the coil repaired it but still shorts out a replacement coi

The van was standing still at idle for about 20mins hot day ac on high then i get going 5 to 10 seconds after it loses power starts missfiring wants to die when stopping but does not.i figured out the coil pack went bad possible due to two wires on the electrical connector to the coil pack which were shorting out.i repaired it replaced the coil pack n still has the same problem.i know that fuel in 1 or 2 of the cylinders is not being ignited bcuz i could smell alot of gas from the engine.pls note that my plug wires n plugs r new n that i also replaced the camshaft censor same problem!!!!!!help

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Check the wires that you repaired problem may be further back or completely damaged

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SOURCE: No Start, No Spark, for Grand Caravan 3.8L

we get remans bad out of the box......... good luck

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SOURCE: 4th cylinder not firing but have visualy seen

have check engine checked at an autozone for free. it could be an egr valve or a stuck lifter or numerious other things testing needs to be proformed to narrow it down.

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge grander caravan sport misfire cylender 1

have you checked fuel injection may have faulty injector, or vacume leak. asuming you have good compression on #1 clynder

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