Will not start

Tiny
JOEG911
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  • 1994 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 212,000 MILES
Van wont start have fuel spark an tried a tune up it starts when dry out not when damp an if you start it every 8 hours it will start all the time
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 9:37 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Was the battery recently disconnected or run dead? Try holding the gas pedal down 1/4". Also try turning the ignition switch to "run", wait a few seconds, turn it off, do that again, wait a few seconds, THEN try cranking it. If that works, suspect fuel pressure bleeding down over time. Do you hear he fuel pump run for one second after turning on the ignition switch?
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
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Well battery got low but no not disconnected we got it started runs great I think you might be right about the bleed off im a mechanic to but man I was get frustrateed on this one hope fully the tip you gave an me tellin him not to put pedal all the way down when starting omg it was so flooded ty for your reply
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome. If the battery was low enough for the Engine Computer to lose its memory, here's a copy / paste description of the relearn procedure: ... Lost its memory and has to relearn "minimum throttle" before it will know when it must be in control of idle speed. It also might not give you the normal "idle flare-up" to 1500 rpm when you start the engine. To meet the conditions for the relearn to take place, drive at highway speed with the engine warmed up, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 AT 10:45 PM

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