Again, sorry for taking so long to get back to you, I really appreciate your patients.
I never smelled gas or ever saw any leaks. I couldn't find the fuel filter so I checked all the connections and tried again but no luck. So I replaced the entire fuel pump assembly in the tank and it started right up and ran fine.
I let it run for about an hour then shut it off and got cleaned up. About half an hour later I tried to start it to go for a test drive. The engine cranked for about 5 seconds and abruptly stopped. I tried again and the engine acted like it had locked up. My neighbor said his wife's Caravan had done the same thing and it turned out the be the starter. So I pulled the starter and tested it and it worked fine. So I put it back on the car and the engine spun around and stopped again. I'm thinking its some sort of mechanical failure but I can't think of what that would be.
Thank you for helping me with the fuel problem. I am certain that problem is solved. This new thing with the engine stopping I'm sure is something unrelated. The car has almost 180,000 miles on it so it is reasonable to expect things to start breaking.
Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 4:29 PM