2002 DODGE CARAVAN RUNS ROUGH EVEN AFTER TUNEUP

  • Tiny
  • danielrsnyder
  • 2002 Dodge Caravan
  • 90,500 miles

I have a 2002 Dodge Caravan EC and recently got a 90,000 mile recommended tune up, but the car still runs rough (has stalled once) when you come to a stop or idle? Also, the temperature gauge does not get all the way to 190, but to the notch just below that. Any Thoughts?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 AT 1:56 PM

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  • cup1981
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  • 137 posts

I would first recommend checking out the fuel pressure. Caravans are known for the pump losing pressure over time. It begins with a rough idle and ends with the van not starting. The 2.4-liter and 3.8-liter engines should have 49 psi with the key on and engine of, while the 3.3-liter should have 55 psi. The lowered temperature could be related to weak combustion caused by fuel starvation.

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