Had the van in to Chrysler. The tank was dropped down and discovered that someone had previously broken the plastic tube leading out of the vacuum pump and tried to cover it by gluing this piece back together. Very possibly happened about four months ago when another dealership changed out the fuel pump. I will have to replace the fuel tank.
Still having a start up issue that seems to be an overage of fuel coming into the engine before it will ignite and start the engine. Changed the spark plugs to Champion double platinum's, but still no change. Getting new spark plug wires next week.
I am running out of ideas for this issue.
My terrible clanging noise was the front bushing on the passenger leaf spring. Do not know if it was loose or not, but was told about how they need to be torqued to around 65 lbs.
Any thoughts about the start up issue would be appreciated. Thanks for your help and ideas over the past few weeks!
Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 2:17 AM