1996 Chrysler Town and Country 1996 Chrysler Town and Count

Tiny
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  • 1996 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 145,000 MILES
Hello. I have a 1996 Chrysler Town and Country with a 3.3L V6. Lately it has been stalling, mostly at
intersections or when the vehicle is not moving.
These cases are very random, but seem to be more common when its raining outside. Weird! Theres no. There are not any
symptoms that occur before the stall. It just quits.
The engine restarts with no problems, but no codes
are set. I changed plugs and wires, no change.
Wiring seems to look good. We just moved from
Chicago to North Carolina and symptoms started
when we got to North Carolina after having come
down from the mountains. MAP sensor? Any help
would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 AT 3:00 PM

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Tiny
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When it dies, does it always start right back up? Have you checked fuel pump pressure? Does your vehicle have a distributor or just coil packs (most likely)?

Let me know.
Joe
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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Hey, Joe

It starts right back up after it stalls, but usually will stall again as soon as I come to a stop. Sometimes it wont do it for days, but can happen at any time. Seems to be more common when its cold or rainy. I have things taken apart now. I have the EGR Valve off but not sure what to look for. I removed the MAP sensor and not sure what to look for there either. Its a distributorless ignition, coil pack only and I have inspected for cracks. Looks okay.
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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The damp conditions usually indicate plug wires, but usually they are hard to restart when they get wet. Without codes, it is hard to pinpoint electrical problems. As far as the EGR, look for carbon build up that may cause the valve to stick open (even slightly) Also, where the EGR bolts to the engine make sure the passage ways are clear of carbon. The map sensor sounds like a possible problem, but you need scanners to identify problems with them. You could get one, (keep it clean) try it to see it that is it. If not, see if they will take it back because. Map sensors are touchy and can cause this type of problem, but like I mentioned, without the code, I can do nothing more than guess. I had a 94 dakota that would do the same thing and driving it with the scanner connected to it, I was able to identify a drop in voltage. No light was set for me either. Heck, it was even around the same mileage.

Check out the EGR and you may want to consider the map sensor (even if you have a friend with the same vehicle who will switch parts for a day.

If everything checks out for you, I think I want you to check the fuel pump pressure. It may be getting low enough to cause this. Let me know and I'll give you directions.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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I have removed the egr valve which has the idle air control motor attached to it. I see three holes in the bottom of the valve. How do I know if it's stuck open. I don't know what its supposed to look like and I dont have tools to apply vacuum to it. Even if I did, I wouldn't be sure what to look for. I also noticed that whoever last put the EGR on didn't put a gasket on it. Laziness I guess. Could this cause problems?
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 11:30 AM

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