2000 Chrysler Town and Country idle

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 167,500 MILES
This van idles up and down about 50-100 rpms. It hesitates sometimes at takeoff. It acts like the fuel filter is stopped up. It has plenty of power but it hesitates at times at a red light.
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Monday, September 1st, 2008 AT 7:24 PM

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Tiny
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You can verify a fuel problem by using a pressure gauge attached to the windshield to monitor it.

When was the last time carbon removel procedures were done?
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Monday, September 1st, 2008 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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What is thne carbon removal procedures mean?
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Monday, September 1st, 2008 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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It feels like it bucky while driving the vehicle. But not real bad, but it does it enough that you recognize it. So would a fuel filter cause this problem?
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Monday, September 1st, 2008 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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If the filter was neglected, I would expect that you pump is bad. A plugged filter kills pumps. However it doesn't usually cause a irradic idle. Hesitation yes. Precisely why I suggest the fuel pressure to be checked when the problem happens. HJow often have you changed the filter. I do mine about every 35,0000.

When was the last time the air filter was changed, lack of air can be similiar to lack of fuel.

It may be beneifcial to see if any codes are stored in the pcm.

A carbon build up can cause a multitude of driviibiilty problems. See throttle bore service: http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_tune_up.htm

A professional fuel injector cleaning would be a good idea to help remove carbon. Cleaning the intake valves with cleaners such as "seafoam" would be smart.
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 AT 5:42 AM

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