1988 Dodge Caravan somtimes hard start, dies at stop lights

Tiny
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  • 1988 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
My van sometimes dies at stop lights, sometimes it takes 4or5 times to start, other day was driving down the road 30 miles hr without warning it dies with no symtems before hand,
have changed plugs, wires distributer, rotor, air filters, fuel filter
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 11:00 AM

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Tiny
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Is your check engine light on? If yes turn the key from off to on three times, on the fourth one leave it in the on position, count the flasshes.22 would flash as 2 blinks, then a short puase, then 2 more blinks. If several codes are stored, the pause is longer between codes, code 55 will be the last code. Do this and post all codes found.
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 11:08 AM
Tiny
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I wasnt getting any codes, but I changed fuel pump relay and seems to be running fine so far thank you for your time I will definately us your site again

thank you
chey caravan
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Sunday, November 29th, 2009 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
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Monday, November 30th, 2009 AT 2:04 PM
Tiny
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No codes, driving down road it will buck like lack of spark when trying to keep constant speed on exceleration no miss
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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Last complete tune up was? Also check fuel pump pressure, Chrsler uses 35,000 mile spark plugs, last set? Air filter? PCV?
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 AT 2:16 PM
Tiny
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Last complete tune up was 1 month ago also changed fuel pump and pump relay and rechecked all plugs and wires and cap for cracks have 28 psi
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Friday, December 4th, 2009 AT 10:32 AM
Tiny
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Check the MAF sensor and or 02 sensors, bith control the fuel injector pulse width, and either one can be enough out of range to give these symtoms, and not set a code. It's a crapshoot on this one. MAF is at the air filter box, you can try unplugging it and going for a ride, the PCM should use an average to replace the lost MAF input, and turn on the check engine light, but if it runs ok and stops stalling, replace the MAF
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 2:21 PM

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