Engine Performance problem
1992 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 208k miles
HI. I have a '92 dodge van (with only 208,000+ miles). 98% of the time it performs fine. HOWEVER. On varied morning drives cruising along at 60-65 mph, the engine decides to "take a break"!
It's power band falls off (level and steady cruising) completely until I step down to engage lower gears. Once I kick it in, it developes strong and normal horsepower. I lift the throttle and the engine is back on duty. This total power loss may occur immediately again for two or three rounds, while I retreive it by stepping into it again. Once this delightful ritual is out of the old vans system, performance is good the rest of my trip (20 miles or so). On my evening comute it runs without incident. So far!
I keep the van maintained. I've ruled out fuel delivery as far as volume/pressure is concerned since it does perform in high fuel demand situations. Starts great and idles great.H e l p.
I thank you for any input,
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 17th, 2010 AT 12:45 PM