1993 Dodge Caravan 2WD 3.3L 240000 miles

Tiny
SETH
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  • 1993 DODGE CARAVAN
My problem began a few months ago with my brakes. They were squeling like little pigs so I thought it would be a good time to change them. I picked up new pads and calipers, and proceeded to make the repair. After I got done getting down and dirty and was all done, I took it for a spin. Brake lights still continued to come on? Do those need to be bled while the vehicle is running? Then I drove it for a few more days, it still stopped allthough sometime the brake pedel went all the way and sometimes not much at all, it stalled out on me. I didn't think much of it, and started it right back up. Then I had a bad day. I went to the store. It drove fine there. After coming back out not 10 minutes later, I started it, shifted into reverse, and it stalled out again. Then I tried to start it and it would crank but not fire. I towed it home and parked it in the garage. I thought it was the fuel pump, so I picked one up and started changing it. I figured I would test the old one out outside of the fuel tank, before tossing it and it worked fine. So I then put it back in(the old one). When I got everything back to the way it should be, I then tried to start it. It would crank but not fire. Again. So I used an inline spark plug tester on one of the plugs and it was a very weak test. I decided to test another. This time it started right up. Tester on. I then let it run for a bit to check it out and charge my battery a bit. About 15 minutes later it stalled out. I turned the key and it started then stalled again. Now once again it cranks but does not start. Please help me stop the ball of confusion in my head and tell me how to fix my van?
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Sunday, April 16th, 2006 AT 3:18 AM

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Tiny
LOSONE
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With those symptons I have no idea except you have a very high mileage engine and I suspect some internal engine failure. Remove all the spark plugs, put some oil in each cyl. Replace with new plugs. It may start as the oil increases the compression. Good luck
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Sunday, April 16th, 2006 AT 10:10 AM
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SETH
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My new problem is my abs hydraulic assembly. Master cylinder and vacuum booster set. Serious lacation problems with that specific part. Can't find anywhere. Please help. And fast.
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Sunday, July 30th, 2006 AT 12:16 PM
Tiny
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I think what the other guy is trying to say is if your engine is worn out, then you probably dont want to sink more moeny in a worn out car.
With that being said, I would run a compression check and see how much life is left in those cylinders.
Just make sure your engine will be repairable before spending a lot of cash on other componentes.
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Sunday, July 30th, 2006 AT 3:59 PM
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Email me I might be able to help you out on those parts as I have a 1992 grand caravan that I am using for parts ogre1967@yahoo. Com
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
SETH
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So I went and found the abs hydr. Assembly. Only one in town or area (PHX) and changed it and the real wheel cylinders. Back break lines too. Now im back to square one. I would get rid of it but it holds a bit of sentimental value to me. But before I changed the abs hydro. Assembly the brake light and abs lights would come and go. Now i'm having the same issue. Is there some kind of relay or sensor dirrectly related to said abs hydro assembly that I may want to know about? The only time I get a rock hard pedel is if I have to stop NOW. And not always, just sometimes. The brake shop that checked it out told me that it copuld be somthing electrical related. Anyone got any info for me?
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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006 AT 7:44 PM

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