1995 Dodge Caravan Won't idle

Tiny
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  • 1995 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 36,500 MILES
I replaced the air flow valve and the throttle position sensor; however, the vehicle, coming to a stop in gear, will fail. I tried to find the trouble shooting codes on your site but couldn't. I have a 1 4 and a 1 3 flashing signal. When the vehicle is first started in the morning (cold) it will idle. When engaged in gear a driven a short distance the idle will not work, the engine dies.
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Saturday, February 7th, 2009 AT 11:18 AM

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Tiny
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Salut pepler.

According to my Haynes Sunday-Mechanic book, here's what they mean:

14* ** = MAP sensor ( Manifold Absolute Pressure ) VOLTage too low or too high
>>> MAP sensor input below or above acceptable voltage.

13* ** = Slow change in MAP idle signal
>> No variation in MAP sensor signal detected.
or
13* ** =No change in MAP from Start to Run
> No difference is recognized between the engine MAP reading
> and the stored Barometric pressure reading.

*=These codes light-up the Check Engine Soon.
**=These codes light-up the Check Engine Soon on cars with Special California Emissions Control.

Did you read some of Theese Excellent infos @t:
http://www.2carpros.com/first_things/why_does_my_engine_die_stall_at_idle.htm

I'm having a similar problem:
1995 Caravan, V6, 3.3L, automatic, 225 000 KM
It starts but will not idle! Runs smooth when i give it gas.
btw > I live in Montréal, Canada. Cold and/or wet winters!!

Looking around Battery Voltage versus ECM...

Good Luck Dude!
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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Solution:=:=>
Replaced The Old, "it's Dead! Jim", Battery.
Circa June 2006.

And now it's OK, xcept for the Radio-Clock that still won't come on!
Starts, idles and drives.

Did not have to replace,
, any symptomatic sensors/valves :
Being;
, IAC= Idle Air Control Valve,
, MAP= Manifold Absolute Pressure,
, EGR= Exhaust Gas Recirculation
, Oxygen sensor, on Exhaust Manifold,

Darn CONmputers!
Electronics should have NEVER been Mixed with Mechanics!
I can understand it for emissions and performance, butt! Error intented = Cause it's a pain in thee!
But Pe-Leazzz! Make them better than Windows! I mean PLEASE! Come! On!

As for the radio-clock that will not come on, I'm now suspecting said accessory.
But who knows, , if it's still because of that Darn little silver box! = Dah CONpiouter.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 8:01 PM

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