Engine Performance problem
1997 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 143000 miles
I have a 1997 Dodge Caravan with approx 143k miles on it. Recently. Over the past month.I have been having a unique problem. On intermintant occassions, when I start the van it idles very rough. Like it's running on only 3 of the 6 cylinders and when I depress the gas pedal in almost stalls. When this started if I just lightly worked the gas pedal it would eventually smooth out and run but recently it's gotten worse and had to have it towed home twice.
Had in the the shop yesterday and my mechanic replaced the air filter, fuel filter and cleaned the idle control valve. He drove the van. Started and stopped. Turned it on and off. The problem did not occur. I picked it up, drove it home and it failed for me not more than 2 miles from his shop. Now he wants to replace the fuel pump. Could this be the culprit as I really don't want to get into a " parts swapping" session.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 AT 7:03 AM