2003 Dodge grand Caravan

Tiny
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I am very frustrated with my vehicle. When I drive the vehicle it feels like the gas is not reaching the engine. When I come to a stop light and wait for a few while, and then try to go the oil light comes on and the car stops. After restarting it would go, but with hesitation. Normally when I come to a light or stop sign I literally have to put the car in neutral and give the car gas, then put it in drive and away I go but it still hesitates.I brought it to a mechanic and when they test drive the car it runs perfectly. It's so weired at times I don't know what to do.I actually drove the car without the air filter, and it was fine for a few day's then the problem returns. Please help me.
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 12:41 PM

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Tiny
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When was the throttle bore last cleaned?
Any codes in the computer?
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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It a 2003 dodge grand caravan 3.3l, I cleaned out the throttle with carb cleaner on a rag. There are no codes at all. Oil llight comes on and the car shuts off. As well as hesitation while driving. Some day's it drives perfectly.
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 6:12 PM
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Intermittants are a hassle.

I have heard of oil pump problems with these, but haven't had one myself. I would install a oil pressure gauge into the oil pressure sending unit and make sure the pressure is good. Maybe even try a heavier oil if nothing shows up. IT might be a faulty oi pressure sensor. I know a voiolet wire goes to the pcm, but I don't know if there is anything that would interupt the fuel or spark when the oil is really low.

Maybe run the van and wiggle the connector at the sensor and see if there is any change.
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Friday, September 21st, 2007 AT 7:14 PM

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