Started then died now wont start

Tiny
JHOW48
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  • 2007 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 164,000 MILES
I went out yesterday started my van started then died. My husband put gas in below air breather, it started after gas runs out dies. He put fuel pump in. It started was running roughly, then died. Now its doing the same thing. If he puts gas in below breather it starts dies when it runs out. We had put on code machine before we put in fuel pump. Did not throw any codes. Pump is working.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 6:41 AM

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Tiny
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Is the security light on solid or flashing with the key in the run position? Also what is the actual fuel pressure?
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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No security light is not on or flashing. (Did that once before with the other key.). Don't know what actual fuel pressure is. If he puts fuel in the breather it will run continuous as long as he puts fuel in. Was wondering if it would be one of the sensors or relays.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 11:04 AM
Tiny
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Sounds like a fuel delivery issue the fuel pump isnt providing the correct fuel pressure or the injectors aren't pulsing to provide the fuel for the engine to start. The first thing I would do is make sure the fuel pump is providing the correct fuel pressure to start.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 4:52 PM
Tiny
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Zhe put a brand new fuel pump in last night. The fuel pump is running. Also before he put fuel pump in. The fuel fuse was blown so he replaced it. Also book said to turn key on and let it sit in a run position and see if check engine light flashed. It flashed 10 times. It will start but will not stay running and I can smell gas. I think it would be one of the relays etc.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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If it runs fine off a prime then dies like you said earlier then there is a fuel delivery issue. Now your saying it runs a short time and you smell gas?So which of the two is Happening because your confusing me?
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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When you prime it it runs for a short time. Once in awhile you can start on own after it has sat but then it runs and dies. When it does that I can smell gas.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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Alright when it will only run a prime you have a fuel delivery issue even though you installed a new fuel pump and can hear it run. You still need to check the actual fuel pressure? If that's good then I would check and make sure the engine has injector pulse?If it had the correct fuel pressure and was getting the injector pulse it would start and run. Running off a prime like that tells me its not thats how I look for fuel delivery issues on no starts to see if it runs off a prime.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2014 AT 10:48 PM
Tiny
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Ok battery went dead, my son put it back in and it started throwing codes. First one is p0403 egr circuit, next p0508 idle control circuit, p0032 02 sensor heater control circuit high, p0108 map pressure, I thught it was idler control modual we had replaced it was map sensor no on idler, then throttle position sensor, and crank position sensor any suggestion ty
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Do you have any other blown fuses anywhere?
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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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No he checked them all the fuel fuse was only one.
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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So what is the actual fuel pressure? You can rent a fuel pressure gauge at autozone for free. Also what does the map sensor read with the key in the run position on the scan tool?
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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 AT 6:15 AM
Tiny
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It was not the fuel pump fuse that was blown it was ip ignition fuse. He said that he can not find the place on this everyone keeps telling him about on fuel line to check fuel pressure. We are going to rerent scan tool. These codes was on the odometer reading.
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Friday, May 2nd, 2014 AT 8:28 PM
Tiny
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There isnt a screw on connector you put a inline adapter between the fuel rail and fuel line on the adapter there is a screw on connector.
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Friday, May 2nd, 2014 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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Ok what is ip fuse that was blown?
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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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I would guess it would be the instrument cluster fuse but if you get me the fuse number I can look it up and see what it powers.
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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 AT 1:14 PM

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