I get about half the miles I am use to getting. There is no check engine light. The air filter is clean. What things can I check. My budget is low so I can't go and "try this, oh that didn't work, lets try doing this now." Anybody had anythings like this going on with theres? Thanks for taking a look at my post and advice will be helpful.
My van is using to much gas. I'm getting around 13 mpg. What could be wrong? on 2003 Chrysler Town & Country
by majikwon in Knoxville, TN on August 18, 2012
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by pushrod on August 18, 2012
How is it running,ok or not to good? Is there a leak? Is someone stealing your gas? Are you sure your math is right? That's to much diff. in fuel mileage for the check eng. light NOT to be on!
ANSWER by ziptie12 on August 19, 2012
Give us a maint hist(including , parts (type & brand), who diagnosed and replaced any (you, friend , or shop), and when (miles ago and date) don't use the phrase 'recently' cause to some people that could be a year ago if they haven't driven the car since. THANKS.
COMMENT by majikwon on August 19, 2012
I had oil change 3,200 miles ago. I've had the van two years. The only thing I have done is brakes, oil changes and a water pump on 2/14/2012, the old one was leaking, all done by a mechanic at a shop. The gas problem started 3 weeks ago. I can watch the gas hand go down from a quarter tank to 1/8th of a tank in no time, so I know it isn't been stolen. I was told a tune-up might help a little by one mechanic but he said I would still have trouble, possibly. I am planning to do a tune-up anyway because it needs one. I just didn't know if it could be anything else. The price here on a tune-up is over $300.00. That's a lot of money to me and it not fix it. It runs fine, no spuddering or lose of power and no check engine light. Hope that explains it a little better. Thanks
COMMENT by pushrod on August 19, 2012
Befor you do anything else,,,fill up the tank and check mileage.Don't go by the guage.Miles÷by gal. From a FULL tank.
COMMENT by ziptie12 on August 21, 2012
I agree. make sure the guage sending unit is not at fault .---Do some math as stated in prior reply.