Stalling or Low Engine Idle Speed Due to Dirty Throttle Body on Dodge Caravan

A dirty throttle body may cause low engine idle speed or frequent stalling, as oily residue blocks air flow in the throttle when the throttle is closed. Throttle body cleaning may be necessary to correct this condition. Our technicians caution against spraying cleaner directly onto the throttle body as this may damage the throttle position sensor (TPS).

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Average mileage: 163,500 (115,000–247,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, 3.8L V6
7 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002
12 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
1998 Dodge Caravan- 3.0L V6155,000
Problem only happens after van is warmed up. Low engine idle causing oil light to flash or stay on, also get the dinging warning bell. This stops once I accelerate. Was told to try changing the Throttle Positioning Sensor. Haven't tried yet.
2000 Dodge Caravan- 3.0L V6117,000
Stalling at low speed or idle. Was told dirty throttle body.
1998 Dodge Caravan- 3.3L V6179,000
Same problem and haven't been able to remedy it as of yet
2001 Dodge Caravan- 3.3L V6168,000
Changed TPS, worked ok for about a week. Now it's begining to stall again when sitting at red light or stop sign. Usually starts up right away, but sometimes have to keep trying while holding up traffic.
1998 Dodge Caravan- 3.8L V6115,000
I have described this problem to my mechanic but he couldn't duplicate the problem so it not fixed. When it stalls or starts to stall the oil lamp comes on.
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