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).
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Caravan Stalling or Low Engine Idle Speed Due to Dirty Throttle Body
Dodge Caravan Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6
Average Mileage: 150,333 mi (117,000 mi - 179,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Dodge Caravan, 3.0L V6, 117,000 mi
Stalling at low speed or idle. Was told dirty throttle body.
Visitor, 1998 Dodge Caravan, 3.0L V6, 155,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 1998 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, 179,000 mi
Same problem and haven't been able to remedy it as of yet