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1993 Dodge Caravan Question: wont idle runs fine when driving down the highway but when you stop it wont idle

 

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clermont1, 3.3L V6, New York, NY, July 13, 2012, 17:46
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I have a plymouth voyager, cold, it starts well, the problem when you run for a certain time,like 50 miles or so, that is when the problem arises, you don't notice it until you let go of the gas, the engine stalls and will not start, I must use starter fluid in the air intake to start it, then it can stall right after if I don't press on the gas, the problem started slowly and is getting worst,in the beginning of the problem, I was able to restart the engine (eventually) and would idle normaly until it stalled again 40 minutes later, I was tired and let it rest (I am on a trip)and ran well for 1 day until the condition got so critical(it got worst) when when hot, I must use starter fluid to start it to run (only when hot again)the bummer is I cant get towed because they wont find the problem since it will be cold and will run fine , they are plenty of power and changed the fuel pump last year because it stopped working, the motor has 165,000 miles on it and takes no oil
no check engine lights come on when the problem arises
when I unpluged the sensor on the air intake, the motor almost stalls then runs well and the check engine light up
so I figure the problem it is not that. I unplugged all the vacum cables and all it does is run more roughly

not a fun problem to have, especially when I am on a trip

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    pushrod July 14, 2012, 07:43
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    Have a computer scan then post codes.Remember you have induced some codes by unhooking things.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12205 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper July 14, 2012, 16:18
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    possible idle air control have that ck"d at the next town. if its a good shop they will ck live data and find the issue

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