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1990 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: 3.3 V6 Engine idles fine, but dies when put in gear

 

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Visitor, Saint Paul, MN, February 11, 2011, 10:53

Caravan starts and idles fine but engine dies when you put it in gear.

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    Visitor, May 13, 2011, 06:13

    throdel cabel is probly ready to go

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    geech, March 08, 2014, 13:21
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    Really? There are people with auto repair experience and there are people without. and a little knowledge is a bad thing. i am an ASE master certified tech. in my 20+years of in shop experience and 4 years of tech school with in school updating every year, i have yet to see a faulty cable make an engine die. please people, if you dont know what youre talking about dont post any answers. the whole world is reading these posts looking for advise. and as extreme as it sounds, when a person gives bad advise for a repair, it could just possibly cause the loss of a life or even a whole family. keep that in mind people. if you dont know or think you know. just admit your short comings and be quiet.

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    reubenp February 27, 2013, 10:30
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    engine runs fine I just backed it out and parked it in the drive way. I got into the 2002 dodge caravan
    and I tried to shift into reverse and the motor died everytime. Can you give me some suggestions?

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    geech, March 08, 2014, 13:27
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    More than likely, from experience, you have a sensor or a control switch, or even a solenoid going bad . yoe can spend an enormous amount of time useing a D.V.O.M. and testing each one of the above mentioned components or take the vehicle down to your local mom &pop repair shop and have them scan your vehicle and run the koeo & koer tests. it will cost you an hour of labor time max and most shops will credit the diag. time to the actual repair.

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