Car needs to be primed after 2 min. of sitting once it gets started.
1991 Dodge Caravan

Car needs to be primed after 2 min. of sitting once it gets started.

(1991 Dodge Caravan)
1- its a 91 dodge dynasty Le 3.3L/v6: I just picked something.It starts great 1st thing in am, but after 2 mins. of sitting--i have to prime the gas(fuel) like a race car to stablize the fuel in motor then go/ its a fuel-injected motor, whats wrong-how to correct it???, ive changed the fuel filter and checked for vacuum leaks....no change.> some tells me the fuel pump is going and yet others say no its not. I want the straight answer to correct this now.
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on March 11, 2011
Your fuel system is losing prime. Could be fuel pump but may be something else in system that bleeds off. Have tech duplicate and check system.

well folks, interesting answers so far. ALL the fuel rails on the 3.3L 91 to till whenever are DEFECTIVE, so the junk yard is out... Dodge evidently has an external seal to fix the 96 and above..question is...will it work on a 91? ok, someone said it is not solder...guess that means a heli-arc or another inert gas process. someone else said the part is so expensive cause it it is dodge specific... In 96, the recall for this fuel rail cover 1.3 MILLION 3.3L engines, which means they made well over 2 MILLION of these aluminum rails... No way this part should cost that much. Rakel said never weld on these parts, thanks for the advice, but Dodge the 'experts' made these defective parts. I used to be a welder and silver smith, Think I will know when the metal goes over the edge. And, the injectors run at 43.5 psi. Yes, some preessure, but not out of the ballpark. But, I look forward to more answers from You fine folks, and the Dodge people.
Another idea:
I wish you had asked this question before you took apart the fuel rail because this recall involved placing an external seal around the ends of the fuel rail which would most likely have solved the problem. you could have purchased this recall kit and installed it in approx 15 minutes.now you are stuck buying a new rail. also dodge is losing money because parts are so expensive people go to the aftermarket and don't buy factory original parts (not just a dodge problem).
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Ill get it checked again asap, ill follow up with you asap.
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on March 11, 2011
Your fuel system is losing prime. Could be fuel pump but may be something else in system that bleeds off. Have tech duplicate and check system.

well folks, interesting answers so far. ALL the fuel rails on the 3.3L 91 to till whenever are DEFECTIVE, so the junk yard is out... Dodge evidently has an external seal to fix the 96 and above..question is...will it work on a 91? ok, someone said it is not solder...guess that means a heli-arc or another inert gas process. someone else said the part is so expensive cause it it is dodge specific... In 96, the recall for this fuel rail cover 1.3 MILLION 3.3L engines, which means they made well over 2 MILLION of these aluminum rails... No way this part should cost that much. Rakel said never weld on these parts, thanks for the advice, but Dodge the 'experts' made these defective parts. I used to be a welder and silver smith, Think I will know when the metal goes over the edge. And, the injectors run at 43.5 psi. Yes, some preessure, but not out of the ballpark. But, I look forward to more answers from You fine folks, and the Dodge people.
Another idea:
I wish you had asked this question before you took apart the fuel rail because this recall involved placing an external seal around the ends of the fuel rail which would most likely have solved the problem. you could have purchased this recall kit and installed it in approx 15 minutes.now you are stuck buying a new rail. also dodge is losing money because parts are so expensive people go to the aftermarket and don't buy factory original parts (not just a dodge problem).
Sign in to reply
Ill get it checked again asap, ill follow up with you asap.

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