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  • Johnnie
    Johnnie - 1999 Plymouth Breeze - Engine - 11/17/2014
    My car turns over normally but once I go to out it in gear it stalls out, I let it sit and then starts and runs fine, I
    Drive it for a few miles then let it sit and go to put it gear again and have to start all over. I get it going again and once I'm going and push the gas pedal it starts to bog down. Please help
     
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  • Lynda
    Lynda - 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 11/9/2014
    Every one tells me that i need both o2 sensers . that is what is making my van shut down. is that true?
    it has black chalk smoke coming out the tail pipe.
     
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  • Catlovervet
    Catlovervet - 1999 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 9/29/2014
    My van keeps stalling
    Mileage 112,000. My van stalls when coming to a stop, pulling out and even driving 65 down the expressway. Its just turns off. I have had the throttle body cleaned, throttle positioning sensor replaced. A full tune up and even a new fuel pump installed. I have ...
     
    • Jimm
      9/29/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Jim
    Jim - 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 9/22/2014
    Size of bolts holding the compressor adjusting mount needs 4 has 2
     
    • jdl
      9/22/2014 jdl
      Hi Jim, hope you got it fixed by now? The two bolts you do have, did you try that bolt in all 4 places? Just to see if size and thread are the same and length. Then tell the hardware store you need two more bolts like the ones you have.

      A tap and die set might be handy, Then you can use a tap as a thread chaser to check size and thread. Then check about length.
  • 15ssody
    15ssody - 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 9/12/2014
    Why isn't my engine responding?
    Whenever I am in high gears the engine does not respond well to the throttle. The only way I can get it to change is if I floor it.
     
    • jdl
      9/12/2014 jdl
      How long since a tune-up? Are there any applicable trouble codes? How many miles on the vehicle? Automatic or manual tranny?

      With dodge--chrysler--plymouth vehicles even in the early obd2 years, you can still get some codes using the check engine lamp. You turn key just till the dash lites on, no further. Cycle the key on--off, on--off,on them the check engine lite starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes. Your looking for two digit codes. i'd have to double check about your model year, but, it won't hurt to try.
  • 15ssody
    15ssody - 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 9/12/2014
    Why isn't my engine responding?
    Whenever I am in high gears the engine does not respond well to the throttle. The only way I can get it to change is if I floor it.
     
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  • Gail
    Gail - 1998 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 8/25/2014
    Put in gas pump before I lift the handle for gas to start after done with putting gas in drove 8 blocks oil light went
    on. van slowly stopped and would not steer. I remember this happened years ago having to do with putting gas in and with putting the oil cap on.Just had oil changed 600 miles ago
     
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  • rdornon
    rdornon - 1992 Plymouth Colt - Engine - 8/23/2014
    Driving along,just died,wont restart!
    appears to be no spark to the plugs,pulled and tested fuel pump,ok.turns over but will not fire.
     
    • jdl
      8/23/2014 jdl
      How long since a tune-up? Can you check for applicable trouble codes? Your obd1 so you should be able to check codes yourself. Usually with dodge chrysler plymouth vehicles you can get some codes by cycling the ignition switch. You turn the key till the dash lites come on, no crank. Cycle the key on--off, on--off, on, then the mil on the dash starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes. Your looking for two digit codes.

      Usually if it dies driving down the highway, with no spark and injector pulse, engine cranking, I want to check the cam and crank sensor signal, where applicable.

      Bench testing an electric fuel pump isn't conclusive, I've seen faulty fuel pumps that would run up a storm on the bench, but, you put a load on it and it wouldn't make pressure.
      jdl
      8/23/2014 rdornon
      ill look into this thanks for your response,randy.
      jdl
      8/24/2014 jdl
      Let us know what you find.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 8/23/2014
    Why does my van make a clank clunk sound when I first start it each day ?
    It doesn't do that when i start it after that first time through out the day. Only when it has sat overnight. Sounds bad but don't know why it is doing that. Only when I try to start it.
     
    • rdornon
      8/23/2014 rdornon
      sounds like your oil just hasnt primed the system yet,might need to check your oil sump screen.
  • elbecerro_1
    elbecerro_1 - 1998 Plymouth Breeze - Engine - 8/3/2014
    Why does my car not start after replacing blown fuse
    Second time I have discovered a blown fuse after the car has not started. Unlike the last time, this time the car did not start after I replaced the blown ignition fuel starter fuse.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 7/29/2014
    Computer wont read egr valve
    changed the egr valve runs better but computer wont wont read it
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 7/8/2014
    My 1999 plymouth voyager has begun to sputter and then dies.
    The check engine light has begun blinking and sometimes the oil light comes on.
     
    • jdl
      7/8/2014 jdl
      Have the trouble codes checked. Some of the national brand auto stores will check codes for free. How long since a tune-up?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 6/16/2014
    Where is the voltage reg. And how do I change it?
    Battery goes low often. Test unit at auto zone reads bad volt reg guy said that's in the alternator busted but getting it out an rebuilder said alt is good reg is elsewhere
     
    • carhauler
      6/16/2014 carhauler
      Not all but most newer dodge products have the voltage reg built into the ECM (computer) . The alternator just makes power and the ECM tells it how much and when .
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Plymouth Neon - Engine - 4/27/2014
    Stopped a leak in the engine of oil. How long before the oil that was leaked clears out?
    Replaced the valve seal cover, the spark plugs, and pcb valve. The leak is stopped but it's still got excess oil from the leak in the engine and the exhaust still has a bluish white smoke coming out. We had a accredited mechanic work on it and that was the only ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Plymouth Neon - Engine - 4/27/2014
    Stopped a leak in the engine of oil. How long before the oil that was leaked clears out? And the best way to make it hap
    Replaced the valve seal cover, the spark plugs, and pcb valve. The leak is stopped but it's still got excess oil from the leak in the engine and the exhaust still has a bluish white smoke coming out. We had a accredited mechanic work on it and that was the only ...
     
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