Dean ... 9/13/2010
2001 Chrysler Town & Country EX 6 Cyl 3.80L
Why does engine hesitate and loose power.
Check engine light is on. The problem occurred 20 miles from home. Was able to drive van home. Had to drive 70 mph in 3rd gear at 3000 rpm. If slowed down would loose power and had to slam accelerator down to resume progress. If slowed down to stop noticed fuel smell as though building up in catylitic convertor. Engine is misfiring but will run. Started it yesterday.
It could be mechanical or electrical there are a lot of causes I can think of but since your check engine light is on you should diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to know what the stored trouble code in your vehicle is, for you to track the right path on fixing your vehicle.