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  • susan
    susan - 1992 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 5/24/2015
    Sometimes stalls out when not pressing accelorator. Sometimes wont idle but sometimes will? Fuel filter?
    Many 'deterioration' issues due to a couple of years sitting inactive. Hoses/rusty wires ect... Now replaced starter, battery & cables... Flushed radiator ect. (I know NOTHING about cars so, HELP.
    0 answer
  • purcat
    purcat - 1993 Plymouth Acclaim - Engine - 5/17/2015
    Auto ac question. The question has been asked below!!
    With help I have just put a new compressor on that still has to be evacuated. the system has a 32 oz. capacity for 134a freon but, i was told "not to add U/V detector with leak sealer" since they said that sealer clogs the system. I have looked at cans of freon with ...
    0 answer
  • Sean
    Sean - 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 4/8/2015
    We're is the Camshaft Position Sensor A
    I replaced power steering pump and poly, water pump and the belt tensioner. Now the Van won't start
    0 answer
  • David
    David - 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager - Engine - 4/8/2015
    Why did my van's ABS light come on, followed by the battery light?
    After the ABS light came on, the battery light did also. When I got home I tried to start it and it did not make any noise. A minute later it started but only stayed running for a moment. And the two lights I mentioned were not on when it restarted.
    • Teddy B
      4/8/2015 Teddy B
      Is the battery any good ?

      You know how old it is & tested it ?

      You tested the charging system ?
      Teddy B
      4/8/2015 David
      The battery is a few months old.
    • Teddy B
      4/8/2015 Teddy B
      What OBD Codes are in ALL the vehicle modules?

      You will need professional tools to find that out

      A code reader may not give you abs codes

      Are you just asking questions or has the vehicle
      actually been worked on to try & find some problems?

      I would be affraid I would break down somewhere
      & not use it until ALL issues are resolved
      Teddy B
      4/8/2015 David
      I am having it looked at and do not know yet what codes might be there. It's the only vehicle we have but are borrowing a car.
  • georhe
    georhe - 1996 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 4/5/2015
    My van is slow to get up to speed. From start I can maybe get up to 20 mile going up a normal hill.
    It has real low pulling power. The plugs and wires have been change, it still the same.
    • Teddy B
      4/5/2015 Teddy B
      How about a worn out & blocked exhaust converter ?

      Clogged Fuel Filter ?
  • georhe
    georhe - 1996 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 4/5/2015
    My van is slow to get up to speed. From start I can maybe get up to 20 mile going up a normal hill.
    It has real low pulling power. The plugs and wires have been change, it still the same.
    0 answer
  • georhe
    georhe - 1996 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 4/5/2015
    My van is slow to get up to speed. From start I can maybe get up to 20 mile going up a normal hill.
    It has real low pulling power. The plugs and wires have been change, it still the same.
    0 answer
  • guitarman
    guitarman - 1994 Plymouth Sundance - Engine - 3/21/2015
    When tank is full of gas seems to leak bad
    When I refill gas tank,it leaks fuel bad and smells really strong
    • CVO
      3/21/2015 CVO
      Check the fuel tank filler neck/ tube with fill hose & clamp under the fuel tank for any looseness or damages.
      3/22/2015 guitarman
      Ok. I will. Thank you :)
  • jwcloutier
    jwcloutier - 2000 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 2/11/2015
    Sppedo, Blower motor, turn signals not working..
    My wife hooked up jumper cables backwards.....van wouldnt start, fried the computer. Replaced computer, van starts and now speedometer, blower motor and turn signals do not work. I thought maybe the BCM under the dash so I replaced that also....still nothing. What ...
  • Dale
    Dale - 1997 Plymouth Neon - Engine - 2/4/2015
    Whats wrong when I step on gas and go a little faster it shuts off?
    Car starts just fine and reverse works it doesn't shut off in reverse. But when I take off it shuts off. Bought new engine and new fuel pump.
    0 answer
  • Dale
    Dale - 1997 Plymouth Neon - Engine - 2/4/2015
    Why does my car shut off when stepping on gas and going in full speed? The reverse just works fine and it starts good.
    The car starts great got new engine and new fuel pump. But when your taking off in full speed it shuts off. What's the problem? The reverse works just fine it doesnt shut off.
    0 answer
  • woodchip
    woodchip - 1999 Plymouth Voyager - Engine - 1/10/2015
    Cuts out and back fires when excelerating
    changed plugs, wires, coil pack, distributer, crankshaft position sensor, computer, throttle position sensor 192,000 miles Codes still say crank shaft position sensor
    • Teddy B
      1/10/2015 Teddy B
      Well --- all those parts that were replaced didn't fail at one time (common sense)

      So the real issue was never found

      The proper testing wasn't done or continued on with
      as problems were found & resolved

      My guess is that the heads & valves are done & you
      have a mechanical problem

      I wouldn't repair a 17 year old Voyager or any vehicle with 192,000 miles

      Who did all that work & why did you authorize it ?

      Is the exhaust blocked ?
      Timing off ?
      Ignition wires on wrong?
      Distributor in wrong?
      Computer not reflashed?
      Vacuum Leaks ?
      & more
      Teddy B
      1/10/2015 woodchip
      I have done the work myself.
      timing is a crank shaft position sensor.
      double checked wires, the back fire is exteremly inconsistent
      Computer reprogramed
      fixed all vacume liaks
      catiletic converter was replaced, if exaust would have codes !
      Only code is crank shaft position cencer !!! Replaced
      Teddy B
      1/10/2015 woodchip
      Also have hade shop machanics look at it
  • 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
    0 answer
  • 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.
    0 answer
  • 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