can somepne please help me? i dont have the $$ to go to a mechanic.
i have a 02 caravan sport that starts just fine. Check engine light
is on. and when you press the gas pedal it briefly sputters like its
going to stall out. i think the pcode was 0300. had a friend put it
on a snap on diagnostic thing and that said it was not firing on the 3
and 6. i already changed spark plugs.
please help asap
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Possibly plug wires, how many miles on this vehicle and have the wires been
replaced before? with a good set????
Yeah one word of advice NEVER USE CHEEP PLUG WIRES! Especially Valucraft
from Autozone, used a pair on my 94 Acclaim and had two bad ones, then on my
99 Jimmy we got three bad wires.
Do your car a favor and buy the good wires.
> can somepne please help me? i dont have the $$ to go to a
> mechanic. i have a 02 caravan sport that starts just fine.
> Check engine light is on. and when you press the gas pedal it
> briefly sputters like its going to stall out. i think the
> pcode was 0300. had a friend put it on a snap on diagnostic
> thing and that said it was not firing on the 3 and 6. i
> already changed spark plugs.
> please help asap
Sounds like a stuck valve. Same thing happen on my 96 Caravan. A real
simple test is to hold a dollar bill at the exaust pipe. If the dollar
bill is getting sucked in while the engine is idling you probably have
a valve stuck open. You can also do compression test. Because of the
high mileage on my 96 Caravan and the fact that the body is in
outstanding condition, I opted to replace the engine instead of having
the engine torn apart for the valve job.
Hope this helps or gives you a direction to start looking.
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