Strange engine issue?-GCaravan 05

Hi There,
Dodge Grand Caravan 05. About 34K miles. Recently, right after filling the gas tank engine dies a second or so after moving. I have to stop, wait a while, push the accltor
a few time, crank, and let it idle for a minute or so, and then it drives fine. Until the next fill up day. Is this some thing that I need to worry about?
Thanks Mike
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If you are nursing the fuel tank trying to get every inch filled up it may cause a problem when the purge solenoid opens to purge fuel vapors. It may be purging a overfilled fuel system causing a very rich mixture and stalling out. At the next fill up when the nozzle shuts off don't force feed more fuel into the tank
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
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Thanks for your reply. I have never done that with this car except once. In fact, I don't think this caravan allows that. I did it once the very first time we bought it, and realized it won't let me do it (keeps releasing the handle latch). I now stop fueling the moment latch releases.
I hope there are other reasons for this.
Mike

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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com says...

My friend's 05 or maybe 06 T&C did this last summer, the first time when they were out of town, of course. I can't remember what they did to it. I'll see if he kept the paperwork to see what was done. It was a warranty fix though. They gave him a new Aspen to use as a loaner for the day. His family buys a lot of cars from them, and they really suck up to him.
I wonder if he needs a new canister or whatever the hell they call it. My old Trans Am's canister was totally full of gas, and did all kinds of odd stuff, making it dump black smoke out the back at various times, and it took a while to figure it out.
BDK
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Take the vehicle to the dealer and see if there is a PCM reflash for this vehicle. The engine computer may need to be updated with new software. Since you dont specify engine size thats about all the info I can give you on this. If the vehicle is still under 80k there should not be a charge you for this.
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
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I also have a 2005 Dodge Caravan and it does exactly the same thing. After we get gas, usually while we are turning the car stutters and often just dies. After we re-start it the car runs fine. We have tried leaving the car running during fueling and shutting it off, same results. We are not overfilling, when the hose cuts off we just pull it out, no trying to get a few more drops in. I think there should be a service bulletin on this. I can't imagine that we have only 2 people with exactly the same problem. Rob Weiman
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