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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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