My van stalled in the middle of the freeway in L.A

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voyager

#1

The freeway was 7 lanes wide in my direction, with plenty of traffic. I was in the 3rd lane from the left, and my 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager stalled! I managed to move to the shoulder, even though the power steering was off, put it in neutral, and it restarted immediately. This is not a new problem, but before it has stalled only in stop-and-go traffic, not at 75 mhp! The engine “hiccups” once every few days, and the hiccup has become a stall now four times. The dealer and two independent shops haven’t figure out what’s wrong with it, since it hasn’t cooperating by hicupping during their test drive. I know I’m in danger. In fact, you might save my life by diagnosing it!


#2

Check engine light codes?


#3

There’s not enough info to go on but making a couple of very wild guesses I’d say a failing fuel pump or ASD relay.

If the fuel filter has never been changed on a regular basis I’d tend to lean even more towards a fuel pump issue; and the ASD relay is indirectly tied to this also.


#4

I had a 97 Grand Caravan that did the same thing. I ended up fixing it with a new CPS (crank position sensor). It a cheap part to try if you out of ideas. It was about 35 dollars and only took me 30 minutes to change.


#5

Thanks for your comments. When it started doing this a year ago, the mechanic replaced the fuel filter and the alternator drive belt. I’ll have my latest mechanic check the fuel pump and the CPS.
What’s an ASD relay?