About 2 weeks ago as I was driving slowly on city streets near my home when my car just dies. There was a little rough running as I approached the stop sign, then a very rough idle once I was at a complete stop. When I pressed lightly on the throttle to go it stumbled as it began to move and died. Was lucky enough to be making a turn at that corner and had just enough momentum to pull it over and park.
Car would crank but would not restart. Called a couple of members here to see if they had any ideas. Ended up puling fuse 11 and waiting about 5-10 minutes before replacing. Car started right up and no problems since.
This is the 2nd time this has occurred. Last time was about 2 years ago, interestingly on the same street a few blocks away. At that time I did not pull fuse 11, and just waited a few minutes and it finally restarted and ran fine until this incident.
Anyone have similar situations occur? Any ideas as to what I might want to do to be on the preventative side?
Last edited by SDAutoXr; 07-17-2009 at 03:55 PM.
did you just fill car up with gas right before it died
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did you check the fuse for the fuel pump? it's in the trunk.
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oddly enough my car dies 2 weeks ago as a result of a misfire, did it 2 time in less than a minute or so.... I ended up in the ditch with my car. Chrysler doesn't want to touch it?? Document everything !!
I didn't check the fuse for the fuel pump. But since the car is now running fine, I would assume that wasn't it...or could that possibly be something to replace to prevent this in the future?
I also did the key cycle deal, no codes.
I have had this problem several times, as have many others with 2005 models.
how much gas was in the car? how hot was it outside?
what appears to happen is when the gas tank is close to full and it's really hot (90 plus, causing a lot of gas vapor in the tank, not allowing room for air) or when the tank is just filled (hence being completely full, again no room for air), the Vapor Canister fails to function and causes a vaccum in the tank, which in turn stops the fuel flow to the pump..
opening your gas cap will allow air into the tank and then allow you to start the car and drive (sometimes I drove 5 - 10 miles with the cap off, because as soon as I put it back on the car would die, until there was enough airspace in the tank)
my gas tank and vapor canister where replaced several months ago under warranty as a result of the ongoing problem..
they found that the tank itself had collased from the vaccum that was created and then me opening the gas cap, the entire top of the tank was caved in. and the vapor canister was full of liquid fuel, instead of vapors.
FYI the tank/labor/vapor canister, etc is around $700 if you have to pay out of pocket.
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