2006 Dodge Caravan out of fuel and wont restart.

Asked by Jun 21, 2015 at 05:11 PM about the 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Wife ran the van out of gas and now it wont restart. Cranks great and tank has 3 gallons of gas in it.

3 Answers

47,755

It is not good to run a fuel injected vehicle out of fuel. In some vehicles doing so can ruin the fuel pump. Put 2 more gallons of gas in it and cycle the ignition switch from off to run for 10 seconds then off to run for 10 seconds and repeat this several times. Do this not cranking the engine, just moving the ignition switch to run for 10 seconds and back to off. This will turn the fuel pump off and on and maybe it will pick up some fuel. When cycling the ignition switch see if you can hear the fuel pump turn on and off. Sometimes you can hit the fuel tank with a rubber mallet to jar loose a stuck fuel pump. If it doesn't work you may need a new fuel pump.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Bob, I did all of the above but I still dont hear the fuel pump when I turn the key. Is there anything else I should check before I drop the tank and replace fuel pump ?

47,755

Check the fuel pump relay and make sure power is going to the fuel pump at ignition switch on. You have to determine why the fuel pump is not running. Could be the pump or electrical.

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2006 Dodge Caravan out of fuel and wont restart. 3 answers

    Wife ran the van out of gas and now it wont restart. Cranks great and tank has 3 gallons of gas in it.

    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2006 Dodge Caravan brake lights stuck on 3 answers

    I bought a used 2006 Caravan with a known issue of the brake lights staying on. I tried hooking the brake switch back up so I could replicate the issue and diagnose the problem. While I was below th...

    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan C/V

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan New alternator and battery but the car wont keep a charge 4 answers

    we have a van and it wont keep a charge. We know nothing about cars and don't know if were being screwed by the shop. We do remember we had a radiator leak a while back and so we belive the engine par...

    2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr LE AWD Passenger Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 96 Dodge Caravan wont move 1 answer

    My 96 dodge caravan was running fine, I parked it for the night, go back out the next day and it wont move. It starts up just fine, but when I put it in reverse it doesn't feel like it is going into r...

    Dodge Grand Caravan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • dodge grand caravan cranks but wont start 1 answer

    hey guys i was driving my van fine next time i got in. it started and immediatly died and after that it cranks but wont start i dont hear the fuel pump maybe the issue is there were do i start in ...

    1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE AWD Passenger Van Extended

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 26,542 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $2,300.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,640
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 840
#3 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
273 Great Deals out of 16,152 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Odyssey
213 Great Deals out of 20,911 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Sienna
224 Great Deals out of 29,669 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Caravan
667 listings
Used Kia Sedona
110 Great Deals out of 8,967 listings starting at $2,200
Used Chrysler Pacifica
50 Great Deals out of 27,739 listings starting at $1,900
Used Nissan Quest
64 Great Deals out of 2,760 listings starting at $2,499
Used Dodge Durango
268 Great Deals out of 21,293 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Explorer
928 Great Deals out of 70,251 listings starting at $997
Used Ford Escape
1,431 Great Deals out of 90,837 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-150
2,055 Great Deals out of 207,336 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Pilot
388 Great Deals out of 22,302 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
559 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
46 Great Deals out of 9,892 listings starting at $16,659
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 5,824 listings starting at $9,499
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 1,428 listings starting at $7,995
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 1,762 listings starting at $6,500
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 1,326 listings starting at $5,799

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.