hard to start 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 97,000 miles

Asked by Apr 03, 2014 at 10:26 AM about the 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan has become hard to start. Used to be on the first turn of the key it would start right up but recently it takes what seems like a long time cranking to start and then runs rough for a minute or less before smoothing out. In addition there will be a strong smell of gas or a sweet smell of gas(hard to describe) after a hard start. We also got the code p 0300 and p 0301 so we changed out the plugs and the plug wires and it seems to have helped slightly but not much. One thing to is that once it has started if you turn it off and immediately try to start it, it will start on the first crank but once it sits for even a few minutes it is again difficult to start. Also when we fill up with gas it will start on the first turn as well. any ideas?

2 Answers

50

I have same problem,exactly same problem on Dodge 2006 Grand Caravan. I replaced spark plugs and wires. still code P0300. Is there anyone to know this problem?

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
60

my best guess is the same as with my 2005 grand caravan there is an anti flow back valve in the fuel line at the fuel pump that has failed. so when the car has been running and recently shut off the pressure is still in the fuel lines. but if you wait a short time and try to start it the fuel lines need to re pressurize. so you can replace the fuel pump or you can turn the key to the on position for a few seconds before trying to start the vehicle. that would be KOEO (key on engine off) while the lines pressurize this will alleviate the hard start and the sweet smell of gas being dumped into your exhaust manifolds

Your Answer

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,720
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    890
  • #3
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
250 Great Deals out of 14,193 listings starting at $1,998
Used Honda Odyssey
329 Great Deals out of 24,510 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Sienna
306 Great Deals out of 26,940 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Caravan
591 listings
Used Kia Sedona
141 Great Deals out of 8,300 listings starting at $1,993
Used Chrysler Pacifica
24 Great Deals out of 28,285 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Quest
59 Great Deals out of 2,685 listings starting at $2,550
Used Dodge Durango
291 Great Deals out of 21,537 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-150
2,318 Great Deals out of 184,579 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Explorer
850 Great Deals out of 64,022 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
652 Great Deals out of 39,642 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry
1,046 Great Deals out of 74,329 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Pilot
496 Great Deals out of 30,845 listings starting at $1,399

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 2,468 listings starting at $16,900
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT For Sale
2,788 listings starting at $11,861
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT For Sale
492 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT For Sale
652 listings starting at $6,999
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 642 listings starting at $5,495

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.