The van is not accelerating immediately but with a delay, after pressing gas

Asked by Feb 18, 2016 at 10:15 AM about the 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The van is not accelerating immediately but with a delay, after pressing gas.
No matter what speed the van is going in , there seems to be a sudden jump
from 1000 rpm to 2000 rpm. What could be the problem ?

5 Answers

20

There could be many, actually. How long has it been since you've cleaned the fuel system? Depending on miles, might not be a bad place to start. Always work on the simplist things first so you don't ramp up costs too quickly. Any will do, but I typically use seafoam at least 2-3 times a year and I notice a significant difference in performance in all of my vehicles. Depending on when your last tune up was, that could be part of it too.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

about 38000 miles. I've never cleaned the fuel system. Is that recommended on a vehicle like mine - about 3 years old,38K miles? What other things do I look for ? Thanks for your response .

20

It never used to be something you needed to do regularly, but with all the nonsense they put in fuel, its definitely worth it. I do it pretty much around the time I do oil changes and since I run full synthetic in all of my vehicles, I usually do it every 7-10k miles. What you look for will vary from vehicle to vehicle and symptom to symtom. I'd start off running Seafoam and check your air filter. You can easily do this yourself on most vehicles without paying the $40+ most places charge. Refer to this video for an idea of where and what you're looking at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQDsl49ZUV8 Beyond that, depending on when the last tune up was, you may start treading into territory of changing plugs/wires and other tune up specific items. I'd refer to your manual for the exact timeframe of when you should do your tune up as practically every vehicle is different in that area.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

That was useful. Thanks. Will start with the air filter and sea foam.

20

Cool. That should definitely start you off on the right path. Those are the two simplist items that have a huge impact on performance. You should even see a fuel mpg increase after both are handled.

Your Answer

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 26,033 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,780
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    930
  • #3
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
270 Great Deals out of 14,094 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Odyssey
407 Great Deals out of 27,842 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Sienna
372 Great Deals out of 26,831 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Journey
417 Great Deals out of 25,531 listings starting at $2,800
Used Kia Sedona
144 Great Deals out of 7,952 listings starting at $2,450
Used Dodge Durango
270 Great Deals out of 22,949 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Quest
64 Great Deals out of 2,835 listings starting at $1,850
Used Ford Explorer
935 Great Deals out of 69,575 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Traverse
744 Great Deals out of 34,510 listings starting at $3,999
Used Ford F-150
2,578 Great Deals out of 199,175 listings starting at $1,300
Used GMC Acadia
918 Great Deals out of 51,535 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
732 Great Deals out of 41,715 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
937 Great Deals out of 82,537 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $12,990
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 58 listings starting at $11,495
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $8,990

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.