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Jul 15, 2017, 3:37 PM

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This may be long. No idea where else to turn, need
advice. I have a 2003 Chevy Venture mini van 3.4
motor. About a month ago I was driving it and it
started acting like it wanted to stall then kept
bucking is the easiest way to explain it. It then
eventually stalled out and I was able to restart it
and drive a couple feet before it stalled again and
would not restart. Then after talking to a few
people I was told possibly my fuel pump so we
changed that then it started ran like poo then
stalled and we were told to change the throttle
position sensor. Car seemed to run fine. We live in
a trailer park and so I drove it around and we
deemed that it would be ok to drive to work the
next day. The next morning the car started and
seemed to drive ok then it stalled. I restarted it and
finished my 5 minute drive to work. I was driving
home and the car stalled about 5 times I kept
restarting it and driving. I was trying to make it
home. Had to call another tow truck. Was told to
try my fuel filter. We did that and again Van drove
fine. Next morning I only made it 4 trailers away it
stalled so I returned it home. All this time the only
error codes have been Evap codes So upon doing
research we changed the Purge solenoid and the
vent solenoid. Car had been driving fine drove to
and from work and around the park. So I drove it
about 5 miles down the road Made it to my destination fine
fine but on the way home it started bucking again
and stalled a couple of times. As of today the error
code is PO141 and po449 also he just changed the camshaft sensor today and we drove it around the park again and it did ok the 1st time but the 2nd we almost made it home and it stalled a couple times but was able to restart it to get it home

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Jul 15, 2017, 6:04 PM

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With all the unneeded parts you have thrown at this you could have easily paid a competent repair shop to diagnose it for you. The "ask your neighbor" method of diagnosis is like flushing your money down the toilet.

We don't diagnose problem by guessing and throwing parts at it. It needs to be systematically monitored to find out what function is dropping out at the moment it starts to die.


We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.

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