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2010 Dodge Caravan Occasionally my van will suddenly lose

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2010 Dodge Caravan
Occasionally my van will suddenly lose power while driving. The tire pressure/Throttle & Traction lights will come on. And I need to turn the vehicle off and then back on to get it to operate normally. We have spent thousands of dollars at our dealership (Brakes/Rotars/Suspension & Cam Sensor) and it is still happening.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you out with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

You have codes stored in the vehicles computer that are causing these lights to come on. Do you have the codes?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
According to the dealership there were no codes stored.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
they checked on 3 occasions
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Did the check in the history? Or just present faults.

Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

What size engine does it have?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
They said that they checked everything. The only codes the found were related to the Cam sensor, and they repaired it.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I don't know the engine size
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

It is common for the wiring in the rear to melt from being too close to the exhaust. I would check there. I have also seen problems with the throttle body.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
This would cause the lights and loss of power?
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Yes. Have the dealer check to see if any reflashes are available for the engine computer.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ok. Thank you.
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Your welcome.

Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation. This does not have to be my only answer. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. Hoping to be giving you 5 star service.

Thanks,

Dan

Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated.

This question is coming up on 7 days which means it will time out and close.

You have already paid to get this question answered, but you have not rated.

Let me help some more. Is there anything else I can help you with?

If I did not give you 5 star service, please let me know what I missed.

Thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sorry, the messages were going into my junk folder.We noticed that the problems seemed to happen shortly after putting gas in the tank.Also, the stalling always seems to happen when trying to accelerate after Idoling (red lights etc) is it possible that there is a correlation?
Expert:  Dan replied 2 months ago.

This could be a fuel pressure problem caused by a faulty fuel pump.