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Jerry, Master Mechanic
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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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Well its throwing alot of fuel into cylinder and yesterday

Customer Question

well its throwing alot of fuel into cylinder and yesterday the cat got bright red hot
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: not really but it turns off at idle unless I keep it at around 1000rpm
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2001 dodge caravan 3.3liter
JA: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I am so far I have changed spark plugs, wired and coil pack and then I changed the PCM so the misfiring stopped but now it wont stay on at idle and I can smell the gas at the engine plus the cat got red hot
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: yes ever since we changed the pcm no codes have come up
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  david craig replied 4 months ago.

Hi Im David. first things first. do a back pressure test to see if the cat is clogged.

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.


Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

checking in to see how its going

Expert:  Amedee replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

Different tech here.

Did you still need help?

If so, please reply and let me know.

I will be happy to help.