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I had a misfire in 1 so I changed the coil and plug. When I…

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I had a misfire in 1 so I changed the coil and plug. When I started the Caravan ('14) it ran rough and sounded like gunshots were going off under the hood. The ETC light came on. What did I do wrong?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

The red ETC light on the dashboard

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Caravan?

14

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I have gone back to Autozone and asked if they knew what could be the problem I have reattached the cords

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I thought I did everything right

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Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

what size engine please

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I just redid everything and it still sputters and makes a poping noise.
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

what size engine please

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
3.6
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

thank you

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I just wonder when I reattached the hose it did something to the ETC
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

if you only replaced the #1 plug and coil then the only thing you needed to remove was the resonator. it should have just slid back on. did you maybe hit the connector for the etc?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don't know if I hit the connector. What does it look like?
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

standby

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Is that the elbow hose?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I could have but nothing looks different or out of place
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

did you have the battery disconnected when you replaced the coil?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

ok, remove both battery cables. short them together for 5 minutes. let them hang loose for 30 minutes then reconnect them.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Explain what short the together means?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
short them together
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

hold them together or use a jumper clamp to hold them together

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
ok
See you back in a half hour
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
no change
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I even drove it around the block, which is good, I know I can drive it to the garage in the morning
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

I wonder what could have happened. ok, well if you could, let me know what tey find

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I simple problem that is easy to fix is now a complex problem. Thank you for your help.
Dodge Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 5 months ago

youre welcome but I didnt help at all. I wish I could be there

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