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Old 09-12-2017, 11:38 PM
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Good evening,

Yesterday my 2008 Dodge Caravan began to stall when I was pressing the accelerator. No check engine light came on and I had plenty of fuel. I pulled over in a corporate parking lot and turned off the van. When I turned the van on the engine would crank but not start. I then towed the van to the dealer.

The dealer ran diagnostics and stated my fuel pump needs to be replaced. The cost of service is close to $800! I researched the issue and it seems this is a common problem with these vans. Some owners have changed the fuel pump only to find out the issue resurfaces and had to shell out more money to change the TIPM module.

Have any of you encountered the issue I am having? Is there a recall for the fuel pump or TIPM module? FYI I did have my local mechanic take a look and he said the engine does start when he sprayed something into the throttle body. He said the fuse in the TIPM is fine as well. My van only has 42,000 miles. My fear is I don't want to be stranded somewhere in the middle of the night should this happen again.

Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:34 AM
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Yah been through this one. The relay can't seem to handle the current load. Best way to tell if it's pump or relay is to bypass the relay in the tipm with a jumper harness and see if the problem goes away. If it's the relay it you don't need to replace the whole tipm the relay can be replaced. Some of these tipms were subject to recall. A quick search on You Tube will show you how do both
 
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:45 AM
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Good evening,

Yesterday my 2008 Dodge Caravan began to stall when I was pressing the accelerator. No check engine light came on and I had plenty of fuel. I pulled over in a corporate parking lot and turned off the van. When I turned the van on the engine would crank but not start. I then towed the van to the dealer.

The dealer ran diagnostics and stated my fuel pump needs to be replaced. The cost of service is close to $800! I researched the issue and it seems this is a common problem with these vans. Some owners have changed the fuel pump only to find out the issue resurfaces and had to shell out more money to change the TIPM module.

Have any of you encountered the issue I am having? Is there a recall for the fuel pump or TIPM module? FYI I did have my local mechanic take a look and he said the engine does start when he sprayed something into the throttle body. He said the fuse in the TIPM is fine as well. My van only has 42,000 miles. My fear is I don't want to be stranded somewhere in the middle of the night should this happen again.

Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
Hi AliG,

You can enter your VIN here to view any current or past recalls on your vehicle: https://www.mopar.com/en-us/my-vehic...ls/search.html. Feel free to send us a PM with any additional questions!

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:06 AM
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Thank you! I came across this video on YouTube -

The recall is specifically to 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Cherokees but it seems this applies to our Caravans too. I will ask the dealer if they can perform this test. Hopefully the fuel pump relay only needs to be changed.

Andrea, would dealerships be able to perform the test that will identify if the TIPM fuel pump relay is faulty?
 
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Thank you! I came across this video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/qU3kiJ0QddU

The recall is specifically to 2011 Dodge Durango and Jeep Cherokees but it seems this applies to our Caravans too. I will ask the dealer if they can perform this test. Hopefully the fuel pump relay only needs to be changed.

Andrea, would dealerships be able to perform the test that will identify if the TIPM fuel pump relay is faulty?
Hi AliG,

If the recall applies to your vehicle it will populate when your enter your VIN at the link provided. Your local dealership will be best able to offer an official diagnosis of the concerns you are experiencing!

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Old 09-13-2017, 01:51 PM
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Thanks Andrea. I did enter my VIN and no recalls in regard to the fuel pump were displayed. I did ask the dealer to perform a diagnostic and based on their results they recommend the fuel pump to be changed.
 
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Wonder if they determined if the pump was getting power and ground? If power and ground is at the pump connector then yes the pump is bad.
 
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:16 AM
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Yes they did determine that the pump was getting power and ground. The dealer will replace the pump this weekend. Is this typical for this year and with that low of mileage?
 
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Yes they did determine that the pump was getting power and ground. The dealer will replace the pump this weekend. Is this typical for this year and with that low of mileage?
No not typical but not unheard of. Any shop can change a fuel pump and in most cases for far less than $800. Here's a ball park estimate: https://www.yourmechanic.com/estimat...mp-replacement
 

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