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1997 Dodge Caravan Base 3dr 113 WB

1997 Dodge Caravan
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door, 2WD Special Purpose
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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June 1, 2012, 9:21 pm

Omar Z
 

Question: did a mechanic really change my fuel pump

i have a 2003 dodge caravan and it occasionally cuts off. so i took it to a mechanic and he told me that he replaced my fuel pump but its still doing the same thing. so i dont believe he actually changed it. could i tell if the factory fuel pump is still on the vehicle


June 6, 2012, 5:19 pm

Elizabeth K
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Yes, you could tell if it was replaced by checking to see if the fuel tank has been replaced. If the straps to the fuel tank have been moved around, it is likely the repair was done. You would have to remove the fuel tank to see if the original one was still in there.

But it is also possible that the fuel pump was replaced but that wasn't the problem. There are many things that can cause an engine to cut out. Here is an article with some other suggestions:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-hesitates


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