Having problems with your 2005 Chrysler Town & Country ?

Our 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van dies at stop lights and stop signs. We can drive it for about 25 miles into town, and then around town with no stalling, but once we turn it off one time and restart it it starts dying at stoplights and we have to keep a foot on the brake and gas in order for us to accelerate again. It's not only embarrasing but frightening.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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My suspicion is that your egr valve is sticking slightly ajar which will cause the engine to falter at idle speed. The valve is located near the throttle body air intake at the end of the engine, mounted in a small diameter pipe that recirculates exhaust gas from the rear cylider bank exhaust manifold back around to just below the intake manifold where the air from the filter enters the throttle body. The exhaust gases have some fumes that can plate out a crud on the valve stem and thus keep it from closing tight when you are start or at idle. That makes for a too lean mixture so the engine stalls. The valve proper is mounted horizontally with the stem visible in a space between the body of the valve mounted on the pipe and the round top of the valve which is flanged and so if you look carefully you will see a metal rod (stem of the valve) with a slot around its circumference. You can take the tip of flat blade screwdriver and insert it in the slot and then lever the valve back and forth to check if it is moving freely (against spring action in one direction) or not. If it doesn't seem to close easily with the help of the built-in spring, then I would spray the base of the stem with solvent from a pressure can (such as WD-40 or carb cleaner) while moving the stem back and forth.
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