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Chrysler Town & Country Stalls

Q. Vincent, I would like to ask you a question concerning a stalling problem I have been experiencing on my 1994 Chrysler Town & Country. The vehicle will stall intermittently when slowing down to turn a corner or to stop. I was getting a check engine light intermittently when driving for long periods on the highway and changing the O2 sensor fixed that.

Chrysler Town & Country Stalls

But the stalling has continued. When the car stalls it often exhibits a rough idle or will tend to surge once and a while at highway speeds. I have cleaned the throttle body and throttle plate, the IAC and replaced all spark plugs and air filter. The ignition wires are about a year old.

When the car stalls there are no "trouble codes" available to indicate the nature of the problem. I have read that it could be multiple things, (fuel pump, cam sensor, IAC, throttle position sensor, MAP, but I am not sure which would be the first to check. Apparently it is something that is borderline faulty because the car will start right back up and run fine for a while.

My current gas mileage is about what it has always been (16-18 city, 20-22 highway). Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Also, where is the cam sensor in the first place?

  • 1994 Chrysler Town & Country
  • 3.8 liter V-6
  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles
  • Fuel Injection
  • ABS brakes
  • P/S, A/C, Cruise control


A. This will be a tough one to diagnose since it happens only intermittently. It could be a Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch (EMCC) solenoid sticking or going bad. Let's try a transmission fluid and filter change and see what happens. If it is a sticking EMCC solenoid, that might clean it up and getting working right again. Be sure to use the Chrysler ATF from the dealer. It can make a big difference.

Other than that, we may have to wait for the problem to become more consistent in order to do an accurate diagnostic.

Chrysler Town & Country Stalls
The Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor is located on the timing gear cover.

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