Distinct miss while going down the road

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Blaine, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Blaine

    Blaine Guest

    I have a 97 Chrysler Town and Country with a 3.8 engine. While
    driving down the by-pass at approx 55 mph. the van makes a distinct
    Miss(lurch-dead area)for a micro second--just enough to notice it-(the
    tachometer dropped just like the engine was turned off) just for a
    split second- The "check engine light" doesnt come on during this
    time-but I have been having problems with the light-goes on for a day
    or so then off by itself.

    The "miss" only happens a couple of times a day-and keeps on running
    like it didnt happen....so any help finding the problem would be
    I suspect maybe an electrical problem but dont know where to start!

    Blaine, Dec 8, 2003
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  2. Perhaps you don't realize this but the computer stores trouble codes
    from when the light goes on. You can buy an OBD-II code scanner
    at any auto parts place and read the codes. Without it, your troubleshooting

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Dec 8, 2003
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