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This is happening irregularly. I turn the key to start the van and it fires right off, but maybe 10 seconds later it dies. I start it again and it fires right off, but then dies again.

I haven't been able to figure out whether outside temperature or engine cold/hot has anything to do with it.

What I do notice is the tachometer doesn't indicate any RPMs during the above process.

When the van DOES work, which is most of the time, the tachometer indicates the RPM correctly.

Frustrating - can't get to happen in a shop for them to check it out - can't figure out what's making it happen.

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Terry.
 

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Vacuum leak? Ya could be but I would think it would have to be a big one to kill the engine. Spent a career in the Air Force as an electronics tech. I've got electrons flowing through the viens. It effects the brain.

Have somebody listen for a hiss when it's running.
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Terry, sorry for checking in so late on this problem. On my 99 T&C, we had similar problems. In my case, it was the poor solder connection in the dash board. Relatively easy to fix, and it solved a LOT of problems. Just do a search here for "solder dash" and you will see several comments. There is also an excellent article on just how to perform this task.

Good luck
 
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