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My Mother In-law has a 1995 Dodge Caravan. It has a V-6 with an automatic transmission. The van has been sitting unused for close to 3 years. I charged the battery and it started right up. Under acceleration it has a brutal vibration that goes away when coasting or in neutral. Seems to shift well and pulls away from a stop normally. Before it sat for so long it operated just ... Read More
You can order a used trans thru the net, might be cheaper but, if the engine is not in good condition or electrical. No one I know has xray vision. I got ride of my 1995 only AFTER TRANS started to slip and died on me. I put everything in it, I spent 2k from both drive shafts to new braking system. I got $100 bucks trade in when I pushed ... Read More
I own Dodge Caravan 1995. I have purchased it when it had 120000 km and now it has 400000 km on it. I never had any problems with transmission or engine. What I have found the problem with the transmission is that manufacturer recommends to use ATF3+ in this car but places like Canadian Tire do nit care about it, they put ATF3 not ATF3+ and this creates problems. My mechanic ... Read More
I'm not sure, but it could be the Throttle positioning sensor, my 92 ranger acts similarly but by your description possibly worse, and i am in the process of trying to replace it myself, based on some research i've done this problem makes sense for my vehicle and sounds like it could be a possible candidate for your issues,
I have a 1995 3.3 V6 with a cold start problem (175,000 miles) . Cranks over fine but when cold I must pump the pedal or the engine will not fire. Once started cold, I must feather the pedal to keep it running for less than a minute or it stalls. After a minute or so, the engine runs a little rough (skipping/miss-firing?) for 2-3 more minutes then runs great. - ... Read More
My van started doing the same thing. It will die in either drive or reverse unless I give it a few RPM's it will not go. Anyone found a fix for this yet?
So I come out of the house yesterday morning to a huge puddle under my van. My brother in law drives an hour to come look at it and it has a leak related to the power steering. He couldn't find it so we took it to a shop. Today they are telling me it might be a rack and pinion leak or something to do with the breather. Everything I ... Read More
WOW... sounds like a similar problem that I'm fighting right now in a 2002 Grand Caravan. It's got 105K miles and dies at stop lights, going around corners and sputters when you put it in reverse. In neutral, the car maintains a constant 1000 RPM. Slide it in drive and apply throttle and it sputters (light surge and bucking) and then stall. It's been in the shop (local shade tree mechanic ... Read More
Hi there. I have a 1995 dodge caravan, that has been having an issue lately. When i come to a stop and wait at a red light, the van will be in drive and I will have my foot on the brake. After about 5 seconds of being stopped, the engine starts to surge up and down, and after about 4 times surging up and down it will die. If I ... Read More
1995 Dodge Caravan has a Radiator Draincock of some sort I have never seen before. Looks to turn 1/4 turn?? Does it pull or something? Do not want to break it
It was my wife's comment "What the heck is with this thing?" when I brought home a Sienna for a test drive. The van bounced and pitched like a small boat on the water. It was not this one single van because I drove several other Siennas. For those of you used to Detroit iron you would probably not find the drive offensive. The Odyssey was (and still is) tight and ... Read More
I have a 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3L engine. The engine has nearly 300,000 miles on it. Last night, I lost complete use of every gear in the automatic transmission except "L" gear. Needless to say, I had a longer than expected drive home. In your opinion, is the transmission seen its last day? Or, could I have someone possibly repair it? The van is worth maybe $750 at this point. ... Read More
I have a 1996 dodge caravan 3.0 with 3 spd trans. Will a trans from 1995 3.0 with 3 spd. work? Some say yes some say no. One said it won't do to a crank position sensor. Never heard of one. But why is it on the trans instead of engine. And could I put one on the 95 or make the van think it is there. From what I have ... Read More
is it a sensor? i took it to my mechanic yesterday and they couldn't figure it out. they plugged it in the computer (damn things) and there were no codes. even when the check engine light is on. i think dodge is cursed when it comes to the caravan. my parents bought one back in 1985 and had so much trouble with it. they bought a 1995 model and still had ... Read More
What you found are MIL codes (Malfunction Indicator Light) 12 means 'battery disconnect within the last 50 cycles', and 55 is 'End of code' display. You can find those codes in automotive manuals like Haynes. My '97 T&C shows the #12 code for a long time now, even though the battery has not been disconnected in the longest time. If you do an OBDII scan, you get more precize pinpointing to ... Read More
I just check the codes, the light blink 12 then 55, Does anyone know what it means.
For flat folding third row seats, here's somewhat of a guide. These minivans have it: 1995-2006 Honda Odyssey 1999(?)-2006 Mazda MPV 2004-2006 Toyota Sienna 2004-2006 Nissan Quest (fold flat second row too) 2004-2006 Ford Freestar/Mercury Monterey 2005-2006 Dodge Grand Caravan (not sure if the 04's had it, but I think they had an early 05 run starting in Feb 04) The current GM vans (2005-present) have fold flat seats, but those ... Read More
Hi I need serious help!! I have a 1995 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3 Auto with Air and cruise. I can be driving or even at a stop doesn't matter and the transmission will go into a second gear lockout. in other word stick in second gear. the only way to get it out and possibly shift is to turn of the vehicle and reset the computer. is this typical and how ... Read More
I was impressed with most of it, some things bothered me..i.e..the VCM switching almost constantly from 6 to 3 cylinders (or at least the ECO light telling me that). I love the ECO light it makes me feel good. Like I'm saving money. The maintenance minder is cool too. But I'm a techno geek!! ANY car is good for 200,000 miles I drove 2 dodge caravans 1988 and 1992 120,000 + ... Read More
Hey this is a forum I have alot of iformation about. I owned a 2001 Dodge Caravan for 52 months until I bought a Ody EX-L with RES for $29,500. I configured a 2005 Town&Country and the cars direct price was 28,500 and still no VSC. I bought the Dodge Caravan because they said withe the new design it would score a good in the IIHS offset crash tests also it ... Read More
My 95 Caravan has a brack in the front brake rotor(disc) Mechanic says: 10% left on disc. Also own 1988 Dodge Aries with new brakes on front. Question: Can I use the new discs, rotors, pads etc from the 88 Aries on the 95 Caravan? We're travelling to California Friday and do't want to risk brake failure. Thanks for your help.
Hans, I respect everything you said in that last post. If money was no object for me I too would buy the Honda. They and Toyota are leading the world in quality standards right now. I just cant stomache the prices and the arrogance at the dealerships. I usually shop for value in my purchases and besides.....if the entire world drove the same vehicle things would get pretty darn boring. As ... Read More
1995 dodge caravan brake lights stuck on when headlights are on also left blinker won't operate when head lights are on. They both operate ok when headlights are off.
My 2003 Chrysler Voyager LX is still as smooth and quiet as they day I bought it (knock wood). I have absolutely no complaints with the van and am making no plans to replace it. It's my third DC van after a 1993 Dodge Caravan SE and a 2001 Chrysler Voyager (base model). Very pleased. BTW, hansiena, FWIW, I have only been in a couple of Sedonas, but I would say ... Read More
If you are in the market for a short wheel base minivan, I would take a hard look at the Mazda MPV, which gets rave reviews, handles exceptional well, and is considerably less than the Honda - many ads for under $20,000 in Chicago area papers recently and will hold value very well. If you have occupants of any size in the 3rd row, they will be much happier in the ... Read More
We purchased a used 95 Caravan two years ago and have always kept it in good shape. On Christmas day while delivering presents our van broke two rods. At least thats what I have been told by the dealer were we purchased it. I was told the price to fix it would be around $4,000. Is this a normal thing, or just bad luck? Would anyone suggest fixing it or just ... Read More
When I put my car in reverse the backup light does not come on. If I (carefully) adjust the shift lever slightly toward neutral the light will come on. I pulled the switch out and it appears that in the "normal" reverse position, the gear or whatever that is inside the case is not centered in the hole, which means that it does not contact the switch properly. Only by adjusting ... Read More
I'm looking to trade in my 1995, 125,000 mile Dodge Caravan SE V6 for a 2002 4 cyl 2.4 model. Can anyone tell me why I should or shouldn't go to the smaller engine? I'm looking for a reliable "kid carpooling" vehicle and I like the security of the "7 yr/100,000 mile" warranty. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Edmunds TMV puts the value of a 1995 Dodge Caravan at about $4200 private party and $5200 at a dealer. The mileage sounds a little on the high side maybe? You left out a few variables, though--Grand? Model? Options? Based on the info given, you might offer closer to $4000-$4200 and see what happens. One thing to look out for. I had a 1993 Caravan SE and it had a bad ... Read More
Back to the initial question. My 1995 Caravan's transmission went bad on me about two years ago at about 45k miles. Symptoms were: only during cold starts in the morning, I'd start the car and put it in reverse to back out of my driveway; pushing accelerator produced no movement, just a high revving of engine; after about 10 seconds of this, car would lurch into motion with a very loud ... Read More
I am in the process of purchasing a Dodge Caravan right now - was looking at an SUB, but I do love Dodge products. I am dealing with a great salesman in the West Palm Beach FL area - he sold me my Dodge Intrepid in 1995. He deals straight and honestly. I am purchasing a 2001 White Dodge Caravan, brand new, for $13,999 after rebates and incentives. It comes with ... Read More
I am in the process of purchasing a 2001 Dodge Caravan. I have my car insurance with GEICO - they offer a 7 year/100,000 mile bumper to bumper extended warranty on new cars for just $6.00 per month which is included in the car insurance payment. This adds up to just a little over $500 over 7 years. I had this on my current car, a 1995 Dodge Intrepid. The best ... Read More
I own a 1995 Dodge Caravan with a 3.0 motor with 82000 miles on it. This past month, this vehicle failed the PA state emissions testing. The problem is that at idle, the hydrocarbons are too high and the hotter it gets the worse it is. However, at 2500 RPM the hydrocarbons drop down to an acceptable level. Since the first test, I changed spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap ... Read More
We learned not to buy the first run anything when we bought our 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan LE in August of 1995. It would be best to get something later in the model year like we did with our 2000 Grand Caravan Sport. Don't bash Chrysler. You should do your HW more next time.
i have a 1999 dodge grand caravan with 39,000 miles. i will occasionaly here a clunk or knock from the front end when going over a bump or a rough road. has anybody had the same problem. i see a tsb for the the sway bar link but not sure that it is my problem....also new recall for 1995 to sep 1999 with 3.3 and 3,8. fuel leak at the o ... Read More
I have a 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE that I've really enjoyed until the really hot weather hit. The last few times I drove it for quite a distance and the air conditioner was on it stalled out on the highway. I sat with it off for 20-30 minutes and proceeded towards my destination only to have it stall out 50 miles later, and I did not have the a/c on. ... Read More
then attempt to discredit the publication. Usual silliness. Consumer Reports' survey shows Dodge Grand Caravan transmissions rated below average for reliability through 1995 (that's more recent than 1990, swampcollie; don't you think?). Still waiting to see what happens when more recent years rack up higher mileage. This is not "bashing" or "trashing." It's noting the facts, which some choose to hide themselves from. Still waiting for someone to give me a ... Read More