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If no instrument lights work try this. (starts and then stalls also) Push the panel around the instrument cluster or strike the dash above the panel. If it then runs fine the problem is loose contacts where on the panels connecting pins (4 I think) To fix takes about 30-40 minutes. Disconnect battery. Remove dash around panel. Remove panel and sand contact pins. Reverse.
On the 11/07/11 i attended NAG (Nepean Auto Group) for an intermittent fault with my 1999 Chrysler Voyager’s warning lights and ignition system. This fault caused the car to start and cut out moments later, or the instrument cluster would fail while driving and not start the next time. The remedy that i had been using prior to taking to NAG was to disconnect the battery for 1+ hours and the ... Read More
Hi, I to have a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan that starts and doesn't stay running. It also has the Anti-Theft system like your vehicle. How is it running still, and where exactly is this red wire you are referring to at? Hope you get this and are able to help. Thank you. Question? When you would go to start the van up, did your instrument panel ( odometer, tach, etc..) light ... Read More
I own a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 that keeps going into what I believe is "Limp Mode". The wierd thing is, during the cool weather I do not have this trouble. On a hot day, after a long drive it goes into limp mode. I can pull over, turn it off, then back on and go. When I slow down it will go back into the limp mode. I took ... Read More
my 1997 dodge grand carvan needs a transmission does any one have a used or good deal on one located in central ca thanks
I have a 1997 dodge caravan with 3.0 litre engine. My question is will a 3.7 engine and transmission fit?
I have a DODGE CARAVAN 2000 BASE MODEL. The front passenger side and back slider doors have rusted and the mechanic says that it is cheaper to replace the doors than to do any body work on them. My question is: will the doors of a earlier base model (1997-1999) fit the van I have? some say they won't and some say they will...... I am confused! I'd appreciate your replies. ... Read More
I am having the same problem with my 1997 Dodge Caravan. It's happening the same way you described it. The ABS light, engine light, gauges, dashboard and even the windshield wipers are going crazy!!! Did you ever find the problem? If so, PLEASE help!!!!!!
Finally I find kindred spirits! My 1997 Dodge Caravan goes thru this sequence: abs and check engine lights come on, gas gauge, odometer, speedometer,'etc do not work. After a few days the ABS light goes off, the check engine light stays on and the gauges pop back on. Normally after I drove the car for a while the engine light would go off and everything would be normal. Then the cycle ... 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
okay you are probably gonna tell me im loonier than a dang fruit bat but hey what im about to tell you worked on my 1987 dodge caravan it also done the same thing that yours is doing the only difference is that mine eventually started to jerking and spitting and sputtering like crazy thought the tranny was going out at first....... but any way take and replace the egr valve, ... Read More
my blower motor would only work on high speed then 2days ago it stopped working after reading through the fourm i replaced the resistor but still have on fan help please it getting cold up here in canada oh sorry it is a 1997 dodge caravan 3.3 engine
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Was the $2,600 price at a Dodge dealership, a dedicated transmission shop, or ? Thanks, Owen
I have a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan (with about 130,000 miles on it) that is losing transmission fluid (I have to put in about a quart a month). Where it's going is a mystery! There is no puddle under the car. However, the carpet between the front seats is stained, but it doesn't smell or feel like transmssion fluid. Also, how much should it cost to have the transmission serviced? What ... Read More
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan - Several others have posted problems similar to mine. All at once, all gauges will shut off, service engine light comes on and ABS light comes on. Turn signal indicator lights, radio, internal lights and everything else work fine. No changes in mechanical performance of the car. After a day or two, sometimes within an hour, everything comes back on and the service engine light eventually goes ... Read More
Have a 1997 Grand Caravan that had the same issues with door buzzers, lights, etc. going on and off. I took it to a Dodge Dealer who charged me $80.00 for a diagnostic and told me the computer module probably needed to be replaced to the tune of $600.00. Then I checked another forum site and was led to check the door frame where the sliding door makes contact. There were ... Read More
I have a 1997 Dodge Caravan Sport. About a year ago it started running for about 10-15 seconds none of the instrument lights would come on but above that where it says, oil.abs,etc.Alarm set would come on.It will sometimes be down anywhere from 7 days to hours. once it is started it will go all day,sometimes for weeks. I have had it to the Dodge dealer 2 times,they say nothing shows ... Read More
I did fix my starting problem myself. It had been to the dealer and hooked up to the tester.They could not find the problem but I noticed it would run for a couple of seconds and nothing on the dash would lite up. Message would pop up saying Anti-Thieft. I thought that sounds as if there is something wrong with the Anti-thief system that was a add on and not put ... Read More
Thanks so much for posting your experiences, all of you, on this "wind noise", which for me, hit its peak of frustration yesterday! I'm in South Orange County, CA, and drive an '08 Grand Caravan. It's a company car managed under PHH fleet services. I've had either Dodge or Chrysler vans since 1998, and only on the '02 do I remember a honking sound, but I could never get it to ... Read More
this site has a list of the best transmission shops by area: http://www.myprimebuyersguide.com/listings/auto/transmission-repair/santa-clara/- mountain-view.html its also helpful because it has background write-ups on each company to help you choose a good transmission shop for your needs...hope it helps!
For those that don't think your top load washer washes as well as a side loader, have you used the High Efficiency detergent recommended for the newer top loaders. Some manuf. are requiring it to not void out the warranty I've been told. The HE stuff works better for those HE machines. Our top loader cleans great. CR, wether sometimes biased or not, just like our opinions even when trying to ... Read More
Thanks for this tip, rickmn, For years our 1997 Grand Caravan had a ghost that affected everything from the wipers coming on, to instrument lights flickering, to losing all gauges while driving, to not starting if the LEDs didn't appear upon turning the key. By shear accident (me punching the dash in frustration) did I learn of the "temporary cure". All attempts to really fix the problem via dealers/reputable shops only ... Read More
"I bought a 1997 GCaravan brand new and the engine snapped in half at 1,500 miles - then the trans went. Even new, Dodge just rebuilt the engine." Sorry, gotta call a hearty BS on that one. If your engine really did "snap in half", then there's no way it could be rebuilt. "...and bought another 1997 GCaravan - no problems except it ran a quart low of oil between oil ... Read More
I have a 1997 dodge caravan sport.It will start but it's like someone is stealing it.It runs for a couple of sec. then shuts down. It's been in several shops and had work done and sensors put in but every couple of weeks this happens.Some times it's hours and this time it's been 5 days.help.
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
1997 Plymouth Voyager. When we moderately corner to the right, the interior lights flash, door locks cycle locked/unlocked repeatedly, and door ajar light flashes on/off. Once it starts, it continues randomly for up to several minutes. Additionally, an older problem has been the wipers. They turn on for no reason, and continue wiping until the wipers are cycled on and then off again. The wiper problem is rare, occurring only about ... Read More
This is a post I located on a Google group. The part referred to is apparently #4685433, lists about $109, and is a 4-way sensor that incorporates door ajar, locks, windows, and interior lights. Haven't verified that though or found the part available for order anywhere. Quoted: There is an updated door ajar switch for the sliding door, Assuming that the door is adjusted properly , the new switch should take ... Read More
I am a single mom and have put some money into my 1997 Dodge Caravan here lately and am still having problems. I am wondering if my thermostat is bad as the van has a tendency to overheat when going small distances and once in a while on 20-30 mile distances. Also I just had to put a new battery in and every time I get in my van you have ... Read More
I had a similar problem with my 96 Grand Caravan. Replaced the door dome light switch & fixed the problem. It is a small black button on the door post with one screw & 2 plug in wires once the screw is removed & the switch pulled out from the hole where it is mounted........good luck...Ken.
Hi, I am replacing the engine in my 1999 dodge caravan ( 3.0 l). I believe that the engines from 1997 - 2000 are the same, but I have a buddy that has a 3.0 out of a 1994 or /95 that has very low mileage and works well.. What problems or modifications will have to be made to make it fit, or is this not possible.. Any help appreciated. Thanks ... Read More
If anyone has an explanation or easy fix please let me know. Our 2006 chry. van will go into door ajar / locks and interior lights flashing on and off while we are driving. Sometimes slamming the passenger side sliding door solves it but lately that seems not to be working. Dealer thought expensive diagnostics might locate problem.
I have a 1997 Dodge Caravan SE that I was told by my mechanic that the computer was going out and needed to be replaced. On Halloween night, the door locks kept going up and down. The interior lights kept coming on and off. The door ajar light kept coming on. It is still doing it. Any suggestions on what could be the problem? If the computer system needs to be ... Read More
I was having the same problem. I changed the fuses and it continued to do it. Finally it quit working and didn't come back on. I had a diagnostic test run. It was my instrument cluster. I found one at a salvage yard in Illinois on line for $39.00. My van is a 1997 with 257,000 miles.
I've been doing a bit of preliminary poking around and have decided that a short wheel base Caravan SXT with 3.3L V-6 fits our needs quite nicely. I was pleasantly surprised that DC has an option with a split removable rear bench seat in which the two halves are quite light weight. Thus the negatives associated with not having Stow and Go available on the short wheel base models is somewhat ... Read More
I BOUGHT A USED 1997 DODGE CARAVAN.LOVE IT SO FAR.I DROVE IT ABOUT A WEEK THEN LOST ALL INFO ON MY DASH(TEMP,TAC,SPEEDOMETER,ETC.)I HIT THE DASH AND IT CAME BACK ON.NOW I'M LOSING THIS INFO OFF AND ON ON A DAILY BASIS IT JUST WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO.THE LAST FEW DAYS I'VE HAD NO INFO AT ALL.ANY SUGESTIONS OR IDEAS.I APPRECIATE ANY HELP. THANKS
Something similar happened with my 1997, turned out the battery was shorting out. The Mopar batteries were really bad!
I had the same problem with my 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan with a 3.0 L engine. I ended up replacing the throttle position sensor and that solved the problem. Might work for you. Regards, John H.
This is driving me mad! The cruise keeps cutting out momentarily when the engine is cold (in the first 30 min), not very interesting you may think BUT the rpm and the speedo needles both fall to zero and the 'check engine light appears'. All of this only lasts for around 1/2 second (as if the van cuts out)with the van then cutting back in and the needles resuming normal positions/check ... Read More
That average would be too small for 2 communities on the Arizona/Utah border. Is that why Ford, GM, Chrysler made 18 passenger vans? For some families, it would take 3 Odysseys or 3 DC minivans to haul the entire family so each wife would have to drive separately Actually 3 of the families do belong the LDS church. One has a Suburban, one a 1999-2004 Odyssey and one a old pre ... Read More
Car_man, Looking to lease the 2006 Dodge Grand caravan. I stopped by local dealership today to get some info. Here is what I have... I have 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager, leased vehicle that I paid off a couple years ago. Do I qualify for lease loyalty? When I am choosing the van I want, is the price negotiatable, or is the lease amount? I was going to use the little $ ... Read More
Our 1997 Plymouth Voyager SE is currently sitting outside a county building in a parking lot. Why? Because it died and wouldn't restart. Thank God our 2000 Hyundai Accent and 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage will get us through the weekend. It started when the tranny blew @ 60K. We're still waiting for the next one to blow. We know someone who has replaced 6 transmissions in their Dodge Caravan! Engine blew @ ... Read More
I haven't had THAT problem. But I do want to ask if anyone has had problems with the power windows in their Grand Caravan. Mine is a 1997 and I have replaced almost everything but the engine (probably next). I have replaced the power window on the drivers side 5 TIMES in the past 3 months. It will last for about 2 weeks & strip the gears again. I was told ... Read More
We have a 2000 T&C and had a similar problem. Put in a gas additive (think it was a STP product) that was a fuel system cleaner and haven't had a problem since. Had a 94 Dodge Caravan that used to stall and used a gas additive to remedy that situation. Good luck, Norb
You can dis-connect your (-) neg. baterry cable for 5-10 minutes, or if you don't want to lose your radio pre-sets, you can pull the 20 amp fuel pump fuse located in fuse box by the battery for 5-10 minutes. Did you find out why your check engine light is on, and corrected the problem? If not you can expect the light to return.
how do i turn off the "service engine soon" light myself?
I have a 1997 Dodge Caravan Sport, and just within the last 4-6 weeks have noticed a gas odor, sometimes it's stronger than others. And it's not just after filling up, it's random...any ideas? Also, my parking brake light is coming on intermittently (usually going around a curve)...and I usually double check to make sure the brake isn't on.
Okay.. thats it folks.. the end of round one. Of the three judges it appears that all three score cards are scoring one for scocalawd, one for dennisctc and one for the PSU cheerleader guy with the pom, pons and skirt. :) Looks like extra rounds are needed to decide this one. Here's my 2 cents about Dodge vs. Honda's and it has nothing to do with vans. I've owned a ... Read More
Liljoe2: I have a 96 Grand Caravan that hesitates intermittenly cruising at 55mph or better on a level surface. I have taken the car to four shops, including the Dodge dealer and nothing has been revealed on diagnostic tests but was told the transmission was the problem. After a $1200 rebuild it still misses. Then I was told it was the computer. After replacing the module at a cost of $250. ... Read More
I have a 1997 Dodge Caravan Sport with almost 170,000 miles on it...it has been a great van for us and recently the transmission has been acting up. I am grateful the transmission has lasted thus far! My mechanic says they don't usually hold up this long...but what I'm wanting to know is when I'm accelerating (has happened at varied speeds), my van starts to "shutter", but if I lift off ... Read More
We bought a Dodge Caravan new in 1985 and kept it 12 years. Sold it private sale and bought a 1996 Caravan SE Sport in early 1997. We still are driving that one. The 1985 did have some AC problems that were costly, and a few other niggling issues toward the last year of our ownership, but we were never stranded once due to mechanical failure. Sold it at about 79K ... Read More
I am going to award that title to myself. Since 1983 I have owned: 1983 VW 9-passenger (very rare) Vanagon 1987 Nissan Van 1990 Pontiac Trans Sport 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan 1997 Ford Windstar 2003 Olds Silhouette 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L In between there were a some sedans, all Detroit iron. My experience with the vans was that the VW was far and away the most roomy and comfortable but the ... Read More
What if it's not the bulb? This afternoon I was out running errands in my 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. Everything was fine until I left the last location. I turned on the van, and the right turn blinked fast. I got home and saw that the right-front turn signal and the right-front running light were off. I pulled out the old bulb and saw that both its filaments were intact. I ... Read More
I have a 96 Dodge Grand Caravan. Mine did the same thing. It has gone out 4X since 2003. I have no warning either. It just goes out. I have 1,000 miles left on my recent transmission. My advise is while you can still get some money out of it, get rid of it and don't by another Chrylser Product. I have been fighting with Chrysler to honor the warranty that ... Read More
Chrysler Corporation and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is well aware of the rusted brake line problem on the Chrysler Minivans. NHTSA is investigating the problem because of the many complaints that they have received. There is a Recall on the Chrysler Minivans in Canada for rusted brake lines which should start in September. You should also check your brake lines all the way back to the rear wheels. ... Read More
I've had it lock up on me once while driving but after pulling over and turning the van off and restarting it I haven't had any more problems. Well, it skips every now and then. Does anyone know a good place in Atlanta to get the transmission checked. I had an independent store check it and he said there was no problem with it. Then I had the dealer check it ... Read More
hello this is a god send My wife's Dodge Caravan was giving her major headaches, cutting off and then starting back up days after. We took it to the dealer and he said that it was the BCM cost $1000.00 Well after they replaced the BCM they blew out the PCM which they are saying we are liable for, they blew the device and are saying that its our fault and ... Read More
We had a brake line burst on our 1999 Dodge Caravan. The brake lines were original equiptment on the vehicle. We had a brake job done with 31K miles and we now have 47K miles on the car. If you check your brake lines you will see that the solid line is made of steel and it is welded to a stainless steel flex segment. The welding of dissimilar metals can ... Read More
I have had a dodge grand caravan for 9 (1997)years going on 10 which has been reliable but has had problems that have been annoying because in my opinion they were initial quality issues. This is the first car I owned where the glove compartment failed. It is held down by 2 plastics strips similar to rubber bands. Of course they broke. They wanted $40.00. Has your glove compartment failed recently. ... Read More
I am the original owner of a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE with 98k+ miles. While my wife was driving home today she noticed all the lights on the instrument panel were out and the gauges for speed, fuel level, etc were indicating zero. I read in an earlier message re: a 1992 Voyager, that the problem was traced to a bad computer. Indicators for "Check Engine Soon" and "ABS" were ... Read More
Hi! I had the same problem with my 1997 Dodge Caravan. There was a recall for a lot of people having the problem. Took it to the dealer and they fixed it...haven't had a problem with it since. I believe it was the clockspring assembly being wound too tight. :) Hope this helps...
HELP URGENTLY REQUIRED. MY VEHICLE IS LEASED. 20 CENTS PER km FOR EVERY km over monthly allowed 1667, yearly 20004. NEVER PAID ATTENTION, MY FAULT HOWEVER WHAT l'M LOOKING FOR IS AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION.... PREFERABLY MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE TO VERIFY MY THEORY MIGHT BE CORRECT. -- IE ANYONE WITH SIMILAR PROBLEMS. 11 PLUS MONTHS OF USAGE ACCORDING TO ODOMETER 34460 MINUS 20004 = 14459 X 20 CENTS PER ... Read More
I don't know if this is going to help. I've owned several Dodge and Plymouth vans. Not for the machinery but for the drive. They are the best in driveability. Transmissions are their biggest flaw and Chrystler and every transmission shop around well and knows it. Every over-drive transmission I've owned has died between 80-100,000 miles. The last van I bought was a 1997 Plymouth voyager with a 3 speed. These ... Read More
Hello, I have the same Airbag light problem. Mine is 1997 Dodge Caravan. Is there recall form that? Would this also cause "Service Engine Soon" light also? "Service Engine Soon" light came first and then Airbag light latter intermittant and goes away by istself. Two other questions: 1) Is it dangerous to drive like this? Will Airbag go off for no reason? Would airbag work when it is needed? 2) If ... Read More
My 1999 Dodge Caravan just starting having a fuel gauge malfunction. After filling the tank the fuel gauge was all over the place and then the chime and low fuel indicator light comes on every 10 seconds. Having it looked into.
Hi, I'm new to this forum, but I thought that someone here may have a solution to my problem. Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Mileage: 152,000 Problem: My service engine soon light is on, and has been for about a year or so. Most of the mechanics I talked to said that this was a quirk of the 97 Caravan and to ignore it. I don't know if it has anything ... Read More
Badgerfan, Thanks for the heads up. I had my minivan serviced at this dealer many times for warranty and out of warranty work and always left very disappointed with their level of customer service. I wouldn't be surprised if they knew about this problem and just "claimed ignorance" perhaps because this was a "low return" type of work for them, specially since it was under warranty, and they already had plenty ... Read More
This question is probably beyond what most owners can answer, so I'd suggest you visit our Maintenance & Repair forum. You might try posting in our Technical Questions discussion to see if any of the expert members who hang out there can advise you. kirstie_h Roving Host Host, Future Vehicles & Smart Shopper discussions
Do I HAVE to replace the AC compressor in my 1997 van or can I bypass the compressor with a shorter serpintine belt. don't want to spend to much on this as it has 150K miles. ANd this is happening right now up in Mammoth Lakes where they want to charge me 2-3 times the amount in L.A. Son needs to get down the hill safely. Please advise.
My family have bought Dodge cars/minivans most with Mitsubishi engines in the past 20 years (always brand new, Newport, Colt, Avenger, Caravan and Voyager). On the 1997 Voyager the transmission failed at 79,000 miles (repair cost $1,375.00). Replace timing belt, Replace tensioner, Replace two cam seals, Replace one crank seal, Thermostat, Replace water pump, Drain radiator and flush at 87,000 ($500). At 101,000 Factory recall to replace clock spring. Other routines ... Read More
Only one DC minivan has had transmission failure of the many owned by people I know. That was a 1996 T&C LXi used to tow a large trailer all the time and the transmission failed at 180,000 miles. Meanwhile, 3 sisters in a family I know had purchased Ford Taurus. The 1990 Taurus transmission failed at just over 100,000 miles, the 1993 Taurus transmission failed at 115,000 miles and most recently ... Read More
Hello group, I'm looking for help in minivan shopping. My wife and I have just found out that our second child is going to be twins, vaulting us to a family of 5 and out of our Honda Accord (other car is a Nissan Maxima). Our daughter will be two and a half when the twins arrive, so we'll have one booster seat and two rear-facing car seats; three car seats ... Read More
I have to agree with dmathews3 about DC. In the past I have owned a 1991 Gr Caravan and have had a 1994 all wheel drive at work. I presently own a 1999 Grand Caravan ES and it will be the last. The others had their problems but it seemed the folks at Dodge were more open and willing to help. The 1991 went 185000 miles but got too expense to ... Read More
Big difference between yours and the new ones. you can have those kinds of problems with any vehicle. Check out Mr. so called reliable Honda Oddysey problems. I don't rely on Consumer Reports either. After following this Forum for tha last 5 years, one thing I have learned. When you buy a vehicle its going to be either a good one or a bad one. Sounds like you purchased a bad ... Read More
The left side sliding door motor/lock went dead AGAIN!!! It's happened twice before when the van was still under warranty. The worse part is that the door cannot be locked manually!!! Just too many problems with this van over the past 5+ years: Left side sliding door Transmission dead at 44,000 miles New water pump at 47,000 miles New brake pads every 6 to 8 months This piece of junk is ... Read More
My family and I have a 2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L van. The whole family loves this vehicle after 34k miles of trouble-free service. Our Town & Country still runs just like it did the day we drove it off the lot and I would highly reccommend a 2002 model to anyone shopping for a minivan. If you want the ultimate mininvan in terms of comfort, luxury, and convienience, ... Read More
I have a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. It has recently started occasionally honking as if the panic button were pressed. The honking starts a few minutes after locking the van. The van does not do this every time it is locked, only intermittently. We took it into the dealer, who replaced and recoded the batteries on the keyless entries. I did not think this was the problem, because on some occasions ... Read More
I can't wait until I get rid of this piece of junk! The tranny was out at 20,000 miles. A new head gasket at 50,000 miles. Constant brake problems. Incessant A/C problems. The list goes on. Not to mention, weird noises when the brakes are applied. Come on! I pay $25k for a van and I get nothing but a headache? I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER DODGE PRODUCT!!!!
I would say no but how many miles has been put on the van since new pads? If I'm reading you right they have only been on for a little over 4 months. I don't think even taxi drivers wear them out that fast. It it is only 4 months I would say they weren't installed right or something is sticking and not completely releasing the brakes.
does anyone know where i can purchase longer lasting aftermarket brake pads and rotors? the brake pads/shoes were last changed just this past march '01. the front brake pads were replaced again just the other day. is it normal for the brake pads to wear quickly on these vehicles? or is it my dad's driving habits (he drives it to work everyday)? or both?
Anyone who claims the pre-1996 Grand Caravan did not have tranny problems is either misinformed or delusional. Tranny failures on these cars were the norm! Check any compiled list of repair records for the Grand Caravan. For the Caravan, esp., the 4-cyl. version, the rate of Tranny failure was much lower. The number of 1996-2001 DC Tranny failures does not seem to be high. The 1996-1997 4 cyl. Mitsubishi engines, however, ... Read More
I'm finally giving up on this vehicle. 1997 GC (3.8L 4spd) is just back from it's sixth unscheduled maintenance at 54,000 miles. Two transmissions, whacky wipers, radio problems, two oxygen sensors, speedo problems, several recalls, and now an abusive dealership. I've been a staunch supporter of this product because of good ergonomic design and excellent driveability. I really wanted to buy a 2001 GC or T&C, love the styling, but I ... Read More
I sold my 97 dodge caravan v6 3.3lt with 110,000 miles but let me give you a tip that happens a lot and you can fix it yourself and save a lot of money (in case no warranty). First Sign of problem : 1. A/C will work and then stop blowing cool air. 2. Starts heating up when driving below 65 MPH, and you end up turning the engine Off because ... Read More
I have a 1990 Dodge Caravan C/V(the cargo van version) - it has 185,000 miles on the orginal motor(a 3.0 liter V-6 - vehicle was bought used at 65,000 miles)- I change the oil & filter every 3000 miles - I've never had any trouble with the engine(yet!)- unfortunately the transmission went out at 90,000 miles - it was rebuilt at a cost of $900.00 & so far it was held ... Read More
My wife and I bought a 97 Caravan in Aug of 1997. The vehicle currently has just over 34,000 miles. All maintenance is done at the dealer using the Dodge maintenance recommendation for short trip usage. So far we've had to replace the brakes (including rotors), the water pump, and the CD player. We've had the mysterious windshield wiper problem, but haven't pursued it. Recently we've run into a problem with ... Read More
I have a 1997 dodge se caravan. On many trips ( no mountains - Bakersfield to Sacramento), my best gas mileage is barely 21. Although it is within their range ( advertised), I have always exceeded the expected ranges on all of my other new car purchases. I have the 3.3L engine. I know of 2 grand caravans ( 3.3L and 3.6L )that get over 27 mpg. My van runs rich ... Read More
re posted from the dodge/chrysler minivan topic 1984 Cutlass Supreme: other than maintenance, it had no problems, original engine and tranny, 167,000 miles. car was rear-ended and was totalled. 1978 Chevy Van: 170,000 other than maintenance, same tranny, same engine, we call it the ferrari because of it's poor gas mileage (no offesnse to ferrari owners), but it still runs well. 1991 Chevy Camaro: 102,000 same as above, no problems. 1997 ... Read More