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If you havn't already; remove battery, unlock side tabs of the power distribution box to flip over to an upside down position. Unlock the reseptacle tabs by sliding red bars and take 2 slotet screwdrivers with bend ends to pry off and remove connectors from the wiring harnesses. Look for corosion and clean connections. Aluminum wire terminals corrode to a greyish scale color. Start with the thickest connector which is the ... Read More
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, and for the first year we had it, it worked beautifully. About 18 months ago it started acting up. The entire cluster freaks out, the air flow stops, the radio shorts out, the headlights flicker continuously, and the warning lights come on and the van makes that 'ding' noise (like when you leave the key in). Sometimes it feels like the engine pulls a ... Read More
Hello all, I was wondering if someone had an exploded view and or a set of instructions on replacing the rear rotors and pads. I am finding out it seems like Dodge has done like Volvo did on my old 240 wagon and put a parking brake aka drum brake shoe setup inside the rear rotor to function as the parking brake.
2004 grand caravan emission problem/ vacuum leak ... remove air cleaner whole assembly, vacuum lines from purge canister are right there, after my father spent 400 bucks at a mechanic , i found the problem right there.. vacuum line cracked.. problem solved
Started my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and couldn't turn the steering wheel. About a minute later the belt squeeled and the power steering started up. Alternator light was not on so I assume the belt was running. 2 more times that day while turning corners I lost the power steering and almost went off the road since I couldn't turn the wheels. At least one of those times ... Read More
I have a 2005 Dodge grand caravan. Remote key, AC, Back Windshield Wiper, Night light are not working. I also have brakes and abs warnings on but nothing wrong with the brakes. I replaced the fuse block and still have the exact same problems. Any suggestions ? Thank you kindly
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3 eng. I need the front cover of the engine or some call it the timing chain cover. My alternator bolts to it. The Dodge dealer states that when the updated cover is installed, you must install a new timing gear set. I've checked with another dealer and got the same information. Does any one why that is so? I don't want to spent ... Read More
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3 L and I think the oil pump is going out. Can anyone tell me if that procedure can be done just by removing the oil pan or will the motor have to be removed? Thanks.
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. If im sitting still and turn my steering wheel I get a pretty good vibration thats rather loud. When im driving down the road it acts as it should, even in turnes. I have the proper power steering fluid in the resavour. Another thing that occured at the same time is the steering wheel wont lock when I turn the key off. Anybody have ... Read More
Unless you do a lot of work on cars, a basic one that will 1) read out and display the codes and 2) allow you to reset them, is all you need. With the code in hand, there are plenty of resources on the internet that will tell you what the code means, so you don't need an OBD-II reader that does that for you. I have a ~$50 Accutron that ... Read More
My wife has the same car 2005 dodge grand caravan about the same mileage. her check engine light just came on today. Question i have i want to get a code reader to find out what the code is. what is a good code reader to get. i was at autozone and it seems like there are so many different types. not too sure which to get then once i get ... Read More
The only suggestion I have is to take to the nearest dealer to have looked at if you haven't already. They probably can take care of the emission test for you too, I know that some dealers perform an emissions test.
2003 Grand Caravan, low mileage. Check engine light came on for the same reason as previously posted. No luck with the "replace the gas cap solution." My friend the mechanic used nitrogen to try to find the emission leak with no luck. Live in California and can't get new tags until I clear this up. Any suggestions? Looking to do a "smoke test" next, but not optimistic.
The message light is gone now, it could be because I only use ExxonMobil gas. It is one of the perks since I work for them. It's a great van and the whole family loves it.
I have a1996 Town & Country(selling it now) that has 155k miles on it and the CEL comes on every now and then and don't know why. But recently for some odd reason we switched to using name brand fuel stations(BP, Exxon, Shell) it seems to run better and the CEL hasn't come on for past 2 months. Wierd
I bought a new Town & Country in 2005. I took it back to the dealership after the first few days, telling them there was something wrong with the brakes. I was told it was just brake dust because they were new. I had to have brake pads, calipers, and rotors before 6000 miles. This happened again before 11000 miles and again at 15000. The car was a lemon so I ... Read More
I had a 2003 GC and the light came on at around 90,000 miles. It would go off periodically, but always came back on. It would stay off for a couple days when ever the battery was disconnected for a while. The code always came up as a vac leak in the emissions system. Never could find it (the leak) or get the light to stay off permanently. The van is ... Read More
the P016 error with missing above 3500 rpm is the crankshaft flex plate (flywheel) that is cracked and the crankshaft position sensor is back there getting information from the flex plate. My leasing company had the dealer replace the cam and crank position sensors first with no fix. Pulling the transmission and replacing the flex plate (flywheel) fixed the problem.
P0016 Dodge Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation - Bank 1 Sensor A
Did you resolve your problem? I have the same exact symptoms... it's like there's a rev limiter at 3500rpm whether its reve'd up with no load in park or driven with load in any gear (auto trans). The same code you got also came up (P0016) but I want to know the actual problem since you've already replaced those and got no joy. Any info greatly appreciated!
I performed the majic trick of disconnecting the battery cables this morning and the CEL went away. Drove around town, got a car wash, fixed my dvd player (ground got disconnected) and drove the family to coach my son's baseball team. No problems, Van is running great. I hope it was just a false alarm since I was close to running on empty when the CEL appeared. ! added over 2,100 ... Read More
Read the ODB-II diagnostic code fist, then get back to us. CEL could be any of several hundred things.
Bought a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan with 98,180 miles on it. Had it inspected by my mechanic and he told me it was good to go. Took the family on a long road trip and put about 2,000 miles on it. About 8 hours away from home the engine light appears and I take it to an Autozone and get the code checked out. Its and EGR code, no big problem ... Read More
My passenger side power window in my 2005 Grand Caravan stopped working. Several people mentioned how the problem is consistently an overcurrent protector (or fuse) located inside the regulator. I've followed the instructions and removed the fuse, but cannot find anyone or any store where I can purchase this part. My local Dodge dealer actually laughed at my request. Is anyone familiar with where to buy this part? Thanks!
I had an incident with Dodge in Canada that I hope is okay to share here with the readers of this topic. Very educational and hopefully will help others when they try to close their old lease. I leased a Dodge Grand Caravan in 2001 and paid ~$500/month for 48 months. I returned it 40 months later without any penalties because I got a new 2005 Dodge Caravan and leased it ... Read More
I have an 05 Dodge grand caravan. I have about 50K and the engine light came on. It reads" erg flow sensor high." Is this the mass air flow sensor? Do I just have a bad gas cap?
The catalytic converter should be covered by the federally mandated emissions warranty for 8 years or 80,000 miles. If you're below 80,000 miles the converter should not cost you anything. See the following link. http://www.epa.gov/obd/warranties.htm#1 Good luck.
I JUST got this fixed today...the computer needed to be "flashed". The dealer didn't want to do it, $80. They wanted to break open the engine and look at the timing chain, $400. I opted for the $80 fix and it worked so far. I drove about 100 miles today and didn't have any problems.
PO16 CODE COMING UP,WHERE IS THE CORRELATION SENSOR,IS IT THE ECM
Symptoms-check engine light-code P016 (or P0116? I can't remember now that I'm sitting here) definition-cam/crank sensor correlation. When the van gets up to temperature, the RPM won't go over 3500. Once it gets up there, the van starts bucking and shaking and eventually clunks under the hood and downshifts. I replaced the the cam sensor, crank sensor, full tune-up with plugs and wires. Checked for vaccuum leaks and checked EGR. Once ... Read More
Hello ,I need to know how to reset the engine after I have changed the oil on a 2005 dodge grand caravan 3.3 gas engine ?..
I took my 2005 dodge grand caravan to the dealership because the battery died. While we were there we had all the brake pads replaced along with the 2 front rotors. The minute we got on the highway it starting pulling to the right and vibrating. It also stated having a L turn STEERING SHUDDER. We never had a problem before taking it in. We took it back to Dealership and ... Read More
Hi all, first time poster here :) My wife and I are looking at buying a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. It's loaded. A retired couple leased the van in 2005, and were (some how) able to get out of the lease early, and decided to lease a new 2008 G.C. They did this all though the same dealership. I've never leased before, but have researched it. My questions are: -) ... Read More
We have an 2005 Grand Caravan that has had the whining noise for a couple of monthes, the power steering fluid is full. The dealer suggested replacing the rack, a frieng of mine suggested adding some Lucas power steering conditioner, I figured for under $10 what did I have to loose. I removed the hose and started the engine and turned the wheel , this pumped the old fluid into an ... Read More
I have a 2005 DC SXT w/tow package and it didn't come installed. In fact it came with the older 4 pin connector, instead of the circular 7 pin USCar interface. I had an RV dealer install a hidden hitch and the correct mopar harness for me. I think the correct harness (if you don't want to use an adaptor everytime) was $100. Still, the tow package is a great deal ... Read More
I do check the fluids on my vehicle on a regular basis. I have NEVER had the power steering fluid low on ANY vehicle I have owned over the past 15 years. I tend to buy new, and keep them for about 3-4 years. I am looking for someone to respond that has a 2005 dodge grand caravan (or simular) with a simular situation. My power steering fluid was in the ... Read More
Hi, don't believe the BS about calipers. Chrysler just makes a bad brake system. We have to put brakes on our 2005 dodge Grand Caravan every 12,000 miles. We have 60,000 miles on it now, that's 5 sets of brakes. At least the service manager at our dealership is honest. He told us that's just the way it is. We had a 1997 Plymouth grand rally it wasn't as bad, but ... Read More
The Haynes manual for the 2005 Grand Caravan does not release until February 2007. Chilton doesn't have one either. The dealship suggests I order a shop manual for $50 (which would be nice but I need to finish the brake job before the manual would arrive). Obviously brakes are not rocket science. However, caliper torque settings would be nice. Does anyone have a link to an online reference for changing brake ... Read More
The wife and I turned in our leased 2005 SXT on a new '06 last night. We worked a great deal on the '06 since the incentives are high right now and the dealers are extra motivated to make room for the '07s. We were able to turn in a month early. I was lucky that my local dealer had exactly the van we were looking for on their lot. I ... Read More
frogger123 bravely asked for a flurry of opinion: "Does this Forum think that Castrol is one of the best Dino oils?" Who knows? Once upon a time, Castrol, as a European oil, was one of the few oils whose cans indicated it passed obscure European and Japanese test requirements that were more severe (due to overhead cam designs and higher rpm) than those for American cars (due to cam-in-block ohv designs ... Read More
After the second day I drove my new van and really noticed the vibration, I started looking up information on vibration in Dodge Grand Caravans and read about all the engineering that had gone into the new models to reduce noise and vibration. I also read reviews where people commented on the smooth ride they had with the same model of van. This makes the annoying vibration in my 2005 Grand ... Read More
Maybe the harmonic balancer wasn't installed correctly on the engine. The dealership mechanics should be able to detect any unusual vibration very quickly. Let us know what you discover with the test drive. I can feel some vibration in my SXT steering wheel, but it is no problem. According to the following statement from DBC, they do a lot to reduce vibration and noise: "State-of-the-art technology is used to ensure quietness ... Read More
Hi, I bought a new 2005 Grand Caravan in August of last year and it now has 21,000 miles. I took it in for an oil change last week and they said that the bushings where loose so they replaced them. 2 days ago the front end started to knock so I took it back in today and guess what!! The rack & pinion has to be replaced at 21,000 miles. ... Read More
Hi, I bought a used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan in June of '05 (bought with 21K miles, now has 25K miles). Was noticing some unusual noises under the hood and when I make right hand turns. Just found out that the rack & pinion is bad....major fix. It is under warranty but I'm wondering what could have caused this in such a new car....carfax didn't report any crashes. Thoughts anyone?? Anything ... Read More
Edmunds has pricing on all 2006 Caravan, Grand Caravan, and Town & Country while the official web sites for Dodge and Chrysler have nothing. Many DC dealers have sold out their 2005 minivan inventory and will probably lose sales to Toyota or Honda when no minivans are available for sale and no information is available from DaimlerChrysler.
Hi, I have a Grand Caravan with 5600 miles on it and it has an alignment problem. The car pulls right. The shop that just did my alignment says that the right front camber reading is out of spec and there is no way to adjust it. Does anyone know if they are correct, that no ways exists to adjust the camber on this vehicle? This van was modified for wheelchair ... Read More
why not rent a grand caravan??????? with Stow N Go - you'd have plenty of space!!
Does anybody own a Dodge Caravan? Not a Grand Caravan, just the regular Caravan (which is smaller). The reason why I'm asking is because I am renting a Dodge Caravan to go to drive to Texas from California. I am taking 2 adults and 4 small kids with me for a total of 7. My main concern is the luggage area in the back of the vehicle behind the 3rd seat. ... Read More
DaimlerChrysler still makes the short wheel base Dodge Caravan and appears, per Edmunds, to be continuing that model for 2006 model year. We have had two Dodge short wheel base minivans, my wife drives it most of the time, in our family since 1985. Our current one is a 1996 SE Sport with the 3.3 L V-6. We like it for its all around utility in a fairly compact package. Won't ... Read More
which I bought just 2 weeks ago. It has EVERYTHING I wanted, a sunroof, power doors, CD/Cassette, tons of rooms, a great color (inferno red), it handles so nice. The ONLY thing I can't get usd to is the steering :( wheel, it seems to be a bit off balance, the bottom hole does not line up in dead center, is this right? Otherwise, I know I made the right choice. ... Read More
Hi, rlimbach, This topic is for talking about the features. attributes. ownership experience, etc. of the T&C. For pricing issues, I suggest you ask the folks in the Town & Country: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion -- they'll be happy to give you some feedback.
Anyone can tell me what a fair price to offer a dealer for a new DGC SXT ( Standard Equip) would be. Reading a lot about this employee pricing. Are the dealers more willing to deal this coming week with the end of the month coming. Or should we wait till 2006 come out in fall. Any word on EP being extended another month like GM did
Hello, all. In short, I have a 2003 grand caravan, bought used in Dec. 2003, with about 9300 miles on it, in good condition. Now, it's July 2005, mileage is about 47500, and I'm looking at getting my 3rd set of brakes, 3rd set of rotors, and perhaps calipers, hoses, etc., as well. First brake change at 30747 miles, involved pads and rotors. About 10000 miles later, I end up needing ... Read More
We had a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan, which is essentially the same vehicle, and something similar went wrong with it. The brake lights stopped working just as you described. The turn signals didn't work either, even though the indicator and blinking sound in the dash worked fine. The dealership worked on it twice and finally replace a computer module that controls those lights and it worked fine again. Hope this helps ... Read More
Regarding handling in snow - I have had several 4 wheel drive cars (Subarus, Jeeps, Toyotas) as well as 2 Dodge Caravans (1998, 2005) and have strong opinions regarding snow and snow tires. I believe my Caravans with 4 first quality winter tires (I've used Blizzaks on the 1998, and Michelin x-Ice on the new Grand Caravan) are BETTER all around in snow than a 4 wheel drive vehicle on 4 ... Read More
Grand Caravan SE changed to Stow and Go first part of February when the base price increased from $21,735 to $22,735 with the "28 J" pkg. That was AT LEAST the 4th price increase for the 2005 GC SE since it was introduced. The 5th price increase now has base GC SE at $22,820 plus the destination fee increased to $730.
I finally decided to do some negotiating with a salesperson at the Dodge dealership. Here is the deal I have on paper ('haven't signed anything yet and the dealership is now closed until Monday.): 2005 Grand Caravan SXT with added options (Side Curtain Airbags, Power Liftgate, Rear Parking Assist and Power Adjustable Pedals, which I said I wouldn't pay for since I don't need them: $22,299 + TTL. Does this sound ... Read More
2005 Grand Caravan SXT with added options (Side Curtain Airbags, Power Liftgate, Rear Parking Assist and Power Adjustable Pedals, which I said I wouldn't pay for since I don't need them: $22,299 + TTL. Does this sound like a good deal to anyone else? That's a fantastic price. I paid over $23,000 +TTL, for my Dodge and didn't get adjustable pedals, rear parking assist or side airbags. My sticker was around ... Read More
Hi everyone, I've been lurking here for a couple of months and have found the forum invaluable in my research on minivans. I had narrowed it down to the Ody LX, the Sienna LE, the T&C Touring or the GC SXT. Mr. "ahzoo" and I started test driving last Saturday and finished today with the Ody, The T&C and a third drive in the GC. Here's what I think I need ... Read More
The 2005 DC has definitely more noise at acceleration than the models before. Even though Chrysler claims that they are 16% quieter than the older models. I guess you'll not be able to notice that from one short test drive, but I'm driving both almost daily, so I see the difference. And it's not only me, even Consumer Reports agrees to that. Let me just post you the words from the ... Read More
Has anyone else had this problem with their 2005 Stow-N-Go Grand Caravan SXT? Check engine light comes on when fuel level is below 1/2 tank and outside temperature is below 40 degrees. When taken to dealer, first step was to put in new Oxygen Sensor. Didn't make it to the end of the dealer's lot before it came on again. After much frustration, and many trips to the dealer, Michigan plant ... Read More
Dodge web site lists a Grand Caravan SE with "J" package that includes 60/40 Split 3rd row and has a standard 2nd row bench. There is an optional 2nd-Row Buckets with rear 60/40 Split Bench Seating for $745 or optional Dlx Bench Seats w/2 Child, Rear 60/40 Stow'N Go for $225. None of the Window Stickers for the 2005 GC SE minivans in Dodge dealer inventory listings show a 2005 GC ... Read More
"Actually though, my question is concerning the bulbs that should illuminate (or so I thought) the head lamp switch and the control for the side-view mirrors. The dealer told me that there is NOT a bulb that illuminates those controls...which I find pretty odd, considering every other control lights up?? Can anyone please confirm this for me? Thank you ... " I have a 2005 Dodge GC and none of ... Read More
I agree with that--although as the current owner of a 2003 Chrysler van, I know as well as you do that the 2005 Grand Caravan has some issues. Honda has also stepped up and equipped the Odyssey LX VERY well with most of the nice features for the same money as a Grand Caravan SXT. Odyssey LX for 2005 is only missing some cosmetic features (power doors, roof rack, alloys, etc.) ... Read More
I went to my local Dodge store today to test the 2005 Grand Caravan SXT. They sold the black one they quoted me a couple of days ago, but they had a dark blue one just like it, so I drove that one instead. The ride was not as nice as the ride of my 2003 Chrysler Voyager LX. I was expecting more due to the longer wheel base, and I ... Read More
I just bought a new 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan and was told when not using roof rack, to pull front crossbar back as it does cause wind noise when traveling at higher speeds.
Looking today at a 2005 Grand Caravan SXT, black, with power liftgate and center front console as the only options. Sticker is $27,780, quoted $22,800 after $3500 in rebates. TMV is more like $22,474, so we'll see what happens. I have had 3 Dodge or Chrysler mini vans before, including a 2003 Chrysler Voyager LX that I have now (not trading it, VERY happy with it), so I'm looking forward to ... Read More
2005 Caravan SXT MSRP is $ 22,287 (including $665 Destination). But, it is a very nicely equipped minivan with the 3.3L V6, 2nd row bucket seats, Dual-Zone temperature (driver and front passenger separate controls), cast wheels, and Speed Control. The $1400 Option Group includes the complete overhead console with compass/outside temp and trip computer, 8 way power driver seat, 50/50 split folding rear seat, roof rack, and illuminated visor vanity mirrors ... Read More
No, I don't experianced anything of these with my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. I do have some minor rattles which I hope the dealer will take care of at the first oil change. Otherwise it is very quiet. Today was the second snow here in upstate NY, and my wipers wiped the ice all over the windshield - CRAP! I need the windshield wiper de-icer back SO BAD! Chrysler! ... Read More
Do you feel any difference in handling with the sway bar? I have the touring suspension in my new Dodge Grand Caravan, but unfortunately the '03 Town & Country I drive at work handles better than mine, and have less body lean in turns! Let alone the ride is much more settled and smooth. By the way, I feel that in the DC vans, the horn is not easy to ... Read More
I finally replaced my 2002 Windstar (Lease expired) with a new 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, w/premium package, which includes 3-zone automatic temperature, trip computer, power liftgate, touring suspension, among other features. I have it for nearly a week now, and am almost satisfied, but (hold your breath) there are still some things I like way better in my Windstar – every change is difficult, and changing a vehicle is no ... Read More
Since most models are virtual clones, why do buyers prefer the Dodge version? Buyers also preferred the Dodge Caravan by a wide margin over the Plymouth Voyager and the Dodge Grand Caravan over the Plymouth Grand Voyager. At GM, buyers always preferred Chevrolet minivan label over Pontiac, Oldsmobile or GMC. Chevrolet has been perceived as being the lower price brand. At Ford, buyers also preferred the lower price Ford label over ... Read More
I was reading some of the information on the site about the quality and reliability of the dodge mini vans and it was not very encouraging information. I would enjoy hearing from people if they have good experiences with the 2004 dodge caravans, or should I stay away from them?
No...according to the 2005 Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan brochure published 1/04. Power driver's seat is NOT available in either the GC SE or GC SE Plus. Overhead compass/outside temp/Trip computer is NOT available in the plain Grand Caravan SE but is standard on the Grand Caravan SXT and is included in Grand Caravan SE Plus Popular Equipment Group that costs $1465. The short wheel base regular Caravan SXT Popular Equipment ... Read More
I've been moonlighting in the Grand Caravan section because I may purchase a 2005 GC SXT in the next few months. I've been back and forth between an SUV and mini-van. In the final analysis I think generally better gas mileage, space utilization, ride, and seating are pushing me toward a minivan. In the "less scientific" arena...my daughter loves the extra seats! DustyK--Several of your posts have struck a chord with ... Read More
Morning group.. Currently own a 2000 Dodge Intrepid ES and have owned several Dodges and Mitsubishis over the years. I'd be interested in hearing from any owners or "shoppers" of the 2005 Grand Caravan SXT. I'm familiar with the Dodge lineup in general (brother was a sales manager for years). I'm interested in hearing from owner who've had some experience and shoppers who are negotiating prices and financing rates. I suspect ... Read More
Was about to buy a Quest when I found out through these postings how close the 2005 Caravan was to the market (weeks, not late fall as led to believe in other post sites). I'm interested in pulling a boat with my minivan and need 3500 # towing capacity. Does anyone know how high a trim level you have to go up to for being able to obtain this option or ... Read More
I finally got to see a 2005 Grand Caravan w/ Stow 'N Go(S&G) - middle of the line price. A bit disappointed after the much anticipated wait- first of all-I think the seats in my '97 Caravan are slightly more comfortable and possibly roomier. For the S&G 2nd row seat, unless you're the size of a kid, you'll need to raise the headrest for it to be the right height for ... Read More
Is to keep it a separate subject in the Vans section, as there is enough difference in the 2005 models to differentiate it. If this creates one more too many discussions, you could rename the Chrysler Town and Country to include the Dodge Grand Caravan, as most of the new features are on the long wheel base versions.
I see by the web sites of a few local Dodge dealers that they have a few 2005 Caravans and Grand Caravans in stock. Anyone gotten a chance to see and try out some Grand Caravans with the stow and go seating option, or are they all being kept under wraps until a formal introduction?
2nd row 2005 GC SXT seats MORE comfortable than my son's 2002 GC Sport 2nd row bucket seats. I think my other son's 2001 Ody EX 2nd row seats are a little more comfortable than either Grand Caravan. Front seats of all 3 are equally comfortable but 3rd row seats of 2005 GC SXT are more comfortable than the 3rd row seats of the 2002 GC Sport or the 3rd row ... Read More
The company that invented the minivan category 20 years ago is working its magic again. With more than 10 million minivans sold and a segment-leading 38 percent market share, the Chrysler Group today revealed Stow ’n Go and even more minivan-first features on its new 2005 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, and Dodge Grand Caravan. The company’s new minivans will arrive in Chrysler and Dodge dealerships early next year. Chrysler ... Read More