By nicomp on
1997 Plymouth Voyager 3dr Minivan
I bought a '96 Voyager, returned it under the lemon laws less than a year later. Had to pay $1K to lose the '96 and get the '97. At 55K miles check engine light came on. No other symptoms. Dealer couldn't make it go off. Finally they decided to do a valve job. I had to pay $1500 for that. They thought it was a good deal. I guess it was a good deal for them. Since about 70K miles the engine has been tapping. It sounds like a lifter problem and at 140K miles, it's a constant sound when the engine is running. Sounds like a diesel. Uses oil, burning it and dripping it. Headliner is falling off. Always runs OK, taps constantly. Eats belt tensioners annually. HVAC head has become intermittent.
Interior is nice, except headliner. Easy to change oil in the driveway. Seats are not stow and go but they are on wheels and easy to get in and out if you are strong enough or there are two of you.
Make the power train reliable. Engineer it better. Only 5 spark plugs are accessible. Make the 6th one accessible.