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#1613 of 4276 Does anyone know why 2 rods would break from 1995 Dodge Caravan?
Dec 29, 2002 (2:07 pm)
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 junking it? Thanks. Please post or email me at adamjrcaol.com
Dec 29, 2002 (2:50 pm)
If you're talking connecting rods, it would be very unusual for two to break at the same time. I haven't priced a rebuilt engine, but $4K seems like a lot. I recently had a trans replaced with a rebuilt at a Chrysler dealer for $2K. If I was faced with spending $4,000 to get my engine running again, I'd look around for a Mopar performance shop to investigate a high performance, aftermarket rebuild. Either way, major down time. Sorry to hear about your problem. I have an all Chryco garage, two minivans and a 300M and I like to keep them for a long time. Hate to hear about major reliability issues like C-rods.
#1615 of 4276 Connecting rods
Dec 29, 2002 (3:11 pm)
To actually break them would be a one in a million or more occurence. It sounds more like it wiped two rod bearings, indicating a major oiling problem which would require a total rebuild or replacement. For an 8 year old vehicle, I would seriously look at having a used engine installed, one that you have some idea what its history has been. At the very least, $4000 is ridiculous.
Dec 29, 2002 (4:26 pm)
Actually, given the number of Chrysler minivans sold with an average of 5.5 cylinders each, one in a million would only be one vehicle per year. Its probably more rare than that.
#1617 of 4276 dashboard lights
Dec 30, 2002 (12:23 pm)
My 2001 Voyager started performing its own little light show for me last night. The lights would be their normal brightness then get real bright, then back to normal. Sometimes it would go back and forth a few times, sometimes they would not change for a few minutes. Anyone else had this?
#1618 of 4276 strange hum in 2001 Voyager
Dec 30, 2002 (12:26 pm)
One other thing. My Voyager (3.3l V6) also has started making a "humming" sound when at a stop. The slight hum seems to come from the bottom of the center section of the dash (down around where the coin holder is). It does not hum when in motion; and, you can not hear the hum from outside the van. I wonder what is causing that?
#1619 of 4276 oil leak near air filter...comments
Dec 30, 2002 (3:23 pm)
I just changed my air filter on my '96 Plymouth Grand Voyager and noticed a tiny (TINY!) amount of oil. It was around the fairly rigid tube that leads from the hard plastic piece (above the air filter) into the ?valve cover? (where the "3.3 Liter" emblem is). I'm guessing this is the PVC tube? But why would oil be collecting around the valve cover/pvc tube? It's just a minor amount, hardly enough to produce a drip...but wondering if there's something I should do to stop this?
1) Steve buddy, what's up w/Edmunds new look? I don't mind it until you try and find this board - it's fairly confusing whereas the previous format was very intuitive. You could always find what you were looking for whether you'd been here two days ago or two years ago.
2) Why did Chrysler have to make it SO difficult to get at the air filter in this '96 G.V.??? In my Ford I can change the air filter in about 30 seconds. In the Plymouth it takes about 15 minutes!
3) Why is it 45 degrees in Michigan on 12/30/02???
Dec 30, 2002 (3:32 pm)
I'm not sure which look you mean . It's now easier to search the discussions by model if you don't use the subscriptions, but there's also a new look coming that's now in beta. The navigation won't change but the visuals will.
Remember, change is good....
Dec 30, 2002 (4:21 pm)
Dash lights can dim when you encounter a strong electromagnetic field. An object that would produce such an electromagnetic field would be the propulsion unit on one of any number of UFOs.
Humming in your Voyager? Hope the kids weren't along.
#1622 of 4276 Is that impulse or warp drive?
Dec 30, 2002 (4:24 pm)
I think someone has seen one too many episodes of "Taken"...