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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#2303 of 4276 Limp-in Mode on 1999 Grand Voyager
Jul 09, 2004 (10:41 pm)
For the past two weeks, my 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager has been slipping into limp-in mode (i.e. locks into 2nd gear) when accelerating at low speeds. When I do so, the "Check Engine Soon" light comes on. If I shut off the car and restart, the transmission will function properly for a short period, but if I continue to drive at slow speeds followed by acceleration, it will again go into limp-in mode. If I can get to high speeds (above 40 mph), it will perform fine until I slow down to lower speeds and again need to accelerate. My repair facility is confused. When they hooked up the van to the computer, they got a low voltage to the transmission message. They then proceeded to change a relay switch (no success) and today replaced the transmission module (again no success). Any recommendations?
#2304 of 4276 gthorson transmission
Jul 10, 2004 (12:21 pm)
Had the same problem with my 99 Intrepid. Dealer changed both input and output sensors on the trans and it is fixed.
#2305 of 4276 Re: bluebomber98 [andrelaplume #2298]
Jul 10, 2004 (8:10 pm)
Pas de problem Andre.
We bought our 2003 Grand Caravan Sport (with aftermarket power take off and DVD player) for $22,369 Canadian (approx 16,750 US) It had 21,800 Kilometers (about 13,000 miles)
We since have taken it on two long weekend trips, one with three people and one with six people aboard with no problems yet whatsoever.
We did take additional extended warranty. I did not want to do it. I have lost money on extended warranties on the last two vehicles I purchased extended warranties on (a 95 Sable and a 00 Focus) but my wife wanted to do it. After 31 years, I tend to do what she says.
#2306 of 4276 Thinking about purchasing a 1999 Plymouth Voyageur
Jul 12, 2004 (3:39 am)
I have been looking for a mini-van I can trade my 98 Chevrolet Malibu for. The dealer showed me 99 Plymouth Voyageur. Does anyone know anything about this make and any problems with the 99's? Someone said there were problems with transmissions in some years.
#2307 of 4276 2001 Grand Caravan Buy Back
Jul 20, 2004 (9:25 am)
Is .30/mile a fair buy back user fee?
#2308 of 4276 Re: Thinking about purchasing a 1999 Plymouth Voyageur [mistelle]
Jul 20, 2004 (9:45 am)
I suggest you read back in all the Caravan/Voyager/Town and Country Edmunds discussions, then take a big aspirin as your head will be swimming!
Chrysler has had some minivan transmission problems in the past, but not as widespread as some would have you to believe and the newer ones I believe have rectified whatever problems there were in the past. By 1999, I think you will be getting a good one. Our 1996 has been fine, now at about 78K miles.
There are also about four different engines and maybe at least three different variations of transmissions in vans of that era. Very common is the 3.3 liter V-6 with 4 speed automatic. I would stay away from the 4 cylinder version as I think it is underpowered, not because of any particular known problem.
Otherwise, I would look for a low mileage one that has not been abused. You may be able to get maintenance records if the car was dealer serviced. You could also pay an independent mechanic to check it out before purchase. Good luck!
Jul 21, 2004 (4:11 pm)
I have a 2003 T&C EX with 19,000 miles. Just recently started to experience the hard downshift. It usually occurs when coming to a stop after travelling at about 25+mph. Judging from some of the posts in the "Chrysler transmission problem" discussion area it may be an "unsolvable" problem. We also have a two to four second delay when shifting into reverse from a cold start. This has been the case since the van was new. Any thoughts on possible solutions would be appreciated. Otherwise, anyone want to buy a 2003 T&C EX w/ leather, 19,000 miles for fair price? I don't have time for multiple trips to a dealership only to hear the" we can't duplicate the condition
#2310 of 4276 Stalling Problem
Jul 23, 2004 (2:12 pm)
I have a 1996 Caravan with the 3.3 liter engine. I have an intermittent stalling problem. The vehicle has stalled 3 times since April, once on an interstate. Anyone experience this. I've had the vehicle checked out by a Chrysler dealership and they are stumped.
Jul 23, 2004 (7:34 pm)
Those symptoms are similar to the ones I had with My Intrepid. Ask that dealer to check the input and output sensors in the transmission. If they won't seek another dealer.
#2312 of 4276 Re: ohvan [hayneldan]
Jul 24, 2004 (6:37 am)
Thnaks for the tip. I'm taking it into the shop in about a week. I'll request that they look at the i/o sensors.