Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:11 AM
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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#2445 of 4276 Re: bubbling and peeling clear coat paint
Jan 28, 2005 (6:47 pm)
I own a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan, the whole entire van's clear coat paint is bubbling and peeling. One year ago I questioned my service department about this problem, they took picture's and said they will let me know, well as you can tell they never called, since then I have been investigating everywhere and everything possible. I wish I could send you the photo's that I recently took of my Caravan, it's unbelievable! Anyway I am going to fight till hell freezes over on this issue, because I have had 2 dead batteris, 2 tensioner belts, 1 serpentine belt, ac problems, hatch leaking, defective pillar "b" panels which they won't replace, defective runner under roof rails, defective everything!!!!!!!!! DODGE SUCKS!!!!!
#2446 of 4276 One Dim Headlight - Short?
Feb 02, 2005 (10:08 am)
My 97 Dodge Grand Caravan just had one headlight go out. When I repleaced it, it only came on at 1/2 brightness and I also noticed opposite side fog light was on w/o the foglight switch being on. If I turn on the foglights, the dim headlight goes out! Any ideas?
Cruise control stopped working awhile ago, and is probably related to the clockspring.
#2447 of 4276 Re: bubbling and peeling clear coat paint [kailuagrl]
Feb 02, 2005 (4:04 pm)
Dodge has NO control over where you drive the vehicle and NO control over where it is parked. Your van was probably exposed to the corrosive effects of contaminated ocean water.
Did you buy the van new?
If the GC was only a year or 2 old you may have a valid complaint. Otherwise, it appears that your 7 year old vehicle suffers more from owner abuse than a problem caused by Dodge.
#2448 of 4276 Re: bubbling and peeling clear coat paint [kailuagrl]
Feb 02, 2005 (10:00 pm)
Two batteries in a seven year old van? Not bad. Most batteries only last three years tops. Not unusual to have to replace the serpentine belt after seven years either. Think it lasted longer than most. Maybe you should get out the owner's manual and check what needs to be replaced or serviced at certain intervals. Sounds like the van hasn't been taken very good care of. Hatch could be just a worn out rubber seal. Being on top and having the sun beating down on it for years, it's also not unusual for it to get hard and crack.
#2449 of 4276 Re: Electrical problems [wendy673]
Feb 04, 2005 (9:27 am)
We had the same thing happen with our 91 minivan (250,000 miles) about 2 weeks ago. Try starting it with starter fluid, if it starts but doesn't run, its the fuel pump in the rear off the fuel tank.
It's a pricey fix, new pump and definitely have them change the fuel filter while they are in there. Good luck
#2450 of 4276 plymouth voyager bucks when in reverse
Feb 04, 2005 (4:02 pm)
my girlfriend has a 1993 Plymouth Voyager and every time she backs up, the car starts to buck. However, there is no problem going forward. I was just wondering if anyone could suggest any Possible causes of this problem. I was thinking transmission but i'm not really a car buff. any advice is appreciated.
#2451 of 4276 Re: 1997 grand caravan fuel gauge warning problem [ken1967]
Feb 10, 2005 (5:11 pm)
I ALSO HAVE A 97 GRAND CARAVAN. I JUST BOUGHT IT. WHEN I DROVE IT HOME(60 MILES) IT HAD THAN 1/2 TANK OF GAS. THE NEXT DAY I FILLED IT UP AND THE GAS DING/LIGHT CAME ON WHEN I HAD 3/4. SO I FILLED IT UP AGAIN AND STILL THE DARN THING SAID I HAD NO GAS.THE NEEDLE KIND OF DROPS A BIT. THIS ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I DRIVE FOR MORE THAN 10MIN. I STILL DON'T KNOW WHY. IT'S BEEN 5DAYS.I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S ELECTRICAL. HAVE YOU SOLVED IT????????
#2452 of 4276 Re: 1997 grand caravan fuel gauge problem [ken1967]
Feb 10, 2005 (6:31 pm)
Have you figure out the eratic fuel gauge problem, if so, please post the fix. I'm having the same problem. I've replaced the fuel sending unit and it did not take care of it and the Cluster test showed no failures. Thanks
Feb 11, 2005 (6:40 am)
Why the screaming? You know, alot of people just pass over posts that are all caps. If you have a question write it normally.
#2454 of 4276 Re: Gr. Voyager Brakes, help! [real123]
Feb 11, 2005 (10:50 am)
I have a 2000 Voyager, which did well for about 44,000 miles. Then I had to have the rotors and front brakes replaced. I went 22,000 miles, and needed them again. Then I went only 6000 miles and needed them again. At that point I complained, and they said perhaps the calipers were sticking, and so I paid to have the calipers replaced, as well as the rotors and brakes again. My adult daughter, who had been out of the country while this was going on, returned at that time, and bought the car from me. She became the sole driver, and 2000 miles later, the brake pads needed to be replaced, and the rotors needed to be machined. The dealer paid for this one, and suggested it was our driving habits, but since each of us was the only driver of the car for one of these periods, I can prove that is not so. Today we had to take it back after only 1,300 miles, because it sounds like the rotors are shot again. I think Chrysler has a problem, and we as consumers need to make them aware of it.