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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#2454 of 4276 Re: Gr. Voyager Brakes, help! [real123]
Feb 11, 2005 (11:50 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.
Feb 11, 2005 (1:07 pm)
Assuming that you have rear drum brakes, make sure they are properly adjusted. I believe that Chrysler rear brakes are supposed to auto adjust when braking hard while reversing. The rear auto adjusters frequently do not work, especially when vehicle ages or has many miles. It is important that the rear brakes do their share of work, even in a front drive car.On front drive car, one can drive with rear drum brakes not working properly and not know it since the front brakes do most of the work. Find a hilly spot and stop on it, put on parking brake and trans in neutral, release regular footbrake and if car rolls, the drum brakes need adjusting.
#2456 of 4276 Re: Bumper Scuff Marks and Scratces [masterpaul1]
Feb 11, 2005 (7:16 pm)
Paul, You can use hand glaze. You can get it at any auto parts store
#2457 of 4276 Re: Bumper Scuff Marks and Scratces [cclundberg]
Feb 11, 2005 (7:25 pm)
Thanks cclundberg. What brand is best?
#2458 of 4276 Re: Bumper Scuff Marks and Scratces [masterpaul1]
Feb 11, 2005 (7:29 pm)
McGuires...Your best bet is to go to a detail shop..They may help you out too...
#2459 of 4276 Stereo/fan/wipers etc. intermittant
Feb 11, 2005 (7:41 pm)
This has been an intermittent problem for a month...had it at dealer three times, First time they said it was a cluster module, then they said it was the ignition switch then the third time they finally said they didn't know what the problem was because they can't recreate it
I'll be driving down the highway and suddenly the stereo and clock, the fan blower, phone charger (lighter) and the windshield wipers will just shut off. Headlights dim . The light on the "power" and "a/c" buttons are still ON, but there is no fan blowing air.
It seems to happen when its been snowing or raining.....Happens whether I'm using any of those accessories or not.
It usually corrects itself every few minutes, sometimes as much as 15-20 minutes. Once I slow down everything eventually kicks back on. Have attempted to drive to dealer while it was not working, but always comes back on before I get there....
Anyway....has anyone else ever experienced this? Was it ever resolved?
It's a real safety concern when the weather is bad and you loose wipers and heat.
It has the dealership baffled..They say they ran every test under the sun. Hopefully someone can give me and the dealership some help!
#2460 of 4276 Stereo/fan/wipers etc. intermittant
Feb 11, 2005 (7:43 pm)
P.S. I have a 2003 Dodge Sport Carivan w/ 33,000 miles
#2461 of 4276 1995 caravan brake lights stuck on
Feb 12, 2005 (8:23 pm)
1995 dodge caravan brake lights stuck on when headlights are on also left blinker won't operate when head lights are on. They both operate ok when headlights are off.
#2462 of 4276 Installing Transpo Voltage Regulator in 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limite
Feb 13, 2005 (2:09 am)
After replacing the alternator and a fairly new battery Jeep still had the same problem of not charging. An auto electric shop diagnosed the pcm as the problem and the price for one is quite expensive. As a fix he suggested we could install an external voltage regulator but he would not provide any help to how I would install it. The voltage regulator is a Transpo 2 plug electronic type. I have read my Hanes book but it was of no help. Any help, suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
#2463 of 4276 1998 Grand Caravan with noisy lifters
by brian w
Feb 13, 2005 (11:45 am)
I have a 1998 3.0L Grand Caravan that have noisy lifters. The rattling goes on for several minutes every morning. The van has 194000 miles. Is this something that should be fixed? I can live with the noise if it is not causing other problems. Also, how long should it take to change the timing belt on this van? Thanks for any input.