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#2782 of 4276 Re: When to Change Timing belt on 2001 Caravan Sport [badgerfan]
May 20, 2005 (1:27 pm)
If I'm not mistaken, all "Sport" models used either the 3.3 or the 3.8.
A bit of trivia:
When we ordered our 1998 GC Sport, we were told that the only engine available for that model was the 3.3 (confirmed by the Dodge web site), however, since Chrysler was running short of 3.3s, they had made an unpublished modification to the "29N" option that included the 3.8, which we managed to get in our GC. I kept checking, and for the duration of the 1998 model year, the 29N option continued to show the 3.3 as the only available mill. Starting with the 1999 model year, 29N was configurable with the 3.8, however, that changed mid model year if I recall correctly, and it wasn't until 2002 or 2003 before I saw the 3.8 become available on the "Sport" model again (I never checked in 2000 and 2001 so it may have been available then too).
#2783 of 4276 Re: RMoeller: [vcheng]
May 20, 2005 (2:32 pm)
Compressed air, if available,should be used to clean out sparkplug area before they are removed. You can actually see the rear three plugs on 2001+ engines. I have read the earlier designs were a bit more difficult. As was said, use never-seize on the new plugs which must initally be threaded by hand. Also di-electric grease in the sparkplug boots. Good Luck!
#2784 of 4276 Re: RMoeller: [97xpresso]
May 20, 2005 (5:11 pm)
"You can actually see the rear three plugs on 2001+ engines. I have read the earlier designs were a bit more difficult."
Errr, really? I just went out and checked the difference between our 1998 and our 2003, and yes, the intake plenum is quite different, but I don't see how that translates to easier access to the rear plugs. Well, maybe that is too strong, I cannot see the rear plugs on either, however, on the 2003 it should be easier to reach over the top of the engine and feel for them... maybe. I didn't actually try because both engines were hot.
#2785 of 4276 97 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 overheating
May 20, 2005 (5:49 pm)
the cooling fans ran until the battery went flat (key off, engine off). the second time, I pulled the positive battery cable (key off, engine off) to turn off the fans. the following morning, i replaced the positive battery cable and that was the last time the cooling fans ran. the voyager is very susceptable to overheating in the hot dallas climate when stuck in rush hour traffic, stop and go.
i have enquired to a few auto part stores and none of them know if i have a relay or not, or where i might find it. they don't know if the temperature sensor for the guage (which works fine) doubles as sensor to turn the fans on and off. does anyone have any direct experience with this particular problem? thanx for your advice/knowledge.
Frank in Dallas
#2786 of 4276 Compressed Air and Spark Plugs
May 20, 2005 (7:35 pm)
Just to clarify, what I meant to say was: loosen the plug a few turns but do not remove. Use compressed air to remove any dirt loosened. Then remove the plug all the way.
May 20, 2005 (8:20 pm)
trying to get voyager to start replaced coil pack but the #1 wire is not sparking also replaced tps
#2788 of 4276 Voyager won't start
May 21, 2005 (8:54 am)
Car hasn't been started in over a month and it was fine the last time.
Now, when attempting to start, it simply churns away without ignition.
I checked around the wires to make sure no critters had gotten in and chewed them away or loose, but everything appears to be OK.
Sptayed quick start into the air cleaner but nothing.
There's no sign of any missing in the crank. It's as smoioth as can be, only it won't start.
#2789 of 4276 Air Filter - 2000 Plymouth GV
May 22, 2005 (10:53 am)
I have a 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager. I took it in for an oil change, and the mechanic said my air filter was filthy and needed replacement--so I went to Auto Zone and bought one. The guy behind the counter said it would be easy to replace, but when he opened the hood, he couldn't figure out how to do it. He said the air filter was covered and the cover was bolted.
My husband unbolted it, but he still couldn't see how to change it. Can anyone advise me?
#2790 of 4276 Re: Speedometer [rubberduck]
May 22, 2005 (1:58 pm)
A likely suspect is the speed or distance sensor.
#2791 of 4276 Dodge Caravan warning bell: Any ideas?
May 22, 2005 (2:03 pm)
I'm getting a warning bell that begins when my engine is running at about 1000 rpm. It stops as I get to about 1500 rpm. This began only after my car had warmed up, and I was in stop and go city traffic. At first, I thought it was related to the brakes, but experimentation showed that the ringing began even without my stepping on the brake, just as my car slowed. After 15 minutes of stop and go traffic, I went on the highway, got up to about 60 mph, and then, as I was taking my exit, the bell began to go off at 1500 rpm, and only went off at 2000 rpm. My husband is thinking it might be related to the oil filter, which probably needs changing. I couldn't find anything about this in the manual. The car has about 90K miles on it.