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#3007 of 4276 Dodge Front Suspension Noise
Jul 12, 2005 (8:07 am)
I have a 2001 Dodge Caravan with a front end "thudding" noise, I have been to my mechanic and he said he does not know what the problem is without just starting to replace parts in hope that will fix it, he has looked it over and does not see anything wrong, all parts apprear to be in good working order, has anyone had this same problem and been able to get it fixed??
Any information would be appreciated.....Thank You
#3008 of 4276 Re: Dodge Front Suspension Noise [dodgegirl2]
Jul 12, 2005 (10:21 am)
I had an 01 Chrysler T&C which made an odd creaking, thudding noise from the left front shock area...had about 16,500 miles at the time. Anyway, I took it into Chrysler and they replaced the front sway bar link on the left side. Solved the problem nicely.
#3009 of 4276 Re: Dodge Front Suspension Noise [rktech]
Jul 12, 2005 (10:56 am)
We have a 01 DGC EX to which we had a similar noise when going over bumps. This is wait had to be replaced back in Nov. 2004. 1) Front link, sway bar; 2) Link-sway eliminator; 3) Bushing-sway eliminator and 4) Cushion, front sway bar. Cost was $173.12 in parts. Our mileage was 52K. Hope this helps.
#3010 of 4276 stow n go seat quality problem
Jul 12, 2005 (1:10 pm)
I have a 2005 SXT and I noticed that little pieces of plastic have broken off of the seats when I have stowed them. In the 2nd row, a few tiny white pieces have broken off - although I haven't noticed any impact on their operation. The cup holder on one side no longer folds away - which means I have to hold it up with one hand while I store the seat in the floor.
On the rear seats, a panel that covers the seat when stowed away has broken one of it's attachment pieces. This means I can no longer slide things into the bed without the risk of snapping the rear panel off altogether.
I've only stowed the seats about fifteen times in the year I've owned the car. I am actually a pretty careful person - so I don't think these pieces broke off due to carelessness or rough treatment. I'm taking the van in for service and I'm intrigued to see how the dealership handles my complaint and whether the seats are covered by warranty.
Anyone else have these or similar problems out there?
#3011 of 4276 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan High Idle Problems
Jul 12, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I have a 3.3L Grand Caravan with a high idle at startup and throughout the driving range.This is what I have checked and replaced so far:
Installed brand new AIS Motor:
the connections are good to the AIS harness:
there are no shorts shown with ohmeter at the harness:
throttle body has been cleaned and throttle body gasket replaced:
I have checked for vacuum leaks and can't find any:
Vacuum is at a steady 15, but when I open and close throttle the reading drops below 5 (which is OK), but only goes back to 18 before settling at 15. Is the 18 normal or not? I suspect I should see 22 or so, but I am guessing here.
The car will start at 1250 rpms and quickly rise to between 1750 and 2000.
I disconnected battery to erase trouble codes, and after replacing AIS motor and driving
5 minutes to go at least 40-45 mph the Code 25 (AIS motor issues) pops up. What steps do you recommend from here? I realize the ECM(Computer) is still a potential issue, but want to eliminate all before that step. I know enough to be dangerous, but I welcome your expertise so I can diagnose more effectively in the future. Thanks.
#3012 of 4276 Re: 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan High Idle Problems [jdybber]
Jul 12, 2005 (5:46 pm)
Fifteen is low for an idle vacuum, in my opinion. I'd continue to check for a vacuum leak. A bad PCV valve can cause this. If not vacuum related, this could also be caused by a defective Throttle Position Sensor.
#3013 of 4276 Re: 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan High Idle Problems [dustyk]
Jul 12, 2005 (6:07 pm)
Dusty, The TPS reads within specs on Voltage checks ect. I did have another known good PCV and reading is the same.
#3014 of 4276 01+ Service Manual
Jul 13, 2005 (8:35 am)
Has anyone had any luck finding a good service manual for the latest generation of vans (01 and up)? The newest I've seen is a Haynes manual, which is for 96-2002, which I don't fully understand as the last gen. ended in 2000. There are some Chrysler factory manuals on ebay, but I'm not sure how friendly these would be to a driveway mechanic.
#3015 of 4276 Re: 96 Grand Voy death...... [gvdead]
Jul 13, 2005 (11:26 am)
My 96 caravan (134,000 miles) does the same thing. Goes about 40 miles and will stumble, buck and die. After setting for about 30 min. will start and run. Engine light on. Dealer could not get van to repeat but code was for timing. He thought it could be fuel pump. Did not replace and van is running ok around town but afraid to take back on highway. Already had towed home twice. Any suggestions from those who have had same problem?
#3016 of 4276 Where can I find TSB's and other like info?
Jul 13, 2005 (6:10 pm)
I am still looking for more info on the A/C compressor problems on '02 GC. I would like to know how to find tsb's and other info like that. thanx