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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#3026 of 4276 Re: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0 Highway Speed Overheating [lastwraith]
Jul 16, 2005 (6:51 am)
lastwraith: I flushed the system prior to the installation of the new radiator, so I don't think that is the problem but I will keep it in mind. I have told my wife just to go ahead and have someone put in a new thermostat for her since that is relatively cheap. Re: coolant loss, I don't know right now, because when it overheated the other day my brother-in-law decided it was a good idea to open the radiator cap with the engine hot, giving him a nice burn and causing the car to spray coolant. I'll have someone check on it in a few days.
I am curious if you know about the operation of the twin cooling fans on this car. When should they come on: all the time? With the a/c on? Only when car starts to operate above normal temp? And, are both of them to come on, or just one and then the other kicks in upon the occurrence of a certain event (a/c, above normal temp, etc.). I am wondering if, for some reason, only one fan is coming on when two should be on.
The interesting thing about this problem is that at speeds in excess of 70 mph for an extended period of time, the above normal temp will occur, but if you drop it down to 70 or lower, the temp goes back to normal range.
#3027 of 4276 Power OUTLETS not working
Jul 16, 2005 (2:10 pm)
I used incorrect terminology in message 3025, "power supply not working" (it was late!). What I was (am) referring to are the power outlets. Thanks again for any help.
#3028 of 4276 Re: 01+ Service Manual [jjtj]
Jul 16, 2005 (2:20 pm)
Of all the factory manuals I've ever used, the Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth are the best in my opinion. They contain the most accurate and often other information that others do not. You will not have any trouble understanding them.
#3029 of 4276 Re: AC Blowing warm air while stationary, cool air when moving [lastwraith]
Jul 18, 2005 (9:27 am)
I will have someone check it out and give you an update.
#3030 of 4276 Re: Reporting Back, Post 2264. tensioner idler pulley [badgerfan]
Jul 18, 2005 (11:39 am)
can you tell me where the serpentine belt idler tension pulley is???
My brother-in-law was trying to get the new serpentine belt back on w/ the help of another person but they can't get it to go on easily....almost like the belts to small...but he also can't find the tensioner pulley?? can you possibly explain where he needs to look?? help!! please email me back Shirlynn630yahoo.com
#3031 of 4276 Re: Reporting Back, Post 2264. tensioner idler pulley [helphelpanyone]
Jul 18, 2005 (11:41 am)
It is on a 1996 Chrysler minivan....Grand Caravan SE
#3032 of 4276 Tensioner idler pulley
Jul 18, 2005 (2:00 pm)
On every DC van I have ever looked under the hood on there is a diagram showing how to weave the serpentine belt and the location of all the pulleys and the tensioner. you will need a long open end wrench to release the tension on the idler pulley until the serpentine belt is in position, then release the tensioner and it takes up all remaining slack in the belt. look for the diagram on the radiator support. please report back if you find it.
#3033 of 4276 Front Power outlet not working 99Grand Caravan
Jul 18, 2005 (6:12 pm)
Bought this van used a few years ago. Front power outlet has never worked, but back one does (no problems with any other electrical features, either). Fuse is fine, so I took off the panel just underneath the power outlet. A wire that looks like it's ready to plug into something is hanging down, unplugged, but there is absolutely nowhere for it to go. There are other wires plugged in nearby (almost certainly the radio), but there is nowhere for this cord to go, and I'm almost certain it is connected to the power outlet. It's almost as if I'm missing an extension wire that goes into an outlet somewhere else.
Anybody know what I can do here?
#3034 of 4276 Power front outlet
Jul 18, 2005 (7:18 pm)
The power front outlet is controlled by 25 amp relay number 21.(Not a fuse) It is labeled cigar/acc relay it is located at top right of fuse box under the hood. If you have a relay in the top left swich the two to see if the cigar/acc outlet works, if not the wiring should be 1 red and 1 black wire going into a black 2 hole female connector that plugs into the rear of the power outlet. this info is from my 96 shop manual but I don't think it changed much until 2001
#3035 of 4276 No odometer, overhead or starting (now)
Jul 09, 2005 (6:16 am)
I've searched for this problem and not found it exactly, so apologies up front if I'm repeating someone else's post.
My 1998 T&C yesterday started, ran and quit after 5 seconds. It repeated the stunt. Then, it displayed no LED display for the odometer, trip meter, transmission function, no overhead console display and will not engage the starter at all. Nothing. Depressing the two outer buttons on the overhead console displays "ccd", then a dim flashing all display grid of the display. All upper dash lights operate nominally, (alarm, airbag, ABS, etc). I've checked the obvious (battery terminals, contacts etc.) Has anyone else experienced this? Is this a know 'issue' The T&C has 175000KM (Canadian) on it - well maintained and has been operating nominally. Suggestions are most welcomed. Regards and thanks for your expertise, everyone.