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
#3083 of 4276 Re: 1998 Grand Voyager - electrical or sensor problem? [awhetzel]
Jul 30, 2005 (11:56 am)
Had a problem very very similar to this on my 93 Caravan. Took it in to 2 different Chrysler dealerships as well as various independent mechanics. After it finally happened for one of the Dodge mechanics, he found the coil was breaking down. This was 5 years ago, and I have replaced the coil once again since then when the problem occurred again. Apparently, they don't make ignition coils like they used to!
#3084 of 4276 Re: AC water on passenger floor [olivershouse]
Jul 30, 2005 (2:19 pm)
I had this problem with my 2001. The front passenger carpet would get soaked from highway speeds pushing water back into drain tube, thru the firewall onto the carpet. Part # 56000724AB is a hose which curves downward that slips over existing drainpipe. About $7.00. Make sure that the hose is slipped on all the way to firewall to insure bottom notch in pipe is covered. On very hot humid days I still get a drips of condensation from the evaporator housing, but nothing compared to the thouroghly soaked carpet of before.
#3085 of 4276 Re: AC water on passenger floor [97xpresso]
Jul 31, 2005 (7:17 am)
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
#3086 of 4276 Re: Checking the Rear Drum Brakes [pete77]
Jul 31, 2005 (6:14 pm)
Just took care of this on my '95 yesterday. A diagram from a manual would be helpful if you've never done this. The starwheel adjuster is behind the oval rubber stopper located in the center on the bottom. You need a small screwdriver to push the spring loaded pawl bracket off of the starwheel. While doing this, you need a brake adjusting tool (essentially a bent screwdriver) to loosen the starwheel. This will loosen the drums enough to remove. Take apart the wheel bearing and off comes the drum! When reassembling, use the brake adjusting tool to tighten the starwheel (you'll hear it ratcheting against the spring loaded bracket) until there's some drag of the drum against the brake shoes. Good luck.
#3087 of 4276 Re: 1997 Grand Caravan no power to instrument panel and gauges [plano_texas]
Aug 01, 2005 (3:23 am)
So did the BCM with the wrong mileage fix the issue?
I have a 94 T&C and the instrument clusted started blinking intermittently. It is getting worse and it appears to be more so when you put a load on the electrical system (ie. open a door (enterior lights come one), turn on the headlights, operate power windows, etc).
#3088 of 4276 Re: 1998 Grand Voyager - electrical or sensor problem? [bonadento]
Aug 01, 2005 (5:24 am)
Please give me more information--you are the first one who has responded with a possible answer to this months-old problem with our van! What exactly went wrong with your van, and how much did it cost to fix it? Thanks in advance!
#3089 of 4276 Re: T&C Intermittent power failure [will97]
Aug 01, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I'm not 100% positive on this, but I have a 2004 T&C, and after one month of ownership, 36k on the ticker, started to have similar concerns. Intermittent windows inop, alarm activation, and one time Instrument cluster WOW. Researched the service manual electrical diagrams, and found that the common point for all of the listed components was connector 9 at the Integrated Power Module. The Windows were in cavity 8, The Liftgate cavity 9, and BCM was cavity 6. The Accessory relay, which controls the radio is also at this connector, I beleive. I noticed that the female connector ends were very loose, tightend these 3 days ago, and have not had a recurrence...
#3090 of 4276 Re: 97 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0 Misfire [amiramon26]
Aug 01, 2005 (3:12 pm)
I bought a 97 Dodge GC 3.8 last month and am now experiencing the exact same problem. Wondering if any headway was made in solving the problem. Appreciate any info.
#3091 of 4276 Re: 96 DC w/156K miles, sell now or wait one more year? [pete77]
Aug 01, 2005 (4:57 pm)
Pete inquired about the engine.
It runs great, uses about 1 quart of oil between oil changes.
It always passes the annual smog check fine.
We drove it 1,300 miles last weekend on vacation and it was a champ.
I spoke to a transmission shop and the only advice they said was to
have the transmission serviced and they might be able to tell if there is
high wear based upon the fluid/sediment. The transmission seems to
be working just fine. Went up/down the Owayhee mountains and costal
Thanks all. I'm still not decided.
#3092 of 4276 Re: oil/fuel pump life [petras2]
Aug 01, 2005 (7:40 pm)
I have a 96 3.3 DC with 156,000 miles on it and just put a fuel pump in it.
We had a transaxle replaced at about 100K because the seal went bad,
it never made clicking noises when we turned (which is a common symptom
of CV/transaxle problems) or had steering wheel wobble, it just leaked and
was a bit messy. We just drove our van for 1300 miles up and down mountains
this last week on vacation, and the transmission seems to be in good shape.
I'd say that unless you have been pulling heavy things, that you probably are
good for a few more years, especially since it seems that you are going a bit
light on the miles per year. We are now starting to notice a bit of a wobble in
the steering wheel at up to 35 mph, which I think is likely a CV/transaxle. We are thinking about selling it now. Our shocks seem to be pretty well at their life too.
I am hoping to maybe get one more year out of it.