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#3135 of 4276 Very Rough Idle with AC on (1999 Voyager SE)
Aug 11, 2005 (12:04 pm)
We have a 1999 Plymouth Voyager SE (3.3 engine) with just under 100K miles on it. We did a major service recently at the beginning of the summer (including changing out the platinum plugs). Ever since, we've had worsening idle when the A/C is on. It runs okay for a few seconds, then the RPMs plunge, then surge, then normal again; the severity of the roughness, and the frequency of the plunge/surge cycle, are increasing. The service dept where we have always taken the car suggests the compressor itself is failing; I suspect something simpler and cheaper, like a belt adjustment. Any insight from anyone here?
#3136 of 4276 Re: No odometer, overhead or starting (now) [slowhand]
Aug 11, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I've had a variety of issues. Unfortunately my garage can't recreate any of the problems I'm having.
Sometimes the car will start but none of the gauges will work. My alarm light, seatbelt and ABS lights stay on and I get goofy readings from the trip computer.
Sometimes the car will start but won't continue running. The RPMs stay at 0 and then the car just dies. After about 12 hours it will crank right up.
One garage got some kind of sensor reading that the transmission was not engaging. So they disconnected it, drove around the block in the hope that it would reset and they got bupkis.
At other times, I may go over a speed bump and the car will just die but crank up again as soon as I put it in neutral and turn the key.
It's wacky and getting very frustrating.
BTW, this is a '97 T&C.
Aug 11, 2005 (3:30 pm)
Sounds like you have a poor ground connection.
#3139 of 4276 Power Windows
Aug 12, 2005 (5:45 am)
My 98 Gr Vgr driver window stopped functioning suddenly. All other windows work fine. There is no motor sound at all when pulling on the switch. Anyone have experince with this?
Aug 12, 2005 (8:48 am)
See post #349 inChrysler 300M owners problems and solutions.The correct spelling of the Japaneese window motors is Denso.
#3141 of 4276 Fans not coming on
Aug 13, 2005 (5:51 am)
We have a 98 Grand Caravan and the fans do not come on to cool the engine when it gets too hot. It hasn't been too much of a problem as long as we turn on the heat when it starts to get hot but we are going on a long trip and want to get it fixed. The garage said it will be $15-20 to find the problem (not too bad IMO) but are saying it is most likely a sensor or computer problem. Does anyone have an idea of how much it might cost to fix either one of these problems?
#3142 of 4276 Cruise Control
Aug 15, 2005 (2:10 am)
Just got my "new" 94 Voyager.
The CC is not working.
Can't see any broken fuses..
Any tips to get it fixed?
#3143 of 4276 Re: Fans not coming on [ckmnac]
Aug 15, 2005 (7:37 am)
It's kind of hard to say without more info. about your problem. Please describe in detail what the problem is. Is it overheating? Does the cooling fans come on when you turn on the air conditioner? Have you had the engine running at normal temp., put the van in park and with the hood up, observe that the fans are not coming on and the temp. gauge is approaching the high normal range?