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#3200 of 4276 2005 Grand Caravan Alignment Problem
Aug 25, 2005 (9:36 am)
I have a Grand Caravan with 5600 miles on it and it has an alignment problem. The car pulls right. The shop that just did my alignment says that the right front camber reading is out of spec and there is no way to adjust it. Does anyone know if they are correct, that no ways exists to adjust the camber on this vehicle? This van was modified for wheelchair accessibility, so the floor between the axles has been dropped 10 inches. Does this sound like it might be the cause of the problem with the camber? Do you think that fixing this problem would be covered under the Dodge warranty? Does this present a safety issue? The shop said there are after-market parts available to adjust this. Would you recommend or not recommend an after-market fix like this?
#3201 of 4276 2001 TC Limited AWD Speedometer Quit
Aug 25, 2005 (7:02 pm)
My 2001 T&C Limited AWD Speedo stopped working today. All other gauges work fine. This happened to my wife a few months ago, but corrected itself later that day. Today it quit again, it does move a tad when the van is started, however the needle then just stays in the area below 0 mph.
Any thoughts on what could be happening??
#3202 of 4276 1993 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 died on hwy
Aug 26, 2005 (12:52 pm)
The engine quietly shut off at about 45mph. No roughness or sputter. Just stopped firing. It won't restart.
Checked electrical connections before getting the dashboard codes, so now all I get is "12", telling me that the battery was disconnected (my blunder).
No spark at distributor. Coil-to-distributor wire seems fine. Coil looks intact and its primary & secondary resistances seem fine.
Fuel pressure seems high enough, so no blockage there, nor loss of power to fuel pump.
Injectors might not be getting any power either, though.
Tried starting with MAP unplugged from power. No luck.
What should I try next? Would a bad computer (SMEC2, I think) still give me the "12" at the dashboard when checking codes?
#3204 of 4276 Re: 1993 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 died on hwy [dootdog]
Aug 27, 2005 (8:27 pm)
my 96, 3.8 had asimiliar problem twice in 100k miles, every 50k the pcm, (powertrain control module) went bad causing engine to suddenly quit with no warning...techs could not find an underlying problem for the pcm going bad...good luck with yours...
#3205 of 4276 Re: Cruise Control [jhouge]
Aug 28, 2005 (3:31 am)
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#3206 of 4276 Re: 1997 Grand Caravan no power to instrument panel and gauges [plano_texas]
Aug 28, 2005 (10:31 am)
hello this is a god send
My wife's Dodge Caravan was giving her major headaches, cutting off and then starting back up days after.
We took it to the dealer and he said that it was the BCM cost $1000.00
Well after they replaced the BCM they blew out the PCM which they are saying we are liable for, they blew the device and are saying that its our fault and that they have to replace the part they blew with our money.
That does not sound like a fair exchange to me need some help on this one because I'm not biting on there negligence.
Any ideas would ne helpful..
#3207 of 4276 Re: 1993 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 died on hwy [petras2]
Aug 28, 2005 (3:10 pm)
"every 50k the pcm, (powertrain control module) went bad "
Thanks for the reply. I don't think my '93 3.0L has one of those. I'm not even sure "powertrain" was an auto industry buzzword yet when it was built.
I did check the entire wire harness that clips to the coil, sensors, injectors, transmission & alternator. The insulation on the injector wires had melted & fused, but I pulled them apart, rewrapped them, and tested them all for electrical continuity. Still no start.
I'm suspecting, like your problem, it's a sensor or computer control problem. I'm not sure what the auto shutdown relay (ASD) affects on this year & model, or even which relay is the ASD, since they all 5 look very much alike and their wires all bunch together.
Anyone know if a broken timing belt would trigger the computer to shut power to the engine?
I hope I can get a shop to test & replace the faulty part without towing the whole van in.
#3208 of 4276 Re: Air bag light is on AGAIN! [candlemaker2]
Aug 28, 2005 (4:30 pm)
I have had my 2001 in the shop at least 6 times. I now have 85000 miles and its still on
#3209 of 4276 Re: Cruise Control [techmech]
Aug 29, 2005 (5:12 am)
Please post messages in English only - thanks.