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
#3206 of 4276 Re: 1997 Grand Caravan no power to instrument panel and gauges [plano_texas]
Aug 28, 2005 (9:31 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 (2:10 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 (3:30 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 (4:12 am)
Please post messages in English only - thanks.
#3210 of 4276 leaf spring change?
Aug 29, 2005 (8:13 pm)
Am going to make first change of shocks and struts on 97 Caravan. Van has 148,000km, has been used for moving in the past. Leaf springs are rusty, look kind of flat.
Is it recommended to change these things or am I wasting time, money?
#3211 of 4276 Re: 2001 town and country battery/radio [97xpresso]
Aug 29, 2005 (8:56 pm)
Thanks for the tip. What I don't understand - is when I call Chrysler and give them my VIN # they say there have been no recalls or customer alerts for my vehicle.
#3212 of 4276 Re: leaf spring change? [donmah]
Aug 30, 2005 (5:35 am)
I doubt if you need to change the leaf springs, unless the van seems to be sagging lower in the back. Usually there is plenty of steel in these rear leaf springs to accommodate some corrosion. There are a lot of Dodge minivans running around older than yours in my area, upper Midwest where a lot of road salt is used, and I doubt if replacement leaf springs are required for most.
You could ask the opinion of the shop replacing the rear shocks, but of course some shops will want to replace them whether needed or not, so take their opinion with a grain of salt also.
#3213 of 4276 Re: Problem with horn and cruise control [eddyrodr]
Aug 30, 2005 (7:14 pm)
I have a 91 Grand Caravan, the horn does not work. When I press the horn switch, I hear a clicking noise near the fuse box. I do not locate a fuse for the horn . . . is there a relay somewhere? If so, where is it and would that be the problem? Would appreciate any assistance.
#3214 of 4276 Re: 2001 town and country battery/radio [pfutz]
Sep 01, 2005 (3:14 pm)
Hi. I am bball mom.. the original poster. Perhaps my radio was replaced because of the recall. Not sure. I did buy the super/duper extended warranty but was shocked that the radio was covered. I checked Chrysler recalls on internet and did notice the radio shorting//water condensation recall. Since I did not have to pay for the new radio ($400 according to dealer), I did not ask alot of questions about it.
#3215 of 4276 My 1996 Plymoth Voyager mini van-engine just quits while driving
Sep 01, 2005 (6:19 pm)
I have owned my van for 6 years....in this time it has done this particular thing only 4 times over 4 years.....always in the summer. While I am driving the engine just quits, it has always started again if I leave it for 10-15 minutes, it will not always start before that time allotment, it does not show that it it over heated, although it is always very hot under the hood at these times. Chrysler does not seem to know what the problem is nor can my personal mechanic find out what is causing this.....can any one help me.....this makes me feel very unsafe driving it, it did this the other day while I was driving 55km, no power steering then, and virtually no brakes. My fear is it will do it while I am driving highway speeds. Thanks for any help. I did have the fuel pump replaced last year, not for this reason, but needless to say it is still doing it, so it must not have to do with the fuel pump.