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#3330 of 4276 Crazy turn signals and brake lights
Oct 14, 2005 (7:12 am)
I backed my 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan LE into a parked truck, breaking the tail light lens on the driver's side of my vehicle. I replaced the lens cover and light bulbs, but now when I use the turn signals the lights blink fast and if I push on the brakes, the blinking speed increases and the rear tail lights look like they are alternating. Is this another computer needs resetting problem or do I need to replace all the light bulbs again because I have a bad one somewhere that is causing the system to act like it has a short? All the light bulbs light up, but the problem occurs when I'm driving and using the turn signals or brake lights. Has anyone run into this problem before?
Oct 14, 2005 (7:54 am)
The service engine light came on 2 weeks ago and nothing was wrong ... yet now it
shakes when its idling and today the fan wont turn off ... eeeeeeeeek what do I do? help
#3332 of 4276 Re: Crazy turn signals and brake lights [nmroadrunner]
Oct 14, 2005 (12:08 pm)
A fast blinking turn signal is usually a sign that one bulb is burnt out.
Also, some bulbs are dual element bulbs, one element used for turn signal, the other used for driving lights when headlights are on, and/or sahred with the brake lights.
My guess is you may have swapped your bulbs or connectors, or something like that. Since you did not do anything to the passenger side, I would take a look at both sides, and make sure everything is connected identically and the bulb part numbers are the same on your driver side as it is on the passenger side.
I really doubt this is a computer problem.
#3333 of 4276 Re: Why you shouldn't Buy A Dodge / Chrysler Voyager [shipo]
Oct 14, 2005 (12:40 pm)
Shipo - As a former mechanic, maybe you can help. 91 Grand Caravan, is there a horn relay anywhere? I hear clicking noises when pressing the horn switch, just above the fuse box, but no fuse to be found for the horn. Any ideas??
#3334 of 4276 Re: Why you shouldn't Buy A Dodge / Chrysler Voyager [moose57]
Oct 14, 2005 (2:04 pm)
Hmmm, a former mechanic. Yup, like thirty years ago.
Regarding your 91 GC, while I've never worked on one (hell, I've never even been in one) I have no idea how the horn is wired. That having been said, a few things come to mind:
1) I would bet lots of money that the horn is fused somewhere. I've seen some cars with two different fuse blocks, one in/under the dash and a second in the engine compartment. Maybe you have two. Yes, no?
2) The fact that you hear a clicking noise when activating the horn leads me to believe that your fuse is probably okay.
3) Do you know for a fact that the horn itself is working? In years gone by (many), I've seen horns that just quit. That said, it would be unlikely that multiple horning devices would quit at the same time, and my guess is that you have at least two.
So, where does that leave us? A short? Hmmm, probably not, otherwise the fuse would probably blow and you wouldn't hear the clicking noise. This is a strange one, strange enough that I'd probably be inclined to ask a good mechanic to look at it.
Then again, someone around here might have more experience with your version of GC and might say, "Oh yeah, that's a common problem. Simply replace the gheezastat and you'll be good to go." Keep us posted.
#3336 of 4276 Re: Dodge Caravan Problems II
Oct 18, 2005 (10:07 am)
Hi, I bought a used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan in June of '05 (bought with 21K miles, now has 25K miles). Was noticing some unusual noises under the hood and when I make right hand turns. Just found out that the rack & pinion is bad....major fix. It is under warranty but I'm wondering what could have caused this in such a new car....carfax didn't report any crashes. Thoughts anyone?? Anything I should watch for after the fix? Thanks everyone!
#3337 of 4276 Re: Dodge Caravan Problems II [mamaroo]
Oct 18, 2005 (12:14 pm)
I bought a new 2005 Grand Caravan in August of last year and it now has 21,000 miles. I took it in for an oil change last week and they said that the bushings where loose so they replaced them. 2 days ago the front end started to knock so I took it back in today and guess what!! The rack & pinion has to be replaced at 21,000 miles.
The van is still under the original warranty but thank god I bought a bumper to bumper extended warranty.
I also have electronic sliding doors on the van and I have had to get the wiring harness replaced already.
No problems so far with the Stow and Go seating...thank-god!!
#3338 of 4276 GC SXT or Chrysler T&C Touring 2006
Oct 18, 2005 (2:37 pm)
I'm looking to buy a 2006. I need the tow package and these look identical although Dodge seems a little less expensive. Am I missing something as to why the Chrysler costs more?
Thanks for replying
#3339 of 4276 Re: GC SXT or Chrysler T&C Touring 2006 [lastar]
Oct 19, 2005 (10:46 am)
I beleive it is the trim packages and mouldings between the Dodge and Chrsyler. I ran into the same thing when I bought my Dodge Grand Caravan last year. The Town and Country priced out higher but the engine, transmission and features where the same expect for the body mouldings and interior trim packages.