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#3582 of 4276 whats a throttle position sensor?
Jan 09, 2006 (1:48 pm)
My van sounded like it was out of gas but in fact it has a half a tank...someone mentioned might be Throttle Position Sensor...I mentione earlier that when i initially tried to start it the gas pedal stuck all the way down and i had to turn it off..but now it wont start (sounds like it out of gas) and I thought I saw smoke coming from the solenoid...what is a Throttle Position Sensor anyway and where might it be located on a 1991 Plymouth Voyager LE 3.3.V6..??
#3583 of 4276 2002 T&C EX lights flickering at idle
Jan 10, 2006 (9:47 am)
I wonder if anyone else has seen this type of phenomenon. I bought a used 02 T&C EX not too long ago. Had to replace the sway bar bushings and fix the rear liftgate lock motor (myself so it cost $80 total for everything).
I knew this stuff going into the purchase.
The strange thing I'm seeing is the van's lights (both headlight and interior) will flicker when sitting at idle. Not greatly so but you just notice it when stopped. Really weird. And I noticed that the headlights will temporarily dim when I first hit the brakes while driving (just a split second).
Seems to me like an electrical system/charging problem. Was wondering if anyone had some insight on this? I'm thinking the alternator may be starting to go (so I might switch it out myself). Any comments or ideas are greatly appreciated
#3584 of 4276 '01 T&C Head light problem
Jan 10, 2006 (10:19 am)
The problem is the left driving light is on and the right driving light is off. When I turn the headlamps on the right low beam comes on and the left low beam goes off. When I switch the high beams on the right goes off and the left comes on. I was told it is the front control module with a open circuit on it. Where is it located, behind the lamp, right? How easy is it to check?
#3585 of 4276 Re: 2002 T&C EX lights flickering at idle [lashleroux15]
Jan 10, 2006 (11:10 am)
Wow, I 've been experiencing the same thing on my '01 DGC.I did a google search and found that the alternator might be starting to go(?) Anyone else have any input? Thanks!
#3586 of 4276 Re: Stiff power sliding door - 2001 Grand Caravan [eric6]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:24 am)
I had the same problem on each of my two power sliding doors ('01 T&C Lxi) a few years ago. There is a clutch mechanism on the motor that disengages when you operate it manually. The clutch fails, causing you to try and open/close the door with the motor still enagaged. Mine were both replaced under warranty so I have no clue as to the cost to fix it.
#3587 of 4276 Re: 2002 T&C EX lights flickering at idle [motoringmama]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:43 am)
My '01 T&C Lxi has done this VERY intermittently over the past 3 years. It sometimes goes months without happening.
I do highly suspect something with my alternator or charging system, because I am about to put my 4TH battery in it today. Both Chrysler & Sears say my charging system checks out OK, but I've never had a battery last more than 18 months (2 MOPAR Golds and now my top-of-the-line Diehard). Some of the battery cells get internal shorts and it won't charge, eventually getting to the point where you can't even jump start it.
#3588 of 4276 Re: Stiff power sliding door - 2001 Grand Caravan [duke87nuke]
Jan 11, 2006 (9:45 am)
I took it to the dealer. 600 dollars to repair. New Motor and connection cable, about 300 dollars. The rest is labor.
I am going to live with it the way it is.
Thanks for your reply.
#3589 of 4276 Re: MOPAR Battery Early Deaths [albumteacher]
Jan 11, 2006 (10:22 am)
Never did get resolved - Chrysler (Ed Voyles im Marietta)said 2nd battery not under warranty. Got a Diehard with 36 month warranty - it just died this week so Sears had to replace it. Looking thru the forum, you see lots of posts where Chrysler vans chew up batteries in under 18 months. I have no idea why.
#3590 of 4276 Re: Stiff power sliding door - 2001 Grand Caravan [eric6]
Jan 11, 2006 (10:25 am)
Ouch! After religiously using the dealer to service my previous Nissan & Mistubishi cars with reasonable & successful results, it amazes me what Chrysler dealers charge for repairs. It will definitely be a deterrent for me ever purchasing one again.
#3591 of 4276 Van is fixed now - 87 caravan no spark
Jan 11, 2006 (2:47 pm)
Hi all, this is an update to my Van and its problem:
I took it to a shop after giving up and found out what the problem was so if anybody has the same trouble ever here is what happened to me 4 wires had corroded and broke off the harness which connects to the computer but i didn't see them when i took it to the shop it took them a day to figure out the problem and fix it so if you ever get the same simptoms like in my earlier posts then check your wire harnesses
spent 250.00 on parts i didn't need and all it was was 4 wires
which corroded and broke off the harness hopfully this will help sombody in the future.