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#3949 of 4276 1998 Grand Caravan
May 15, 2006 (9:25 pm)
I have a 98 dodge caravan i bought last week. i had it for 3 days and the check engine light went on. for what i understand it went into limp mode. i ran a scanner on it and the fault code came out as Transmission Control System malfunction. does anyone know what that means and how to fix it. now my van wont kick into 3rd or 4th gear and from what amco told me it wont allow the van to go into 3rd or 4th till the problems fixed( thanks to limp mode) can anyone help????
#3950 of 4276 2005 T&C Loss of Instrumentation
May 16, 2006 (1:02 pm)
Since this van was new, it has done a weird thing every couple weeks, or so. All electrical functions will not operate, either from the keypad or from the interior controls. When you turn the key on, the headlights and taillights come on. I don't have the auto-off feature activated. Also the only lights on the dash are the door open and hatch open, which stay on even after the car is started. I have no speedometer or tach operation. The A/C compressor won't come on, but the fan controls all work. None of the power operated doors will work. The car drives normally. Then, I turn off the engine and wait about 5-10 minutes. I turn the key "ON" and the speedometer and tach needles go from zero to pegged and return. All instrumentation and power operated features are functional again. The check engine light is now on and will stay on for about 10 cycles of the ignition. I haven't been able to get this checked because it always seems to happen on or close to the weekends. Has anyone else been experiencing this problem. This is really annoying!!!!
#3951 of 4276 Re: 1998 Grand Caravan [amandaaz79]
May 16, 2006 (6:03 pm)
What was the specific code you got? Most trans fault codes start off P0_ _ _
Sounds like this vehicle's check engine fault code was cleared just before you bought it to keep the light off.
#3952 of 4276 flashing lights on heating and air control assembly
May 16, 2006 (7:00 pm)
The on-off indicator lights on the control assembly of my 1998 dodge caravan are flashing for about 15 minutes every time I start the engine There are four lights that flash the first two and the last two. this started when I put in a new batery. I got a pretty good spark when I connected the terminals and when I turned the key on the lights were flashing. It does not seem to effect anything on the car. I have checked all fuses. please help.
#3953 of 4276 Re: 1998 Grand Caravan [mrbizness1]
May 16, 2006 (7:48 pm)
the fault code was p0700 and p1776
#3954 of 4276 Re: flashing lights on heating and air control assembly [jrblev]
May 16, 2006 (7:53 pm)
You know I have a 1998 caravan and mine do that to. i honestly thought that was normal. I just bought this a week ago. but now that you say that i will have mine checke out to. thanks
#3955 of 4276 Re: Just died on the way -FUEL PUMP or what? [danielsaul]
May 16, 2006 (8:26 pm)
Daniel, I hope you can get a maintenance book for your van and a trustworthy mechanic since some problems are difficult to find the cause without one or the other. To check for spark a timing light is the best tool. The fuel filter is a good thing to change. On fuel injected engines it is under the van to the right rear. Follow the fuel line coming from the tank at the right rear. Roy
#3956 of 4276 Re: 2005 T&C Loss of Instrumentation [travfam1]
May 17, 2006 (3:23 am)
You need to get that code(s) when the check engine light is on.
Put your key in the ignition, and without starting the engine follow this sequence within five seconds: ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON Look at the odometer for the code(s) and write them down. Post them here or go over to Allpar.com and do a search.
#3957 of 4276 Flashing lights on the AC panel ...
May 17, 2006 (3:33 am)
... mean that the servo motors for the climate control system need re-calibration. This usually happens aftera loss of power such as a battery change.
There is a sequence that needs to be followed, and is available on Edmunds fora by means of a search.
If, after the re-calibration, the flashing persists, it my mean that the system has failed a cool down test due to low refrigerant, and needs to be checked out further.
#3958 of 4276 Re: Flashing lights on the AC panel ... [vcheng]
May 17, 2006 (7:35 am)
Thanks for the info. I tried the forum search for climate control system re-calibration using various wording and got no results. Any Ideas on pulling this up.???