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#3982 of 4276 2001 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN POWER STEERING FAILURE
May 30, 2006 (3:49 pm)
The power steering on my 2001 DGC fails when the engine is cold. It happens in the first five minutes after starting, but after that it is fine. I brought it to the dealer, but they could not duplicate this. I am going to drop it off again, but this time will let it set overnight as this is when the problem consistently occurs. I was wondering if any other DGC owners have had similar problems.
May 31, 2006 (3:39 am)
Should an EGR valve be replaced free under the extended emisions control warranty on a 2004 Caravan with 40,000 miles.
#3984 of 4276 Re: 1996-2000 Headlights... [badgerfan]
Jun 01, 2006 (3:43 pm)
The r/s headlamp on my 98 has started to cloud up just below the top edge. I use Mequires plastx on it every few months. Some people have wet sanded them. My left light is almost new looking which makes me think the damage is caused by sand being thrown into the lense especially during the winter months. I notice alot of Neons with very bad lights and wonder how they drive at night.
#3985 of 4276 Re: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan alternator or voltage light and starting issues [hatemydgc]
Jun 02, 2006 (4:35 am)
Something similar happened with my 1997, turned out the battery was shorting out. The Mopar batteries were really bad!
#3986 of 4276 Re: EGR valve [jfgolf3]
Jun 02, 2006 (8:09 am)
jfgolf3: Could you post on what the symptom is that is has caused your EGR valve to need replacement?
I have an '03 T&C 3.8 w/ 50K miles which is missing badly. I'm getting error codes P0300 (random misfires) and P1684 ("Driver 5 Line 4" - no idea what this means). Dealer wants to start by replacing plugs and wires. I'm about to do that myself but in reading around the internet I'm starting to suspect the EGR system.
#3987 of 4276 Re: EGR valve [funroads]
Jun 03, 2006 (4:03 am)
My Caravan always had a miss(stutter, hesitation,bad gas mileage, poor acceleration, no power)While under warranty, the dealer analized it may times and told me it was my imagination. Once it had 40,000 miles on it, it mysteriously needed plugs and wires($300)and then they replaced the egr valve($200). It seems to run ok now but it is too soon to tell. PS If your antifreeze is disapearing mysteriously, suspect a leaky head gasket.
#3988 of 4276 Re: EGR valve [jfgolf3]
Jun 03, 2006 (6:03 am)
By the way, I just priced an egr valve on line and they cost $43.10. The dealer told me it was underneath the plenum(it isn't). It is held on by 2 bolts and connected to a flange by 2 more. There is also and electrical socket to disconnect which may cause your check engine light to come on. You might also need an egr valve gasket although I didn't get a new one for my $200.
#3989 of 4276 Re: EGR valve [jfgolf3]
Jun 04, 2006 (5:32 am)
Looking to confnirm the location of the egr... It appears to be on the back side of the throttle body just downstream from the butterfly valve. Is that correct?
#3990 of 4276 Re: EGR valve [funroads]
Jun 04, 2006 (2:08 pm)
On my 3.3L, it is located on the left front the engine (as you view it from the front of the van), just above the alternator, it has a tube on top connecting it to the plenum.
#3991 of 4276 Re: 01 G Caravan--speedo/tach/shifting [daveallyn]
Jun 07, 2006 (11:23 am)
Did you figure out what was wrong with your van? Mine does like a hard shift when driving and is slowly getting worse, and then today when I started it the tack and the speedometer would not even work. My Father thinks it may be the computer and may fix both problems. I hope you got yours fixed.