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#4041 of 4276 1997 voyager ran sluggish and final died for good.
Jun 19, 2006 (6:29 am)
I have a 1997 plymouth voyager, it ran sluggish, and finally died. As i was driving it I thought i needed new spark plugs. We changed them still wouldnt start, we changed the fuel pump still wouldn't start. The only other problem besides this was my radiator would boil,the gauge would never show hot, but when i would turn the key off you could here it boil. Dont know if these 2 problems may go hand in hand with why its not starting at all now. Won't even start when cool. It turns over but just wont start.
#4042 of 4276 Re: Is it a bad battery? [lexan1965]
Jun 21, 2006 (7:19 am)
I just had very similar bizarre issues with my 2000 Bonneville which I took to calling Christine for those of you who saw the movie. I also had recently replaced my battery just as I had done on other cars many times. However, at the suggestion of several people on a Bonneville forum who thought it sounded like a bad ground, I went back and cleaned the battery connections and used dielectric grease this time. All's well now so it might be worth a shot.
#4043 of 4276 Re: EGR valve [jfgolf3]
Jun 21, 2006 (7:40 am)
Finally got resolution to my 3.8L misfire problem (codes P0300, P0306). Turned out not to be plugs/wires, or EGR valve, or vacume leak, or intake leak. It was a broken valve spring (cyl #6). Thankfully it was covered by the powertrain warranty.
#4044 of 4276 Re: Is it a bad battery? [mfahey1]
Jun 21, 2006 (6:40 pm)
Well...took the van to a local Autozone and they checked the battery and the alternator. The battery was between 11.5 and varied up to 13 volts. The alternator however was only reading about 74, it should be reading about 120-130. So, I'm having it replaced as the van has 108K miles on it. The battery is good and the terminal posts are clean so I don't think that is the issue but thanks.
#4045 of 4276 Air Bag Light
Jun 22, 2006 (3:38 pm)
As I mentioned the other day I have a 2001 GC that had developed some problems identified by my mechanic as a fault in the ECM. I picked up a salvaged ECM and changed them out. The problems I had are gone but I now find that the air bag light is on. I suspect that the air bag was deployed in the previous life this ECM spent. Is it possible to have this reset so the light is not on?
#4046 of 4276 Re: Air Bag Light [mikew58]
Jun 22, 2006 (4:42 pm)
Previous life or not, if the condition no longer exists, the light shouldn't be on. I know this is true for Pxxx fault codes, after power has been removed and the condition no longer exists, maybe it's different for the air bag light. Coinsidence that your clockspring decided to go at the same time?
#4047 of 4276 No turning signal or back-up lights
Jun 22, 2006 (5:26 pm)
My turning signals and backup lights are not working on my 1998 Dodge GC. There is no fuse marked for these things in the fuse box. Would anyone know which fuse is the one to replace? Or maybe it's another problem. I do have an appointment tomorrow at the Chrysler dealership shop. Thanks for any info.
Jun 22, 2006 (5:51 pm)
I also have trouble with the air bag light always on. I read somewhere that this is not a good thing and could cause problems with the air bag function in time. Yet the dealership did not fix this when asked.
My auto door locks also went into rapid fire mode and were constantly locking as the van sat turned off in the driveway---24 hrs. a day. That quickly ran my battery down and I had to replace it. Why the dealership didn't just recharge it, I don't know. But now I have no auto locks as we took the fuse out. The dealership says it can't be fixed, and that I will just never have auto locks. That seems unbelievable. I would like to add that I don't have a 1998 manual, just a 1999 one and the fuse box is different.
#4049 of 4276 01 Caravan Won't Start
Jun 24, 2006 (8:16 am)
New member here and I hope someone will be able to help me out, cause I don't have a clue.
Got up this morning and the wife couldn't start the van. Checked it out and when you turn the key to start it, I get a loud clicking/ticking noise and all the interior/dash lights flash along with the ticking. The battery isn't dead and the starter doesn't engage to even try and turn the engine over. I just get the clicking and light flashing. We got a good rain last night and I'm thinking it may be moisture in a connector, but other than that, not a clue. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? It was running fine and starting without issue all day yesterday.
If someone has an idea, please let me know.
#4050 of 4276 Re: 01 Caravan Won't Start [tlsn4]
Jun 24, 2006 (8:26 am)
It certainly sounds like you are not getting enough power from your battery. The clicking is likely the starter solenoid clicking but not enough power to engage the starter motor. Try cleaning the battery terminals. If you can get another battery try to start it on that one. Batteries can and do fail rather quickly. What happens when you turn the headlights on? Are they dimming when you try to start the car?