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#4101 of 4276 Humming Noise Coming from under the gas tank
Jul 16, 2006 (5:10 pm)
I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan. I was recently coming back from a trip when my wife noticed a humming noise coming from under the van. When we got home I jacked up the van, put it on jack stands, started the vehicle and found the source of the noise.
I'm wondering if this noise is the fuel pump, or something else? And if it is the fuel pump (or something else) how difficult would it be to change the component. I consider myself handy with a wrench.
#4102 of 4276 Steering Noise
Jul 16, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I have a 2006 GC SXT with 2200 miles on it. Recently I have noticed that there is a noise (almost like something rubbing) and a very slight vibration in the steering wheel when I turn. I was wondering if anybody else had noticed this. Thanks.
Jul 17, 2006 (6:14 am)
I have a 96 Caravan that the stock cassette radio keeps going in and out, sometimes it would work fine and then the next time I start it nothing. I have talked to other Dodge and Chrysler owners that had the same problem, they just replaced the head unit. Is there a repair for this?
#4104 of 4276 Re: Electrical fire in speakers? [lotsofvans]
Jul 17, 2006 (9:18 am)
I have a 2001, and received a recall notice about exactly what you are describing. It was something about condensation from the AC unit dripping into the radio (in the dash) causing rear speaker to catch fire!? I never took mine in, as I have installed an aftermarket radio/CD player. They said this recall was to install a shield on the radio.
#4105 of 4276 Re: Potential repair in my future??? [shipo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 17, 2006 (9:18 am)
well that clogging comes from overkill...people add more than the recommended amounts, that's what causes the problem. Or they use shoddy products. We're talking filling up defects the size of a fingernail scratch, not plugging a hole.
#4106 of 4276 Re: 01 Caravan Won't Start [leesprts31]
Jul 18, 2006 (11:04 am)
I have a 98 Plymonth Espresso. We have the same kind of trouble. We never know when it is going to happen. Whenever this happens, I start the car and it dies immediately. It will start 3 times and die. After the third time it will not even turn the engine over. It is sometimes 15 minutes or sometimes overnight before it will start. The previous owner had the same problem. It has been to a Chrysler dealer 2 or 3 time and a local mechanic without finding the cause.
The last two times that it has happened I disconnected the battery, the first time for about 15 minutes and today about 45 minutes. After reconnecting the battery it started both times. I am still experiment what to do when this happens.
#4107 of 4276 Re: Steering Noise [jasonmwc]
Jul 18, 2006 (2:47 pm)
I have a 2001 with the same problem. It was noticeable when turning the steering wheel with the vehicle parked. Also noticed it a low speeds when turning the steering wheel. Symptom was a shudder feel in the steering wheel and a rubbing noise. There is a TSB on this. I finally took it to the dealer and they replaced the power steering reservoir and a return hose. The original hose was only a few inches long. They replaced it with a length of rubber hose that's a foot long. They also replaced the power steering fluid with ATF4. The cause of the noise vibration is due to air being trapped in the steering rack. The longer hose is suppose to cure this. I've notice a decrease in the symptoms after the work was done, but still feel a bit of a shudder. The dealer mentioned it could take a while for all the air to purge itself out of the system. I'll report back after my next oil change if it turns out to cure the problem fully.
#4108 of 4276 PCV valve change
Jul 18, 2006 (2:53 pm)
Anyone know of any tips on how to change the PCV valve on a 2001 caravan with the 3.3L engine. I can't seem to get a wrench behind the rear valve cover to unscrew the valve.
#4109 of 4276 caravan clunking over bumps
Jul 18, 2006 (7:38 pm)
i have a 01 grand caravan, when you go over bumps it has a very fast clunking noise up front, doesnt do it over smooth bumps or dips in the roadway though.I found a broken sway bar link so i replaced both links and sway bar bushings,and i actually think it might be worse? any suggestions or simmilar problems? thanks in advance
#4110 of 4276 Re: caravan clunking over bumps [trashman1980]
Jul 18, 2006 (8:22 pm)
We had both outer tire rods replaced in april because of a clunking noise from up front when going over the bumps. That solved the problem.(We have an 01 DGC EX with over 77K)