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#4119 of 4276 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport - Some Minor Problems
Jul 25, 2006 (8:49 am)
I am the second owner of this 98 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport and I love the vehicle. However, just recently I seem to be experiencing some electrical problems. I have over 80,000 miles on it and the electrical "shorts" (for lack of better terms) comes and goes. I can drive the vehicle for weeks and then all of a sudden the ABS light comes on and my whole dash display goes blank, the gas gauge reads E, the spedometer is on zero and the temp gauge is at zero too. The locks won't even engage in the vehicle. And then all of a sudden (without me doing anything at all) I will hear a buzzing sound coming from the door locks and everything goes back to working order. Also, two of my lights on the panel that has your heating/cooling settings (the a/c light and the recycled air light) begin to blink everytime you start the vehicle. It stops after a while and as soon as you shut the car off, and back on, it starts all over again. As of this morning my Air Bag light is on and my horn won't work now. Has anyone else had these kind of problems and how do I go about fixing them myself? Is this just a problem with a relay or fuses? I would appreciate any responses at all....
#4120 of 4276 99 dodge caravan radiator/transmission problems
Jul 25, 2006 (9:16 am)
I've been searching the forums for a while, and I'd like to get some opinions on the following problem:
My 99 dodge caravan - 4cylinder had a problem over the weekend with the transmission slipping.
We towed it into the dealer...the radiator had transmission fluid in it. Since then the dealer has told us the warranty company will replace the radiator, and pay for the transmission to get flushed out. My husband and I are also going to flush the engine, and since the a/c wasn't working they will also replace the evaporator.
I would like to know, according to the dealer they feel flushing the transmission won't solve the problem....(they said that the torque converter is contaminated with anit-freeze).
I'm sorry but I always thought that once the tranny would start acting up it would just be better to replace it not flush the system. Any input/suggestions would be appreciated. (our warranty is through interstate - the diamond package)
Thanks for the help.
#4121 of 4276 Re: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport - Some Minor Problems [mommylizard]
Jul 25, 2006 (9:56 am)
I was having the same problem. I changed the fuses and it continued to do it. Finally it quit working and didn't come back on. I had a diagnostic test run. It was my instrument cluster. I found one at a salvage yard in Illinois on line for $39.00. My van is a 1997 with 257,000 miles.
#4122 of 4276 Re: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport - Some Minor Problems [shg1027]
Jul 25, 2006 (10:01 am)
Thanks for the info...I will have someone check into that. I will also look online for a instrument cluster and see if that is something that I could replace myself. I take that you have not had any other problems since then?
#4123 of 4276 transmission stuck in 2 gear
Jul 25, 2006 (11:41 am)
my tansmission is stuck in second gear don't know what is causing it. what do i do? does anyone have any ideas?
#4124 of 4276 Re: 99 dodge caravan radiator/transmission problems [got2know]
Jul 25, 2006 (2:26 pm)
I think the dealer may be trolling for business. The reason the radiator had transmission fluid in it is because the transmission cooler that is located inside of the radiator was leaking. It leaked into the radiator because the pressure in the transmission is higher than the radiator, the exception being when everything is shut down and cooled off.
As far as why the transmission was slipping, my guess is that it was low on fluid due to the leak. For the short time you experienced the problem, I doubt this will cause a long term problem. However, by all means, have them pressure flush the transmission to replace all of the fluid. If it is still slips, then you have a legitimate claim with the warranty company.
Jul 25, 2006 (7:33 pm)
If the trans is stuck in 2 all the time it could be in limp mode. If it is, the fix is to replace one or both of the transmission sensors, a relatively inexpensive fix. Input speed sensor, output speed sensor.
#4126 of 4276 Re: 97 Grand Caravan Steering Wheel Noise
Jul 26, 2006 (8:28 am)
My 97 Grand Caravan steering wheel/column has a rubbing/groaning/creaking noise when I turn the wheel, only in hot weather. I had this problem with a Ford Escort I owned. I park outside year-round, and this problem only happens when it's around 80 degrees and up. I read this could be a dry rubber bushing and that you can add graphite to help the problem. Does anyone have information on this or where/how to add the graphite? Thanks.
#4127 of 4276 3.0 misfire on cyl. 4 HELP !
Jul 23, 2006 (6:03 pm)
CODES P0300 $ P0304 ( MISFIRE #4 ) I HAVE CHANGED THE CAP ROTOR PLUGS WIRES .AND STILL GET A MISFIRE IN #4 . PLUG LOOKS GOOD NO OIL . I WQAS TOLD PTHE COIL IS BAD . BUT WHY WOULD IT MISFIRE ONLY ON #4 .
#4128 of 4276 Re: 96 Ply GV-- 25 amp engine fuse keeps blowing [tungstenca]
Jul 26, 2006 (12:24 pm)
I have the same problem, same minivan, same year, 290000 km, did any one found the solution?