Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:11 AM
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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#4174 of 4276 Re: 99 dodge caravan radiator/transmission problems [got2know]
Aug 28, 2006 (7:49 am)
There goes my transmission again !!
We've had our 99 caravan worked on as in the previous post (msg 4120)...just picked it up on July 29,2006.
Well the latest problem (August 25,2006) is that the van won't go past 1st gear it gets stuck. We're going to have it towed into the dealer again hopefully I'll hear good news....like they'll replace the tranny if you can even call that good news.
Does anyone know if there's ever been a recall on the dodge caravan for transmission problems....I've noticed that alot of people have been having problems with them according to the forum.
I'll keep every one updated. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
#4175 of 4276 01 window motor replacement
Aug 28, 2006 (8:33 am)
This looks like is should be easy enough, but I've one question : should I have the window all the way up and taped in place before swapping out the motor ? (It's on the passenger front.)
#4176 of 4276 Re: 99 dodge caravan radiator/transmission problems [got2know]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:36 am)
The car dealership took my transmission apart 6/05 on 2002 grand caravan. Dodge has been using the same transmission for the last 15 years. Mine was making a whistling sound and I could not go faster than 20mph. They replaced a converter, seal ....They were going to charge me $1900. I called the Daimler Corp. and a representative got the cost down to $540. After that work I had to take it back 2 more times because trans. was leaking. They fixed that problem at no cost. My car is at the shop again for the 6th time because I get stuck in 2nd gear. They replaced the input and output sensors but it still does it and the engine light is on. I paid $230 for this work, but I'm not paying them another penny. I don't think it was the sensors so they can apply the $230 to whatever is wrong. I'm so mad!!!! Oh...when I took it in for getting stuck in 2nd they told me my engine mount was broken. They showed it to me. That cost $340 to fix. Plus my air condition was leaking on the passenger side. They fixed that. They said that is a common problem in these cars. arggghhhh I'm still waiting to hear from the dealer to see if they found out what is wrong with my car.
#4177 of 4276 Re: 2002 grand caravan continuing problem [denise5]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:37 am)
If it ever gets fixed then I would trade it in asap.
#4178 of 4276 Re: 99 dodge caravan radiator/transmission problems [got2know]
Aug 28, 2006 (8:39 am)
I'm sorry the transmission problem was in 04/05. Bad car,,,bad car.
#4179 of 4276 How to program seat positions
Aug 29, 2006 (4:00 pm)
We just bought a used 2000 Chrysler T&C Limited. It has the buttons to program the seat positions & mirror for two drivers, but we didn't get an owner's manual so I don't know how to program it. Can anyone help me to figure this out?
#4180 of 4276 Re: How to program seat positions [mrsa1113]
Aug 29, 2006 (4:30 pm)
Dealer should have the owners manual for about $10.00.
#4181 of 4276 Brake Dust, 2006 GC
Aug 30, 2006 (11:28 am)
I have noticed the disc brakes on our new 2006 Grand Caravan sure create a lot of black dust. Not a big deal, just a cosmetic issue, makes the wheels dirty up very quickly, but they certainly changed the pad formulation from our 1996 Caravan, which produced no black dust at all. Anybody know what changed?
#4182 of 4276 Re: Dodge Caravan Problems II [KarenS]
Aug 30, 2006 (1:27 pm)
I have a 96 Dodge Caravan. It has a code of P0106 on check engine light on. Does anyone know what is the problem and how to fix it? I am experiencing the gas goes fast.
Thanks in advance.
#4183 of 4276 Re: Brake Dust, 2006 GC [badgerfan]
Aug 30, 2006 (1:44 pm)
Yup, lots changed, not the least of which is that a German company now owns all of the MOPAR brands. The next time you're out, look at the front wheels of any German car and you'll see quantities of black dust. What's it from? Well, I've heard conflicting reports that range anywhere from the German DOT (or whatever their equivalent is) requiring brake pads high in graphite to a "truism" that says that the higher performing the brake pad is, the higher the dusting factor.
What I do know is that there are some aftermarket ceramic pads that don't dust anywhere near the level of the OEM pads that come on the Gen4 DC MiniVans. I've also heard second hand that DC makes a line of their own ceramic pads that are available through your dealer that are low dusters as well. You might want to ask your dealer about them.