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#4195 of 4276 Very loud crunching noise in 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan engine.
Sep 02, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I have a 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan with 146,000 miles. It has been well maintained and running pretty smoothly until yesterday. It started making a loud "crunching" noise, similar to the noise the ice maker on my refrigerator makes when you choose crushed ice. It only makes it at very low speed, or when sitting idle. It is not continuous, it comes and goes. It starts up after the car has been running for at least 15 to 20 minutes. It is very loud, it sounds like the car is going to blow up, but will then stop. I do not know anything about this and would appreciate any advice before taking it in to the shop.
#4196 of 4276 2006 Town and Country Codes
Sep 03, 2006 (4:44 am)
My new T&C shows a code P0456. Does anyone know what this code is? Can it be cleared without an OBD2 tool? If it can be cleared by disconnecting the battery, will I lose my radio preset stations? Thanks for the help, I could take it to the dealer but I've already been 7 times for other problems. I have little or no confidence.
#4197 of 4276 Re: Very loud crunching noise in 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan engine. [easton13
Sep 03, 2006 (5:27 am)
easton- Check your power steering fluid level. If the fluid is low and you get air in the line, it will make the noise you described. Adding more fluid and running the vehicle, eventually the air will work its way out of there and eliminates that noise.
I know the noise....it's scary. But remember that the bark is worse than the bite.
Check your fluid and see if that is the problem.
#4198 of 4276 Re: 2006 Town and Country Codes [tjcin]
Sep 03, 2006 (10:13 am)
PO456 means that the "EVAP leak monitor has detected a small leak". The most common cause of this is the gas cap has not sealed properly after the last fill up. Try removing the gas cap and putting it back on being careful to tighten it until you hear at least 3 clicks. If that is the problem and your actions cure it, the code will go away in about 3 ignition cycles. I don't believe disconnecting the battery will clear the code.
#4199 of 4276 Re: Door ajar switch location on 2003 Caravan? [exploder750]
Sep 04, 2006 (6:59 am)
We figured it out. The switch is intergrated with the door latch. We adjusted the latch and now it works fine.
#4200 of 4276 Re: Check engine light on Dodge Caravan [b4cars]
Sep 05, 2006 (2:00 am)
i own a plymouth voyager 1994 and im experiancing the same problem. just wondering if you had recieved any responces to your question yet ?
#4201 of 4276 Re: 01 window motor replacement [gocanes2]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:24 am)
I'm still waiting for the same info; I'll post later when I get it figured out.
#4202 of 4276 96 grand caravan tranny issues
Sep 06, 2006 (7:35 am)
my wife's caravan is slipping in first gear and I know the info is buried in here some where, But I have spent two days looking for it. Can any one give me the quick scoop on the accumulator piston problem in the transmission, and are there any quick fixes. I am pretty capable of pulling the valve body from the tranny . are there any special tools required? will this fix work?
Frustrated and Bewildered!
Thank you in advance for any info!
#4203 of 4276 Re: 01 window motor replacement [gocanes2]
Sep 06, 2006 (7:33 pm)
I finally got back to it and figured it out. I was winding the cable back on the wheel correctly but the cable came off the roller on the top of the right side track so I had to take out the right side track and put the cable back on the roller. Not hard to do at all..just loosen two screws and pull out the pin holding the window bolt to the track and duct tape the window up so it stays put.
Anyway, to wind the cables back on the wheel, put the window all the way up (this leaves the right side cable long and the left side cable short), connect the right side cable to the wheel and start winding it (as you are winding the cables, make sure you keep slight tension on them so the cables do not come off of the rollers on the tracks). Wind the right side as far as you can, with the cable sheaths inserted into their proper places, and then attach the left side cable end into the other hole in the wheel (the inner hole). If all the cables in the tracks are correctly seated, you will have just enough cable to wind the left cable around the wheel. This part is difficult as you need to get every bit of the slack out of the cables (including compressing the springs at the near ends) in order to be able to achieve a tight wind it on the wheel. Tilting the wheel a bit while winding that last inch or so helped get in on but it is difficult. Once you get it on, you need to turn the window motor slightly using the electric window switch to a position that lines up with the square slot in the back of the wheel. After that, add some lithium grease and pop the silver cover plate back on the the front of the regulator housing and put the door back together. One more thing, the rubber gromets into which the motor is screwed were rotted and could not be re-used. The auto store recommended using heater hose as a substitute and it worked great once i jammed it into the holes.
#4204 of 4276 2000 Plymouth Voyager Speedometer stopped, trans. stuck, check engine light
Sep 09, 2006 (9:05 am)
I have a 2000 Plymouth Voyager with approx. 80,000 miles on it. All at once the transmission seems to be stuck in low gear, the speedometer is dead and the check engine light is on. Does anyone know what caused this? Any help would be appreciated.
About a month ago I had the ac compressor replaced in the van. Would that have anything to do with it? Oh and a oil change.