Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#4205 of 4276 Re: 99 dodge caravan radiator/transmission problems [w9cw]
Sep 10, 2006 (12:10 pm)
Well guess what? The Chrysler Corp. told my dealership to replace the wire harness. It's going to cost me $1860 more. They would not give me any assistance with this. When I pick my car up I told the service dept I am not paying anything until I drive it around for 30 minutes. If there still is a problem I will not pay and Chrysler will get another call from me. This is totally rediculous for a 2002 car. All these problems started 04/05 with the transmission losing power. I still haven't figured out how my engine mount broke. Chrysler S_ _ KS!
#4206 of 4276 Re: 2000 Plymouth Voyager Speedometer stopped, trans. stuck, check engine light [4pebs]
Sep 11, 2006 (4:49 am)
Have the transmission output shaft speed sensor checked. Sensor costs about $35, about $50 to replace after confirming diagnosis with a code checker.
#4207 of 4276 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor
Sep 11, 2006 (2:06 pm)
My van went in to our regular shop for an oil change today and to check on a squeaky sound we were getting when pressing the gas. I just spoke with them and they said I had an oil leak (news to me) so they put in some dye and want me to come back in a few days to check on it. They said I need a new water pump and an AC compressor. My question, do I need an AC compressor? I did not have AC at all this summer and lived without it. If it is something that I can drive the car without I would rather not replace it.
The van has 138,000 miles and we hope to get something new next summer.
Thanks for any insight.
#4208 of 4276 Looking At Buying Base Model Van
Sep 11, 2006 (4:14 pm)
I am considering the purchase of a base Caravan with the 2.4 liter engine. I do not plan on carrying heavy loads. Any comments on the reliability of this engine would be appreciated.
#4209 of 4276 Re: Looking At Buying Base Model Van [jpf]
Sep 11, 2006 (5:43 pm)
Unless there is a great difference in price, I would opt for the 3.3 V6 in the base model. The MPG is almost identical, and no timing belt to worry about.
#4210 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [ally10169]
Sep 12, 2006 (6:10 am)
Yes, most of the time you can get by without a working AC compressor. The only time you could have problems as a result of a bad compressor is if the electric clutch or bearings in the compressor pulley drive system failed, then the serpentine belt might have issues as this pulley is rotating all the time the engine is running, whether the Air conditioner clutch is engaged or not.
The squeek during engine acceleration could possibly be a result of problems in the compressor clutch/bearings, however, as this could indicate a slipping serpentine belt. There can be multiple sources of serpentine belt squeel, however. I would get a second opinion about this before going to the expense of replacing your compressor, if you really can live without AC.
#4211 of 4276 Re: Oil Light comes on [wandafun]
Sep 16, 2006 (7:25 am)
i realize some time has passed since you posted this, but my van is doing the same thing, oil light with warning bell comes on when i brake. Can you please tell me what the solution to the problem is? thanks
#4212 of 4276 Re: Oil Light comes on [saymama]
Sep 16, 2006 (7:39 am)
Check your dipstick, I suspect that you don't have enough oil in your engine. When you brake the oil sloshes forward inside the oil pan and uncovers the oil pickup allowing it to suck in air. When that happens you will have an instant oil light.
#4213 of 4276 Re: Oil Light comes on [shipo]
Sep 16, 2006 (8:37 am)
not only did I check the oil level, but i also brought it back in to the shop where I just had it changed and they checked it as well. Everything checks out fine. There is no leak. Somone suggested perhaps the oil sensor needs to be changed.
#4214 of 4276 Oil light coming on
Sep 16, 2006 (11:37 am)
I had the same problem. I tried many fixes, including changing the oil pickup, changing the oil viscosity, changing the connector that connected the sensor and changing the oil sensor. I changed the sensor twice and the second change, I changed the connector as well as the sensor. It worked the second time.