Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:11 AM
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#4217 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [stashshel]
Sep 18, 2006 (10:28 am)
We had a 1996 Dodge Caravan and did't have to do anything to the brakes until well past 65,000 miles, then finally replaced front brakes and discs. Sold it at 89,000 miles and bought a new GC SE. Rear drums were still original when we sold it! Obviously something is going on in your front brakes that has not been properly diagnosed, like perhaps a caliper that is locking up and not fully releasing, causing premature repeated brake failure.
#4218 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [badgerfan]
Sep 18, 2006 (1:36 pm)
I agree, you have an undiagnosed problem with your brakes. I have enough problems with my 2001 GC but brakes have not been one of them. I just replaced all four when it hit 85,000 miles. They still had a few miles left in them then.
#4219 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [stashshel]
Sep 21, 2006 (1:13 am)
Yes the compressor is used in the "defrost" mode to clear your windshield quicker. That said, if your compressor is not binding or seized, you do not need to replace it if you can live without AC. Cars had "defrosters" for decades before they became AC equipted.
#4220 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [stashshel]
Sep 23, 2006 (8:10 am)
I have a 98 gcv with 115k and get about 45k from the front brakes. You might want to check your rear brakes to make sure the self adjusters are working. Improper adjustments will cause the front brakes to worker harder causing premature wear.
#4221 of 4276 Re: Has anyone had electrical problems?.... [stashshel]
Sep 23, 2006 (4:26 pm)
what sensor was it that you were told that needed to be replaced. i have the same problem that started 4 days ago.
#4222 of 4276 Re: Has anyone had electrical problems?.... [kolbe77]
Sep 24, 2006 (1:40 pm)
I was told that it's located in the steering column under the hood. This doesn't make sense to me. My husband couldn't exactly remember what it was.
#4223 of 4276 Re: 2000 Plymouth Voyager Speedometer stopped, trans. stuck, check engine light [4pebs]
Sep 24, 2006 (1:45 pm)
My check engine light is on because I need an oxygen sensor replaced. my a/c compressor is also going in my van and my instrument panel also blinks out on me. When it first happened it kinda freaked me out, but I was assured that it wouldn't hinder the operation of my vehicle, it's just annoying at this point. I could honestly answer the officer when I would reply I didn't really know how fast I was going. My transmissions seems to be fine and has always been, it's just that I've gone through brakes like mad ( got a nice tip to check the rears) I've had calipers replaced 2 times since I've owned the van, rotors, brakes, etc., on the front end. I say just take it out back and shoot the damn thing.
#4224 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [mikew58]
Sep 24, 2006 (2:07 pm)
yes, there has to be a more underlying problem that isn't being addressed. Has to be beyond the calipers if this is a reoccuring problem. Just this past weekend, my husband had both calipers replaced and new brake pads put on. I just get rather frustrated because I can't seem to get a solution to the problem.
#4225 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [97xpresso]
Sep 24, 2006 (2:11 pm)
live w/o my a/c? don't think so. prior to be diagnosed with the compressor going, my belt would snap. This happened twice. so I had the (forgive me I don't know what it's called) wheel replaced that the belt ran over because I was told that was seizing. now when I turn the fan blower/a/c on, it will give this deep sounding squeel.
#4226 of 4276 Re: 1996 Plymouth Voyager AC Compressor [ally10169]
Sep 24, 2006 (2:14 pm)
Don't bother with any of those repairs, don't seem necessary. Your car will run fine w/o them. Since you are getting a new car next summer, don't dump any more $$$ into your van. I was told I need an a/c compressor, oxygen sensor, and I have electrical problems. I have to keep my car for another year. so I'm just going to drive my car only fixing the sensor. It won't pass emissions otherwise.