Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 2:11 AM
You are in the Chrysler/Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan
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Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#904 of 4276 t&c headlamps
Nov 14, 2001 (1:05 am)
our 2000 town and country lx has never had any problem like that with our headlamps. while the headlamps could be brighter, you won't find me complaining. i usually drive with the low beams and fog lamps on to put more light on the road, and i find this helps a little.
it seems to me as though it was just a small glitch that was made in assembling your van at the factory. i remember our 98 grand caravan se leaked small portions of water from under the dashboard right above where the front passenger's legs would go when it rained.
just curious, what other problems have u had with your van that might make you want to look somewhere else for a replacement when you decide to sell or trade in your current t&c limited? both of our chrysler vans have been flawless and we have liked them both very much.
#905 of 4276 jft26 thanks for idea
Nov 21, 2001 (4:13 pm)
See my post #815, my van was shuddering when cold. You gave me the idea it might be the belt tensioner. I took it in, told my mechanic to check out the tensioner and the mechanic was cool to the idea because it didn't make sense to him (also he didn't like a layman making suggestions). Well, the tesioner was bad, and he replaced it and the belt and the problem has disappeared. GE did cover the tensioner with no hassle, so with a $50 deductible I saved $60. That's only a fraction of what I paid for the warranty, but I still have another 4 years to go on it.
#906 of 4276 Gas tank/filler tube joint
Nov 24, 2001 (5:50 pm)
Anyone know how the filler tube is connected to the gas tank on the 1990 Voyager? I had my fuel pump replaced Friday and today, after filling up the tank, it's leaking at that joint. All I can see is a large rubber seal which covers the connection. I took it back and parked it in the shop's lot (it was closed but I wanted the gas to leak in their lot, not my driveway.) I'd like to know what's what before I take them the keys on Monday.
#907 of 4276 Gas tank/filler tube joint by lmacmil
Nov 24, 2001 (5:52 pm)
My guess is it's held on with a large hose clamp that they forgot to put back on. Wasn't there any other vans around you could have looked at? I doubt that the procedure changes year to year.
#908 of 4276 Re: Brake Problems
Nov 25, 2001 (7:57 am)
Drop your transmission down to a lower gear when decending on steep hills, this will enable the motor to take some of the load off the brakes.
Nov 25, 2001 (8:04 am)
Raise your headlight adjustment slightly, this will greatly improve your visibility.
#910 of 4276 1999 Honda Odessey & Consumer Reports
Nov 25, 2001 (12:20 pm)
Regarding the Odessey, just note that in Consumer Reports Annual Auto issue, the 1999 model made the hit list of "used vehicles to AVOID." First year for the new version, obviously, had its share of problems reported by that magazines's subscribers. My 1999 Caravan has been almost perfect-one minor repair in the first 3 years. But low mileage. Yes, I bought an extended warranty only because of the transmission history, which is unfortunately a continuing concern for some folks.
Nov 25, 2001 (1:16 pm)
Thanks for the reply. It was raining and almost dark when I noticed the gas leak so I wasn't inclined to do any more than look underneath to see where it was coming from. Had it been dry and light, I would have attempted to fix it myself although it's a real pain in the arse when a "full service" repair shop misses something basic when putting something back together. I'll probably not go back to them for any future repairs.
#912 of 4276 O/D off ??
Nov 26, 2001 (3:09 pm)
Does anyone know if the O/D in the 4 speed auto can be turned off ?
I've heard a few people mention that turning it off would help going up hills or something.
I have a 91 grand voyager 3.3L and a 98 grand caravan 3.8L. Both with 4 speed o/d. Neither of them seem to have a way to pull the tranny out of o/d once it gets upto speed.
On the 98 there is a light by the gear label light part saying "O/D OFF". Like it can be illuminated, but i can't find a button anywhere or how to do it. ???
what's goin on ???
#913 of 4276 O/D off ?? by vtec11
Nov 26, 2001 (4:44 pm)
On alot of automatics they have L/1, 2, D/3, and OD/D. So is there one of those combos availible? Also on some Ford trucks 3rd gear was not a direct drive 1 to 1 and made it run at higher RPM's than it should have. Forced you to use overdrive even if you didn't want too.