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#2062 of 2390 Re: 2004 Grand Caravan instrument panel lights [bcoleman]
Feb 15, 2005 (7:57 am)
That was one of those cost cutting deals Chrysler did a few years ago. They have taken many little things off over the years. I had a 2001 Voyager that I traded for a new 2003 Voyager LX and I found several things that my 2001 had that my 2003 did not have. Others did the same. BTW, I bought a 2005 Saturn VUE last month and the switches for the windows and seat warmers light up at night! We were very happy to have that!
#2063 of 2390 Towing package for 2001 caravan
Mar 03, 2005 (9:07 am)
I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan (3.3 liter, no towing package) that I used to tow my 10 foot pop-up camper around to various Wisconsin campgrounds.
We're going to Yellowstone park this summer, and I'm not confident about my van's ability to handle the trip while towing the pop-up.
What are my options? Can I get a towing package installed? How much would it cost?
#2064 of 2390 Re: Towing package for 2001 caravan [joe34]
Mar 03, 2005 (12:08 pm)
From what I remember you would need the bigger 3.8L engine, 160 amp alternator, transmission cooler, heavy duty radiator and the 600 CCA battery.
#2065 of 2390 Repair your Dodge 96-01 Caravan power windows
Mar 14, 2005 (8:22 pm)
Beware of expensive repairs to your 96-01 Dodge Caravan power windows. My drivers door power window motor quit working. The dealer with a straight face quoted me $360 to replace the motor. The parts dept quoted $192 for the motor with regulator (can't just buy the motor alone) anyway, after unsuccessfully trying to get the old regulator and motor out, I took off the motor case and sprayed QRC contact cleaner (available at auto parts stores) and guess what - all that built up black gunk was gone and the power window worked again. Amazing what a little tinkering will do! I am sure Chrysler doesn't offer this type of repair! Or want folks to start tinkering on their own. Hope this helps others.
#2066 of 2390 Re: Repair your Dodge 96-01 Caravan power windows [soccerhorse]
Mar 14, 2005 (8:49 pm)
How difficult is it to access the motor? What has to be removed? How long did it take you to do the repair?
My driver's power door window sometimes does not work. It will work once in awhile by just flipping the switch a few times and if not, just open and slam the door and it works.
Did yours have this symptom before it just quit working?
#2067 of 2390 Re: Repair your Dodge 96-01 Caravan power windows [hansienna]
Mar 15, 2005 (7:30 am)
Yes - you have the same symptoms as described by my wife. Basically the contacts in the motor or brushes are all gunked up with black gook. To get the panel off, do the following: remove 2 screws holding the window switches in place, unhook the switches and remove it. Note: 1 screw is behind cover about size of a dime, remove screw by handle you grab when you close the door, remove 2 long screws under the map side pocket, then all that is holding the door on is the plastic tabs which will break off and cost $2.25 to replace (takes 5). Then remove the door handle and the courtesy lamp swithch and now you have access to the motor.
Next to clean the motor, remove the cover motor (about 2"x4" black vertical case)with a phillips screw driver and then I sprayed contact cleaner on the whole setup. I also pulled the motor up so I could spray the part that the 2 brushes are touching and to make sure the brushes are clean. I also sprayed the inside of the case to clean it out. QRC contact cleaner works great.
It should take you no time at all to do as you now know the secret. You can probably do it in less than an hour. Basically when you slam the door, the motor is now making contact with the brushes and it temporarily works again. It seems like a poor design as the motor is housed vertically pooling all the black gunk on the brushes which are located at the bottom of the setup.
Hope this helps and keeps $360 in your pocket.
#2068 of 2390 Re: Repair your Dodge 96-01 Caravan power windows [soccerhorse]
Mar 15, 2005 (5:02 pm)
THANKS...My 2002 T&C LX is a clone of the 01-04 GC Sport and they are not much changed from the 96-00 GC SE or GV SE.
I have copied your information for reference when the weather stays nice and warmer here in the Rocky Mountains where it can be nice one day but cold the next.
#2069 of 2390 1995 Caravan Brake question
Mar 16, 2005 (8:16 am)
My 95 Caravan has a brack in the front brake rotor(disc) Mechanic says: 10% left on disc.
Also own 1988 Dodge Aries with new brakes on front.
Question: Can I use the new discs, rotors, pads etc from the 88 Aries on the 95 Caravan?
We're travelling to California Friday and do't want to risk brake failure. Thanks for your help.
Mar 16, 2005 (1:20 pm)
Wouldn't do it, Aries is much lighter than Caravan. Even if parts fit, rotors from Aries are likely designed for the lighter car and would likely be stressed from stopping the Caravan and would likely overheat and warp.
Mar 22, 2005 (2:27 am)
I didn't receive an Owner's manual with my 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan & I need to know how to set the radio preset buttons. Does anyone know how PLEASE??