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#1085 of 2083 1998 plymouth voyager se NIGHTMARE
May 03, 2006 (5:26 am)
PLEASE BEWARE OF DEALERS WHO SAY THEY CHECKED YOU VAN BEFORE PURCHASE WE HAVE GOTTEN BURNED BUT GOOD 1ST ISSUE SES LIGHT STAYED ON FINALLY GOT IT OFF AFTER 300.00PLUS transmission pump seal leaking like a siv replacing it hopefully will not need a tranny with my luck it will need a tranny i found out that i can not trust a chrysler plymouth dealer for any thing the above issues we repaired at a GM GARAGE AND WAS DONE RIHGT THIS VAN IS ON A PART TIME SHORT MAIL ROUTE AND IS SERICED REGULAR I HAD TO REPLACE SERPINTINE BELTS LIKE WATER FINALLY GOT THE ISSUE FIXED WITH A NEW BELT TENSINOR IT WAS CHEWING BELTS LIKE CRAZY I HAVE OWNED THIS VOYAGER FOR 4 MONTHS AND ITS BEEN A MAJOR NIGHTMARE IT ONLY HAS 126000 MILES AND IS A 1998 BUYERS BEWARE . WHEN THIS VAN IS NOTIN THE SHOP IT IS A VERY NICE VAN I LOVE THE FACT OF A 34,0 ENGINE I HAVE HAD THEM IN THE PAST AND LOVE THEM IF I HAVE A CHOICE TO BUY A NOTHER VECHICLE I WOULD BE SURE I WOULD PUT LIFE AND TRUST IN TO THE BUICK CENTURY THEY ARE THE BEST CAR GM EVER MADE I HAVE ONE I WILL NEVER PART WITH
#1086 of 2083 Re: 1998 plymouth voyager se NIGHTMARE [chowbuick]
May 03, 2006 (5:59 am)
well my abs light and parking brake lights were on and we finally got those to go out by cleaning the wheel sensors but the part store guy said bushing in the trany that we cant find where they are! i replaced all three seals in the trany and not even 2 hours later they were leaking again. my van is a 93 and this is the major problems i have had with it in the 2 years i have owned it! i only paid 1000 for it so i got my moneys worth but i want to solve the problem. my dad got a new trany that cost him 1500 and his seals started leaking also so i would benifite both of us if we could find the bushings!
#1087 of 2083 Re: 1998 plymouth voyager se NIGHTMARE [johnston1]
May 03, 2006 (12:39 pm)
thanks for your reply to my message so i am not alone i am now working with a gm dealer not plymouth i fullybelieve and trust in the gm mechanics that has worked for us my ses light issue was i needed a tune up and to plug inthe egr valve vacum line the light then went off also what can trigger the ses light is a belt tensioner if they are out of alignment they will chew belts and give the ses light issue good luck to you i good to get other ideas and opinons check at napa auto parts for the bushings its a shot in the dark
#1088 of 2083 update on 1998 plymouth voyager se transmiision
May 04, 2006 (9:09 am)
5/4/06 after yesterday i got my horror phone call and the nightmare got worse it was not the pump seal alone it also was a crack need to get a rebuilt tranny to the tune of 3000 plus chrysler plymouth and dodge are CRAP AND JUST THROWN TOGETHER I PITTY THE POOR SOLES THAT OWN THIS GARBAGE FOR VEHICLES ESPECIALY THE ELDERY PEOPLE BEWARE AND THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE BUYING THIS CRAP
#1089 of 2083 Re: update on 1998 plymouth voyager se transmiision [chowbuick]
May 04, 2006 (11:14 am)
"chrysler plymouth and dodge are CRAP AND JUST THROWN TOGETHER I PITTY THE POOR SOLES THAT OWN THIS GARBAGE FOR VEHICLES ESPECIALY THE ELDERY PEOPLE BEWARE AND THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE BUYING THIS CRAP"
Let me get this straight... You bought a used eight year old DC minivan with an unknown service history, with no warranty and with mileage north of 120,000 miles on the clock. The van then suffers from a transmission failure and you are using that as a blanket reason to condemn its design and build quality and that of all other DC products as well. Is that correct?
What if it were a Honda or a Toyota or a van from any other manufacturer? The truth of the matter is that ANY vehicle from ANY manufacturer with similar age/maintenance/mileage properties might could well suffer the same fate. Said another way, when buying a vehicle with that kind of mileage on it, it's an absolute crap shoot as to its future reliability.
In my case, I trust our 1998 DGC (that we bought new) enough to use it to commute to and from work (plus the odd trip to Chicago or New York), a commute that is roughly 100 miles per day. Said van has 112,000 miles on the clock and has no significant issues. Were it to get totaled in an accident tomorrow, would I replace it with another DGC of identical age and mileage? Not a chance. Would I replace it with another van from another manufacturer with identical age and mileage? Not a chance of that happening either. Why? Unknown history.
#1090 of 2083 Re: update on 1998 plymouth voyager se transmiision [shipo]
May 04, 2006 (12:13 pm)
I tend to ignore those who post and do not even make half an attempt at writing coherent sentences with proper punctuation.
#1091 of 2083 Re: update on 1998 plymouth voyager se transmiision [badgerfan]
May 04, 2006 (12:29 pm)
I hear you but I took the bait anyway.
That having been said, I do feel it is necessary to point out the obvious irrelevancies in some posts so as to allow the casual lurker to get a balanced viewpoint.
#1092 of 2083 Re: update on 1998 plymouth voyager se transmiision [shipo]
May 04, 2006 (4:52 pm)
well shipo i should have known that your answer to my post would be degrading FOR YOUR INFORMATION THIS VAN WAS CHECKED BEFORE PURCHASE AND THE DEALER HID INFORMATION FROM US THE VAN WAS MISREPRESENTED ACCORDING TO THE DOT I DARE YOU MAKE REMARKS LIKE YOU DID ENJOY YOU CHRYSLER PLYMOUTHS I HOPE YOU BREAK DOWN TO
NOW ITS YOUR TURN TOGET A LEMON
#1093 of 2083 Re: update on 1998 plymouth voyager se transmiision [chowbuick]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 04, 2006 (4:53 pm)
If we can't maintain courtesy on the board I'm going to have to start removing posts.
I trust this is the end of this exchange?
Shifty the Host
#1094 of 2083 transmission lifespan
May 04, 2006 (6:07 pm)
Let's cut to the chase here. What's a realistic expectation for a reasonably maintained transmission? From what I read, I guess 85,000 miles. Any arguments?