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#1630 of 2083 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter?
Jun 02, 2008 (8:38 am)
Symptoms-check engine light-code P016 (or P0116? I can't remember now that I'm sitting here) definition-cam/crank sensor correlation. When the van gets up to temperature, the RPM won't go over 3500. Once it gets up there, the van starts bucking and shaking and eventually clunks under the hood and downshifts. I replaced the the cam sensor, crank sensor, full tune-up with plugs and wires. Checked for vaccuum leaks and checked EGR. Once it downshifts, if you try to accelerate again right away, then the RPM goes up but the van doesn't go any faster. Broke down and took it to the dealership today and they don't know what is wrong with it either. (nice...) Anyway, they want to put in a new catalytic converter and test it again, but I can't see just putting in a part $1000 just to "try it". Anyone else had this problem. I can put the CC in myself but again, I'm just throwing parts at it. Thanks in advance.
#1631 of 2083 2007 Chrysler T&C transmission noise
Jun 07, 2008 (11:22 am)
I think I may have read something about this in the forum but I wanted to ask anyway. My 2007 T&C has 25k miles (bought it used at the dealer with 18k in Dec 07) and have had it about 6 months. I recently noticed that around 30 mph and going slightly uphill and just giving it the gas a little to maintain 30 the transmission seems to groan and not want to downshift. It makes a whirling/groaning sound until I actually push down on the accelerator to force it to downshift. Has this happened to anyone? With the radio on I didn't notice it, but with it off I do. I do think that when I bought the van last December they changed the transmission fluid before I picked it up. Not sure! It was a Dodge dealer.
#1632 of 2083 1996 Voyager transmission problems
Jun 11, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I have a Chrysler Voyager, with a 4 speed auto, and it goes into limp mode after two unsuccesful attempts to shift into third gear. It does shift, but winds freely, then as the rpm's drop, shifts back into second gear. I have read many threads discussing this exact same problem, with no real solutions, can you help me?
#1633 of 2083 Re: 1996 Voyager transmission problems [mkoblis]
Jun 12, 2008 (4:39 pm)
3rd gear failsafe is a broken hub in the trans .....time for O/H
#1634 of 2083 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter? [anotherday2006]
Jun 18, 2008 (4:41 am)
PO16 CODE COMING UP,WHERE IS THE CORRELATION SENSOR,IS IT THE ECM
Jun 18, 2008 (5:01 am)
CODE P0016;AT 3500 RPMS THE VAN STARTS TO BUCK AND SHAKE CODE SAYS TIMING IS OFF BETWEEN THE CAM AND CRANK SENSOR HAVE CHANGED BOTH AND CHANGED TIMING CHAIN STILL THE SAME CODE SEEMS LIKE AT 3500 RPMS THE REV LIMITER IS KICKING IN.ANY IDEAS
#1636 of 2083 AC or transmission GROWL
Jun 21, 2008 (2:31 pm)
'97 GC Sport -- Runs perfectly unless the AC is on. Then I hear a loud growl that sounds like it is coming from the transmission. This is more prominent from a standing start that at highway speeds. However, I can make it stop at any time by just turning off the compressor.
#1637 of 2083 Re: AC or transmission GROWL [jwp1775]
Jun 23, 2008 (5:56 pm)
try unhooking the wire to the a/c compressor clutch, Tape off the engine side so wire does not short or get caught in anything. retest for growl. No growl! suppect A/C clutch slip or compressor starting to fail
#1638 of 2083 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter? [anotherday2006]
Jun 23, 2008 (8:07 pm)
I JUST got this fixed today...the computer needed to be "flashed". The dealer didn't want to do it, $80. They wanted to break open the engine and look at the timing chain, $400. I opted for the $80 fix and it worked so far. I drove about 100 miles today and didn't have any problems.
#1639 of 2083 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter? [anotherday2006]
Jun 24, 2008 (9:52 am)
The catalytic converter should be covered by the federally mandated emissions warranty for 8 years or 80,000 miles. If you're below 80,000 miles the converter should not cost you anything. See the following link.