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#1779 of 2083 Re: 1996 dodge caravan 3.0 [leadfoot69]
Jun 04, 2009 (8:28 am)
While I do agree that these could also be a possible source of his problem, I started with the Air temp sensor and map/MAF sensors, because he stated that the problem seems to be temperature related and usually occurs when the vehicle comes up to normal operating temperature. In my experiences with cars, that would usually point to the items I mentioned. I have had vehicles with problems with IAC and TPS, but I have never had them acting up or fail as a temperature related problem, only from wear or electrical failure. As far as the suggestion of the injectors someone else mentioned, I think that would more then likely cause a rough running engine or acceleration problem, or even a start/no start condition as opposed to stalling when reaching operating temperature.
#1780 of 2083 Re: 1996 dodge caravan 3.0 [joepeterson56]
Jun 04, 2009 (8:54 am)
I agree. If it consistently manifests after reaching operating temperature, it points to sensors that come online at that point rather than an always-on sensor or a mechanical source.
#1781 of 2083 Re: 1996 dodge caravan 3.0 [xwesx]
Jun 04, 2009 (11:06 am)
Don't leave out the O2 sensor in that mix. I believe most engines run "open loop" (in that the output of the O2 sensors are ignored) for a couple of minutes upon start up, until the O2 sensor has a chance to warm up. The ECM uses one of the existing temperature sensors to figure out when this is.
#1782 of 2083 Re: Transmission Problems [robopolo]
Jun 06, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Okay y'all --- Here is the fix. I took it to a mechanic and he said start by replacing the ECM (Engine Control Module) to take care of the P0601 code. Chrysler dealer wanted $750 for a new ECM & $200 to program it (insert VIN # and Milage etc). I searched ebay and found this place in Florida (SOLO AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTERS, 1-800-886-9926 soloautocomcast.net) and paid $225 for a refurbished with all of the programming done and free shipping and lifetime warranty (as long as I own the vehicle). I installed it and it took care of the P0601 code but the transmission still would not shift. I read online and a Chrysler Mechanic said everytime he has seen the P0605 it has been a bad TCM (Transmission Control Module). I bought a refurbished one from SOLO for $230 free shipping & programming & lifetime warranty. I put it in an whala transmission started working and all error codes were gone. I hope this will be usefull to someone. I spent $455 and fixed it myself --- a dealer would have wanted $1500 to $2000 to fix it. So I saved $1000 to $1500 ---- That makes working on your own vehicles worth while!!!
#1783 of 2083 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter? [anotherday2006]
Jun 26, 2009 (9:49 am)
Did you resolve your problem? I have the same exact symptoms... it's like there's a rev limiter at 3500rpm whether its reve'd up with no load in park or driven with load in any gear (auto trans). The same code you got also came up (P0016) but I want to know the actual problem since you've already replaced those and got no joy. Any info greatly appreciated!
#1784 of 2083 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter? [mako511]
Jun 26, 2009 (1:06 pm)
P0016 Dodge Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation - Bank 1 Sensor A
#1785 of 2083 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan-catalytic converter? [mako511]
Jun 29, 2009 (7:54 am)
the P016 error with missing above 3500 rpm is the crankshaft flex plate (flywheel) that is cracked and the crankshaft position sensor is back there getting information from the flex plate. My leasing company had the dealer replace the cam and crank position sensors first with no fix. Pulling the transmission and replacing the flex plate (flywheel) fixed the problem.
#1786 of 2083 25-30 mph jerking computer learn fixed problem
Jun 30, 2009 (9:22 am)
Ok so I was getting the hard jerk when my 03 Dodge Grand Caravan was decelerating at about 25-30 mph. I first had the codes checked for free at auto zone there were none. Then I disconnected the battery overnight that did not work. I then took it to my local Dodge dealership (that was a mistake) the service advisor told me that it would take the tech at least 2 hrs to look it over at $80 an hour. I told him I would only authorize 1 hr. When they were done three days later he told me I needed a new front oil pump. Now I had already told him about the service bulliten someone recommened online stating that all that was needed was a computer relearn, he then told me they were wrong and it was going to cost me $900 to replace. I then called a local transmission shop the first thing they said was it needed a computer relearn and it would cost $60. And to my surprise it did fix the jerking problem!
#1787 of 2083 1996 Chrysler town and country
Jul 03, 2009 (8:37 am)
While driving the van in D position the transmission is very erratic it almost feels like the engine missing very bad, after a few seconds the transmission will shift into 2nd gear and stay there. If i select the 3 position next to the D it runs fine shifts
through all three gears up and down just fine.Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this? i took it to autozone and had it scanned, no codes came up.Have no way to check transmisson codes. Thanks for any info.
#1788 of 2083 whine in 96 Voyager
Jul 05, 2009 (5:44 pm)
96 Voyager has the small 4 cyl w/the 3 speed auto. 114,000 miles. Has always had some hum under the hood. But after 14 months of driving the whining has gotten so loud we parked it. I changed engine oil to a higher weight; no help but found no metal. Pretty sure it isn't the alternator ior the air compressor. It whine low while at idle but increases as you drive or rev up the engine. Afraid with all I have read the problem is the transmission. Will changing the trans oil/filter help? Any suggestions or advise? Thanks all. hixb