Last post on May 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Van
#1434 of 1446 Re: Trans Issues + Other Comments [gmartinde]
Sep 05, 2012 (2:45 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2007 w/70k. I had the trans flushed about 8 months ago by a discount company. Took it to a local dealer and they found the fluid was dirty and the trany was bucking bad w/ two codes (fluid dirty, torque conv) . Flushed the tranny and test drove it. The van gave a code for the torque conv. they found the fluid burned up again after the test drive. They are changing the torque conv now. they are going to flush it again and reprogram the computer.
The discount location probably serviced the wrong type of tranny fluid. I have heard of other people having the same problem after a bad service job. You get what you pay for.
#1435 of 1446 2005 dodge caravan
Dec 27, 2012 (2:16 pm)
I just acquired a 2005 dodge caravan with 110000 miles. when applying the brakes there is a very rough, almost like a flat tire, pulsating in the steering and the brake pedal. any idea the cause, or how to fix it?
#1436 of 1446 Re: 2005 dodge caravan [wwl]
Dec 27, 2012 (5:24 pm)
That would be consistent with "warped" front brake rotors.
When were the brakes last serviced?
#1437 of 1446 Re: 2005 dodge caravan [srs_49]
Dec 28, 2012 (7:41 am)
Thanks srs 49
I have no idea when the brakes were serviced last
#1438 of 1446 Noise in Steering
Apr 09, 2013 (8:58 am)
I have an 05 Grand Caravan with about 110k miles on it and it's starting to make a groaning noise that I can hear in steering system. It's intermittent right now and does not happen all the time, but when it does it's very noticeable. Could my steering gear be on it's way out? Has anyone run into this problem before?
#1439 of 1446 Re: Noise in Steering [LASHAWN]
Apr 09, 2013 (9:10 am)
Does it make the sound mostly on turns? Might be a front wheel bearing that needs replacing.
#1440 of 1446 Re: Noise in Steering [LASHAWN]
Apr 09, 2013 (10:49 am)
The power steering works on hydraulics. It is unlikely that the gear is bad. Have you checked the fluid level in your power steering? A quick check is to over turn your wheels and then slowly move forward, does it make the sound then?
#1441 of 1446 Re: Noise in Steering [unclehank]
Apr 09, 2013 (3:27 pm)
That's my guess too - the power steering fluid. The ps pumps will make noise, due to cavitation, if they get some air in them. Remove the ps fluid reservoir, clean it out, and add fresh fluid. May want to run some new fluid through the pump itself.
#1442 of 1446 Re: Noise in Steering [srs_49]
Apr 10, 2013 (7:47 am)
My reservoir is full, but I'll go ahead and have it flushed out and put in new fluid as it is 8 years old. Thanks guys
#1443 of 1446 Re: Noise in Steering [LASHAWN]
Apr 11, 2013 (6:48 am)
i think the pump can still cavitate, even with a full reservoir, if, for instance, the screen isf clogged and preventing fluid from flowing down to the pump.