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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#208 of 222 Re: 1996 2.4 ltr Voyager stumble/misfire [bnsnrst55]
Jan 06, 2012 (7:38 pm)
The crank shaft was not the problem. It did have a problem with the crank shaft but the misfires, stumble, stalling was the sensors. After replacing every possible part on our van engine it still did not run. Still had the original problem. We limped it back to the shop today. frustrated and out of money. The owner asked if we "cleared the adaptive memory". When you put in a major part you must clear the memory of the bad codes or else the computer will remember the old (bad) codes and continue running with those codes. $1000.00 lesson we learned. Simple process: unhook the battery, turn the ignition on, turn on lights and push down on the brake pedal and hold for 5 minutes. This clears all the bad codes from the computer. Now the computer can recognize/relearn the new part. We had a very expensive "DUH MOMENT".
#209 of 222 Re: 2004 Dodge Grande Caravan [randerson4]
Jan 08, 2012 (1:22 pm)
Did you ever find a solution..... I think it's like finding a needle in a haystack.... we purchased an 04 DGC used back this summer and just this week it started stalling while driving down the road. I've had it to the shop twice and they say they can replicate it and the computer hasn't left any info.... Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated....
#210 of 222 Re: 2004 Dodge Grande Caravan [ranzack]
Jan 08, 2012 (3:04 pm)
Our problem was clearing the Adaptive memory after replacing a major part . We did not know this ($1000.00 step). We replaced the Map, Cam, Crank sensors, one at a time with out clearing this memory so our problem was always there. All you can do is start here.
If you are mechanically inclined, then one at a time replace the Map, Cam, Crank sensors. After each installment clear the Adaptive Learn out of the engine computer. Use OEM parts, not after market. You can always return them if they are not the problem.
Our alternator was going out on our van at the same time as our problems began so it was throwing weird codes. Be careful of dealerships, they have a tendancy to go for the most expensive part first. Like the main engine computer at several hundreds of dollars. Then they work down from there.
Collectively between my wife and I we have 10years at a Chrysler Dealership Service department. We know there tricks and yes the TV documentary was right.
#211 of 222 Re: Voyager stumble [bnsnrst55]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:38 am)
CHECK THE CRANKS SENSOR PLUG THAT CONNECTS TO THE CRANK SENSOR THEY GO BAD SOMETIMES! IF YOU GO THE THE JUNK YARD U CAN CUT ONE OFF AND JUST PUT THE WIRES IN THE SAME PLACE IF THEY ARE A DIFFERENT COLOR!
#212 of 222 Re: 2004 Dodge Grande Caravan [ranzack]
Jul 23, 2012 (9:17 am)
Has there been any resolve to this. We also have a 2004 that is stalling when approaching a stop sign or light. This only happens every couple of weeks? Any direction would be appreciated.
#213 of 222 97 Grand Caravan stalling at stop
Jul 24, 2012 (3:30 pm)
I am having a stalling problem with my 97 Grand Caravan, 3.3L V6 with 120k miles. This occurs within the first 1-2 miles of driving in the morning and happens when coming to a stop or idling at a stop. The engine is registering 600-800 rpm and the car will just die; I did notice that the cruise control light comes on as well as the oil light. The van will start again but then may stall right away or at the next stop down the block. After this, the car runs fine. When going home in the afternoon I've never had a problem.
My mechanic has replaced the cam and crank sensors and cleared the computer. This work was initially due to a stalling condition where the car wouldn't start again (the engine would turn over but not catch) and had to be towed in for service. Since then, the van seemed to run OK for a week or so but now has started to stall frequently under the above conditions. I've had it into the shop again but no codes are registering. The mechanic cleaned the throttle but can find nothing wrong.
This particular problem seems a little different from others in this string. Recently, I'm always getting the failure at exactly the same spot on my morning commute - the route involves a stop at a stop sign, then again at a light, up a small hill then while waiting for a light the stall. I'm open to suggestions as to how to isolate this problem. If I purchase an OBDC reader and attach it, am I likely to get any useful information when the failure occurs?
#214 of 222 Re: 97 Grand Caravan stalling at stop [rwzahora]
Jul 24, 2012 (5:28 pm)
I found out my computer had failed but only a few things failed so it was hard to diagnos! had to have it scanned with a very special computer....
#215 of 222 2002 dodge caravan se 3.3l will not start
Aug 12, 2012 (2:18 pm)
at first i tought that i had bad gas as the van started to stall after getting gas. i barely made it to autozone were they told me i fuel injector and idle censor was bad replaced all fuel injectors then idle censor then map censor then fuel pump checked relays all good oh crank sensor sparkplugs wires its firing on 1 and 4 at the same time shocking expirience ummmmmmm thats all i got ohh the pt puting wold get a little better when i power of the ac botton before it compleately died ecm maybe sorry for what ever i did not spell right other than this stff the van never gave me any problems it all started after i hit 200.000 mls please help me ive been on bike with my five kids this is killing me
#216 of 222 post here if your 2012 GCaravan has been trouble free
Aug 13, 2012 (12:48 pm)
I will be the first, 2012 Grand caravan ,picked it up Jan 2012 ,22000 miles later NO problems ,No squeaks,no rattles,no vibrations, been perfect. I have also had my hwy MPG up to 31 ( this is calculated,not using the trip computer). This vehicle has fantastic acceleration if you need it, the 3.6 and the 6 speed tranny are very nice.
#217 of 222 Re: 2002 dodge caravan se 3.3l will not start [mvilar]
Aug 13, 2012 (7:16 pm)
After you replaced the sensers you need to clear the Adaptave Learn in the ECM (endigne control module), to clear the module for existing problems that do not exist. To do this: Disconnect battery cable negative, turn ignition on, step on brake for 5 minutes. Then reconnect cable and start engine and see if problem still exists. This step should be done after each sensor replacement. (A $1500.00 lessen we learned).