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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#219 of 227 Have to jump start
Aug 10, 2012 (5:46 am)
I have to jump start my vehicle.
After successfully starting none of the instrument panel indicators work, speedometer, fuel, revs etc.
the turn indicator does not function
Take vehicle carefully for a run
return, park, switch off
Vehicle will not restart unless I jump again
Would a bad battery or alternator cause loss of instruments?
It's a 2002 Dodge Caravan SE
#220 of 227 2004 dodge grand caravan
Oct 22, 2012 (5:59 pm)
I bought my dodge grand caravan almost 3 years ago with 63,000 miles on it. It now has 93,000 miles on it and has ran great til last week. I have replaced the cam, crank, and map censor and some kind of coil for the spark plugs. Please forgive me for i am not a mechanic. We just replaced the ECU tonight and my poor van still won't start. I've read where some of you have had the same problems and talked about clearing the memory... I won't do it myself... not a mechanic but if someone could enlighten me on how this is done I have someone who could do it for me. Please, I love my van.
#221 of 227 starting problem in dodge van in morning
Nov 18, 2012 (8:13 pm)
i have a 2001 dodge caravan sport 3.3L, milage 295000. it was running brilliantly till august when suddenly it was overheated. then i waited for some hours and then i brought it to my town about 50 kilometers away. it was good then. next day i started it and brought to machanic. it was gud even till then. there he changed its relay with cooling system. but after that it didn't started well even from machanic shop. may be he did something wrong. its engine always got colder within 2 hours after stopping and i always had to plugged in it for allmost 45 minutes before starting. once it is warm then it works well. i even changed its coolant and spark plug. can anybody help me. i broought it to dodge dealership but they said it is ok.
#222 of 227 Re: 97 Grand Caravan stalling at stop [rwzahora]
Nov 19, 2012 (1:06 pm)
To continue with my saga, I did get an OBDC reader. I was able to monitor some of the Caravan sensors but nothing stood out when the van stalled. I had the idle air control valve replaced but this didn't accomplish anything. As the days got cooler, the stalling was more frequent and happened even as the van was coasting - nothing like losing your power steering and brakes in the middle of a drive. I finally decided to put in a new refurbished computer. Now when the van stalled, at least some problem codes were generated. These indicated errors with either the crank or cam sensor (I don't recall which). Took the van back to the mechanic and with this code he replaced the sensor with one specifically from Chrysler. This solved the problem. So it would appear that the problem had something to do with the sensor/computer combination.
#223 of 227 2002 hard to start
Jul 07, 2013 (9:01 am)
hi I have a 2002 grand caravan 3.3 hard to start codes I get are P0351 0352 and 0353 I replaced the coil pack twice and again check eng light on and I cant figure it out and help thanks also the check eng light goes out after about 50 miles and then starts fine but after a day or so its back on
#224 of 227 Re: Have to jump start [fast12]
Oct 09, 2013 (3:51 am)
Usually- this condition in EVERY vehicle means one of two things. Either the battery is completely unchargable ( fried) or the alternator is cooked. Obviously check ALL connections to battery and alternator just to save ourself an uneccesary repair cost.
If you go to your local Advance Auto Parts ( for sure ) or other local parts store, they SHOULD offer free battery and alternator testing and will come right out and do it for you.
#225 of 227 Re: 2002 dodge caravan se 3.3l will not start [bnsnrst55]
Oct 10, 2013 (5:49 am)
I'm not trying to be mean, but in all my research online that sounds strange. Can you explain more? Again I'm not being mean.
#227 of 227 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Not starting right away.. Takes several tries
Dec 02, 2013 (9:07 pm)
Hi, I have a 1998 Plymouth grand Voyager with 3.3L... I have had a issue with it starting up... it takes several tries for it to start. It will always turn over right away, but it wont fire until I crank it over 7-8 times and then when it finally starts it sounds and acts like it is running out of gas for a few seconds... please help?!?!? I AM TRYING TO HELP A DISABLED PERSON FIX THIS. THEY WERE LEFT STRANDED WITH A DEAD BATTERY IN FREEZING COLD WEATHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH