Last post on Dec 24, 2011 at 7:33 PM
You are in the Chrysler/Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Brakes, Van
#87 of 110 Need parts Info
Mar 24, 2010 (8:49 am)
I have a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3 eng. I need the front cover of the engine or some call it the timing chain cover. My alternator bolts to it. The Dodge dealer states that when the updated cover is installed, you must install a new timing gear set. I've checked with another dealer and got the same information. Does any one why that is so? I don't want to spent about $430 for parts and I don't really need them. I got the part # for the parts. TIMING COVER- #5137544AE, GEAR SET- #68001398AA or #68001402AA. The computer listed 2 gear sets but the dealer could not tell which one went with my van even though he entered the VIN#. I really need help on this one.
#88 of 110 Front Brakes 1990 Caravan
Dec 02, 2010 (9:16 am)
OK I have done a Lot of reading on this forum and need help I have a1990 Dodge Caravan I purchased used ! the Van did the Brake lock up thing again ! I am out of ideas on how to figure out whats wrong and how to fix it ! new pads and calipers & rotors & new Brake lines New Master Cylinder and fresh fluid ! any one have any ideas ???
#89 of 110 Re: Front Brakes 1990 Caravan [shotgun46]
Dec 02, 2010 (12:22 pm)
Mine was a 1999 van. Sounds like it might be the same problem though. Took us nearly a year of trial and error and head scratching to figure it out. Finally replaced the brake booster and that fixed it! Just like you, we replaced everything else first. That was the last item. It is attached to the wall right in front of the steering wheel under the hood.
Anyway, let me know if that fixes it. Very curious to find out. Our problem had a whole lot of folks stumped.
#90 of 110 Re: Front Brakes 1990 Caravan [toccopola]
Dec 02, 2010 (12:33 pm)
Thanks I guess that will be the next thing I replace and yep I will come back and let you know ! how hard is it to replace ??? and thank you for your help
Dec 02, 2010 (12:50 pm)
I ordered the Brake booster for 59.95 and will put it on Friday and let you know how it turns out
#92 of 110 Brake Booster
Dec 04, 2010 (3:01 pm)
Problem Solved it was the Brake Booster all is well ! Thank you very much for your help ! it took us about 30 minutes to remove and replace it ! it kinda tricky getting the booster in and out but it can be done
#93 of 110 Unbearable brake noise on 2000 caravan sport.
Dec 05, 2010 (9:05 am)
My question, if answered, should save my marriage. Otherwise I will need a new home. I hope someone can help me before I have to pack. My van, listed above, Is driving me crazy, litterly. When we bought this a year and a half ago the dealer put new back brakes on it. The past two months the rear wheels began to make this horrible noise. When you step on the break petal it sound like the tire is scrubbing on something. The sound gets slower and louder as the van gets slower. The noise is becoming deafening. While you are driving down the road, there is a little bird tweet noise as well. We have had it to three different mechanics. One said it was brake dust, blew it all out and the noise was back as I braked to leave his parking lot. The second one said the pads were too hard and took them off and sanded them, of course that didn't work. Third one said the pads and drum was out of round. They took them off, ground and reshaped them, sanded them to get rid of all the brake dust and said they were sound, They were until I went to pull into the garage. I am at my wits end, short trip I admit, but can SOMEONE please help me. Any suggestions taken seriously..... BRAKELESS IN NEW YORK.
#94 of 110 Re: Unbearable brake noise on 2000 caravan sport. [leroythebugger]
Dec 05, 2010 (8:52 am)
is it the front or Back making the noise ???
#95 of 110 Re: Unbearable brake noise on 2000 caravan sport. [shotgun46]
Dec 05, 2010 (9:09 am)
The noise is from the Back Brakes on the passenger side.
#96 of 110 Unbearable brake noise
Dec 05, 2010 (10:11 am)
Ok Have you pulled it apart to have a Look ???? Check for Metal to metal contact