Last post on Aug 22, 2011 at 7:55 PM
You are in the Chrysler/Plymouth Voyager, Dodge Caravan
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Dodge Caravan, Van
#10 of 13 Re: Four banger Caravans... [jpf]
Feb 09, 2009 (5:21 am)
No worries then, 10W-30 should do just fine. The only real drawback with 10W-30 compared to 5W-30 is that it doesn't pump up to the top end of the engine quite as quickly, and as such, you might want to wait an extra twenty or thirty seconds or so before throwing the transmission in gear.
#11 of 13 Timing Belt For 4 Cyl Engine
Sep 28, 2010 (9:30 pm)
I have a 2006 Caravan with the 2.4 L engine. It has about 63K miles now. I've been using synthetic oil since 10K miles. Runs great (knock on wood). I've checked the owner's manual and it states that the timing belt should be changed at 90K miles. This seems too long to me. Has anyone else had the timing belt changed for this engine size? What mileage did you have it done? Any advice is appreciated.
#12 of 13 Re: Timing Belt For 4 Cyl Engine [jpf]
Sep 29, 2010 (2:54 am)
While the 90,000 mile recommendation in-and-of-itself isn't all that long, I've seen belts age and fail before their replacement interval. I'm thinking five to six years is about the tops I'd run a timing belt; that said, at the rate you're going you'll see the mile mark before six years.
#13 of 13 Re: Timing Belt For 4 Cyl Engine [shipo]
Aug 22, 2011 (7:55 pm)
We now have close to 80k miles and I'm looking at having the timing belt replaced within the next six months. Originally, I planned on having only the timing belt and water pump replaced, but others have replaced the tensioner and idler pulley. Are these other parts an issue with the Chrysler 4 cylinder minivans? Any help is most welcome.