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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Exterior, Van
#188 of 411 Re: 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Power door issue [jriv]
Apr 27, 2009 (8:51 am)
It sounds like a mechanical problem as opposed to electrical. If it were an electrical problem, you would still be able to operate the locks manually from the inside of the door or with the key from the outside. You will need to pop the panel off from the inside and check the mecanism. It sounds like one of the rods inside the door had either opoed out of the plastic retaining clip, or the assembly was loose enough to move out of position and jam up. It is a very easy fix, the hard part will be removing the panel inside the van, if you have stow and go seating it is even easier then having to remove the clip in seats so you have room to work inside.
#189 of 411 Re: sliding doors do not work [stlwinner]
Apr 28, 2009 (11:30 am)
I 'm having the same problem, I've checked the sensor on the sliding arm at the bottom, but nothing.......WHAT did you find wrong with yours and how did you solve the door just popping out and not pulling or openign the door problem. Thanks
#190 of 411 Noise at cold start up
Apr 28, 2009 (8:15 pm)
I have the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT and on a cold start up I hear a loud vibrating noise that last for up to a minute. I have had it to the dealer service center 4 times.. I am takin it back tomorrow!! They keep saying at cold start up they dont hear this noise.. yet I got it back today and 5 hours after no start, sure enough at start up it did it again!. My husband says it sounds like something with the exhaust. ANyone else having a problem like this?? Please help! Very frustrated and sorry I purchased this thing! P.S. I have had the sliding door problem too! Had my daughters purse taken one time when the door came back open! So sad!
#191 of 411 Re: 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Power door issue [squishy]
Apr 29, 2009 (9:33 pm)
This happened to me last summer and cost a couple-hundred to fix. Look down in the sides where it has something that looks kind of like a plastic bike chain... that is likely where the problem is coming from esp. if it is just one door. What happens is crumbs, dirt, dust, rocks etc get in there and inside that is wiring for your door, something gets pinched etc... and wala, ISSUE! I reccomend taking it to the dealer and having them check but I had the SAME problem. Door would pop open and not slide back.
#192 of 411 Re: window roof leak [boogiemanpa]
May 27, 2009 (1:57 pm)
I just read your post...I am having the same problem. I just purchased a 06 Dodge GC a month ago and have the leak in the exact place you mentioned.(the first heavy rain since the purchase) Were you able to find a solution? I would really love any info you could throw my way. Thank you .
#193 of 411 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Noise at start up
May 27, 2009 (8:54 pm)
I first posted this several weeks ago. It is still doing it and seems worse. My husband keeps saying it has to do with the exhaust, but the dealership service center can not seem to find it, or it does not do it when they have it for a couple days at a time. Just thought I'd re post to see if anyone else is having a problem with a vibrating humming type noise at start up and lasts a few minutes. I actually think im hearing it while driving now too. thx
#194 of 411 Re: 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Noise at start up [tportertexas]
May 28, 2009 (7:48 am)
Does it have a metallic, tinny sound? If so, it may be a loose heat shield somewhere along the exhaust system.
#195 of 411 Re: 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Noise at start up [xwesx]
May 28, 2009 (7:12 pm)
I will def. ask the dealership guys to check it out. They say they have checked everything under there in the exhaust and it all looks good. But I'll tell them to look! Thanks..
#196 of 411 Re: 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Noise at start up [tportertexas]
May 28, 2009 (7:22 pm)
Well, sometimes those heat shields can be tricky. For instance, I have one on my car that vibrates, but it is not "loose" in the sense that there is a nut that needs tightening. In this case, the shield just resonates with the vibration from the engine and produces a sound. If I bend it just a little, the sound stops for a while.