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#228 of 411 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Window Regulator Problems
Dec 27, 2009 (7:19 pm)
I have had window regulator problems on my 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan over the past 4-5 years. Initially, they were intermittent problems going up and down but became fixed problems later. I have replaced both the driver side and the passenger side motor/regulator assemblies.
The local Dodge dealership quoted me a little over $400 dollars to replace one side.
If you need to replace the motor regulators then order the following Dorman (aftermarket) solutions:
741-823 (Drivers Side)
741-824 (Passenger Side)
I purchased these from Amazon. They seem to have the cheapest prices. Free shipping is a plus.
I have broke the white retainer clips inside the doors numerous times, the Dodge part # is - 6505292-AA. I found these clips in bulk at www.clipsandfasteners.com (P/N: A19386). Much cheaper than going through the dealership.
Also, I found this website that does a pretty good job showing you how to remove the door assemblies. See the following link:
Hope this helps. Thanks.
#229 of 411 Re: 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Power door issue [squishy]
Dec 29, 2009 (7:42 am)
Our power slide door would only open a few inches with my 2005 GC SXT and found this forum looking for a solution. Like other posts have said there is a broken wire in the flexible plastic wiring track to the door.
This is how I fixed it
- What you need: Philips #2 Screwdriver - Small Flat Screwdiver - Wire Stripper and your choice of something to join the wire together (I used a insulated crimp wire connector that will take a 14/16 Gauge wire).
- Open the side door to the full open position.
- Use the Philips screwdriver to remove the cover (attached with 2 screws) to the power door motor.
- Remove the wire bundle from the guide on the motor to give you enough slack to work with the wires.
- I flexed the bundle of wires until the hazard lights started flashing like they would when the door was working properly (this may or may not work for you). That gave me an idea where the wire was broken. Our wire was broken about 2-4" away from the motor close to where the wire starts to enter the flexible plastic track. Our broken wire was the largest of the wires in the bundle it did not appear to have a colored line on the wire. It was also a clean break almost through all the insulation.
- If necessary - use the flat screwdriver to carefully pry the link on both sides of the plastic track to allow you to move it side to side to either inspect the wire or to work on it .. If your wire is broken further down the wiring track. It easily snaps back together so just be careful on removal and don't worry too much about this step.
- Once you've located the break - Strip about 1/4 inch from each side of the wire and join it together with the insulated crimping connector (make sure it's fully inserted) or you can solder a piece of wire (It appears to be a #16 gauge threaded wire) - make sure no wire is exposed after your fix (tape or use heat shrink tubing).
- Snap back any links and re-insert the wire bundle into guide the bottom of the motor. Screw back the motor cap.
Your door should now be fully operational again and shouldn't cost you more that $1 to fix and an hour of your time.
Hope this helps.
#230 of 411 2007 DGC Power Window Problem
Jan 04, 2010 (7:52 am)
The power window on the passenger side of my wife's 2007 DGC stopped working back in the summer. I finally got around to pulling the door panel off this past weekend, fulling expecting to have to remove and replace the window regulator.
I used a battery charger to apply +12V directly to the motor. I could hear it hum, but there was no movement in the window. So, on a lark I removed the cable drive assembly from the motor (3 silver headed bolts). Once I pulled that away from the output gear of the motor, I again applied +12V to the motor and saw that it was working, in both directions. So, I put the cable drive drum back on the motor gear, bolted everything back together and, lo and behold, the window now works!!!
I lubricated the window track, not sure if maybe the problem was just a sticking pane of glass. I'm also wondering if maybe the cable was binding in the drum. I am leaving the door panel off for now in case the problem shows back up again.
#231 of 411 Re: 2007 DGC Power Window Problem [srs_49]
Feb 27, 2010 (1:55 pm)
When my 02 T&C driver's side electric window failed, I also removed the motor to try a no-cost fix. After cleaning the armature grooves and re-assembling w/ grease, the motor worked fine, so I felt smart. But after re-assembly it would stall going up (clicking sound). I suspect the problem isn't only the motor but increased drag in cables and pulleys and an overload ratchet slips. I found a new assembly for ~$45 on e-bay, so installed that. These motor-cable assemblies look generic, so I imagine used on many different cars, in just a few sizes. Better than my 85 Mercedes where people ask $200 for a used motor. I also found several wires with cut insulation (not broken). Someone had wrapped a little electrical tape. I wonder if a factory "repair" after someone cut the wires with a utility knife like opening a bag. I fixed w/ "liquid tape".
#232 of 411 Re: 08 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Noise at start up [tportertexas]
Feb 27, 2010 (2:28 pm)
This question shouldn't be under windows, but I'll answer anyway. My 02 T&C also makes a sheet-metal rattling sound, only at idle, getting louder. It is worse with the blower on and also w/ AC. Totally gone above 1000 rpm. I can't locate the source using a hose to the ear. With a stethoscope, it seems to come from the AC clutch bearing, but doesn't sound like a bearing. In better weather I'll put it on ramps and take off the serpentine belt to insure.
My current hypothesis is the catalytic converter is broken, i.e. ceramic chips rattling around inside. Reasons:
1. At higher engine speeds the exhaust gas may hold the chips so they don't rattle.
2. It sounds exactly like sheet metal raps, but the heat shields are tight.
3. I read a post where a guy thought valve lifters, but no luck after replacing. I don't want another engine project, so that is not considered.
4. I had almost the same sound in my 96 Voyager 2.4L several years ago. I finally figured out it must be the catalytic converter, replaced for $200, and the noise disappeared. Also, we had barely passed emissions the time before, but with the new cat emissions were extremely low. Indeed, so near the limit I had to go to a special testing center the 2nd time (strict CA laws).
When I resolve my 02 T&C, I'll post the fix (not under Windows & Doors). Or someone replace their cat conv first and let me know.
#233 of 411 Re: Power doors problem. [lstanczyk]
Mar 21, 2010 (1:32 pm)
I have a 2008 dodge grand caravan with door problems. I have had problems with the doors opening by themselves since the day I bought it. I will never buy another dodge. The dealership sucks.
they say it is impossible for the doors to open by themselves.
#234 of 411 2000 dodge grd caravan 3.0-6 cycl 170000km instrument problems
Mar 21, 2010 (3:41 pm)
Not sure where my orginal message went. Intermitlently the temp gauage, speedodmeter and the PRND3L symbols shut down. It can be Ok for months and then act up for days or weeks. The symbols will light up with a square box around each, and occasionally when you hit a bump will all come back to normal operation but not always. The doors locks will lock after 15km speed and occasionaly it will sound as to lock again at higher speeds and the guages will come back to normal operations. Could this be the Body Control Module (BCM) or the Power Control Module (PCM), would a reflash and up date help to resolve this question. Or is this a short and possibly where. Your replies and thoughts would be much appreciated.
#235 of 411 Re: Power doors problem. [judyjew]
Mar 23, 2010 (9:02 am)
I have an 08 T&C. I've noticed many times when I park my van and come back that the side door is opened. There are 2 possibilities for doors to open by themselves... 1) The key (with mine I can click twice and the doors open automatically) when in your pocket somehow got hit twice and thus the door opened. I've been really careful when I put my key away after parking my van but yet the doors still open.
2) the dealer is B.S. and there is a problem with doors.
#236 of 411 09 Chrysler T&C Sliding Doors
Apr 09, 2010 (3:29 am)
I bought my 09 Chrysler T&C brand new and ever since the driver side power slider has made creeking noises over small bumps, when accelerating and braking. The dealer tried cleaning and lubing, same thing. Once in a while the doors will stop and reopen.
#237 of 411 rain and power steering - 2004 Town and Country Lxi
Apr 09, 2010 (7:17 am)
We had this problem on and off. Whenever it rains, we would have problem with the power steering. The other day it was raining, I turn in to a parking lot and suddenly the power steering stop working for a couple of second and it works again. Any idea?