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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#11 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [cckittens]
Oct 04, 2006 (5:35 pm)
I just got rid of my 1999 plymouth voyager it had 142000 miles on it at the time of sale. I traded it in for a 2005 kia sportage. I couldn't deal with the frustration any longer and also, they did a compression test on it and it failed miserably. it also has an electrical problem, the compressor needs to be replaced, the oxygen sensor is bad. we were in a long line of traffic and it started smoking terribly, shuttering and stalled. so needless to say, no more crappy plymouth's!!!! Good luck with your car.
#12 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [stashshel]
Oct 06, 2006 (2:00 pm)
Not to flame you or anything, but do you think the kia will last 8 years with 142,000 miles? I read all of the Kia Sedona problems board, with the conclusion that their 10/100,000 warranty is useless. Also a second-hand 2005 cuts the original warranty in half
#13 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [97xpresso]
Oct 09, 2006 (7:06 pm)
well, I got a brand new 2006 kia sportage. not sure where the sedona came about. Quite honestly, all I know is it's not a dodge and I really don't care. I bought my car with 67k on it (voyager) and I got 4 years out of it. so by the time I got it, it was already 4 so in total, 8 years. I have a friend who has a 99 kia sportage and he's going on 101k and his only problem is cruise control issues. so talk to me in 8 years and I'll let you know the answer!
#14 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [stashshel]
Oct 10, 2006 (2:53 am)
Your post said 2005 sportage. If you purchased a new 2006, you do have a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. I was just relaying what I have read about Kia not honoring their generous warranty on many occaisions in the Kia minivan disscussions. Maybe you'll have better luck with your new vehicle, rather than getting a 4 year old vehicle with almost 70,000 miles.
#15 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [cckittens]
Dec 20, 2006 (7:14 pm)
I'm having the same problem with the both gauges but no other problems noted; good luck
#16 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [cckittens]
Dec 21, 2006 (5:18 pm)
cckittens & response by Jim Imandy; Now that I looked at my speed/tach gauges I see they have spun around & are being held down by the pin. Any thougths on how to correct this or access the gauges?
#17 of 358 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso????
Dec 25, 2006 (8:03 pm)
I see they have spun around & are being held down by the pin. Any thougths on how to correct this or access the gauges? ...
You might need to disassembly the dash. Look for a connector in the back of the gauge panel. This connector carries the CCD bus which has all the data needed for the gauges to run, it might went flaky and the readouts are bad. If this doesn't works, buy the Voyager Haynes manual and look for electrical diagrams, from the engine computer to the gauges there must be some color-coded cables that might be fried and need some TLC.
Hope you can fix your vehicle
#18 of 358 96 Plymouth Voyager no power, speedo acts erratic
Jun 11, 2006 (10:04 am)
I have a 96 Voyager that has 165000km on it. I bought it used 6 months ago. It has been working great but the other day I lost power. Even though the engine runs and revs fine there is a lack of power. The speedometer needle actually creeps up and sometimes go to the end of the scale 200kmph. Engine is not revving up. If I pull over it will allow me to pull away again but within 100 yds, it starts again.
It is all right when it is cold for the first 3-4km.
I disconnected the battery to see if that would reset anything because it almost seems electrical as opposed to mechanical. I checked the error code (ignition ON - OFF - ON - OFF - ON in 5 seconds) and get a 12 which tells me only that the battery had been disconnected.
Twice shutting the engine off and re-starting then it worked. Now it makes no difference.
Any help would be appreciated.
#19 of 358 Re: 96 Plymouth Voyager no power, speedo acts erratic [fxman1]
Jul 27, 2006 (6:03 am)
I had the same problem in my 1996 PV with 290000 km,
Its the Speed sensor located in the Transmission, it cost about $65 CAD and you can replace it yourself.
remove it first, the connection plug may vary from one model to another.
#20 of 358 1997 Grand Voyager Electrical Problem
Jun 22, 2006 (4:43 pm)
This is driving me crazy.
I acquired a 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager a few months ago from a relative. The Registration expired in March, and I am trying to get it to pass smog.
It has a bizarre problem where, while driving the engine just shuts off. The lights, radio, everything still works, the engine just quits. And it takes anywhere from 10 seconds to 15 minutes before I can restart the vehicle.
Now it does this anywhere from 1 to 4-5 times a day. Ive tried to get the vehicle smogged, but it wont pass, because several of the sensors wont come back as initialized, or something. The guys aid there were no 'codes' but that the sensor/monitors still needed to reset - only they dont.
How does one diagnose this sort of intermittent problem? Ive read about all sorts of other mysterious electronic problems with these mid-late 1990's chrysler minivans.
I do know that I have some sort of radiator problem, with a stuck belt or something. Im not sure the radiator fans are turning (they havent when Ive looked)
Does anyone know what the best way to have something like this diagnosed, is? The Dealer charged me $100 just to tell me to replace the vehicle (Quoted me something like $5000 to replace the transmission, which works fine, the radiator, reseal the engine, yadda yadda)
I just need the thing to pass smog (Emissions are great, just the electronics problem)
Any advice would be helpful. The vehicle has 178K miles on it.