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#166 of 358 Re: Battery light comes on - 2000 Plymouth Voyager [jodanro]
Feb 15, 2008 (8:30 pm)
Does it still have the original alternator? When my alternator started to go out I noticed some of my lights going dim and then bright for a week or two before it totally went out.
Some other causes could be a loose or corroded connection between the alternator and battery or ground.
I believe places like AutoZone still offer a free check of your charging system but if it's acting up intermittently it might be difficult to pinpoint. Is the tension okay on the serpentine belt?
#167 of 358 Re: Battery light comes on - 2000 Plymouth Voyager [tedebear]
Feb 15, 2008 (8:38 pm)
I believe the alternator is original. That would be a fairly simple fix! I did notice the battery connections were pretty corroded, when I put the new battery in. I had to clean them. I will check the connection between the alternator and the battery. Thanks for the suggestions. If neither of those work, I'll take it to Advance and have them check the system.
Thanks again :o)
#168 of 358 Re: Headlight problem [donnac1107]
Feb 19, 2008 (9:13 pm)
How did you make out with the headlight issue. My van is currently in for the same problem and has been for 3 days now. It just seems to be getting worse when it all appeared to be a loose/corroded wire to start with. I now may be facing body control module replacement in addition to 2 days plus of "diagnostic" work.
Please let me know what your problem was tracked to.
#169 of 358 Re: Headlight problem [maskes]
Feb 20, 2008 (5:08 am)
We also thought it was just a corroded connection. But, that did not fix the problem. We replaced the alternator, and so far (fingers crossed) that seems to have taken care of the problem. Of course, though, we needed the MOST expensive alternator made! LOL Oh well.........it's worth it, if it takes care of all the grief! Hope this helps. Please let me know what you find out about your van.
#170 of 358 Re: 2003 Caravan lights flickering [stuart17]
Feb 26, 2008 (11:31 am)
I have the same issue. It only does it on days when the temp is 40 deg or lower, but not all the time.
#171 of 358 Re: 2000 Plymouth Voyager Speedometer stopped, check engine light on & reve
Mar 10, 2008 (7:51 am)
I wonder if you can give me an advice on my 1994 Plymouth voyager mini van. The speedometer stopped, trans. check engine light is on & the reverse light doesn't work (even tho the reverse light has been replaces & the reverse gear work.) If I am driving 65 mph, the speedometer needle goes to 100 mph then to 0 mph then back th 65 mph. Sometimes it will drop down to 0 mph & stays there. Can you help me? Thanks.
#172 of 358 dodge carvan electrical
Mar 10, 2008 (10:23 am)
My battery light came on check my voltage with my volt meter had 12 volts I took the ALTERNATOR out and had it check. It past every test put it back on the van battery light was out and i had 14volts with my volt meter, this will last for driving 25 to 30 miles and the battery light will come on again and i will have 12 volts I did this three times and got the same results could it be a bad Alternator
#173 of 358 98 Caravan electrical problems
Apr 12, 2008 (6:47 pm)
On my van, the lights on the air conditioning/heater control panel keep flashing and the odometer light stays on constantly night and day, which drains the battery. I brought my car in for this problem in January, and they replaced the ignition switch. It fixed the flashing lights but not the odometer light problem. The mechanic told me I had to turn the key a certain way to get the light to turn off. It worked only a couple of times. Now, the lights are flashing again! The mechanic told me I may need a new instrument cluster. Does this sound right, and would this fix both problems? I've already spent $400.00 on this issue.
#174 of 358 1991 Dodge Caravan: Where do the wires run for brake lights?
Apr 28, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Everything in my 1991 Dodge Caravan mini-van has worked perfectly until yesterday afternoon. I installed a ladder rack on top of the van, and installed a shelfing unit on the floor in the van, running along the left side of the van. After installing these two items successfully, I jumped in the van, put my foot on the brake, and the fuse blew, as well as several others. My question is, where does the wiring in this van run? Along the ceiling under headliner? Through interior of van under carpeting? It pretty obviously I hit a bundle of wiring when attaching either the shelfing or ladder rack. Its going to be alot of work removing what installed, so hoping I can determine where the wiring runs?
#175 of 358 Electrical - lost horn and all steering-wheel controls
May 16, 2008 (10:11 am)