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#20 of 377 1997 Grand Voyager Electrical Problem
Jun 22, 2006 (3:43 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.
#21 of 377 Re: 1997 Grand Voyager Electrical Problem [mtylerjr]
Dec 21, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Problem found and fixed.
It was the cam sensor. It went bad. Replaced it and the stalling problem completely went away.
#22 of 377 lights interior do not function properly
Jun 30, 2006 (7:07 pm)
have a 91 grand caravan that the interior lights do not dim as they should how do you set then?
#23 of 377 96 Plymouth Voyager, ENGINE FUSE
Jul 27, 2006 (7:06 am)
The 25 amp ENGINE fuse keeps blowing on my 96 Plymouth Voyager, THE first time I replaced it lasted 1 week
the second time, 1 day, now it blows out between 1 to 10 minutes after start.
I've taken the van to the dealership, but they can NOT find the Problem. This is no surprise by the way.
Has anyone had this problem before? What is it? and how it was resolved?
Thank you in advance.
#24 of 377 Plymouth Voyager electrical problems, dealer unable to diagnose
Jul 31, 2006 (6:02 am)
We have a 1993 Plymouth Voyager with 130,000. A couple of weeks ago the temperature and oil gages began to jump around while driving. Last week it seems a poltergeist took hold of the electrical system. While driving the door locks started clicking, all the lights that normal go off after the car starts began to flash on and off, and the speedometer jumped around. The lights and wipers continued to work normally. The car has now been at the dealer for a week and they are unable to diagnose the problem (which of course stopped on the drive to the dealer). At first they thought it was the cluster but have now changed their minds. Anyone else have this problem in the past? With 130,000 miles we don't want to put a lot into repairs.
#25 of 377 Re: Plymouth Voyager electrical problems, dealer unable to diagnose [cchiesa]
Sep 24, 2006 (2:03 pm)
OMG, this sounds similar to my car. My instrument panel will just shut off. the needles go down to the zero's. the air seems like it esn't blow out as strong as it should. I've had numerous problems with this van and I can't wait to send it to the junk yard. so far, my transmission has been acting normal with the exception of it shifting hard when I start to slow down for stop signs or lights. My van has 141,000 on it and its a 1999
#26 of 377 Engine turns over but do's not fire ply voyg. 1995
Aug 03, 2006 (5:44 am)
Hi, We were driving yesterday and were on the freeway and it just stopped. The engine will turn over but I can't get it to fire. And know power going to coil. we need van to get back and fourth to work so any help I would be greatful.
#27 of 377 91 Voyager - alternator replacement?
Aug 11, 2006 (7:14 pm)
My 91 has been humming along (fingers crossed) when I got the 'check engine' light on/off intermittent. I didn't really have any time to diagnose the problem as we had quests in town etc. etc.
Then I noticed the raido started to fade out but it was storming out so I thought it might be the weather as it was fine again the next day.
Well finally today I stopped the van and it wouldn't start. Got a boost to get me home but my suspicion is the alternator is bad.
So my real question is (assuming I'm right) how hard is it to change it? Looks like my biggest challenge would be dealing with the serpentine belt etc.
My battery is only a year old and I will throw a charger on it tonight.
#28 of 377 Re: 91 Voyager - alternator replacement? [mdjbhouse]
Aug 13, 2006 (4:29 pm)
Thought I'd update my post. I got a serpentine tool which allowed me to release the belt tension and remove the alternator. So I was able to replace it, it was just a tough job getting the alternator out as it had to go out under the engine.
#29 of 377 Door ajar switch location on 2003 Caravan?
Sep 02, 2006 (11:53 am)
I'm helping my father in law with finishing a wreck repaired 2003 Caravan. When you open the left front door, the odometer and door ajar warning light comes on, and when you slam the door HARD, the odometer and door ajar lights turn off, but only for an instant before turning back on. Seems to be indicative of a switch problem. The wiring diagram shows a door ajar switch, but we can't physically locate the switch. Any ideas? A wire runs to the door latch, appearing to be for electric door lock function, is it possible that the door ajar switch is integrated with the door latch?