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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#25 of 358 Re: Plymouth Voyager electrical problems, dealer unable to diagnose [cchiesa]
Sep 24, 2006 (3:03 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 358 Engine turns over but do's not fire ply voyg. 1995
Aug 03, 2006 (6:44 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 358 91 Voyager - alternator replacement?
Aug 11, 2006 (8:14 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 358 Re: 91 Voyager - alternator replacement? [mdjbhouse]
Aug 13, 2006 (5:29 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 358 Door ajar switch location on 2003 Caravan?
Sep 02, 2006 (12:53 pm)
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?
#30 of 358 1997 Plymouth Voyager
Sep 28, 2006 (8:50 pm)
I have a 1997 Plymouth Voyager. It has an engine and transmission from a 1996 Nissan Maxima. On a recent trip home from Texas, my van would not let my speed get over 45mph. It just didn't want to go. Can anyone tell me if this is a transmission problem or something else? I've been told it could be a speed sensor.
#31 of 358 Re: 1997 Plymouth Voyager [maryhickman]
Sep 29, 2006 (5:55 am)
Are you sure you have a Nissan Maxima engine and transmission in your Voyager? If so, someone spent a lot of time and effort to do this, and now you have a vehicle nobody will be willing to service or stand behind. If I was a mechanic I wouldn't want to touch this vehicle with a ten foot pole.
I cannot believe anyone would actually go to all the time and effort to try to modify a Voyager in such a way. The electronic interfaces have to be a mess!
I doubt if anyone will be able to help you on this, other than maybe whoever did the modifications in the first place!
#32 of 358 Rear wiper lights flashing
Sep 29, 2006 (9:28 am)
I have a 1998 Grand Voyager. The battery light came on because the battery terminals were dirty. I cleaned the terminals and the battery is charging as it should. The problem I have now is the lights on the 2 rear wiper switches are blinking on and off when the key is on. The A/C and recirculate lights do not come on when they are turned on. Everything is working, the lights are messed up. I have tried removing the cables again with no luck.
#33 of 358 Re: Rear wiper lights flashing [brandx]
Sep 29, 2006 (11:53 am)
Some people have posted a procedure for clearing these issues in another Inside Line discussion. I cut and pasted these instructions from post #3976 in the Dodge/Plymouth Chrysler Minivans Problems & Solutions discussion:
All you need to do is start your van. Then slide your temp lever all the way to full cold. Then turn the Mode Control to the one that sends air to your face only. Then turn the 'blower switch' to all the way to full. Now go to the leftmost three buttons. Press the top one (rear wiper on constant) and the bottom one (rear wiper washer fluid). Hold these two for a few seconds. Once the lights come on solid then begin to flash, you can let go. The AC will now calibrate. You will feel the air blow out of all the different zones at different intervals and see lights come on and go off. Then after a minute or two the top button you pressed will be slowly flashing. This means it has been completed. Press the last flashing button and you are done. Turn off the van and started it back up and see now you don't have those infernal blinking lights anymore! Hope this helps! Oh, be careful with the battery, it is very touchy on Dodge Caravans and can blow out any electrical thing so it is better to take the battery out and charge it and don't charge it directly. One guy mentioned it blew his on board computer just accidently touching the wrench and grounding the battery so be careful with the battery.
#34 of 358 Dead 91 Voyager
Oct 02, 2006 (3:28 pm)
I have a base model 91 with the 2.5 auto.
I was pulling into a parking space when it shut down.
Acted as if someone turned the key off.
I have no radio, turn signals, idiot lights/gages or wipers.
I do have emergency flashers, headlights, interior lights, heater fan remote tail gate lock and that enoying ding when you leave the key in the ignition.
I called 3 dealerships (they all wanted me to bring it in or didn't have any idea. How? Tow it again? ) & Chrysler's help line ( that gal told me to check the battery wich I told her was good) didn't have a clue either.
Any idea where the fusable links are located???
Anyone have ideas?