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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#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?
#35 of 358 Re: Dead 91 Voyager [otis9]
Oct 05, 2006 (4:43 pm)
I have a friend that had a similar problem with an 89 Shadow (it had the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine as well). It turned out to be the timing belt. He had the belt replaced and it was fine. If it is a timing belt failure, you should not have any engine damage because this engine has a non-interference design. Good luck.
#36 of 358 Re: Dead 91 Voyager [otis9]
Nov 01, 2006 (3:39 pm)
Update, still dead.
Finally found a service manager at a local Chysler dealer that would give me a clue!
He told me to check the fusable links in the wiring harness.
He was nice enough to eplain they are orange in color ad tagged "fuse link". They are still hard to find. Looks just like an orange wire spliced into rhe middle of a red (or other color) wire. Some were covered with factory electrical tape.
Found one burnt going to the first (front) relay. Spliced in a new wire and it burned more as soon as I turned on the key.
Anyone know if a bad relay could cause the problem or what that relay controls? Radiator fan?
#37 of 358 Dead 89 Voyager?
Oct 05, 2006 (1:27 pm)
We were out and about all day, stopped to run an errand and that was that. The van would not restart, would turn over but not start, thinking that it was the starter that was already giving me trouble I replaced it. No change... I found that as long as the battery had a charge the starter would turn the flywheel so it wasn't that, and after pulling one of the spark plug wires off there was no spark.
After talking to a few people I decided to take a chance and replace the ignition coil...no dice there either...
Does anyone have an idea of where I should start next??
#38 of 358 Re: Dead 89 Voyager? [alterego]
Dec 25, 2006 (7:55 pm)
1) The Ignition Switch
2) Any alarm module installed in the car
3) The Automatic Shutdown (ASD) relay on the relay box
Hope you can fix your car
#39 of 358 Intermittent electrical problems on Caravan LE
Oct 17, 2006 (4:39 am)
We have a 96 Caravan with 250,000 miles. The car has been great. No problems that I would not expect. About 25,000 miles ago it started having a little electric problem. From other posts I have searched here I have other vans that have symptoms that are similar, with one exception. Every once in a while the car will start, but as soon as you let the key go to the “run” position, it will die. When this happens, the digital gauges will not light. If you let the car sit for a period of time (a few hours at least, usually overnight before we try to start it again), it always starts and runs fine. However, sometimes the gauges will go out while driving and nothing happens. It has never died once running but the alarm set light comes on when all gauges go to zero and digital indicators go out. Sometimes the car will start and run fine for a month. Sometimes it will act up 3 times a week.
Only one dealer will look at it anymore and he has no idea. At least they didn’t charge me. My normal mechanic has no idea. The electrical guy we take the cars to has no idea. We have replaced the: BCM, downstream O2 sensor, the MAP sensor, ignition switch. I have a feeling the alarm system is causing this. However I have been told the alarm is integral to the BCM and cant’ be deactivated. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
#40 of 358 Re: Intermittent electrical problems on Caravan LE [aallison28]
Dec 25, 2006 (7:57 pm)
Every once in a while the car will start, but as soon as you let the key go to the “run” position, it will die.[/quote]
Check the Ignition Switch.
If you aren't getting the digital gauges, it's the switch.