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#325 of 377 Re: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Needs exorcist. [ljbennett]
Jul 28, 2011 (10:08 pm)
If you havn't already; remove battery, unlock side tabs of the power distribution box to flip over to an upside down position. Unlock the reseptacle tabs by sliding red bars and take 2 slotet screwdrivers with bend ends to pry off and remove connectors from the wiring harnesses. Look for corosion and clean connections. Aluminum wire terminals corrode to a greyish scale color. Start with the thickest connector which is the main power in. Scrape all opposite connections clean and pack with (non carbon based) petroleum jelly to prevent moisture contamination. Reconnect all 9 reseptacles and battery. It took me 2 hours to perform this on my 2001 Caravan. My instrument panel and guages returned back to normal. Take your time and be very patient and you should be fine.
#326 of 377 96 Grand Caravan Radio/Electrical Problem
Aug 09, 2011 (1:11 pm)
Ever since the heat wave started on the East coast, my radio will work for a while and then freeze up (the hotter it gets, the sooner it freezes up). None of the buttons work, but the display is still on, just frozen. When I turn off the car, the display stays on instead of shutting down. I have to disconnect the battery to get the radio to shut off to stop it from draining the battery. Yesterday, the radio froze up with out me turning it on for the first time (only the clock was displayed). Any idea what is happening and is there a fuse I can pull to disable the radio without disabling anything else? I looked in the fuse box in the engine bay, but didn't see a fuse for the radio.
#327 of 377 Re: Electrical Problems [porcher]
Aug 12, 2011 (5:10 pm)
that sounds like a recalled issue that i had. it was a clock spring in the steering column (abs light with no brake issue is the sign). take it to a dealership and it might be free to fix. the door sensors also dont last long that might be the interior light issue, if it still doesnt work after the other fix.
#328 of 377 2000 Grand Caravan won't start
Aug 13, 2011 (1:40 pm)
My Grand Caravan turns over just fine but makes no effort to start. Was running with no problems. Driving and all of the sudden would not go over 30 mph then died. Checked fuses for fuel pump and all OK. Any ideas?
#329 of 377 Re: 2000 Grand Caravan won't start [kent75]
Sep 03, 2011 (9:10 pm)
I have had my fuel pump relay go bad as well as many other relays. beside the battery there is a long black box open the cover find the relay( small black box in there) and replace it with another one that sounds unimportant for testing if it starts you need a relay if not???? I have found most of my problems including a fried transmission was bad relays.Good luck
#330 of 377 98 voyager fuel level
Sep 30, 2011 (7:17 pm)
Ok I have a 98 voyager and it has a lot of electrical problems but 1 that is bothering me now is after re soldering the cluster my gas gauge seems to be out of adjustment. (low fuel light at 1/2 tank) I filled it and it went well past full and am now going to run it out of fuel to find out where empty is. After the re solder (which fixed the bang the dash thing) it seemed out so I pulled it again to check for shorted solder. I am an electronics tech so I know how to do this properly. I couldn't find anything so.... My question is there some sort of procedure to synchronize the sender and gauge? or is the cluster nfg?
Ok I have an update today I ran it out of gas it ran out at 3/8 of a tank. So any bright ideas guys? Every time this truck has anything fixed something else changes ( do you wonder why the previous owner and I named it Moaning Myrtle? ( a ghost form Harry Potter) Not to mention adding 500,000 kms on the odometer one nite and the always on cooling fans & always on interior lights etc etc.
Looks like the dash will come out again to make sure I didn't miss something the first 2 times.
#331 of 377 1998 Dodge caravan
Oct 09, 2011 (5:17 am)
When I turn on my cruise control, the instrument cluster quits working. No speedometer or tachometer, no fuel or temp. What is causing this?
#332 of 377 Demons in the Electrical!
Oct 15, 2011 (8:40 am)
Just wanting to save everyone the hassle of owning a dodge caravan (grand or other crap).
We've been having strange electrical issues for the last year or so.
-headlights randomly shutting off
-battery constantly dieing no matter how great the brand
-all lights turn on, dash lights up but no turn over
-clock and radio randomly resetting itself and all the dials
-sometimes it starts and other times it wont
IT IS (and maybe a combo of the two) wire from ignition to fuse box and the fuse box itself.
The mechanic said that the fuse box sits in a precarious place in these dodge caravans and gets corroded and will make all kinds of weird happenings in the van. They initially thought it was the PCM (computer of the van) but its not.
Up to this point we had replaced the battery (3 times), starter and paid many other "diagnosis" fees.
Stop chasing gooses and get those two things replaced! and warrantied!!
#333 of 377 Re: Dashboard Gauges [curiousjoe]
Oct 29, 2011 (12:56 pm)
have you found out what is wrong with the car when the dashboard goes out i have the same thing i have 1997 dodge grandcaravan
#334 of 377 Re: Dashboard Gauges [klunney]
Oct 29, 2011 (3:36 pm)
If you're having dashboard issues, pull the instrument cluster out of the dash and "touch" each solder connection with a hot iron just long enough to liquify the solder around the point. Once compelte, put the dash back in and like as not, your problems will be solved.