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#62 of 358 Leak detection Pump failure
Jan 12, 2007 (9:31 am)
Recently had our 2001 Chrysler Voyager Malfunction Indicator light come on and 1 mile later car turned off while driving. Could not restart car and battery was fine. All panel lights and indicators fine, car will just not turn over. Car had been fine up to that point and car was taken to shop. Diagnosis was a failed solenoid on the leak detection pump. Would this have caused the car to shut down and be unable to be restarted?
#63 of 358 98 Dodge Instrument Panel Issue
Jan 13, 2007 (8:26 am)
My 98 Grand Caravan has an intermittent electrical problem. Occassionally, the instrument guages cease to work, the gear shift position indicator and odometer go blank, the ABS light comes on, and the automatic door lock feature (locking the doors when the car hits about 15 mph) ceases to function. After a varying period of time the dead instrument panel suddenly comes back to life as if nothing was wrong. During these events the ABS system works fine (despite the indicator light illumination) and the power door locks work just fine if you toggle the switch, so the ABS and lock systems are fundamentally sound. The dealer can find nothing wrong with the car after extensive searches. Any help?
#64 of 358 Re: Is it time to get rid of my 96 Plymouth Voyager? We've [charles23]
Jan 14, 2007 (8:34 am)
What did you find out??? We have the same van and sounds like some of the same problems. It is at the transmission shop right now (2nd time in 3 weeks. It keeps throwing itself into 2nd gear, we just replaced the speed sensor and solenoid pack. Was working great and then... did it again. Just wondering what happen with your van.
#65 of 358 Re: Leak detection Pump failure [spartans5]
Jan 14, 2007 (9:13 am)
I doubt it. I had a torn diaphram on my LDP, and only set off a check engine light, with a trouble code of "large evaporative leak". Car started and ran normally.
#66 of 358 We got rid of it Friday. We've had about ten months of trying to figure
Jan 14, 2007 (12:49 pm)
out what was wrong, dh got tired of me and the kids getting stranded and he bought me a newer van. There might be water in an area where the computer is that is shorting out the BCM. Has your mechanic run diagnostic codes? Ours did and this is what he found after four hours on the computer trying to find out what that code meant. I think it was 1788 or 1728. It worked for us a few days, then back to the same problem, but we had not done what you just replaced. We just weren't willing to keep spending money on repairs. It's our only transportation. Hope that helps!
#67 of 358 91 Grand Caravan light problem
Jan 14, 2007 (6:16 pm)
This problem started a month ago and I have no idea how to fix it!
When I turn the key off the running lights stay on,the high beam indicator light on the dash stays lit!
Up till now I have been unplugging the head lights at the lights under the hood to save the battery!
The head lights work fine high and low beam but the high beam indicator is always on.
Any help would be much appreciated.
#68 of 358 Re: Is it time to get rid of my 96 Plymouth Voyager? We've [charles23]
Jan 14, 2007 (9:18 pm)
I have a 91 Grand Caravan that was doing the same thing ,my mechanic replaced sensors computer and more to no avail.
Some one suggested testing the fuel pressure,after doing that it was decided it was the fuel pump.
Made sense as we had replaced the gas tank and it was after that it started to act up, to make a long story a little shorter after trying two used pumps and not fixing the problem I installed a new pump and have not had a problem since ( 14 Months ) .
#69 of 358 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Light problem
Jan 15, 2007 (10:10 am)
I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan and when it is turned off and unattended the parking lights and tail lights come on by them self. Some time they flash. Also when driving the car some times the lights just go off and come back on. Any ideas.
#70 of 358 Light switch acting VERY weird
Jan 15, 2007 (10:42 am)
I got a 2002 Lxi. Recently it has been acting wierd. When I open the driver or passenger door the parking, rear and fog lights go on. They never did that before. It does not have auto lights either. Now when I open the door and they go on, if I turn the light switch to parking lights then the fog lights go off but parking light are still on. If I then pull out the switch for the fog lights then all the lights go off just like the switch is set to off. If I turn the switch to full lights then they work fine and if I pull out the fog lamps they turn on. It is just like the Off and parking light/pull out fog setting is mixed up. Anyone heard of this problem and any suggestions what to do? I thought of disconnecting the battery and see if that will reset it. thanks
#71 of 358 Re: 1997 PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAGER SECURITY [kimberly912]
Jan 18, 2007 (1:46 pm)
Here's a reply I received today from an "expert". Haven't tried it yet. If you learn anything, please let me know.
Subject Plymouth Voyager Car Alarm
Question 98 Voyager, bought used, power locks, no remotes, alarm arms when doors lock. Car alarm has started going off in the middle of the night, other times, etc. for no reason. Is there a way I can disable the alarm?
Answer At least we know it's installed correctly
which is actually a good thing here.
Ok, try this.
Put the key in the ignition, and turn forward
all the way just before cranking. Then within
5 seconds, locate, press and hold in the
valet/overide button, found under the
dash area, (push button, spring loaded)
until the installed LED (the blinking light)
in your dash area goes on solid,
and the siren chirps once.
(Your valet switch might be the toggle
(on/off) type. in this case, key on,
flip switch in opposite direction,
then turn the key off.)
This should reset the alarm, and reset
the grounded relay on the starter wire,
allowing you to start the engine.
At this point, the only thing working would
be the keyless entry from the alarm,
if it came equipped that way.
Just Repeat these steps to place it
back to usable armed mode.
You may get 2 chirps, confirming it,
and the lights may flash twice as well.
That should do it.
If you want to remove it at this point,
take it to your neighborhood installer
for this, or buy the wiring chart
(Go to: www.vehiclewires.com)
for the vehicle, and reverse engineer it wire
by wire, until safely removed.
If it does not work out this way,
you will have to replace the system
with one you know how to operate
and what to expect. Don't want to
get stuck in another bad situation.
I hope this helped..