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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Plymouth Voyager, Steering, Van
#175 of 205 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems [mikep15]
Jan 08, 2010 (11:15 am)
The fan only working on high is caused by the blower resistor. Its a $16 dollar part. It is right behind the glove box. Flex the glove box inward to move the arms out of the way and it will fold down so you can work behind it. Unplug the wires to the resistor and remove the 2 screws. Put the new one in and you are good to go, takes less than 10 minutes.
#176 of 205 Re: power steering problem [tednbasia]
Jan 13, 2010 (6:58 pm)
Hey, I am having the exact same problem with my Van. Did you find out what was causing yours?
#177 of 205 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems [chod52]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:17 am)
Do you have a part number for the blower resistor, where did you get it? Will it fix both front and rear blowers?
#178 of 205 Re: power steering problem [beachbumble]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:54 am)
I replaced the pump 3 times then rack and pinion and it started again. I read someone said the reserve tank you pour the fluid into will get clogged. It has 2 or 3 bolts that hold it on. The one beneath it is very difficult to get to and i think it was a 10mm. You dont have to completely remove that screw, just loosen so you can pull the reserve up and remove it. Once I removed the tank I cleaned it with brake cleaner. When I put it back and refilled it, it sounded worse than before. I went back the next day and it was quiet as a mouse. I guess it took a while for the fluid to fill the lines and the air bubbles to go away but it was fine since. I read an article that the line in the back needed to be replaced with a larger one. I probably never needed to replace the pump or rack. It was just starving for fluid.
#179 of 205 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems [sgk1]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:00 am)
I don't have the part number but remove the door on the glove box. You can see where the blower plugs into the resistor. It is attached to the dash be only 2 screws. My plug had gotten so hot it had melted to the resistor and didnt want to come out. I had smelled a "burning wire" smell for months before it finally quit. It takes about 3 minutes to install but I'm sure they can find a number on it at the part store. I think I ordered mine from Auto Zone b/c not everyone can get them. My rear blower has never given me trouble so I dont think thats your problem if you are having trouble with it too. Odd that they both would go out. Did you check your fuses?
#180 of 205 Steering Whine
Feb 03, 2010 (4:16 pm)
I have a 06 DGC. Like many others I have the whine. In addition, there is fluid leaking from the rack & pinion boot. Does this mean I need to change the rack and pinion? What is under the boot?
Thanks in advance...
#181 of 205 Re: Steering Whine [bobv7]
Feb 03, 2010 (5:37 pm)
Underneath the boot on each side is a plastic or thick rubber seal that keeps the high pressure power steering fluid inside the rack. One or both of these seals are leaking, if you are seeing fluid leak out of the boot.
You can live with it for a while - just keep adding PS fluid - depending on how much it's leaking. But eventually, it will be leaking so bad you have to replace it.
#182 of 205 Re: Steering Whine [srs_49]
Feb 03, 2010 (6:18 pm)
The rack is not too terrible in terms of expense - probably about $250 - but the work itself is a real pain in the rear.....
#183 of 205 Re: power steering problem [tednbasia]
Feb 04, 2010 (9:22 am)
Hi i just bought the Dodge Caravan with the same problem, i am wondering is this problem fixed with your van, from where you fixed that and how much it costs. thanks
#184 of 205 Re: Steering Whine [xwesx]
Feb 04, 2010 (10:02 am)
Yes, I know. I replaced the rack on my '87 BMW 4 or 5 years ago.
With that car though, being pretty well balanced front to rear, I was able to drive it with the power steering pump disconnected (hose removed). On the road it was fine, but parking required some arm strength - like back in the old days . I don't think I would do that with any minivan!