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#16 of 55 99 Plymouth Voyager Fans not working
Apr 27, 2007 (11:26 am)
My van is overheating when air is on and idling. The fans are not working. We have checked the fuses and relays.
#17 of 55 1999 Grand Voyager - Radiator fan only works w/ direct hookup to battery
Jun 13, 2007 (12:35 pm)
Hey ya'll .... We have a 99 Grand Voyager expresso.
My hubby replaced the radiator and since then the radiator fan hasn't come on.
He rigged it up someway but we now have to pop the hood and connect it to the battery for the fan to come on each time and take it off.... he says he can purchase a switch for 3 bucks and install it in the car so we can turn it on & off inside but that can't be the only way. Any ideas on what may be wrong and what we need to do to fix it?
If the fan was broken why would it work w. a direct connect to the battery?
I might add...in case it's helpful... directly after changing the radiator, the hose going from the tranny to the radiator burst, we lost all of our fluid and thought the tranny had blown. Still dont know why but since then I found out we were using the WRONG fluid (dextron or something) so I bought some ATF+4 and found a new cooler line and problem solved for under 50 bucks...PLUS the tranny no longer has the slight slip that it had before around 35mph (due to incorrect fluid, I bet)
#18 of 55 How do you know if Thermostat is bad!!! HELP!!!
Jul 23, 2007 (10:59 am)
I am a single mom and have put some money into my 1997 Dodge Caravan here lately and am still having problems. I am wondering if my thermostat is bad as the van has a tendency to overheat when going small distances and once in a while on 20-30 mile distances. Also I just had to put a new battery in and every time I get in my van you have to go 7 - 10 miles for the gauges to reset. What's up and can anyone please, please help me. I try not to beg but I am giving up at this point. I put in my own battery and my own auto shut off relay switch as my fans would not shut off when the van was not running and no keys in the van.
#20 of 55 Radiator replacement??
Jul 24, 2007 (9:30 am)
2000 AWD sport. My temp gauge is at half way just idling. The thermostat is new, and I fear I will need to replace the radiator. It looks corroded and rusty at the ends. Are there any alternatives?? The car is on its last legs(140k) and I hate to put toooo much money into it. I pull a Coleman pop-up with it, and wonder if I shouldn't. Any thoughts??
#21 of 55 Re: Radiator replacement?? [hdbrg1]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:40 pm)
Is that not where it is supposed to be? The temperature gauges on my Subarus always point mid-way between L and H when fully warm, as does my 1998 GC. None of them move higher than that (unless there is a problem!).
Where did yours normally top out when warmed up?
#22 of 55 Re: Radiator replacement?? [xwesx]
Jul 25, 2007 (4:30 am)
My gauge normally ran between 1/4 and a 1/2. I noticed a couple weeks ago that it was running at half way, and a problem I do believe I have. Not sure how far I can drive safely. I live in Germany and there's not a whole lot of Chrysler dealers around. And if I drive to Italy or France I'm really hurting if it breaks down. Guess it's time for a new van.
#23 of 55 Re: Radiator replacement?? [hdbrg1]
Jul 25, 2007 (9:18 am)
Well, start with flushing the radiator with a good solvent to clear any blockages and see where that gets you. If the van is running too warm, you would probably notice some significant variations (drop) in the temperature gauge when you are running at high speed and low rpm (such as descending a long hill).
The bottom line, though, is that if you cannot feel at ease when driving it and do not want to fix it, then it is likely time to move on to something else.
#24 of 55 Re: How do you know if Thermostat is bad!!! HELP!!! [tatalesua]
Jul 26, 2007 (4:35 pm)
Does it over heat in cooler temps.?
1) Check the fuses for the cooling fans.
2) When you see the temperature gauge going up to hot. Pull over, open the hood and see if the cooling fan is going. (If not, it might be the coolant temp. sensor.)
3) With the van running in Park, at idle speed, turn on the AC and see if the cooling fans are running. (Both fans should run all the time when using the AC.)
4) Make sure there is nothing blocking the flow of air through the cooling coils in the radiator. Sometimes you might have to run the garden hose over the cooling coils to rinse away all dirt and lent build up.
5) You can check the top radiator hose when the van is cold, to see if the thermostat is opening up and not stock closed. When you first start the van, let it run in Park at idle. As you see the temp. gauge going up, feel the top radiator hose to see if it is getting warm/hot. If it is still cold, then the thermostat has not opened yet to allow the coolant to flow thru the radiator to be cooled. If you see the temp. gauge going past the halfway point and the top hose is still on the cool side, it might be the thermostat
#25 of 55 Blower motor switch only on high?
Aug 06, 2007 (8:43 am)
I have a 2001 Dodge Caravan, the blower switch only works on high. How hard is it to fix myself?? Thanks for any help.. Bill