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#11 of 167 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested
Apr 17, 2007 (10:09 am)
So my 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE has developed this intermittent problem that lead me to this forum. I've copied the messages from rickmn and will hopefully get to review this information tonight, but I'd like to post my specific issue and make sure this thread is my issue as well.
Driving down the road late afternoon to softball and hear the power locks engage (but already going 30+ MPH) so I then try pressing the keyless entry because I thought I remembered that it is disabled when driving, it doesn't work. Next thing I notice all the gauges mpg, rpm, oil and gas flatline, but the car is running fine. A few seconds (up to 30 or so) later everything comes back on... then it happens again. Oddly enough this has not happened to me in the morning. Any replies are appreciated.
#12 of 167 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [98voyager]
Apr 28, 2007 (2:05 pm)
I have the exact same van, and same problem. Problems started last night. Small world... I took it to Autozone to check the alternator. It works fine. Battery is fine, starter is fine. The guy at autozone thinks I need to replace the Powertrain Control Module. I doubted this was the problem, but since this was a special order item, and I wanted to fix this quick, I placed an order for it ($360!!!). Took it to my mechanic this morning. Troubleshot it a loose battery terminal. Everything seemed to work then. Took it home, an lo and behold, it was doing it again. Only this time, it was less frequent. Will drop off van with him Monday. Stay tuned...
#13 of 167 Panel removal
May 05, 2007 (12:45 am)
I have to get access to a/c evaporator in a Chrysler - Voyager 2000. Any indication / pics as how should I proceed?
#14 of 167 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [bubba214]
May 06, 2007 (5:38 am)
"Took it to my mechanic this morning. Troubleshot it a loose battery terminal."
Hi everyone! I have been over in the Jeep Liberty CRD forum for the last year, but I also have a 2006 Caravan. When I bought the van, it had a dead battery (it had been sitting on the lot for over a year)....the van jump-started just fine, but the guages jumped all over the place....most other electronic devices acted the same way (going on and off)....it was found that the battery was defective....replaced the battery, and everything has been normal ever since with no problems and no re-occurances. Just FYI, but you might have your battery retested or look for any loose connections along the way.
#15 of 167 Re: Panel removal [aprendiz]
May 07, 2007 (6:36 am)
took a friend of mine a weekend to do it. i'll see if i can dig up photos
#16 of 167 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [bubba214]
May 07, 2007 (6:38 am)
OK. After a week, the problem stopped. So it was a loose battery connection after all. No need for the powertrain control module. cancelled my order.
#17 of 167 Dodge 92 Caravan Insturments
May 27, 2007 (4:57 pm)
I really really nead help with this.
I have a 92 Dodge Caravan that has instrument problems. I have tried 3 different clusters and all do exactily the same. The instruments only work when the headlights or parking lights are on. When the instruments are inoperative, the windshield wiper delay functions also don't work. Turning the lights on while driving causes the door locks to activate also... The local repair shop gave up after 4 weeks of messing around.
#18 of 167 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Instrument Panel Lighting
Jun 09, 2007 (7:56 pm)
The instrument panel on my 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan does not illuminate. The odometer and transmission range indicator both light and can be dimmed or brightened by using the dimmer switch. The dimmer switch can also be used to turn off or on the interior lights. I've determined that the fuse is good. The last potential simple fix is to try to change the bulb, but I need to how to take the dash apart to get to the bulb. How do I do that?
#19 of 167 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [bubba214]
Jun 20, 2007 (7:20 pm)
To you and the gentlemen you were replying to the problem is your BCM (body control module) pn#04801062AE, I am about 99% sure of this. I repair these allllll day long and the 1998 build bcm for the minivans are horrible. There is so many issues with these things it is a joke. The problem you are having is that a 330 ohm resistor (a 5 cent part) is opening intermittently (for now). Once you replace the bcm and it fixes the problem do not be surprised if in the not to distant future you have another problem. I work for one of seven reman centers for these things and we tried getting Huntsville electronics (who makes these) to scrap all current bcm's and make a new build because these are so unreliable even after remanned. You obviously know how that went over. Chrysler is only required to have a supply on parts for their vehicles for 10 years and if they can make that time they dont care about the customer. If I can help any of you in anyway feel free to contact me. I may be able to help you get a deal on your repair.
#20 of 167 Re: Dodge 92 Caravan Insturments [rwilliamson]
Jun 20, 2007 (7:24 pm)
The first build of 1992 body controllers for this vehicle have a service bulletin on them to scrap them for this exact issue. My guess would be this is your problem.