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Dodge Grand Caravan, Engine, Van
#4 of 49 Re: 2002 dodge caravan shutting down [nathangodwin75]
Mar 30, 2007 (9:09 am)
Hello: I am new to this discussion forum as well. I do not know how to post my own question. Please advice me how to do this as well as answer my question, please. I brought a 1995 dodge grand caravan used. The guy that I brought the vechicle from told me about this engine light that is on and that it comes on every certain number of miles, exactly what does this means? Please e-mail me back at py215excite.com. Thanks for your help in advance.
#5 of 49 2004 Grand Caravan 3.8 Stalling Issue
Oct 25, 2007 (5:42 pm)
My '04 Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L is running a little rough and when I fill the gas tank, the engine will stall at the next stop light. It re starts and idles a little rough but no more stalling....until I fill the gas tank. I've replaced the plugs and filters. Any ideas as to what is going on with my van would be greatly appreciated.
#6 of 49 Re: 2004 Grand Caravan 3.8 Stalling Issue [bteclaw]
Oct 25, 2007 (8:41 pm)
Have you read your owners manual about the check engine light?Does your check engine light come on for a period of maybe one day or when your done filling up with gas? If your check engine light comes on it can mean that the computor sense's you have gotten bad gas or you have left the engine running while filling up your gas tank. This confuses the computor and takes it a while to reset itself into thinking the gas is not bad and its ok. Mine being a 2005 states this in the owners manual about the bad gas and leaving the gas cap off while the engine is running. This can cause a rough engine and also it can cause stalling. I would contact your service manager at your local dealership and ask him or even the assitant manager what he thinks. I do know that Chysler is telling people with this problem to change sparks plugs to a different type but I can not remember which ones whether copper or not.My dealer installed new plugs-one new spark spug wire and reflashed the computor and its fine now. The reflashing of the computor resets it to the original setting. Contact your service manager they normally are nice people and will help you figure things out along with telling you if this is a past or present issue with your vechical. I wish I could help more cheers
#7 of 49 Question About Oil Light and Altitude
Oct 28, 2007 (5:45 pm)
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.1L
Oil changed about 1,500 miles ago, so crankcase is full. Went driving in the mountains of NC yesterday. Oil light would briefly come on a couple of occasions after a good hour or two of driving winding, mountainous roads, whenever I stopped. Raced the engine briefly, it would go away. Then would idle with no problem. Drove 4 hours to mountains, 4 hours back home, drove today in town, no oil light.
Question: would altitude have an effect on the oil light possibly coming on? We were, at most, a mile above sea level. I can't figure this out.
#8 of 49 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan
Nov 16, 2007 (9:19 am)
I have a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan and we just replaced the fuel pump and of course filter. Now it acts like it wants to shut off when I leave up on the gas. The rpm's go up but it won't kick in. Can any one help???? Thank you...
#9 of 49 Re: Question About Oil Light and Altitude [gabhanjacisa]
Nov 16, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Sounds to me like the oil pump might be acting up and it could get worse. Usually, if these things fail, they do so immediately without prior warning. However, if yours is warning you... heed it!
Have you had any problems with it since then?
#10 of 49 Re: Question About Oil Light and Altitude [xwesx]
Nov 16, 2007 (4:03 pm)
I am not sure what it is. Like I said we replaced the fuel pump and it ran fine for about 2 weeks and now I loose power and it jerks. And when I let off the gas it acts asthough it is running out of gas. (I am 100% its not out of gas). But it really jerks....
#11 of 49 Re: Question About Oil Light and Altitude [xwesx]
Nov 16, 2007 (4:07 pm)
Also does anyone know how to change the 3 rear spark plugs in a 2000 dodge grand caravan. 3.8 I can't afford to have it done at a garage...
#12 of 49 Re: Question About Oil Light and Altitude [newfee]
Nov 17, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Had my first repair on my 3.8L 2000 T&C at 167,000 miles. It was a fuel pump. When they did this they also replaced my fuel filter and spark plugs. Perhaps you should have the spark plugs changed too. Mine runs so smoothly now - wish I did it a year or two ago, or at least have them regapped.
Feb 27, 2008 (10:00 am)
I have a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. On a trip recently, the oil light came on. We stopped at the first exit and, thinking it was low on oil, added oil. The light went out so we continued on our way. A few miles down the road, the light came on again so we stopped again. Being almost 100 miles from home and facing an enormous tow bill, we began calling around for advice. Two separate mechanics stopped at two different times and and both suggested separately that it could be that the oil filter was probably clogged. We were near an auto parts store and replaced the oil filter. The oil light went out again so we carried on our way. A mile or two down the interstate, the oil light came on again and this time the engine completely stopped so we coasted into a parking lot at an exit. The engine will not even crank now. The temperature of the engine never got hot, it did not make any loud noises or anything. Does anyone know if this vehicle's computer has the capability of shutting down the engine in case of a problem like this before the engine seizes up? If it's just the oil pump or something, I would be willing to fix it, but if the whole engine is seized, it would be very costly. Thanks for your help!