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Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#6 of 45 Re: emmission problems Town and Country [cactusjack578]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 30, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Both of these codes indicate small leaks in the evap system. Could be a problem with your gas cap. Could be it wasn't tightened well after fueling? Or it may need to be replaced with a new cap. Also, check the evap system for cuts and/or holes in lines/hoses.
#7 of 45 96 Grand Caravan Blowing Ignition Coils
Jun 27, 2007 (9:12 am)
I have a 96 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L V6 w/ 140K miles. Engine suddenly began running rough, check engine light came on, and vehicle stalled after another minute or so. Mechanic replaced Cam Sensor and Ignition Coil. Vehicle started up and ran fine for about five miles and then same thing happened. Based on code 351, Ignition Coil again replaced and vehicle again started and ran fine for about five miles before happening a third time. Code again shows 351. What is causing this?
#8 of 45 Re: 96 Grand Caravan Blowing Ignition Coils [cincicaravan]
Oct 05, 2007 (9:12 am)
I have a similar problem with a 97 3.8 Town and Country: The car occasionally misses/loses power. Sometimes it won't start. I replaced a bad gas cap after an evap error. a few days later same old thing. Then a cam shaft sensor error occured. Replaced that. I put a test light on the coil pack connector from computer. When it won't start, it will only fire the plugs for the first 3 revs or so. The ASD relay is remaining on as it should.
#9 of 45 How do you get the codes?
Apr 30, 2008 (4:45 pm)
i have a 96 T&C van. i got the codes from the check engine light flashing. other people have like P codes. how do i get those? someone said where the mileage is. i have tried turning it on and off three times and it doesn't show me anything in the mileage. Can someone please help me????
#10 of 45 Re: How do you get the codes? [mele503]
May 01, 2008 (9:15 am)
If your van is a 96 (or later), then it should have the OBD-II system. The easiest way to read the diagnostic codes is with an OBD-II scan tool. Lots of companies make them. You should be able to buy a basic one (capable of reading and clearing codes) for under $50. You plug it into the OBD-II port (a connector usually located under the dash someplace), turn the key on (but do not start the engine), and it reads and displays any codes.
I don't know about your '96 T&C, but I had a '96 Cadillac Deville that would display the codes on the instrument cluster after some ignition key and/or instrument panel push button sequence. Your T&C probably can do the same thing, but I do not know the magical sequence to make that happen.
Buy a cheap scanner. You can use it on any 1996 or later vehicle.
Some auto parts stores will read the codes for you free of charge. I think Auto Zone is one of them, but have never used them myself.
#11 of 45 dodge grand caravan 2001 3.3 L
May 16, 2008 (11:29 am)
My power mirrors on bothe sides stopped working.Couldnot find the fuse for the power mirrors.Couldnot pull out the switches from the dash.What to do?My mechanic says that i have to service the fuel system.How can the be done.I have engine light on and the code says that I have to replace the EGR switch.Can i do it myself? I am new to this forum .I cannot afford to spend lot of money on my car.Help shall be greatly appreciated.
#12 of 45 Re: dodge grand caravan 2001 3.3 L [ahasan]
May 16, 2008 (1:51 pm)
If you have an owner's manual you can find the location for the power mirror fuse in it. Most likely it's under the dash on the driver's side with a cluster of others.
Why did your mechanic say that your fuel system needs to be serviced? Is he talking about just replacing the fuel filter or something else? Is he saying this just because of the miles? If he's talking about a fuel injector cleaning you can probably get good results yourself if you buy a bottle of a QUALITY injector cleaner at an auto parts store and add it to the fuel tank. Pay attention to the recommended ratio of gas to cleaner on the label before you just pour in an entire bottle.
Replacing the EGR valve can be done by a home mechanic but it's sometimes not all that easy to do, especially if exhaust heat has made the fasteners nearly impossible to loosen. You can purchase a new EGR valve at an auto parts store but be sure you have someone lined up to do the work who is willing to crawl under the vehicle and get his/her hands dirty.
#13 of 45 Re: dodge grand caravan 2001 3.3 L [tedebear]
May 16, 2008 (6:02 pm)
The fuse box is under the hood.But it doesnot have the fuse for power mirrors.Someone said that it is with the power mirror control switch.How do I take the switch from the dash.
ref. fuel system service; My engine light came up and i went to a shop to decode it and there the mechanic said that i must replace the egr switch and fuel service.I dont know what he means by fuel service.the code was P0401.
I am willing to go under the engine and try to replace the egr switch.Where is it located on this car.
Tons of thanks for your help.
I am grateful
#14 of 45 Re: dodge grand caravan 2001 3.3 L [ahasan]
May 16, 2008 (10:59 pm)
The fuse box is under the hood.
There should be a second fuse box under the instrument panel on the driver's side. Look on the inside of the cover for anything related to the power mirrors.
On the EGR valve, if you see a pic of what one looks like it shouldn't be too hard to locate under the hood. Although they are replaced from above, sometimes you have to get underneath to loosen the large tube that goes to the exhaust. That's the one that can give you fits from the exhaust heat over the years making it nearly impossible to remove. I've screwed up some of those tubes trying to wrench those things loose before.
Here are some links that might help:
EGR Valve Inspection
EGR Valve Testing
EGR Valve Replacing
Replacement EGR Valve for 2001 Grand Caravan 3.3L
You might be able to get by with just cleaning out any carbon and crud (for lack of a better word at 2:00 a.m.) from the EGR valve and intake manifold ports that it bolts onto. You'll see what I mean after you remove the old valve. I've used Berryman's B12 intake cleaner and wire pipe cleaners in the ports to loosen and remove deposits in the past.
Also, carefully check any vacuum hoses related to the EGR for holes, damage or looseness. I would think that the mechanic would have already done this.
BTW, that P0401 code is an Exhaust Gas Recirculation - Insufficient Flow fault.
#15 of 45 2001 Town & Country Fuel injector problem codes
May 28, 2008 (3:48 pm)
My 2001 Town & Country LXi (3.8L) has recently needed the Radiator fan replaced (broken fan blades). When I cleared the trouble code for the fan I found that there were three other codes P0003 Fuel Volume Regulator Control Circuit Low and P0200 Injector Circuit along with P3FE0 - Check service notebook.
Any insight on what this means? Where to I start to diagnose the problem? I've checked the web, but haven't found anything that was more than "you have an injector problem"