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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Engine, Van
#33 of 117 Re: engine rattle [goldrench]
Nov 05, 2007 (9:01 am)
I have a 2005 Grand Caravan, and I have the same problem. A horrible rattling noise. It started at about 48,000 miles. The first time that I took it in to the dealer I was told it was the harmonic balancer, and it would cost me 250.00 to replace it. I was assured that the noise would then be gone....only it was not. When I took it back again they told me that the noise was normal by Dodge standards. I took it to another dealership, and was told that the noise is an internal engine noise....is not normal, but ok per dodge standards. I am still fighting with dodge to attempt to get the new engine that I am entitled under my warranty. I am taking it to another shop this week.....can't wait to hear what they have to say.
Nov 05, 2007 (9:58 am)
Let me know what they say. I service many of these and haven't notice any of them with this noise which Chrysler says is, in fact, normal and "due to the aluminum timing chain cover allowing an audible noise."
#35 of 117 Re: 2006 Caravan whirring noise [pjeanneb]
Dec 04, 2007 (5:57 am)
This problem is fixed! It was actually caused by the power-steering. Having the fluid drained and system flushed has resolved the noise problem.
#36 of 117 2004 caravan, engine wihring noise
Jan 11, 2008 (10:41 am)
I have a 2004 dodge caravan with a 3.3l. Engine is usually warmed up for approx 3-5 minutes prior to driving and makes no noise. When driven there is no noise until you slow or stop the vehicle then a whirring noise begins and gets louder as engine RPMs increase. Noise will eventually go away, after approx 10minutes of driving and will not return. This sounds like a pump cavitating, I checked all fluids and they are all full. I also had an engine code for evap. emissions system. Any advice?
#37 of 117 2004 engine noise
Jan 11, 2008 (8:42 pm)
the power steering noise makes the most sense to me. Thanks for the comments, I'll let you know. I usually deal with heavy equipment, this is somewhat new to me. Thanks again!
#38 of 117 Re: rattler [shipo]
Jan 15, 2008 (8:53 am)
I had a similar noise which eventually turned to a louder more scraping type sound on my 99 3.8 Grand Voyager. Several mechanics could not locate the problem. As it turned the noise was the camshaft which eventually broke. I have researched and found many other 3.3 and 3.8 with similar problems. I would have your cam bearings replaced. Mine froze and caused a break in the cam and damage to my valves.
#39 of 117 Re: rattler [bobshep]
Jan 15, 2008 (8:58 am)
Uhhh, maybe you have me confused with someone else. My 1998 3.8 liter engine is not making any such noise, even though it has over 150,000 on the clock. That and my Used Oil Analysis shows very low lead and tin readings indicating that my bearings are still in very good shape.
#40 of 117 Re: rattler [shipo]
Jan 15, 2008 (9:02 am)
OK..Was not respionding to your post ..not sure why it was posted as reply to your post.
#41 of 117 Re: rattler [bobshep]
Jan 15, 2008 (9:09 am)
I followed it - appeared to me as though you were replying to a post that Shipo, also, had replied. The original poster listed a metallic rattle as his problem.
#42 of 117 Re: rattler [xwesx]
Jan 15, 2008 (9:14 am)
Yeah ..I just saw that ..thanks