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#68 of 121 2001 Grand Caravan Running ROUGH!!
Oct 26, 2008 (2:51 pm)
I want to start out by thanking everyone for all of the great commentary and advice for questions already posed. PLEASE HELP ME!!
I have a 3.3 6 cyl. that suddenly began knocking and sputtering last week after getting a tank of NOCO gas here in Buffalo. Heavy wet carbon shooting out of tailpipe leaving deposits on driveway. Loses power as I step on the gas and starts smoking heavily out of exhaust at 4k rpms in park gear. My buddy at Midas said no diagnostic code was popping up, and since then no engine light has come on. Took it to a local Dodge dealer who said it was running lean. They drained the tank, flashed the computer for some sort of combustion reset and sent me on my way 300.00 lighter. Nothing has changed and losing more power now as I push on gas.
#69 of 121 2002 Chrysler Voyager EC engine stalling when warm
May 10, 2009 (7:22 am)
hi, I have a problem with my engine stalling when I'm at a complete stop. It always starts right back up and only stalls when I'm at a complete stop, such as at a stoplight or stop sign. It only stalls when the air temp is at a certain temp that I can tell. I first noticed problems last fall, then during the winter I had no problems with it at all. Now that it's warming up, it's beginning to act up. I first noticed it acting up again after I used the air conditioning for the first time this season. Also, it idles rough, and if I am driving for a while, it starts to run rough, and if I press on the accelerator, there is a lag time before it speeds up, it acts as though it wants to quit. sometimes when I am pressing on the gas and I come to a stop, it jerks. No one seems to know what's wrong with it. Any help would be much appreciated.
#70 of 121 1999 3.3 ff engine lockup
Jun 28, 2009 (9:12 am)
the engine on this van with 155000 miles lost power while driving down the road. After shutting it off, it would not turn over. Battery, altenator are ok. A mechanic saie the engine was seized. The engines fluid levels were all normal. No oil leak,only a slight tapping noise before this happened. Did anyone else have a similar problem and or a solution?
Jun 30, 2009 (5:52 am)
I went to change my water pump on my 01 voyager and now my timing is messed up. Can anyone help me find the timing marks and what to do next? Help Please.
#72 of 121 2002 dodge grand caravan
Jul 24, 2009 (10:53 am)
i have a clicking noise in the front end when i put the van in gear, before i release the brake pedal any help would be appreciatd
#73 of 121 Re: 2001 Grand Caravan Running ROUGH!! [bigdope]
Aug 16, 2009 (4:52 am)
bigdope, IF you find an answer pleeease let me know.
I believe i have the same prob. 03 Caravan started missing(sputtering) and smoking.
Runs poor. #3 and #6 cylinders missing. This came out of nowhere while driving home 1 rainy day. No help from my mechanic. fuel drained, plugs changed etc.
ANY advise appreciated.
#74 of 121 Voyager and Caravan 3.0 engine reliability
Aug 31, 2009 (9:56 am)
What has been the history of these engines with regard to dependability? I am looking at a 1998 Caravan with 69,000 miles on it. It runs smoothly but I have heard that there have been problems with oil blow out. Any thoughts??
#75 of 121 Re: Voyager and Caravan 3.0 engine reliability [pworkmaster]
Aug 31, 2009 (10:16 am)
Our former 1998 Grand Caravan went 170,000 miles with very few repairs (starter, window motor, door switch, headlight bulbs, and muffler and tail pipe), however, it had a Chrysler motor in it instead of the 3.0 Mitsubishi. While some folks are able to get good mileage out of the 3.0, many other folks report a number of oil related issues such as external leaking and consumption through the valve seals. Personally I'd avoid a 3.0 liter van and look for one with either the 3.3 or 3.8 (virtually identical engines except for the displacement) engine.
#76 of 121 Caravan reliability follow up questions
Aug 31, 2009 (10:35 am)
Thanks, Shippo. So the Mitsubishi motor is found in the Dodge? How many miles can one of thes vans be expected to go? With 69,000 miles on it now it would appear to be a good value at a price of $1800. What do you think?
#77 of 121 Re: Caravan reliability follow up questions [pworkmaster]
Aug 31, 2009 (11:28 am)
Not being a fan of the 3.0 Mitsubishi motor, I'd take a pass on that van and look for one that has the 3.3 liter Chrysler motor instead.