Questions tagged [caravan]

Referring to the Chrysler Group, Dodge brand of vehicles, which have been produced from 1986 to present. This includes both the Caravan and Grand Caravan models.

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Red dot under Neutral symbol on 2012 Dodge Caravan

I've noticed there is a red circle showing up underneath my "N" on the dash. Dot is not flashing and has remained on for last couple of days. Can't figure out what it is from Google/manual. Any ...
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Always takes 2-3 cranks to start

2000 Caravan 2.4L. If you check my post history, I asked about this vehicle before. I have long since repaired the vehicle, but something that has stuck around: It takes 2-3 attempts to start the car. ...
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Plastic nipple on fuel tank busted, as well as plastic connector on fuel line

2000 Dodge Caravan 2.4L. Purchased on Sunday because it wouldn't start, because why would I purchase a working vehicle? Anyway, the photos are attached. What do I do, folks?
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Car starts only when I jump it

I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan SXT. Bought it from a friend who said that the battery was replaced like two years ago. Everything was fine until recently I started having this problem where the car would ...
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TPMS broken after valve replacement

I dropped my Caravan off at the shop for a slow leak. When I picked it up they told me it was from a leaking valve stem. Then they said I had to replace the TPMS or the light would stay on the dash. ...
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How to stow and go with the middle or 2nd row seats on 2017 Grand Caravan?

I bought a 2017 Dodge Minivan and I always thought that I should be able to stow away and go my 2nd row seats, but I tried to do that for the first time since I bought the minivan. I simply can't fold ...
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Brakes still smoke in hot weather despite replacing a plethora of parts

This is a 1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cylinder 3.3 FWD. When driving in cool weather the van drives fine. When driving in warmer weather the brake gets hard and acceleration is little. The driver-side front ...
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On a 2013 Dodge Caravan is there a way to turn the flexplate without turning the crankshaft?

On a 2013 Dodge Caravan is there a way to turn the flexplate without turning the crankshaft? In other words is there a seal or bearing that if bad will allow the flexplate to turn freely?
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Dodge Caravan headlights; 1 on with running lights, other on with headlights

I have a 2002 Dodge Caravan. When the running lights are on, one of the headlights is on. When I turn the headlights on, they switch; the one that was on with the running lights turns off, and the ...
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idling smooth but no reving up when step on gas

what is the problem? Grand Caravan 2010, V6 3.8 engine..... throttle control Waring light came on & now the engine idles smoothly but no revving when step on gas. Thx every1
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Muffler fell off now has transmission issues

My 02 Dodge Caravan's muffler fell off sometime when I was heading to my girlfriends place. I didn't notice it till I got to her place because I listen to music loudly. Anyways I was driving it around ...
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Confusing headlight issue

I have a 2001 dodge caravan. Issue is when the van is turned on it has daytime running lights. Passenger side works driver side headlight does not. When you turn the lights on it switches. Driver side ...
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07 Dodge Caravan with 3.3 cylinders 3 and 6 misfire

I have a 2007 dodge caravan with a 3.3 with a misfire on cylinders 3 and 6 ( no spark coming from coil to plugs on cylinders). I have changed the plugs the wires. The coil twice and the crank sen. I ...
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2005 Dodge Caravan - Erratic Misfire

The engine was misfiring for quite a while. At some point, the battery went dead due to a bad alternator and all the electrical systems went nuts. I replaced the alternator & battery. At some ...
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2000 dodge caravan won't start

A few days ago I was driving and the battery light came on on the dash. I pulled over (it was raining). So the defroster was on and lights. All at once the radio light went off and my van felt like it ...
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2010 Dodge Caravan

When 2001 Dodge Dakota heater wouldn't work at all speeds I changed the blower motor resistor and all was well. Tried the same thing when 2010 Dodge Caravan heater was doing the same thing and it didn'...
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Is there a way to know if you were driving your vehicle without any coolant for days or if it was just low?

I'm freaking out right now. The heat went out in our van over the weekend and we just thought it was the temperature gauge. Had to wait until husband's day off, today, to take it in and found out it ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan over-heating [closed]

My 2003 Dodge Caravan is over-heating. I've changed the thermostat but this hasn't solved the problem. The upper hose on the radiator is warm (and appears to soften). enter image description here ...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan not starting, mystery wires?

1997 Dodge GC with 180k miles, has been sitting for maybe 6 months after being driven a little, and now it won't start. cranks fine, all electronics work, but doesn't fire. I checked there is fuel ...
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White smoke coming from 2010 Dodge Caravan -- where's it coming from?

Pics of engine and underside of hood My better half was driving her car, a 2010 Dodge Caravan, and noticed some "white smoke" coming from the hood shortly before she got to work. It's an automatic ...
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2011 Dodge Caravan having problems starting

Last year, I had the same problem when it got cold. It was the fuel pump relay, so I bypassed it. We had severe cold again this week, and I am having the same problem. However, the fuel pump relay ...
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How to remove a stuck (maybe melted) connector from the blower motor resistor

I have a 2003 Dodge Caravan in which the blower motor just blew out due to melted wiring at the connection of the blower motor cable and the blower motor resistor (picture attached). I've gotten ...
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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan will not shift out of park

I was wondering if anyone know where to start a repair on a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan that will not shift out of park? • The “Malfunction Indicator Light” is currently on • The “Electronic ...
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Engine hesitates and sometimes stalls after filling gas tank

On my car (2005 Dodge Grand Caravan) when I fill up my gas tank, almost immediately afterwards pulling out of the gas station my van sputters, misses, hesitates, call it what you will. The past couple ...
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Vehicle cuts off while driving

What causes a car to shut off while driving? About 10-15 later it will start back up; however the check engine light comes on. If you try to start it before 10-15 min it turns but wont catch. It was ...
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Looking at buying a used Dodge Journey or Minivan - squeeling sound while pressing gas?

I'm probably leaning towards the Dodge Journey. I've test driven a few vehicles and I've noticed a high pitched squeel from the engine when I press the accelerator. I've read online that it might just ...
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Our brand-new 2013 Dodge Caravan makes a terrible screaming noise when we start it in the cold

My family owns a new 2013 Dodge Caravan. We bought it this summer. Lately, as the winter cold has set in, each time we start the car in the morning, it makes this god-awful screaming noise. The ...
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1997 dodge caravan won't start when motor gets hot

I have a van with the 3.3 in it. It will start in the morning to go to work sometimes die on the way and restart. It also will not start when the motor gets hot it will turn over but not getting any ...
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Getting MIL on a Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 without an OBD device

I have a dodge grand caravan 2012 and yesterday, the check engine light went on. I know there's usually a way to get the error codes without an OBD device... I was able to do this on my old caravan ...
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Ticking/clicking when accelerating 1997 Dodge Caravan

My caravan began ticking when accelerating yesterday. It ticks fairly loudly when accelerating and much softer and slower when idle, or slowing down. Ticks slow and steady when idle or in park. Does ...
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Mystery rubbing or slapping noise while driving

My 2005 Dodge Caravan makes a strange rubbing or slapping noise under the hood that is quite loud and has to do with rotation of the tires or front axle. As you slow down it slows down and vice versa ...
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Dodge Caravan 2000 sudden rev

My Dodge Caravan 2000 suddenly revs at high speeds. When travelling at 70km/h, the rpm would suddenly go from 1.5k to 2-2.5k instantly and jerks afterward. I'm not really a car guy so if you guys ...
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2011 Grand Caravan only blows hot air to the rear and passenger

I bought a 2011 Grand Caravan last November, maybe that was my mistake, buying in the winter. It has the dual climate control (one driver, one passenger) and a rear control as well. Fast forward to ...
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Troubleshooting a Misfire

Car: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan In the past few days I started to feel the engine stumble. Yesterday the engine light came on and the error was a that cylinder 4 was a misfire (there was also a "...
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Caravan Automatic Transmission gear selector

2001 Caravan. Very hard to change from park to any other gear. Selector very loose when pulling down to shift but very hard to get it to stop at a specific gear. Then it is almost impossible to put ...