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Dodge Caravan/Chrysler Voyager



  • kdegenkdegen Posts: 2

    I have a 2002 Chrysler Town and country Caravan and the 2

    swiches for the automatic sliding doors don't activate the doors.I can open them with the overhead controls but have to close manually.Checked fuses under hood OK.

    Do these have fusable links somewhere?.


  • hi
    i do hope someone can help my i have a 1998 chrysler grand voyager which iam having problems with the memory iod fuse circuit which ihave been told by a auto electrican .does anyone know what is on this circuit or have any ideas please help
  • kdegenkdegen Posts: 2
    All set Wife pressed the left most switch on overhead panel

    which controls power to rear door swithes :)
  • blink3blink3 Posts: 74
    Looking at a Dodge caravan 2003-2005 range and was wondering about reliability or any issues or years I need to stay away from? Looking at getting one with less than 20k miles. I do on the road sales so I will be racking up the miles big time. Need something I can change the oil in and keep on going.
  • I have a 98 dodge caravan. My gauges started not working intermittently. Then my door looks didn't work. Then my lights, then my windshield wipers. Then everything was blank. After searching the forums I new I was having a problem with my iod fuse also. The fuse is located in the fuse box next to the battery on the caravan. It is all the way in the back, close to where the battery wires connect to the fuse box. The other forums I read said to remove the iod fuse. Disconnect the battery. Clean the terminals and battery to make sure it is getting a good connection. Wait ten minutes. Reinstall the battery. Then reinstall the fuse. All problems were fixed. They even had a fuse taped to the top of the fuse box that fit the iod fuse spot in case it is faulty. What a cheap fix. From what I read a lot of electrical problems can be fixed this way. It is an easy thing to try. :shades: Good luck to you.
  • aprendizaprendiz Posts: 17
    Leak stop fluids will be effective for small oil leakage, about 0.2 qts/3000 miles through engine block gasket and crankshaft sensor gasket for a 100 000 Chrysler Voyager L 2,4?
    Compativility with sinthetics oil?
  • blink3blink3 Posts: 74
    Looking at a Dodge/Chrysler minivan, which motor is better? Taking into consideration HP, Torque, reliability, fuel rating???? Which is newer?
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    The two engines are nearly identical, they are both the same basic design. The 3.3 will get you just a bit better mileage with a somewhat less torque and horsepower, but it is entirely adequate, especially on the short wheel base versions of the DCX minivans. Both have been in production for quite a few years and are generally quite reliable. Both run fine on regular grade fuel.
  • blink3blink3 Posts: 74
    Great! Thank you!
  • Can I get a mileage check from anybody with a 2002 Caravan/Grand Caravan or newer and what the mileage is. I am trying to find some with high mileage just to see how they hold up.
  • edhopperedhopper Posts: 7
    I'm in the market for a used minivan. After doing some research I think a 2002-2003 Dodge Caravan is the way to go. It seems to offer the best value for the money. (The Honda is suppose to be better, but way more $ and the T & C is nice but just seems to be an upgraded Caravan)
    It looks like I can get one in good shape with reasonable mileage for $7000 to $9000.
    Here is my question. I'm a bit confused looking at the different model info on the web. I would like a Caravan with the shorter wheelbase (89in I think) with the 6valve engine. So what model am I looking for. I only know I don't want the Grand Caravan.
    Also if anyone wants to link to any specific posts about buying a used Caravan, it would be appreciated. Thanks
  • 97xpresso97xpresso Posts: 249
    The Caravan is the SWB model. Most have the 3.3 six cylinder engine. I believe the 2003 came with a 7 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    We have two Grand Caravans, a 1998 and a 2003, both with the 3.8 liter mill. The 1998 will flip over 111,111 miles tomorrow and the 2003 is sitting right about 62,500 miles. Since your question is regarding the 2002 and later models, I'll hit that one. To date, the unscheduled maintenance has consisted of the battery (replaced with a DieHard) and one ABS wheel sensor (replaced by the dealer, post warranty, for about $220). As far as scheduled maintenance and normal wear items, I replaced the front brakes for the first time last summer at about 47,000 miles and the original tires last fall at about 58,000 miles. All in all it has cost us almost the same amount as our 1998 did at the same point

    Best Regards,
  • ricklustricklust Posts: 1
    I could not find the Cabin Filter on my Wifes Mazda MPV van. It was behind the Glove Compartment. Check out

    They showed where it was and step by step directions for removing.
    I have a 2003 Grand Caravan and I will be looking for my Filter behind the Glove Box.....Hope this helps.....
  • hansiennahansienna Posts: 2,312
    Also look at the Chrysler Voyager which is the clone of the Caravan. I think you want the V6 engine and not the anemic inline 4 cyl.
    My sister just bought a nice used 2005 GC SE that had 23,000 miles and has already added another 1,000 miles.
  • edhopperedhopper Posts: 7
    I just bought a used 2004 Dodge Caravan SE.
    75000 miles but it's in great shape and I love the way it drives.
    But I have two questions. Do I have to go to a dealer to get a copy of the Auto-Lock key, and how much will it cost.
    Second, on the second row sliding doors are these rubber plug in the middle front. What are these?
    Thanks, I'm sure I'll be back with more queries:-)
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Buy your key from Ebay if it is the sentry type which disables the car if it does not recognize the chip in the key. much cheaper than dealer, get it cut at hardware store. Rubber plug between front and middle seats if 6' X 12" may be covers for optional removable consoles that can mount between either seats.
  • joseluis67joseluis67 Posts: 1
    Please, I need Owners Manual Chrysler Voyager 2002.
  • edhopperedhopper Posts: 7
    I bought my van from a reseller, so I don't have any of the original specs. How do I know if I have a Sentry Key? Is there an indication on it? Do all 2004 models have this feature?
    If not, could I just have a second key made at the hardware store?
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Check your owners manual It should show the types of keys.
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    Try e-bay or try a junkyard, there should be tons of simple owners manuals around. Don't limit yourself to just Chrysler Voyagers, the Dodge Caravan is essentially identical and will work.

    Another choice might be to find someone who owns one and tie up a copying machine!
  • marine2marine2 Posts: 1,155
    You can also try Dodge or Chrysler's web site. They have a place on there that says owner manuals.
  • Is this code universal. I mean We have a 95 Voyager and I am getting code 32 ALSO. :surprise:
  • jasonmwcjasonmwc Posts: 6
    I Have a 2006 GC SXT. I was looking at the transmission and noticed 2 metal hoses that are coming out of the top of it leading to the front of the vehicle (radiator area). I can only trace them so far and then I loose them. My van didn't come with a transmission cooler, but it appears these hoses do something with cooling, anyone have any ideas as to what they are? Thanks.
  • hayneldanhayneldan Posts: 657
    Those hoses are to cool the transmision fluid in the drivers side of the radiator. If you had a trans cooler they would go to it.
  • jingle3jingle3 Posts: 1
    I am having problems finding a torque converter for my 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L engine with 4 speed automatic transmission. It has been rebuilt and when we went to get a new torque converter, couldnt find one to match it. Can anyone help?
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    From time to time I like to pull out all of the stops and see just how far I can coax our various cars on a tank of gas. This time it was our 3.8 liter 1998 DGC's turn, and so last Friday morning, immediately after I filled it up, I started driving uncharacteristically easy and smooth.

    Over the years I've performed this test on the 1998 a number of times and the best result achieved so far was a 23.2 OBC reading done at the end of March this year. As a point of reference, this particular car has been averaging 21.259 mpg over the last year (a little over 30,000 miles), and 19.542 over its eight year 118,276 mile life.

    With the above in mind, imagine my growing surprise when this particular set of 5 round trips to work (50% interstate, 40% suburban 2-Lane road, 10% urban crawl), plus a half a dozen local errands, continued to average within .5 mpg either way of 26! In fact, this evening as I was pulling off the interstate I had a solid 26.0 going, unfortunately there was a 1 mile crawl up to the intersection with the gas station, and the OBC "clicked" down to 25.9 just as I was rolling up to the pump. :-(

    The particulars are as follows:
    Beginning fill up: 28-Jul
    Starting mileage: 117,852
    Ending fill up: 3-Aug
    Ending mileage: 118,271
    Trip Mileage (obc): 423.4
    Elapse Time (obc): 9:15
    Average Speed (calc): 45.77 mph
    Gallons of Fuel: 16.318
    Mileage (obc): 25.9
    Mileage (calc): 25.95

    Interesting items:
    - The EPA rating for this van is 17 City & 24 Highway
    - Over the week I "Cold Started" the van 12 times. Each cold start and the subsequent driving until fully warmed up exacted a fairly significant toll in OBC mileage (.7 mpg last Friday night, .2 mpg this evening).
    - The highest number of miles ever in this van for one tank of gas prior to this tank: 407.6 (the same tank that yielded 23.2 mpg in March), however that tank took over 2 gallons more at fill up.
    - Given that there were an easy 3 gallons of gas left in the tank, had I been so inclined, I could have probably driven just over 500 miles on one tank. I know folks with the smaller/more fuel efficient engines in these vans do this all of the time, however, I think that's pretty rare for a 3.8 liter van.
    - I've been running Mobil 1 0W-40 oil in this van for some time and many folks "In the know" (think BITOG) have opined that my mileage should suffer because I am using a heavier oil than what is specified in my Owner's Manual. Hmmm, could have fooled me. ;-)

    Best Regards,
  • I have a 1998 grand caravan sport with the 3.3 litre motor. I would like to see if anyone has suggestions on how to get some more power out of this motor. I have tried to find a "performance chip" for this motor but have failed. I tried hypertech and superchips without luck. I have also tried to find a high flow air intake also without luck. Doesn't anyone want to increase their performance/efficiency on this motor?
  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,565
    Likely no one, or very few have any desire to do any performance modifications. This is, after all a minivan. Not many people have any interest in turning a minivan of any variety into a "tuner".
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    Ummmmm...sir, it's a MINIVAN!

    It has never occured to me to try and get more power from our van.
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