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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the mileage on your 3rd

    Jealous of that Gen 4 thread about mileage? Time to show'em who's got the miles. :) Yesterday from the driver's seat of my 1999 T&C:

    Started by shipo, 03-07-2016 01:57 PM
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Reference: 1998-2000 Model Year Diagnostic Code Retrieval

    I finally managed to figure out the clear information on how to retrieve the codes from the 1998-2000 Chrysler minivans, verses the 1996-1997 Chrysler minivans. There has been a lot of discussion, debate and confusion on the "key dance" with regards to the "how-to" and I finally have the official...

    Started by Chrysler1924, 05-15-2009 03:33 PM
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  3. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: Mileage re-poll

    I loved the idea of the last poll, but the mileages are all too low.. over 70% in the highest.. Want to try it again? I do.. so.. here we go.. let's see what happens.

    Started by flybyy, 03-15-2009 10:51 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Reference: 3.3/3.8L Fluid Capacities & Specifications

    I thought I'd post this information from the 2000 model year owner's manual which should be the most current information for the 3rd generation as it is the final year. Perhaps a global moderator can make this a sticky so that it can easily accessible to all who may need it. ...

    Started by Chrysler1924, 05-07-2009 10:17 PM
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  1. Alternator replacement BEFORE a failure

    Greetings everyone, I have a 2000 T&C Lxi (3.8l) with 126,000 (yes, a baby) that I put about 8,500 miles on per year, including our annual vacation in Estes Park CO driving from Houston via US 287-I25 Amarillo every May. In 2013 the clutch seized on the AC compressor so we finished the trip...

    Started by mrpc9886, 06-02-2016 02:35 PM
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  2. Window Issues

    I recently purchased a 99 Dodge Caravan as a work vehicle. All windows were in working order a few weeks ago and now only the driver side window will operate correctly. Drivers side window works like a champ. First the passenger side vent stopped working and stayed open for days. I was finally...

    Started by Cass007, 03-26-2017 10:44 AM
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    03-27-2017 03:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Low fuel indicator on, needle all the way down....full tank

    As the title states, the gas tank is completely full, but the fuel indicator is all the way down. Sometimes, when you start it, it will go up one line but that is it. Low fuel indicator is on. Fuses have all been checked and battery has been reset. Any ideas what might be causing this? ...

    Started by 98awd, 03-25-2017 11:34 AM
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    03-27-2017 09:01 AM Go to last post
  4. 1996 Caravan issues- fuel/electrical problems.

    Hey all. Fiance's dad got her a 96 Caravan at auction with 120k on it for 600 dollars about 5 months ago. It started and ran fine without any hesitation. Engine has faint lifter noise but it's a 20 year old dodge. For some reason the headlights won't turn off, have to DC the battery every time the...

    Started by Darkfire66, 03-12-2017 06:37 PM
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    03-26-2017 06:34 AM Go to last post
  5. Question Rear vent window won't close

    Is there a motor that runs the window? WOuld the dealer be the only one to replace that

    Started by Sloopy, 05-16-2007 05:11 PM
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    03-25-2017 07:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Dodge Caravan rear heater lines/hoses/re-visited

    Further to your posts re the heater hoses for the Dodge Caravan, I have a further question, if you don't mind. Veh. 1999 Grand Caravan, 3.8 L The lines that carry the hot coolant from the engine to the rear heater and back, seem to be an engineers delight... start out from the engine as steel...

    Started by bigblackbass, 02-27-2010 07:24 PM
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    03-25-2017 01:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Okay to leave radiator cap loose for long trip? Pinhole leak started yesterday.

    I'm leaving for a 330 mile one way (hopefully with a return trip) tomorrow in my 98 dodge grand caravan 3.3l flex fuel. Yesterday I noticed radiator fluid on the driveway and traced it to a pin hole leak in the neck of the radiator just below the radiator cap where the neck joins the radiator....

    Started by Kursk, 03-23-2017 09:22 AM
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    03-24-2017 11:28 PM Go to last post
  8. What To Do When the Ignition Key Won't Turn

    You may never run into this problem, but I have met a few who have. I've even helped a few people get their van going again who were having this issue. When I first got my Caravan, a problem developed where I couldn't turn the ignition key. For about a week, I thought I was in trouble and...

    Started by mistypotato, 05-13-2010 09:26 PM
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    03-24-2017 07:59 AM Go to last post
  9. When is valve cover oil leak/seepage bad enough?

    This is probably a nutty question, but when is oil coming out of the valve covers bad enough to be worth taking things apart to replace gasket? This is a '99 TC @ about 180k, with no oil drops when parked on flat surface and maybe a couple of drops overnight if parked nose up on an incline. ...

    Started by waterbuff, 03-10-2017 05:21 PM
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    03-22-2017 07:12 PM Go to last post
  10. 99 Caravan with weird electrical problem

    Sporadically, while driving, the chime will start to ring, the right turn indicator will turn on, along with the right taillight. When you apply the brakes, the back up lights go on with the brake lights. During this period, neither emergency flashers or turn signals work. Turning the van off,...

    Started by Yellowdart69, 03-04-2017 09:56 AM
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  11. What does a P1721 code mean?

    Folks, My 98 Chrysler T&C Lxi with a 3.8 is now showing a P1721 code from the OBDII. Does anyone know what this means and the likely repair? I've seen references to needing a TCM code reader to get further info. Can anyone suggest a device that would read TCM codes? TIA Mark.

    Started by MarkD, 03-16-2017 03:44 PM
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    03-18-2017 09:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Catalytic Converter pipe to muffler drops about 8 inches when disconnected. Normal???

    Working on replacing my muffler. It's in the garage now resting. Started working on it this morning and am ready to put everything back together but... When I cut the pipe coming from the catalytic converter to the muffler the pipe that leads up to the front and attaches to the catalytic converter...

    Started by Kursk, 03-15-2017 10:42 PM
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    03-18-2017 07:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Chrysler T&C LXi AWD - Propeller Shaft replacement modification to rebuildable

    Please read this and provide your thoughts. - - -I am in the process of changing out my propeller shaft for the rear wheels for the AWD feature. The problem is rumbling at speeds over 35 mph which is a bad CV universal. Chrysler has no method of rebuilding the shaft also they no longer provide a...

    Started by Foxtrot70, 03-10-2017 01:47 PM
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    03-18-2017 05:32 PM Go to last post
  14. HIDs LEDs whatever....need brighter headlights

    I don't mean to turn this into a junkshow of people arguing in this thread or trying to derail the post because HID bulbs don't belong in reflective housings. I am at my last tether with bulbs and lighting in this van. I have previously owned quad headlight minivans and the lighting was no...

    Started by 98awd, 02-24-2017 04:34 PM
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  15. Identify source of trans leak

    1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8 Ongoing trans fluid leak. I replaced both leaky transmission cooler lines, but that was only part of the problem. I've attached photos of another source of the leak (solenoid pack?). I'm guessing that it is the solenoid pack, but I want to be sure, as I understand...

    Started by forager, 03-07-2017 06:14 PM
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    03-13-2017 08:03 PM Go to last post
  16. 99 lower strut collar rusted and spring is lose against tire

    The lower collar rusted through and the spring is resting on the tire. There is much room in there to get a spring compressor in there so how do I get the tire off without incident?

    Started by Amtrak23, 03-04-2017 02:44 AM
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    03-12-2017 02:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Noticable MPG drop after new cam and crank pos sensors installed.

    So my MPG probably averaged in the high 17's/ low 18's before my cam position sensor went T/U on me about 6 months ago. I had a shop install both cam AND crank position sensors just so I wouldn't have to think about when the next one would go out, and pretty much immediately noticed a drop in...

    Started by Mortis, 03-09-2017 03:17 AM
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    03-09-2017 08:30 AM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation HELP. Failed MOT. Brake compensator leaking!

    Hi My Voyager just failed its MOT on rear brake load compensators.:angrya: Does anyone know where I could get a pair? They are the ABS type, without the control arm & spring assembly. One for each side. Mounted on the left side of the vehicle & visible through the wheel arch just ahead of the...

    Started by gareth111278, 11-22-2010 07:51 AM
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  19. one click only when trying to start

    So, brief set up. I had to be towed because the 97 Gran Voyager would not start, no sound when key was turned. Changed the starter next day, problem went away and was good. Until now. When trying to start, just one click. Will not start or turn over. Had battery checked, its pulling 600 crank amp...

    Started by curtis04b, 03-05-2017 01:07 PM
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    03-08-2017 02:21 AM Go to last post
  20. no spark at 2-5 and 3-6 cylinders

    Dodge Grand Caravan year 1996, with the 3.3l engine I have a problem with a spark. Checking the signal on the coil. There goes 4 contact chip. I check and it turns out that there is a 1-4 cylinders signal from the PCM, and 3-6 and 2-5 there is no signal. thought that with pcm problem. I bought a...

    Started by MoCuishla, 03-03-2017 01:18 AM
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    03-08-2017 02:07 AM Go to last post

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