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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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    10-26-2015 11:51 AM Go to last post
  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. an 03 honda odyssey came up for 500 cash and I have an opportunity to buy...

    ok so I was getting my oil change from a friend, he knows my 99 miracle van is on its way out at 302km. He mentioned a Honda odyssey for 341km the only issue is power steering fluid leaks. so I call the guy and test drove his van.... for 341km it handled amazing! I've had an odyssey briefly...

    Started by IronChar, 04-23-2017 12:01 AM
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    04-23-2017 04:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Question Cruise Control - Turns itself off ?

    Hi, Anyone have any suggestions on what might make the Cruise Control mysteriously turn itself OFF after a random time when driving on the freeway? Thanks

    Started by mistypotato, 12-05-2009 03:34 PM
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    04-20-2017 03:33 AM Go to last post
  3. DO NOT BUY THESE KATUR LED's Otherwise, you will lose your lights on a 3rd gen.

    I just had a great time with some LED's I got from amazon. I can tell you full well, I AM NEVER going to trust non name brand LED ever! First lets start off with this: I did not know it at the time, but I was shorting out my electrical system. So now, I have almost all my lights...

    Started by imickey503, 04-09-2017 04:38 PM
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    04-18-2017 10:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Leaking PS fluid

    Some of you might remember my PS pump saga. In the end, after destroying a few pulleys and remanufactured pumps I chose a used one. Unfortunately, I now have an annoying leak. Some advised that I put dye in the PS reservoir in an attempt to find the leak and so I did. Here are 2 pics of the...

    Started by 98awd, 04-12-2017 05:43 PM
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    04-17-2017 11:42 PM Go to last post
  5. I need help with installing a Drivers Front Power Window Assembly

    This is on a 1997 Chry Town & Country minivan. A few years back I had to do the passengers front door power window assembly because the regulator went bad. Now I have to do it to the drivers door. I can't find the instructions that I printed out. I ordered this window assembly eBay item number:...

    Started by reble, 04-11-2017 08:43 PM
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    04-17-2017 01:37 AM Go to last post
  6. '99 Grand A/C electrical troubleshooting help

    My '99 Grand has no a/c. First time I turned it on last week since last fall. The a/c compressor/clutch are not running. The a/c control knob and button are both working. Button lights up. Removed the dash panel and checked all connectors. Everything looks good. It's dual zone and the...

    Started by tobytigger, 04-15-2017 12:52 AM
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    04-16-2017 08:37 PM Go to last post
  7. How to get 2000 Town & Country to enter programming mode using key fob

    I purchased a key fob online and planned to program it using my existing key fob, which works just fine. The procedure to program the new key fob (please correct me if I'm wrong) is as follows: 1. Enter ignition key and turn to ON position (e.g. so that radio and dashboard lights turn on). ...

    Started by jlindner, 04-16-2017 06:25 PM
    key fob programming mode
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  8. need help, lights drain bettery!

    I've got a 98 t&c lx 3.3 I bought from friend at work. I bought a new battery and when I connected the negative after the positive the tail and headlights stay on for just under 3 minutes exactly. everytime I disconnect, then connect the negative cable the lights stay on for just under 3 min. I...

    Started by clutchdriver, 04-11-2017 07:39 PM
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  9. Voyage 4 cyl Idle Too Fast - Fixed w/ photos

    My 1996 4 cyl 2.4L started throwing a code 6 months ago about idle speed out of target range. At that time, I changed the IAC valve ($10 ebay), though the last one appeared to work when connected (feel pulses, stem moves). Seemed to fix, but it was an erratic condition. BTW, if you run w/ the IAC...

    Started by BillGrissom, 04-15-2017 06:38 PM
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  10. Noisy Tappets, 3.3L 2000 Caravan, suggestions?

    Hi Guys, My 2000 Caravan 3.3L has just over 88,000 miles on it and has a noisy lifter (tappet) but only once it's warmed up. It is not there at all when I first start the engine. It's just about due for an oil change. Is there anything I should add to the oil before the change or after that...

    Started by Katz123, 04-14-2017 08:16 PM
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  11. 2000 ignition switch/lock problem

    2000 Grand Caravan Sport 3.8. About a month after I bought this 200,000 mile work van it started having problems with the ignition lock. Sometimes it wouldn't turn, sometimes it would turn but not start. Replaced the lock cylinder, now it turns but doesn't crank at all. Took the switch off,...

    Started by Ehartshorn, 04-13-2017 07:44 PM
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    04-14-2017 06:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Parking Lights come on and stay on for 3 minutes when I get out of the van

    I have a 1997 Town & Country 3.8 LXi with a Braun Wheelchair conversion. A while back I notice the parking lights were on after I got out of the van. It was the middle of the day and I didn't even have the headlights on during that drive. Because the I exit via the sliding door with the ramp,...

    Started by cdw3423, 04-08-2017 10:17 PM
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    04-13-2017 10:20 PM Go to last post
  13. Re: the tranny in a chy town & country minivan

    About Nov 2015 I had a rebuilt used tranny put into my 1997 Chry Town & Country minivan. This new/used tranny came with a pickup stile compound low (granny gear) that the original tranny didn't have. Up untill last Thur the tranny worked fine. On Thur I drove a friend from Kennewick, Wa (our home...

    Started by reble, 04-10-2017 01:58 AM
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    04-13-2017 05:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Lots of problems after pulling the headliner.

    I recently pulled the headliner because it was sagging. This isn't my first time doing a headliner, but I have never done one on a larger vehicle. As a result, I have some unusual problems after pulling the headliner. Part of the reason that I was pulling the headliner was to install an overhead...

    Started by 98awd, 04-10-2017 04:22 PM
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    04-12-2017 03:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Exclamation Is it possible to raise the front end an inch or two?

    I really need to know if it is possible to raise the front end of the 3rd generation vans up by one or two inches. They just ride a tad too low for my liking as it is right now, and if it is possible, regardless of what it takes I would at least like to look into the possibility. What I am not...

    Started by Chrysler1924, 09-05-2009 12:12 AM
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  16. 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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    04-10-2017 04:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Another fix for the dead instrument cluster issue...

    Howdy folks :) I just wanted to post a fix that i found for the dead instrument cluster issue on these vehicles that i had no seen anywhere, on any forum via the internet that fixed this issue.. The issue...Completely non functional cluster, no gauges worked, no PND321 or odometer display,...

    Started by Someotherguy, 04-03-2017 01:34 PM
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  18. Angry 1997 Grand Caravan... not sure where to start

    So, years ago we got this 1997 Grand Caravan with a 3.8L, and IIRC it had blown head-gaskets. We had another '96 Plymouth Voyager with a 3.3L and a bad tranny that we decided to cut up and scrap. So we pulled the 3.3L and tranny out of the '96 and replaced the 3.8L engine with the 3.3L, but...

    Started by Kahwa, 04-07-2017 12:45 AM
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  19. Frustrated with a sticky Ignition? Key wont turn? Here's the fix!!

    Well, I found some information on my 2000 Caravan. Watched a couple of videos and figured out that the lock cylinder in my ignition is just plain worn out. Very common on our Caravans. I ordered one from Amazon and it was here the same day!! Just under $65 with free shipping. It's the kind...

    Started by Katz123, 04-08-2017 10:05 PM
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    04-10-2017 01:46 AM Go to last post
  20. Other than headlights or key in ignition, what activates the drivers door chime?

    This happens even if the car has been parked for days. The ignition switch was checked and replaced and determined not to be the problem. In addition if the engine isn't running, anytime any door is opened the parking lights come on and don't go off when the door is shut. This did NOT always...

    Started by cdw3423, 04-09-2017 10:24 PM
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    04-09-2017 10:24 PM Go to last post

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