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    What you did to/with your vehicle today (2017 Edition)

    Happy New Year! Time for a new thread!

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    Thanks. You beat me to it. I just logged on to start this year's Edition.

    Last year's Edition had 798 Posts with Miron closing out the year.

    For 2015 there were 2150 Posts with Piersonrife closing out the year.

    For 2014 there were 3604 Posts with 04anniversaryedition closing out the year.

    Interesting statistics but what do they mean?

    Wishing a great 2017 to you all and hopefully not many problems with your vehicles.
    2007 GC SXT - Magnesium - S&G - 3.8L - 173,000 kms
    2002 GC Sport - Stone White - 3.3L - 358,500 kms
    2003 Jeep TJ Sport - 4.0L - 279,000 kms

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    been away for awhile, during that time I got a set of studded snow tires on used steelies and had the shocks and struts replaced.... they were original with 150k on them..... made a big difference in the way it drives
    1994 grand caravan vantage wheelchair conversion, 3.3 4 spd auto

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    First order of business for me was to replace the wiper blades on my van. The snow and ice broke the last set.
    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3 - 238000 KMs
    2003 Dodge SX 2.0 (Neon) Sport - 211000 KMs

    Past vans:
    1996 Dodge Caravan Base 3.0 - Sold 371xxx KMs
    1994 Plymouth Voyager Base 3.0 - Scrapped 236xxx KMs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post

    Interesting statistics but what do they mean?
    I think the change (decrease in postings) is due to the thread being moved into the fireplace area. It's not as much in everyone's sights as they log in and look at the 4th or 5th gen forums....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97K15004WD View Post
    I think the change (decrease in postings) is due to the thread being moved into the fireplace area. It's not as much in everyone's sights as they log in and look at the 4th or 5th gen forums....
    It makes sense in a way... especially for new members... for me, it's the main thread as I am not a DIY except for a very small number of jobs...
    2002 Town and Country LXI - 3.3L - 160,000 miles
    1988 Dodge Grand Caravan LE - 3.0L - 273,000 miles (Gone but never forgotten)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97K15004WD View Post
    I think the change (decrease in postings) is due to the thread being moved into the fireplace area. It's not as much in everyone's sights as they log in and look at the 4th or 5th gen forums....
    From Post #2:
    Last year's Edition had 798 Posts with Miron closing out the year.

    For 2015 there were 2150 Posts with Piersonrife closing out the year.

    For 2014 there were 3604 Posts with 04anniversaryedition closing out the year.
    It has been in the Fireplace Forum for many years starting back on April 3/2013. From August 4/2009 to April 3/2013 (3.7 years) it was in the 3rd Generation Forum with 3028 total Posts (818 per year average)

    Some of the heavier Posters like 04anniversaryedition, gn300, Piersonrife and 06DC weren't around as much last year. That's part of the reason. Maybe posting overall is down some, people are so busy dealing with vehicle technology these days.
    2007 GC SXT - Magnesium - S&G - 3.8L - 173,000 kms
    2002 GC Sport - Stone White - 3.3L - 358,500 kms
    2003 Jeep TJ Sport - 4.0L - 279,000 kms

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    (From last year's thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by 04anniversaryedition View Post
    UN4TGBL, it could be a a few things that caused the no start. Like you, I'm putting my money on either a weak battery, corrosion or a loose connection.

    How old is the battery,like you said, it could be failing
    Seems to have been the connection.

    On Friday, I took it to the bank, and it started up just fine. Come back out of the bank, and it wouldn't start again. So I disconnected the battery for a few minutes and tried again, and it started right up again. I decided that the next thing I wanted to do was replace the connectors, (start at the cheapest and easiest solution) as the ones I had we're gunky as I mentioned before. So I drove to Canadian Tire and bought a new pair of connectors. Even parked in such a way that I could bump start the car if need be. Came back out and it started up just fine, and so I drove it home, replaced the connectors, and got even more error codes, and no power what so ever. All it had was a dimly lit immobilizer light on the dash, everything else was dead. So I disconnected the battery again, cleaned up the new connectors, reconnected the battery again, and it started right up again.

    It's been problem free since Friday afternoon, so hopefully it's OK now. The battery is charging and maintaining a charge properly, so although it's probably near the end of it's life (4 or 5 years old now) it's never slow to start or anything normally, even in -10*C temps. I will keep an eye on it to see if the batter does need to be replaced, as that is my next step should this still be a problem.

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    What part of Vermont?
    All over, but mainly Burlington area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepman View Post
    Some of the heavier Posters like 04anniversaryedition, gn300, Piersonrife and 06DC weren't around as much last year. That's part of the reason. Maybe posting overall is down some, people are so busy dealing with vehicle technology these days.
    I think the heavy posters is a lot of. But as for dealing with vehicle tech I have just the tool for that...



    Also Jeepman is that a new profile picture? Nice to see you show off the van finally
    Im 26 and my parents own a 2014 Grand Caravan R/T (3.6l, 22k miles) 2007 Dodge Caliber SXT (1.8l 87k miles 5spd), a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser ((which is mine) 2.4l 125k miles 41TE), and a 2000 Ford Mustang base (3.8l, 4 spd auto 31k miles)

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    gave the van a once over.... checked fluids, lights belts hoses etc etc.....had a few bulbs out.... a side marker on the front and a license lamp..... when I took off the lens to replace the license lamp bulb ,all I got was the lens and the flat part of the socket....took the trim panel off and found it.... someone must have tried to glue it at some point.... called some parts places and NAPA was the only one that had it in stock ( small town).... the plug was different but it was only $8.99, so I cut it off and attached the proper plug off the old one... worked perfectly
    1994 grand caravan vantage wheelchair conversion, 3.3 4 spd auto

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