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  1. Left Turn Signal Not Working(Rapid Flashing) and Battery Drain

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    For your 1999 Vehicle, you need to run the tests as prescribed in Section 8C-2 of the FSM. The PCM contains circuitry that handles the regulation of the DC voltage coming from the alternator which has diodes that handle rectification While it might be rare, it is possible to have a PCM fault.
  2. Left Turn Signal Not Working(Rapid Flashing) and Battery Drain

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Unfortunately, this is not sufficient to determine a batteries health. A 12v battery can actually pass voltage tests, but fail LOAD tests. Unless the battery has ample CAPACITY to go with the voltage, it will still cause problems galore. Take the battery and have it LOAD tested.
  3. How has the reliability been with your 4th gen? Tell your story...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Well, I could always add "Halo lighting" if I get really bored haha Back on topic...... I just changed out the control arm ball joint (BJ) and lower control arm bushings (LCB) on the 2006. Full write up and photos and how-to's at my personal garage site. Last week it was a cracked fuel pump...
  4. How has the reliability been with your 4th gen? Tell your story...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    That model T will probably be around long after your 2016 has finished rusting back to iron oxide and chunks of silicate :o Actually, not being a slave to car dealerships and anchored to monthly payments is nice. LOTS of other things I can do with the money saved like traveling etc. And....my...
  5. What's the mileage on your 4th generation?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    2006 with 7,000 miles (on freshly rebuilt engine)
  6. How has the reliability been with your 4th gen? Tell your story...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Sorry, JD Power disagrees. And I think they know better than you. see link below.
  7. How has the reliability been with your 4th gen? Tell your story...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Facts rule. JD Power rates Fiat and even their Chrysler products of late near the absolute bottom. http://www.autonews.com/article/20170222/BLOG06/170229952/fcas-quality-woes-are-systemic The forum also proves it. Look at the tremendous number of complaints (and wide scope) on the later...
  8. Front Control Arm - Who has changed the Ball Joints & Bushings themselves?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I do a LOT of buying (ridiculously too much) on ebay and 99.9% of the time I have no problems....but..... I would also avoid ebay seller 'RushingTom". Really bad attitude & dishonest. But there are other sellers who offer them for around $45.00 each side (or less) Here's one that looks...
  9. Front Control Arm - Who has changed the Ball Joints & Bushings themselves?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    After tackling this....I would say that you're better off buying a new, compete control arm. About $50 each on ebay. My experience with Detroit Axel has been horrible so I would avoid them. But there are other sellers who offer them for around $45.00 each side. I got MOOG bushings for $4.00...
  10. Front Control Arm - Who has changed the Ball Joints & Bushings themselves?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    That "might" help with the ball joint, but can't help with the bushing. Removing the BJ today. I expect it to be a LOT easier than the bushing. The BJ is relatively easy. It's the pressed in bushing that's the booger. So everything below is about the pressed in bushing. The control arm on...
  11. 07 Town and Country Touring - stuck in 2nd gear - Tranny replacement cost?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    So true. Unless you have a good bit of disposable income, next to home repairs, learning how to DIY with your vehicles can convert someone getting by, to someone living like they're making a lot more than they are due to avoiding all the expenses most people incur. Saving money is like MAKING...
  12. Front Control Arm - Who has changed the Ball Joints & Bushings themselves?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I'm not talking about replacing an entire control arm. That's a lot easier. I'm talking about physically pressing the old parts out and new parts back into the control arm. The front control arms on Gen 4 minivans are not the "easiest" to work with. I have a 20 ton press and a variety of...
  13. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I took a pic of the hole. I'll see if I can post it up soon.
  14. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I agree. It seems maybe the previous owner took the vehicle in for repairs at some point and they replaced the original bolt with one that is incorrect, causing this problem. I already went to a bolt distributor and got another M14x2.0 x 130 bolt and the shank is thicker and will take up the...
  15. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    My thoughts as well cvguy. At some point it may have been loosened and not properly re-torqued. Has never been removed since Ihad it. The bolt I have in there now is 14mm with a threaded part measuring 13.82mm diameter and the shank diameter measuring 12.60mm. What's baffling is that if the...
  16. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    If your 4th gen steering is clunky and you notice a bit of steering drift, especially when accelerating or decelerating, it could be the same issue. (If the tie rods and ball joints are good, it probably IS) It would be 100% impossible to accurately align a vehicle like this. (But alignment...
  17. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Potentially similar issue somone had with a 2004 SXT https://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen-neon/296295-shop-says-can-t-do-alignment-wtf-2.html
  18. How has the reliability been with your 4th gen? Tell your story...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    3rd Gen was the last generation worth owning IMO. My 1999 is of higher quality build than my 2006. Maybe because MB had a stake in Dodge/Chrysler at the time? Since then, Fiat has made it their goal to maximize profits.....at all costs. The newer Gens (mechanically speaking) remind me of...
  19. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Yeah, it's a somewhat serious problem. Not sure how that wear developed. It's in the aluminum frame that supports the front suspension. My opinion would be that it's a manufacturing flaw of sorts. A design deficiency. But the result is that as is....(without some creative fix), there is no way...
  20. Front Control Arm Issues - Can you spot the secondary issue? (Video)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    The front end on my 2006 SXT 3.3L has been a bit "clunky" for a while and I thought it was the upper strut bearing(s). After getting under it today it seems to be something else. Do you see it? https://i.imgur.com/7XavOCA.mp4
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