1991 Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Dodge Caravan

1991 Dodge Caravan Problems

Airbag light may be on due to blown fuse

Triggered by a short in the rear wiper motor/circuit (which causes a fuse to blow), the airbag warning light can illuminate erroneously.

Transmission issues require overhaul of transmission
The transmission has numerous problems; symptoms can range from shuddering to completely dying. The majority of the TSBs (service bulletins) require an overhaul of the transmission. Updated internal parts are available. 
Braking Difficulties Due to Defective ABS Pump/Leaking Piston Seals

A defective anti-lock brake system (ABS) pump and/or leaking piston seals in the master cylinder can cause excessive pedal effort, lack of stopping power, and abnormal pump noise. Diagnoses will be required to determine the root cause of any braking issues and the component(s) that will require replacement.

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1991 Dodge Caravan Questions

Turns over won't start (1 answer)

Gauges only work sporadically. (1 answer)

The gauges will work when I first start the vehicle. Then after about two miles, all the warning lights flash and the gauges go up and down and then they stop working. This includes the speedometer, odometer, gas gauge, tachometer, etc. The low fuel light and door ajar light seem to stay on af...

will the fuel injectors from a 1991 Chrysler 3.3 work on the 3.0? (1 answer)

I read online that this procedure is a straight swap and you get larger amouts of fuel making good increases in horsepower. do you know?

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1991 Dodge Caravan Recalls

Recall 99V189000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS. THE LEFT HAND WINDSHIELD WIPER PIVOT DRIVE ARM WAS NOT MECHANICALLY STAKED TO THE PIVOT SHAFT.
Recall 99V213000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS. THE BOLTS USED TO ATTACH THE STRUT TO THE BODY AND THE REAR LIFTGATE CAN ACCUMULATE FATIGUE DAMAGE IF THREE FACTORS COMBINE. IF THE BOLT IS LOOSE, THE GAS STRUT IS OVER-PRESSURIZED, AND THE FREQUENCY OF OPENING AND CLOSING CYCLES IS HIGHER THAN FOR THE AVERAGE C...
Recall 97V148000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER MINI-VANS. COVERS ON THE SOLID STALK MOUNTED SEAT BELT BUCKLES CAN BECOME DISLODGED CAUSING THE RELEASE BUTTON TO STICK INSIDE THE COVER. THE BUCKLE WOULD THEN BE ONLY PARTIALLY LATCHED.

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1991 Dodge Caravan Reviews

Have a 1991 Caravan C/V Van has over 350k and still running strong... Trans rebuilt 80k ago
My Caravan has 198,000 miles it has been through floods where it was floating in muck haven't had to replace anything except the starter after the flood. The transmission is now going out and I want to replace it as this van keeps on running it's a real beast and still looks okay.

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