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1997 Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Dodge Caravan

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Dodge Caravan is between $353 and $431 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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1997 Dodge Caravan
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$392
Annual Repair Cost
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Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers...
Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
A dirty throttle body may cause low engine idle speed or frequent stalling, as oily residue blocks air flow in the throttle when the throttle is closed. Throttle body cleaning may be necessary to...
Ran errands came home van was running fine. A little later was going to go somewhere and engine ...
Van was turning on and driving fine. wanted to use the car later on later on the same day and ...
noticed oil leak on garage floor
AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17, 2002, AND JANUARY 20, 200...
ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN WOUND INCORRECTLY DURING THE VEHICLE...
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, SOME TRIM MATERIAL CAN LOOSEN AND DROP INTO THE REAR OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ASSE...
Overall (2 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
August 22, 2010
1997 Dodge Caravan
over all a great car mine has over 200k miles on it still runs like it was new other than a few electrical problems and being a pain to work on when things need to be changed out...
November 27, 2009
1997 Dodge Caravan
Overall I love my van. I actually prefer it to my other vehicles which are newer (Volvo S60 and Buick LeSabre). However, there are two problems that are annoying...my wiper blades come on periodic...