1998 Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Dodge Caravan

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1998 Dodge Caravan Problems

Noise in Front Suspension Due to Worn Sway Bar Bushings/End Links

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

Erratic Operation of Front Windshield Wipers

A malfunctioning switch in the steering column can cause the front windshield wipers to self-activate or not turn off. A failed windshield switch will require replacement.

Engine Oil Leak From Oil Filter Adapter

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

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1998 Dodge Caravan Questions

3.3l ac compressor mount broke where upper most bolts. Downsize the belt? Hints? (1 answer)

My friend had a garage put an alternator on and they replaced the belt too, altough they did not replace the idler or tensionor. A week to the day the belt flew off and some how broke the earlets for the a.c.. Can I just downsize the belt and have it safe? I've been trying to fix it for 5 day...

Vehicle starts right up but when you put it into gear it starts back firing and (1 answer)

Won't go over 5 mph

98 caravan wont start filled with gas everything ok? (1 answer)

noticed 2 days ago my doors would not unlock but would lock. I took off the positive cable to restaret an knw no lights on dashboard nun..is dead I need help

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1998 Dodge Caravan Recalls

Recall 03E045000
AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17, 2002, AND JANUARY 20, 2003, SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER MAY EXPERIENCE MALFUNCTION OF THE QUICK CONNECTOR EITHER BLOCKING FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE OR CAUSING A FUEL LEAK. THIS DOES NOT INVOLVE ANY PR...
Recall 04V480000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
Recall 02V293000
ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN WOUND INCORRECTLY DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.

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1998 Dodge Caravan Reviews

My brakes keep wearing out too fast, the lights in the buttons around my radio keep blinking, auto-transmission sticks when I try to switch from reverse & drive & my horn (brand new) wont beep.
Great van

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