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2001 Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Dodge Caravan

2001 Dodge Caravan Problems

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.

One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or regulator. In some cases these items are replaced as a set. If not, diagnoses will be required to determine which is at fault.

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

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2001 Dodge Caravan Recalls

ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, CONDENSATION FROM THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AIR CONDITIONING DUCTS MAY DROP THROUGH VENT HOLES IN THE TOP OF THE RADIO AND RESULT IN A SHORT CIRCUIT THAT SUBSEQUENTLY SENDS DIRECT CURRENT TO THE REAR SPEAKERS.

The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINIVANS. THE LOWER CONTROL ARM PIVOT BOLT COULD FRACTURE.

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2001 Dodge Caravan Reviews

I have a 2001 Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L V-6. The transmission differential just went with 215,000 miles on the van. It was running excellent.just put a new set of tires all around and now this. I have a few buddies that are qualified to fix the problem but none have a working environment,it's not a "parking lot" job ,so I would have to take it to a shop.Anyone have a ballpark figure in what the...

My fiancee owns this workhorse of a van, and it's amazing how it holds it's own after all these years of wear and tear. The engine still has LOTS of grunt, even after 120,000 + miles of use, and it shows no sign of giving up! This tank has been used often to haul the family around (5 kids plus 2 adults), and it doesn't falter under the load. What's even more astounding is the fact that even tho...

I got my 2001 Dodge Caravan Sport with 25K on it from a rental agency. It now (2010) has 240,000 miles! I rebuilt the transmission at 158,000 miles but the engine is original and makes no extra noise. I've had almost no other problems with this car ... other than wearing out electric window motors.

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