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.
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2002 Dodge Caravan Problems
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.
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 should correct this concern.
A moaning or fog horn sound may be heard while turning at a slow speed. Installing a finned power steering cooler will help alleviate the problem, but it may be necessary to replace the power steering rack.
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 correct this condition. Our technicians caution against spraying cleaner directly onto the throttle body as this may damage the throttle position sensor (TPS).
2002 Dodge Caravan Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: CERTAIN MINI VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE OWNER MANUALS SUPPLIED WITH THESE VEHICLES DO NOT INDICATE WHICH SEATING POSITIONS ARE EQUIPPED WITH TETHER ANCHORAGES AND CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS AS REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.Learn more »
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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.
Summary: 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.Learn more »
2002 Dodge Caravan Questions and Answers
there was a "bump" or "jump" in transmission then would not shift higher than 2nd gear.......speed about 35 mph, rpm's up to 3....
My window wont work. I roll it down it wont roll up until its ready. I will play with the switch or beat on the door and then it may decide to work. The other windows work from my door panel. Ho...
Dealer says trans solenoid pack is leaking and should be replaced. How much should this cost?
We checked the brakes,cv boots, tires,and tranny is new etc. Im thinking it maybe the drive axle? Does this sound correct?
2002 Dodge Caravan Reviews
Have a 2002. The second I paid it off I had to have the transmission fixed, replace the fuel filter and pump. Now I have been fighting with a clinking noise in my front suspension even after I replaced the sway bar bushings, struts, links and tie rods. My power stearing constantly hums as I come to a stop light and sometimes stops working, front windshield pump went out and the reaer defrost and wiper doesn't work. Went thru two sets of brakes and rotors in one year driving normal and the chrome in the headlights are pealing so now I have to replace them too. They need to sell these vehicles a lot cheaper if were to dump a lot of money and time to fix them. I miss my jeep wrangler.
my 2002 dodge caravan is amazing bought it in 2003 it's my truck moved many of my friends and relatives in it, i just bought a new battery three month's ago 2010 i had a mopar battery, 7 years not one time did i have a problem never replaced anything on it but brakes and pads, i have life time brakes only pay for labor check out pep boys they stand 100% by their products i would not give my van up for no one
when it's time i will be buying another one.