2003 Dodge Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Caravan

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2003 Dodge Caravan
$
291
to $
702
2003 Dodge Caravan
$
74
to $
269
2003 Dodge Caravan
$
255
to $
479
2003 Dodge Caravan
$
152
to $
312
2003 Dodge Caravan
$
678
to $
1,491

2003 Dodge Caravan Problems

Head Lamp Switch May Fail

A failing head lamp switch can cause the head lamps and/or instrument cluster lighting to flicker or dim. The head lamp switch should have a noticeable click between each position; a "mushy" feel is a strong indication of a failing switch.

Oil May 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.

Power Window Motor and Switches May Fail

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.

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2003 Dodge Caravan Questions

It will crank but wont start i have spark to spark plugs and replaced (1 answer)

I replaced almost everthing under the hood i checked the fuleinjecters with a 9 volt battery and some brake cleaner in every time i met + with wire it sprayed. I hear fule pump coming on so i think its ok when i took spark plugs out they were black and wet this van also had cat over heated do u t...

Radio and clock won't work. Replaced fuses # 5 and #14 - still won't work. Next? (1 answer)

van surges when you step on the gas while it's sitting cleaned the throttle body (1 answer)

the van had stopped running for no reason put new fuel pump and new plugs van ran for a week and stopped again once it was started again it would die when put in gear

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2003 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...
Power Liftgate May Not Latch

The power liftgate latch may not engage the striker completely when closing. This means it could open while driving and an unbelted passenger could be ejected from the vehicle in a crash. Dealers will replace the power liftgate control module. The recall began April 26, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E06.

Recall 04V386000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 OR 3.8L V-6 ENGINE, THE UPPER POWER STEERING COOLER HOSE MAY SPLIT AND CAUSE A FLUID LEAK.

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2003 Dodge Caravan Reviews

2003 regular Caravan, SXT, now 75K miles. Chrysler definitely value engineers this vehicle. Clunky sway bar links, door lock issues, lots of plastic inside and out, paint does not buff out well, but is standing up to the sun, dual sliding doors are nicely done, and the window tint is excellent. Easy to clean and care for. I knocked the EVAP canister sensor pump off at the beach, has anyone...
I bought the van with 54,000 miles on itit now has over 120,000 miles the first problem I had was the water pump , but other than that I've had only minor repairs on it , brakes etc. just resently had to replace the sway bar bushings but thats after all those miles good car ,change the oil every 3,000 miles.

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