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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Dodge Caravan

2003 Dodge Caravan

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2003 Dodge Caravan Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

2003 Dodge Caravan Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 26, 2005

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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.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 7, 2003

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, September 27, 2004


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2003 Dodge Caravan Questions and Answers

jerry9947, 2003 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Slidell, LA

battery good starter&solenoid good ignition switch goodall relays cand fuses good I can jump starter relay contacts to make turnover but the relays are losintg their grond no fuel pump no spa...

Rob brooks, 2003 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Bellevue, WA

Dvd player won't work radio and cd player are working but nothing but an error message comes up when you insert a dvd

loucor, 2003 Dodge Caravan, Jensen Beach, FL

My boyfriend already put fron in and it was pretty near full at that time.He also checked the relays and swithched the two around. Nothing changed

The compressor does not run when it blows hot air

rendog, 2003 Dodge Caravan, V6, Indianapolis, IN

Light won't go out. My book says gas cap could be problem. I loosen and tighten...nothing. Van runs great.

Frankie_1, 2003 Dodge Caravan, V6, East Moline, IL

?Instrument panel lights (speedometer) do not work. Rest of lights workOK.

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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 else seized lug nuts, or was that just Firestone service? Replaced the headlights as units as they were glazed, parts are generally affordable. Now the blower motor makes noise and it may be a clogged duct? Hard to believe, the inside coils are clean. Careful if you put aftermarket speakers in the doors, that they clear the window slider. Gas mileage could be better. It coasts very well.

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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