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 ProblemsBelt Noise Due to Pulley Misalignment or Belt Tensioner
Misalignment of the accessory pulleys or a faulty drive belt tensioner may cause a chirping or squeaking sound while the engine is running. In If the replacing the belt tensioner does not correct the noise, the alternator pulley may require replacement.
Coolant leaks coming from the underbody on vehicles equipped with rear heat/AC are common. The underbody hoses should be inspected as part of regular maintenance. If you drive on roads where salt is prevalent the problem is generally more severe. Some 2005 models are involved in a special service action, no government recall was issued.
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.
2003 Dodge Caravan QuestionsA local shop wants to charge me $2500 to swap out the engine 3.3L it seems high? (1 answer)
It's a 3.3. It has to come out of the bottom. Plus that's replacing the water pump, thermostat and wiring harness. I'm supplying the engine and all the parts. They're saying $2500 labor. I think they're trying to rip me off.
Still is not working. I checked the fuses & relay. They are good. The switch has a little dot light that does come on when turning on the rear wiper switch.
I discovered the rear window of my van blown out while parked in my driveway and have no idea what happened.
2003 Dodge Caravan RecallsRecall 03E045000
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.