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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Dodge Caravan

2004 Dodge Caravan

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2004 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.

Engine -- Verified

Due to the crankshaft end play being out of specification, the front crankshaft seal can be popped or pushed out. Revised crank main thrust bearings will solve the problem.

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.

2004 Dodge Caravan Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, September 27, 2004


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2004 Dodge Caravan Questions and Answers

Hwyandy, 2004 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Wantagh, NY

Just started. Van takes long time to heat up, aprox. 20 minutes. Blowers work fine. Temp. gauge goes up very slowly also. Is it the thermostat. Thanks

missyann, 2004 Dodge Caravan, Tucson, AZ

Where is this located I am putting in a new fuel pump

missyann, 2004 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Tucson, AZ

Where is the drain for the radiator located Thank you for your help.

willeiva, 2004 Dodge Caravan, Miami, FL

Where in the enggine compartment is the fan realy located

Visitor, 2004 Dodge Caravan, 3.3L V6, Pahoa, HI

Is the sway bar located on the inside of each front wheel in a vertical position and is about 18" long? I have gone under the passenger front wheel and have shaken this vertical bars and in m...

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2004 Dodge Caravan Reviews

check engine will not go off everyone said it was the gas cap bought a new one and after two weeks it is still on.

2004 SXT 20th Anniversary Edition, 154,000 miles: Great van, crappy brakes -- 4 wheel disc . Front rotors prone to warping. Have been told that the brakes aren't big enough for the van's 4300 lbs. All electronics work great -- DVD player etc. Power sliders quit at 100,000 and 120,000. Water pump leaks a tad, but what the hell, we've driven the piss out of it. Suspension parts were replaced early under warranty and then again at about 90,000. Overall a good, dependable van.

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