1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ProblemsThe Cruise Control and Speedometer May Fail Due to Speed Sensor Issues
Defective speed sensors on the transmission can cause problems with the cruise control and speedometer operation, as well as erratic shifting. The connectors on the sensors can corrode and/or the connector terminals can spread (poor connection), which will create similar symptoms. Any of these problems can cause Check Engine Light illumination.
If the heater is on and no heat is felt from the right side dash vents, there may be a problem with the blend air door shaft; a revised part is available to address this concern.
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.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan QuestionsWhy does my transmission shift so hard when i hit about 30, it stops the tires. (1 answer)
When I take off my van shifts just fine until i hit about 30 mph, then the front tires actually stop for a second then it shifts and its ok, until I stop and have to go through it all again, we already changed half the transmission fluid, afraid if we changed all of it and the filter I'd have...
So my '97 is over heating unless we run the heaters at full blast at all times. We're pretty sure it's the thermostat, but are wondering if there could be a different cause.
What do you think, I can't afford to replace the van, and really want to be able to travel further than ...
I think maybe it could be the coil pack or the fuel pump which would be your choice