1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems
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.
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.
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.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions
I brought a new radiator cap and added antifreeze but it was brought to my attention that only one of the fans kicking on the fan that stays on and cools the motor when the ac is on doesn't work could that be my problem and do I need a fuse to get that fan to work or what
i hooked a code scanner and its not giveing any codes but it will start then die and wont start no fire
also the shift indicator has all the gears lit at the same time. it also makes a banging sound after i go a few feet in drive.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews
overall its a good vehicle except for the transmisson overheating.
I bought my 1997 Grand Caravan LE in 2002 with only 35,500 miles on it & got a good deal. Even though the van has 181,000 miles on it now, it still does well for me. I don't always have the money to fix, but I do get the major items repaired. It helps to that I have an excellent mechanic. Since I am a student this vehicle must last me through school.This is my 2nd.Dodge Mini Van and I would rec...
Bought used with 119,000 miles. 3.3 runs good, gets the job done. Original 4-speed automatic is junk and riddled with problems. Replaced with used trans which also failed in 4000 miles, planet set and pump cover this time. Replaced with updated unit from Jasper. $$$$! Works great so far, we'll see! Electronic systems are glitchy at best. Steering rack pressure lines rusted through but I liv...