1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ProblemsPower Windows May Stop Working
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 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