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 ProblemsHead Gasket May Fail Prematurely
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
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.
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.
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan QuestionsWhat is the worst case scenario with this minivan - over heating unless heat on? (1 answer)
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