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 ProblemsKey May Not Start Car or Release From Ignition
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.
A problem with the sliding door track and door stops can allow the door to slide out of the track and fall off the vehicle. This is more common when doors are opened fast and allowed to hit the stops with a lot of force.
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.
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