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 Window Motor and Switches May Fail
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.
Timing cover oil and coolant leaks are common, the oil and coolant don't normally mix. Our technicians recommend to replace the timing chain and cam sprocket if the timing cover is removed to reseal - or for any other reason.
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.
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