2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan

2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems

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.

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.

Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Does motor replacement require regular removal from the door? Or do I just tape the window glass in place and swap out the motor with the gear part of the regular included in the assembly purchased without a problem?tks

Check engine light will come on after about 10 seconds when going down a long steep hill with the selector in low gear to get some engine braking assistance. 3.8L engine. Never happens in normal driving or short hills, just long steep ones. Gets 17 to 18 MPG around town. Upstream oxygen sensor wa...

I replaced the thermostat yesterday and the control on the dash that directs the air where I want it to go is working. How can I fix my problem?

Thank you in advance for any help.

Best regards,

Allen Scarsella

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Recalls

ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 OR 3.8L V-6 ENGINE, THE UPPER POWER STEERING COOLER HOSE MAY SPLIT AND CAUSE A FLUID LEAK.

The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.

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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

I've owned my 2003 Grand Garavan Sport for about 3 years now and got it used with 29,000 miles under it's tires. It's at 82,000 now and I have to say the only thing I've replaced so far has been all 4 tires, a rear drivers taillight, front brakes(3 times), and rear brakes (1 time). The engine is the smaller 3.3 V-6 which is a little pushed on hills and on-ramps when getting power to accelerate,...

Overall my 2003 Grand Sport with the 3.8 V6 has been reliable with liitle problems other than the normal things that wear out. Replaced a water pump at 118,000 miles and a front wheel bearing assembly at 110,000 miles. The electric rear lift gate stopped functioning last year (a very common problem among thousands of Caravan owners). The problem is electronic and seems to be narrowed dow...

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