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Dodge Caravan Power Window Motor and Switches May Fail

Dodge Caravan Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007

Average Mileage: 122,479 mi (32,000 mi - 250,000 mi)


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.

  • Left driver's side window will go down, but not up. With patience and multiple attempts, it will eventually close.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    passenger window does not open

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi

    Power window on drivers side no longer works.

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  • Visitor, , 171,421 mi

    Drivers side window power button doesn't work .

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  •  Rookie

    While parked, my window was totally up. When I went to get into my van, I noticed my drivers window was totally down. It had dropped all the way down into door. I can hear motor running when I hit the window button, but the window does not come back up.

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  •  Rookie

    driver side window fails repeatedly

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    driver side window will not go down

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  • Visitor, , 43,579 mi

    Windows stopped operating. Replacement parts not exactly the same. Still looking for correct part.

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  • Visitor, , 32,000 mi

    dealer said they lubricated it, and it would cost almost $400 to fix... I opted out, driver's window started working again.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    The copper bushings in the lift motor were worn down until contact wasn't being made with the rotor. I replaced the bushings with some from a wrecking yard, but they were well worn too and the motor quite working again. I purchase the whole lift assemply on advanced auto for the drivers side and matched up vehicle model and trim, it doesn't really fit with my Van as the conduit for the rear air goes through the door and this motor assembly is different enough to block the door panel from going back on. I had to drill three new holes for the assembly and use multiple metal washer to raise the level for the different heights for the metal door. This move allowed the door panel back on with the cable of the lift bent rather tightly with the move. I wish that they used the fact that rear air would cause interference with the new lift assembly.

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