Dodge Grand Caravan Problem Reports
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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.
The auxiliary heater hose connections (that are routed to the rear heater under the vehicle) can develop coolant leaks.
Triggered by a short in the rear wiper motor/circuit (which causes a fuse to blow), the airbag warning light can illuminate erroneously.
On vehicles equipped with "stow and go" seating, the locking hinge might not hold when opening the load floor door. The middle floor doors should be replaced.
If the seal is not properly lubricated, the moon roof (sunroof) can make noise.
If the front hanger makes contact with the spring, you may hear a squeak in the rear suspension; this is often misdiagnosed as a problem with the leaf spring.
If you experience delayed or loss of gear engagement after initial startup, the transmission may require removal and disassembly.
The brake/transmission shift interlock (BTSI) may make it difficult to select a gear from "Park." Be sure the brake is pressed before shifting out of "Park."
If the horn starts honking and the parking lights flash as if the alarm has been set off—and the vehicle is not equipped with the security system—reprogramming the front control module (FCM) with new software typically solves the problem.
A faulty rear automatic temperature control (ATC) may cause problems with the instrument cluster illumination; the unit should be replaced.
If the keyless entry remote is inoperative or working intermittently, a new remote transmitter may be needed. The new remote will need to be programmed to the vehicle.
Problems with the wiper parking circuit or wiper motor can cause the windshield wipers not to stop in the proper position.
A loose timing chain on early models will produce a rattle (in the front of the engine) because the chain hits the guide. The timing chain
should be replaced (the cam sprocket should always be replaced at the same time). Remove and discard the timing chain guide; on later V6 models, the guide has been eliminated.
If the rear wiper self-activates while driving, the rear wiper module (located in the lift gate) should be replaced.
Backlight (rear window) water leaks are common. Conduct a water test to verify the location of the leak. The lift gate trim should be removed and the glass resealed from inside.