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2005 Dodge Caravan Problems

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Most Common 2005 Dodge Caravan Problems

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 fa...
Due to the crankshaft end play being out of specification, the front crankshaft seal can be popped or pushed out. Revised crank main thrust bearings will solve the problem.
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 repl...
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0 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Brakes Problems

1 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Drive Train Problem

Software updates are available that may help with harsh shifting issues. Software updates are commonly more effective on newer vehicles. It is possible for a mechanical failure to also cause a ha...

4 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed regulator or motor which will require replacement. Our technicians tell us the regulator and motor is replaced as a set on these vehicles.
Triggered by a short in the rear wiper motor/circuit (which causes a fuse to blow), the airbag warning light can illuminate erroneously.

4 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Engine Problems

Due to the crankshaft end play being out of specification, the front crankshaft seal can be popped or pushed out. Revised crank main thrust bearings will solve the problem.
Oil leaks at the valve cover gaskets and cam plugs at the rear of the cylinder heads are common.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.

1 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The Check Engine Light may illuminate for many different reasons, some of which may be corrected by updating the software in the powertrain control module (PCM).

2 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
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...

0 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Maintenance Problems

4 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Miscellaneous Problems

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 fa...
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...
If the HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drai...

3 Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Suspension & Steering Problems

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 repl...
A moaning or fog horn sound may be heard while turning at a slow speed. Installing a finned power steering cooler will help alleviate the problem, but it may be necessary to replace the power steer...
If a shudder is felt while turning the vehicle at low speeds, replacing the power steering hoses with revised hoses may be necessary. Also consider installing a finned power steering cooler.

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Known 2005 Dodge Caravan Problems & Complaints

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...
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 repl...
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 fa...
Due to the crankshaft end play being out of specification, the front crankshaft seal can be popped or pushed out. Revised crank main thrust bearings will solve the problem.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate for many different reasons, some of which may be corrected by updating the software in the powertrain control module (PCM).
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
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...
If the HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drai...
One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed regulator or motor which will require replacement. Our technicians tell us the regulator and motor is replaced as a set on these vehicles.
Oil leaks at the valve cover gaskets and cam plugs at the rear of the cylinder heads are common.
There have been reports of premature head gasket failure; an updated gasket design is available to correct this problem.
Software updates are available that may help with harsh shifting issues. Software updates are commonly more effective on newer vehicles. It is possible for a mechanical failure to also cause a ha...
Under heavy acceleration in temperatures above 80° F, an engine spark knock can be heard. The powertrain control module may require replacement.
The front legs for the third row bench seat may not retract. Our technicians tells us a new parts kit and/or spring is available to correct this concern.
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