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2006 Dodge Caravan Problems

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Most Common 2006 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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1 Known 2006 Dodge Caravan Brakes Problem

A defective anti-lock brake system (ABS) pump and/or leaking piston seals in the master cylinder can cause excessive pedal effort, lack of stopping power, and abnormal pump noise. Diagnoses will b...

1 Known 2006 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...

1 Known 2006 Dodge Caravan Electrical & Lights Problem

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.

4 Known 2006 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.
An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.
Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.

1 Known 2006 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 2006 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 2006 Dodge Caravan Maintenance Problems

5 Known 2006 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...
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...
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.

3 Known 2006 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...
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.
When not properly torqued, the rear track bar can make noise.

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Known 2006 Dodge Caravan Problems & Complaints

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.
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.
Spark plug tube seals fail, causing the tubes to fill with engine oil and the engine to misfire. As a result, the engine may run poorly and fuel economy can suffer.
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...
A defective anti-lock brake system (ABS) pump and/or leaking piston seals in the master cylinder can cause excessive pedal effort, lack of stopping power, and abnormal pump noise. Diagnoses will b...
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.
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.
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.
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