Dec 262011

I am having problems with overheating in my Dodge Caravan.

Problem: The temp gauge will go to halfway (which is where it normally sits) for a while but then after about 10-15 minutes (give or take 5 minutes) it will slowly (or relatively quickly) move towards hot. Sometimes it gets to hot, sometimes not and will generally stay there for a few minutes then work its way back down to normal. Today it got to hot so I pulled over and some coolant spewed out of the cap and more from the overflow container. Then after 5 minutes I checked the gauge and it had gone down to 3/4. I then started the car and made the short trip home. A couple of minutes later it was back to halfway/normal. The problem seems quite random but it does seem to be aggravated by working uphill or stuck in traffic.

The car does not appear to be losing fluid/coolant unless it gets hot and overflows. Both fans appear to be working correctly and work harder as the engine gets hotter. There does not appear to be any trace of coolant I the engine oil.

I have replaced the temperature sensor and thermostat.

Any ideas?

Nov 172011

losing antifreeze always same amount every time you drive the van and shut it off after shutting it off the antifreeze goes into the reserve tank it is filled to the top and comes out the overflow so i have to put more in instead of the radiator sucking it back in the radiator replaced thermostat,water pump fixed a hose checked for heater core its appears to be good accordingly to my mechanic heat doesn’t always put out heat plz help

Nov 102011

where do i start checking wires? 93 dodge dakota v6 rwd i replaced it with another that didnt work. then put the original back on. the original still works ive replaced about 30 fuses both 20amp and 30amp and still blows them and i have hotwired it im thinking its my ground wire if we could start there i just dont know where it is

Oct 052011

A few days ago when starting the van the blower motor, radio and windows wouldnt work.  After about 10 minutes they just came on.  The van starts and runs normally but now almost every time I start it the same problem occurs but the blower, windows and radio come on in just a few seconds.  The other electronic things seem to work.  Headlights blinkers etc…   Is there some relay or module that may be going bad.  I hope its not the bcm as they are expensive.  FYI there may be other electrical components that don’t work but those are the only ones that I have found so far.    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.    This board has been a big help in the past.

Sep 052011


I have a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Left the keys in the ignition, in an on position. Absolutely drained the battery. Recharged battery next day. Dashboards lights blinking like crazy. Went online for help. Got a reset plan of action and voila! It worked, except, I still have no headlights. Why? What else do I need to do?



Aug 092011

a dodge 2002 modle 1500 truck quade cab 4.7 liter rse45 trans. Check all fuses, change starter, ignition switch clean battery post and terminals. vehicle will not start or turn over all the sysmbols stays on oil, airbag, check engine, abs but nothing. please help.

Jul 052011

I am driving 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 L. Few weeks ago I noticed hesitation when I took my foot off gas to cruise at posted speeds. Sometimes it was very subtle other times it actually jerks you. My engine light has never come on. Took to garage, they changed my spark plugs and wires, cleaned my throttlebody, and dumped some fuel injector cleaner in it. Well 500 dollars later and now it has progressed to my RPMs jumping around sporatically at low speeds under 50 k/hr and still no engine light. Please I need a direction to go on. My husband and myself are going to try the O2 sensor before the catalytic convertor, then move to the TPS ( Throttle Position Sensor). Please help. She has never made a weird noise, or had a engine light pop on yet ( Scared to see what this would have to turn into for it to go on) and she only has 78000 kilometers