Dec 292011

I have a 2003 Dodge Caravan v6 3.3L that has been having a few issues. First it started to hesitate while accelerating and occasionally stalling out @ stop lights. It also started getting bad gas millage during this time. That sort of went away, then a week ago the engine would shut off while driving. If I was able to get it restarted it would repeatedly shut off until I reached my destination. Now, I can drive it to work in the morning with no issues, leave it sit the whole day, then drive home (about 20min) also, with no issues. If I try to go somewhere after I get home from work, that it where the problems begin.

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?