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P0480 Radiator Fan doesn’t work

Radiator Fan doesn’t work and trouble code P0480 If you own a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler T&C and you have a P0480 Radiator Fan doesn’t work, Chrysler has issued a TSB (#18-004-07)containing the fix for an inoperative cooling fan on 2005-06 Caravans and Town & Country vans with the 3.3L or 3.8L engines. The problem usually occurs after driving in heavy snow conditions where snow and ice form at the bottom of the fan shroud and block the fan blade. This condition also sets a P0480 code in the PCM. … Read More

P0522 Oil light on – Caravan, Town and Country

Oil light on and trouble code P0522 Caravan, Town and Country If you own a Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town & Country van and have a P0522 Oil light on, this may be the fix for you. Owners of 2006 Caravans and Town & Country vans may see the oil pressure light on. They may also find a P0522 code stored in the PCM. The condition is most likely the result of a poor ground between the oil pressure sender and the coated bolts in the oil filter adapter. The … Read More

No Crank, No Start on Chrysler Minivans

Minivan won’t Crank, won’t start There are a whole host of electrical problems on Chrysler minivans that would cause either a no crank no start situation. But first you have to determine if the problem is related to the anti-theft system. An anti-theft related no crank, no start problem will appear as a start/stall, start/stall, (several or just once) and then a no crank. If those are the symptoms, first check your key ring to make sure you don’t have any other “transmitter” type keys on your key ring (regardless … Read More

Wet Carpet in Chrysler Vehicles — TSB fix

Fix for Wet Carpet in Chrysler Vehicles — TSB fix If you own a 2004-06 Pacifica or 2001-06 Town & Country, Caravan, or Voyager built before Dec 16, 2005, Chrysler has issued a TSB fix (24-001-006 Rev A) for a wet carpet caused by A/C condensation leaking from the housing. First, verify that the wet carpet is caused by leaking condensate. Water may run back along the outside of the drain tube and onto the passenger side carpet. If you discover that’s the source of your leak, follow this procedure: … Read More

Replace Blower Motor Caravan, Voyager, Town and Country

Trick to Replace Blower Motor Caravan, Voyager, Town and Country If you need to replace blower motor on Caravan, Voyager, or Town and Country van, this make save you some time. Replacing the blower motor on a newer Dodge Caravan/Voyager can be a real bearcat. You’ll be tempted to call the designing engineer at home and make him come out in the dead of night to do the job. The labor guide calls for 3.5 hours to get the old one out and install the new one. The maddening part … Read More

Replace Windshield Washer Pump

How to Replace a Windshield Washer Pump These days, most windshield washer pumps are mounted to the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir. Where’s that, you ask? Well, you know that spout you pour the fluid into—the one that disappears into nowhere? Well, the reservoir is actually located inside the front fender between the bumper and the front wheel. To replace the pump, you will have to jack up the vehicle, remove the front wheel and then remove the inner fender liner. The vehicle in these photos is a Plymouth … Read More

Chrysler compressor problems

Avoid Chrysler A/C compressor problems Chrysler compressor problems are showing up on Chrysler 2001-02 Caravans, Town & Country, and Voyager vans.. Now Chrysler has issued two TSB’s on the A/C compressors. The first is a software update. #21-002-02 Chrysler claims that the software update will increase the durability of the compressor. From the factory the PCM has an “anti-slugging” feature that removes liquid refrigerant from the compressor during cranking. That feature is activated every time the vehicle is started and the compressor has not run during the previous drive cycle. … Read More

Rusted strut tower Dodge Caravan

Fix rusted strut tower Dodge Caravans Rusted strut tower is dangerous and must be fixed The engineer that came up with this design, well, let’s just hope he’s not designing cars anymore. Chrysler took two stamped strut towers and put one inside the other—apparently for strength. What happens, however, is that water and road salt get in-between the two layers and rust both of them. That wouldn’t normally be such a big deal, but in this case, it’s the metal that supporting the whole weight of the vehicle. This is … Read More

Fix clunking noise dodge caravan

How to fix clunking noise on a dodge caravan Every Chrysler minivan owner eventually complains about front suspension noise. The suspension makes clunking sounds when going over bumps. The problem can be narrowed down to two components—the stabilizer bar end links, and the stabilizer bar bushings. The stabilizer bar connects to the strut with an end link that contains two ball joints. The ball joints allow the stabilizer bar to pivot up and down with the strut. However, these ball joints are not nearly as sturdy as the ball joints … Read More

Remote starter doesn’t work

My Remote starter doesn’t work If you own a Pacifica, Ram Truck, Durango, Sebring, Stratus, Liberty, Dakota, Neon, PT Cruiser, Town and Country, Caravan Grand Cherokee and the factory installed remote starter doesn’t work, head right for the hood switch. Chrysler has isolated a problem with the remote starter switch and has issued a new part number (05140473AA). To replace the remote starter switch, disconnect the negative battery terminal and the ground lead for the hood switch located at the cowl. Then, disconnect the soldered joint on the other wire … Read More

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