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Sliding door wont close Caravan

My Sliding door wont close 2008 Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan, Grand Voyager, Town & Country Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-011-08 to address problems with the sliding doors on minivans shown above. The problem occurs when the user attempts to close the door using the power mechanism. The power door may not close or may reverse when using the key fob or the switches in the vehicle. The problem is intermittent. There will be no obvious obstruction. The door will close fine when operated manually. If the … Read More

Fix code P2181 on Chrysler

Fix P2181 Cooling System Performance Trouble Code on Chrysler Vehicles If your check engine light comes on and you get a P2181 cooling system performance trouble code, don’t panic. The code can come up on 2007-09 Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger with the 2.7 and 3.5L engines, as well as 2008-09 Town & Country and Grand Voyager vans with the 3.3, 3.8, and 4.0L engines, plus the 2009 Dodge Journey and Challenger with the 2.7 and 3.5L engines, and the 2007-10 Chrysler Magnum with the 2.7 and 3.5L engines. First … Read More

Chrysler Electrical Problems

Diagnose and fix Chrysler Electrical Problems If you’ve got Chrysler Electrical Problems, read this. If you turn the key on your Caravan and get crazy unexplainable electrical problems, or multiple electrical problems, head right for the Intelligent Power Module (IPM) located next to the battery. Water intrusion and corrosion in the bottom of this unit is a MAJOR problem with these vehicles. Disconnect the battery terminals and let the system power down for at least five minutes before removing the IPM. Then remove the IPM and check the wiring harness … Read More

Intermittent Wiper problems

Fix Intermittent Wiper problems If you’ve got intermittent Wiper problems on a Dodge Caravan, Voyager, or T&C, the problem may be the multi-function switch on the steering column, the body control module, and the wiper relays. The multi-function switch contains 8 resistors, each for a different wiper speed. Start your diagnosis with this switch. Connect a digital ohm meter to terminals 6 & 7 of the multi-function switch. In the OFF position, you should see no continuity. In Delay 1 you should read 792-8080 ohms, 2= 5940-6060, 3= 4455-4545, 4= … Read More

P0401 EGR insufficient flow – Chrysler Minivan

Fix trouble code P0401 egr insufficient flow – Chrysler Minivan Late model Chrysler Minivans are known to post P0401 egr insufficient flow codes P0401-P0408. The egr valve is like an electronic solenoid that pulls the pintel off its seat. A position sensor at the top of the valve measures how far the pintel shaft has actually moved versus how much the computer commanded it to move. It’s the position sensor that goes bad (see plunger in photo). The problem may be in the sensor, but the fix is in replacing the … Read More

Horn doesn’t work — Chrysler Minivan

Horn doesn’t work — Chrysler Minivan If you own a Chrysler minivan and the horn doesn’t work, this may be the fix for you. The power to the horn switch flows through the clockspring and everyone knows Chrysler has had plenty of problems with them . But before you yank the steering wheel, check the connector at the bottom of the steering column. Power down the airbag system by disconnecting the battery. Then disconnect the electrical connector at the base of the steering column that contains the Dark Green/Violet wire. … Read More

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