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Chrysler EVAP System

How the Chrysler EVAP System works The Chrysler EVAP System is different than most other EVAP systems. Here’s how it works. All vehicle manufacturers are required to build in test sequences to detect a possible leak of fuel vapors into the atmosphere. They can do this two ways: by adding pressure to the system or by pulling a vacuum on the system. Starting in 1996 Chrysler used a pressure technique using a leak detection pump (LDP) to check for system leaks. Ironically, LDP is basically a vacuum/spring driven pump. It … Read More

P1491 radiator fan won’t turn on

Radiator fan P1491 If you own a Chrysler minivan and it’s overheating because the radiator fan won’t turn on, it may be a bad radiator fan relay Many owners report overheating in their minivans because the electric cooling fan will not come on. This may be accompanied by trouble code P1491—Radiator Fan Control Relay Circuit Malfunction. Start your diagnosis at the fan relay module which is located below the battery box on the left frame rail. The Grey wire is hot at all times and fused by fuse #24 in … 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

Door locks don’t work

My Power Door locks don’t work If you’ve got power door locks and the door locks don’t work on your 2004-05 Caravan/Voyager, or T&C van, it’s probably a software issue with the body control module. Chrysler has issued a software update to permanently solve the problem. The dealer will charge you ½ hr labor to perform the update. If you don’t want to have the update performed, you can work around the problem by disconnecting the negative battery terminal for 5 minutes. When you reconnect, the body control module (BCM) … Read More

No heat on passenger side

Minivan doesn’t have heat If you own a Caravan, Voyager, Town and Country and have no heat on passenger side, you may have to replace the blend air door shaft with an updated part. 1) Disconnect the battery 2) Remove the sound deadening pad from under the driver’s side end of the instrument panel. 3) Remove the driver’s side knee bolster 4) Remove 3 screws that hold the heater core shield to the left end of the HVAC housing. 5) Pull the shield towards the rear so you can disengage … Read More


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