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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
115,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dodge dealer performed a full tune-up and cooling flush (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 112010

Caravan SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


I bought this 1996 Dodge Caravan for $4000. It had only 38K miles, no rust, and looked showroom clean. Shortly after buying it, during the cold weather, the van would intermittently not start. No turn over, no cranking sound, nothing...just a faint click from a relay under the hood. Then, it would die when idling. The Dodge dealer could not figure it out. They ended up performing a full tune-up and flushing the cooling system. Strangely enough, the problem hasn't returned in the last two days and did not repeat while at the dealer. There was engine codes.

- , Madison, ME, USA

problem #1

Jun 112010

Caravan 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,000 miles

Starts up and runs for about 10 minutes or so shuts off and you have to wait 20 minutes before you can start it back up it aint fuel pump or the fuel filter or the air filter already replaced those. we think its some kinda electrical problem its pissin me off dont know what to do

- , Owasso, OK, USA

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