10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
124,274 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. will require extensive welding of a repair piece into place (1 reports)
1997 Dodge Caravan body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1997 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

May 022006

Caravan 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,274 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Over the last 3 to 4 years the top of both front spring towers have rusted out to the extent that the security 0f the top of the strut is seriously compromised- the only way I can see to fix this is to remove the strut and weld a large plate over the whole top of the strut tower. this is a big job - what a piece of sh*t the construction is in this area!!

I est the cost to do the repair my self to be one to two full days to construct and install

I think the repair would be prohibitive of done in a shop! I will add pix's to this later

Update from May 1, 2009: CALLED DODGE SERVICE - THEY HAVE A REPAIR PATCH FOR THIS SPECIFIC PROBLEM- IT CONSISTS OF A THICK METAL PLATE SPLIT INTO TWO PIECES TO FIT AROUND THE TOP OF THE TOWER HOLE(where the top of strut comes thu) THE 3 STRUT HOLDER BOLTS IN THE TOP OF THE STRUT TOWER COME THRU THIS SPLIT PLATE - ONCE PLATE IS BOLTED ON AROUND TOP THE EDGES ARE WELDED TO THE TOPOF THE STRUT TOWER. KIT FOR EACH TOWER IS ABOUT 48.00 CDN.

- , Nepean, Ontario, Canada

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