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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
124,782 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1997 Dodge Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 082012

Caravan 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,000 miles


Seems like alot of these models have these problems. I replace, fuel pump, filter, Cam Sensor, Plugs & Wires, LDP (Leak Detection Pump) and still got issues! I went to DodgeTalk to get help with this problem and ebay to get the parts =)

- , Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 302009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

It's takes forever to start & it just keeps getting worse. I'm wondering if it's the starter. Some days it starts up right away & other days I have to crank the key 30-40 times before it will turn over. Click, click, click, click, ect then it starts. What should I do?

- , Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #1

Apr 152009

Caravan Sport 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,345 miles

No spark, no firing of the fuel injectors, but cranks over fine.

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

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