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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
114,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. bought a replacement engine from a junk yard at 119,000 mile (1 reports)
  2. have to give to junkyard... (1 reports)
1998 Dodge Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 182004

Caravan Limited 2.8L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles


Bought 2nd hand from private owner. This miserable crook had put a patch on the bottom of the engine block to seal a hole in the block, (which held for about 100 miles). I ended up buying a replacement mtr from a junk dealer. Within a yr, the transmission had to be rebuilt for $900. Boy did I get screwed. One yr later, the dealer ripped me $500 for 2 eng censors. Talk about getting taken advantage of.

- , Canton, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 022009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

We bought the pos for 1700, it ran great for a freakin month...then on the way home from work...well lets just say that it didn't get home without was knocking really bad, and husband said it was the heads or something and called a guy and they took it for 50 bucks...never ever ever again will I ever ever buy that pos again!

- , Niles, MI, USA

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