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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
214,300 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Dodge Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 312010

Caravan Sport 3.3L Flex

  • Automatic transmission
  • 271,600 miles


This problem has been going on for better than a year now. I would like to know how often and what would cause Dodge / Chrysler to have it get to the level of a recall. It is a problem, it recurs, and it is inconvenient in the most aggravating way. Please, if someone can help or team together to get this matter looked at by the manufacturer as a serious defect.

- , Atl, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 082010

Caravan SE 3.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 157,000 miles

This problem has occurred enough times that I've purchased the tensioner tool so that I can re install the fan belt myself. I can perform this operation in 15 minutes , including placing the vehicle on a jack stand to access the belt from underneath. I understand there is a TSB that claims the motor mount has to be changed in order to stop the belt from slipping off in wet weather. Anyone else experience this ??

- , Winter Springs, FL, USA

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