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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
199,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 122012

Grand Caravan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 207,000 miles


I find it hard to believe that Chrysler knows this is a problem in these vans and wants to install a newly designed belt to fix the problem for about 250 bucks? This thing comes off every time it rains. I had to pay for towing a new belt a new tensioner pulley .. It cost over 500 bucks.. and now I'm told I need get the newly designed belt for another 250??? plus labor.

- , Summervlle, SC, USA

problem #1

Dec 252010

Grand Caravan 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 191,000 miles

Several months ago the fan belt began slipping. I feel rain/puddles are part of the problem. I go to an independent shop for service. They have been very helpful and persistent. The belt has been replaced a couple of times, the tensioner has been replaced, every nut and bolt has been tightened. They have run out of things to try!

- , Hayward, CA, USA

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