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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 232007

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


Shock absorber tower on drivers side of vehicle is seriously deteriorating. Rust is penetrating inner and outer portions of tower causing serious safety concerns about stability and integrity of vehicle suspension.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 252006

Grand Caravan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Strut tower corrosion-driver side-rust and metal breaking up-1998 Grand Caravan-purchased new-has 83,500 miles- have had belt problems several times-also windshield wipers intermit failure -rusted out power steering mech. Totally replaced-many brake jobs-and also headlight interior switch seems to fail at times. I need to make a decission to buy a new van with "hand controls" or have this van "hand controls" installed. Me thinks I need to buy a new van and be looking at another manufactor. As it seems like Chrysler/Dodge is not stepping up to all these failures that are seen by too many other van owners;of this 1998 model Caravan. Saw on line a new repair for the strut rusting called ""fusor #112B/mopar 05083855aa. Can be used to fix this problemthe tsb #23-044-02 thru a company called lord Corp. Listed under their oem bulletins and repair recommendations using fusor adhesives. Think I may use this on mine. Hope others can use this also. Thanks.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

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