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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
107,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. fill reservoirs (1 reports)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 212014

Grand Caravan ES 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles


2001 Dodge ES AWD with 107,000 miles with a whine in the rear end. Took to mechanics who thought the rear drive shaft was out of balance and balanced it for $100. Problem still there. I checked levels in the 2 reservoirs in at the rear end and found the front one empty. Added 19 oz of ATF +4 fluid per Dodge manual in glove box and the noise went away. I checked out the AWD Function and it was not working do to no oil and burned out the unit. Dodge Dealer Cost to repair was $3,300, so repairs were not made. Maybe Salvage yard part will be used in the future.

The Shop did not know there were 2 reservoirs in the rear and only checked the back one! They weren't the only ones to miss it! 2 other shops serviced this vehicle and never looked at it. It is to be serviced every 22,500 miles with new oil. This was never done!

- , Victor, IA, USA

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