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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Problems

73 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan. 19 of these members (26%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 40 engine repairs to 2001 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 114 repairs.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi US $239 Oil pan gasket replaced 
130000   Oil leak; replaced rear main seal 
138000   Replaced front oxygen sensor. Had a 420 code. 
138000   Replaced catalytic converter with a direct fit unit. 
139000   Replaced fuel pump and filter 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

129000 mi US $60 replaced thermostat 
81000 US $225 Got code 0601 with check engine light. replace PCM. 
87000   Got a check engine light. No spark in #2 cylinder. Had to replace coil pack. 
89000   water pump leaking. replaced 
115000   Leak from radiator. Replaced radiator. 
116000   Upper intake gasket let go and started to leak antifreeze. Had to have the gasket replaced. 
129000   No heat in car on highway. Replaced thermostat. 
134000   Had to replace leaking rear main seal of engine. 
92000 US $267 Check engine light, took to friend's shop, code was evap system, checked, evap lines, bought new gas cap. Ligth came back on in two days. Took to shop with more diagnostic equipment, found leak detection pump failed. Replaced part, light came back on two days later. Reset codes to shut off light, replaced gas cap with one from dealer. Not sure if it is successful 
99000   Check engine light came on, checked codes with friend's scanner, found evap code, cleared codes, light came back on three days later 
101000   Leaking coolant from water pump 
111000   Car running very bad especially when cold, pours out black smoke, ran better when warm, fuel mileage dropped to 10 mpg. Dealer replace both o2 sensors. 
117000   Smell of gasoline around the vehicle, on occasion would see small drip of gas on driveway. Found connector between steel fuel line and plastic fuel line, was leaking. Replaced connector, leak stopped. 
128000   Check engine light-evap system small leak, shop found leak at purge solenoid. 
132000   Radiator was leaking, and replaced. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

74400 mi C $428 Rear brakes seized and Service Engine Soon light on. Scan revealed an 'EVAP' code. Replaced gas cap, problem still exists. Unknown cause for light and everything 'appears' to be fine. 
76880   Engine ping...cause unknown (too many possible causes). 
136400   Repair rad leak. 
115000 US $55 Belt tensioner was squealling loud and on first start when cold, belt would not turn for a few seconds, and would not charge until it started moving again. 
134540 C $100 Water pump was leaking. 
156860   New Muffler 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

130000 mi   Threw a rod. 
64480 C $180 Muffler split at seam. Replaced it. 
103000 US $1063 Replace water pump 

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