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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 143 repairs.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (61%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

83700 mi

$19
Gas leakage from filler tube during refueling and gas smell from RT rear wheelwell. Discovered gas vent filter and plastic tubes broken. New part unavailable. Replaced broken items with flex gas line. Problem appears to be solved. 
157300 mi

US $185
fuel inlet assembly, $160 
139500 mi

C $300
Radiator. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

159300 mi

US $902
replace valve cover gaskets-replace replace serpentine belt 
168000 mi

US $620
replace radiator 
129000 mi

US $239
Oil pan gasket replaced 
130000 mi

US $544
Oil leak; replaced rear main seal 
138000 mi

US $215
Replaced front oxygen sensor. Had a 420 code. 
138000 mi

US $450
Replaced catalytic converter with a direct fit unit. 
139000 mi

US $480
Replaced fuel pump and filter 
146300 mi

US $650
Replaced surpentine (sp) belt and oil sensor . 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

156700 mi

US $75
repair of thermostat (no heat to the heater) 
129000 mi

US $60
replaced thermostat 
92000 mi

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 mi Check engine light came on, checked codes with friend's scanner, found evap code, cleared codes, light came back on three days later 
101000 mi

US $100
Leaking coolant from water pump 
111000 mi

US $400
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 mi

US $50
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 mi

US $105
Check engine light-evap system small leak, shop found leak at purge solenoid. 
132000 mi

US $325
Radiator was leaking, and replaced. 
142700 mi

US $200
Belt tensioner broke and caused belt damage. Replaced belt tensioner and pulley, replaced serpentine belt. 
106500 mi

US $100
Check Engine light on due to Evap System Leak 
107000 mi

US $500
Replaced ignition switch Replaced gas fill tube. Was causing a mil light 
81000 mi

US $225
Got code 0601 with check engine light. replace PCM. 
87000 mi

US $350
Got a check engine light. No spark in #2 cylinder. Had to replace coil pack. 
89000 mi water pump leaking. replaced 
115000 mi

US $400
Leak from radiator. Replaced radiator. 
116000 mi

US $300
Upper intake gasket let go and started to leak antifreeze. Had to have the gasket replaced. 
129000 mi

US $25
No heat in car on highway. Replaced thermostat. 
134000 mi

US $500
Had to replace leaking rear main seal of engine. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

150-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

157000 mi

US $280
Car leaking even though radiator replaced last year. Radiator replaced. I paid labor and got oil change 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi

US $400
Radiator leaking and was replaced. Also replaced upper and lower radiator hoses. Leaking Valve cover gaskets were replaced. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

87100 mi Replace water pump. 
176476 mi

US $403
Pressure test cooling system, cooling repair, environmental fee, water pump, declined flush and refill antifreeze until I can afford it. 
181081 mi

US $214
Flush heater core, cooling system flush, lube, oil and filter 
182000 mi

US $318
Heater wasn't working. Rear heater hoses were leaking under pressure. Replaced rear heater core coolant lines. Shop diagnosed leaking radiator. Replaced radiator. 
185000 mi Car wouldn't start. Car was towed. Shop replaced spark plugs and wires. Oil change, lube and filter. 
194000 mi

US $1300
Replaced complete exhaust system, muffler, catalytic converter. 
134540 mi

C $100
Water pump was leaking. 
156860 mi

C $400
New Muffler 
115000 mi

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. 
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 mi

C $75
Engine ping...cause unknown (too many possible causes). 
136400 mi

C $375
Repair rad leak. 
176460 mi

C $157
Changed water pump and serpentine belt 
129580 mi

C $500
Muffler replaced 
153760 mi Coolant leaks when ambient temperatures are high. leading to very high engine temperatures. A bottle of coolant is left in the van to replace lost coolant. 
158720 mi Coolant leak never fixed. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

103000 mi

US $1063
Replace water pump 
130000 mi Threw a rod. 
64480 mi

C $180
Muffler split at seam. Replaced it. 

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Problems

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