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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

42% of the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 57 repairs.

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Of the 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 4% cost less than $100, 71% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, 4% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 24 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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Repair costs are in local units.

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 113000    
115000 0 Cruise control not working. 
Dodge in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 245000    
252000 0 Transmission failed. Transaxle housing cracked due to internal failure; resulted in external fluid leak. No repair. Van donated to Goodwill. 

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 120000    
125000 0 Would not start; worked after tow to Dealer. 
131000 740 Instrument Panel Control Board failed for third time in last 5 years! Immobilizer was (falsely) indicating it had been tripped (same as in other 2 times); would attempt to start 3 times and then nothing, 
135000 558 Driver side power window motor assmbly Front brake pads and rotors, cleaned calipers. $278 at Midas 
140000 0 Passenger window motor burned out-cost would be $280 so I taped up the 2" to top. 
150000 293 Water pump leaking, replace brittle (original) hoses. 
Dodge in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 126000    
127000 225 Transmission was experiencing "bump shift." Dealer flushed the system and relearned the computer. Dealer stated this would be a temporary fix and the transmission would probably fail within 3 to 6 months. Bump shift is gone. 
 
Dodge in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 201000    
202000 500 Transmission went out at 202k miles. Limp home mode due to no overdrive clutch left. 
210000  
Dodge in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 181660    
186000 0 Cruise control became intermittent and finally stopped working. Could not switch the cruise "ON". Occasional SRS warning light came on. Checked on internet and found a recall to replace the clock spring in the steering wheel. Fixed free by dealer. 
194680 300 Just after car was started, the transmission did not drive the car. It took a minute for transmission to warm up or get pressure or something, to move the car. I think that this was caused by a blocked transmission oil filter. Leaky pipes replaced  
201500 690 Steering track rod end required replacement. 
202120 100 Rotors and pads replaced by owner. Rusty hubs caused rotor wobble and consequent brake pulsing and juddering. Repair shop cleaned hubs and checked runout until runout was less than 0.003". Brakes now work OK 
202740 700 Rear exhaust manifold cracked and progressively made more and more noise and smell until owner did not want to live with the problem any more. Repair shop removed cracked manifold and replaced with new one. Car now quieter. Muffler, which had been replaced previously and "guaranteed for life" was rattling, and this became noticeable after manifold leak repaired. Repair shop replaced muffler under warranty. Owner paid only labour. 
219480 0 Water pump leaked - replaced water pump. 
226260 27 Brake lights failed sometime over the weekend. Checked the fuse under the hood marked "Brake lights" and it was OK. Removed the switch under the dash which is operated by the brake pedal. One of the contacts had broken. Replaced switch. 
233120 120 Fuel pump failed 
241800  
Dodge in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 123000    
127000 120 Starter solenoid went bad; entire starter had to be replaced. 
 
Dodge in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 131000    
132000 140 a/c blowing warm. O ring replaced, system recharged 
134000 75 cruise control not working, vacuum hose and battery accumulator tray replaced. could not get the old vacuum hoses off the accumlator tray without breaking the connection tabs. 
152000 100 Vacuum hoses for cruise control operation cracked. Replaced hoses and battery accumulator tray.  
157000 135 water pump replaced transmission fluid cooler lines adjusted 
158000 400 proportioning valve and rear brake lines replaced 
 
Dodge in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 144000    
144000 100 AC compressor locked up. Replaced compressor with bypass pulley and new belt. 
145000 0 Electrical failure in the ignition system - temperature-related problem. 

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 171120    
177100 4500 Master brake cylinder failed less than 18 hours after dealer completed brake repairs. Dealer claims it is a coincidence, that the car was so old this was bound to happen. Charged me an extra $355.28 for attempting to murder me. P0406 EGR failure. Oil leak repaired (cam seals, front crank seal, rear cam plugs, timing belt, pcv valve, pcv hose, serpentine belt tensioner, valve cover gaskets, engine shampoo) Replaced rack and pinion assembly. Wheel alignment. 
208320 480 OBDC error code P0403 = bad EGR Oil pressure sensor failure causing alarm. Replaced sensor. 

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