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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (4%)

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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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Jul 2009
Jul 2009

115000 mi
Cruise control not working. 
Dodge in Indiana, United States
Jul 2008 - Jan 2009
Jan 2009

252000 mi
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
Jan 2010 - May 2013
Jun 2010

125000 mi
Would not start; worked after tow to Dealer. 
Dec 2010

131000 mi

US $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, 
Jul 2011

135000 mi

US $558
Driver side power window motor assmbly Front brake pads and rotors, cleaned calipers. $278 at Midas 
Dec 2011

140000 mi
Passenger window motor burned out-cost would be $280 so I taped up the 2" to top. 
May 2013

150000 mi

US $293
Water pump leaking, replace brittle (original) hoses. 
Dodge in Iowa, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

127000 mi

US $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
Feb 2010 - Feb 2011
Mar 2010

202000 mi

US $500
Transmission went out at 202k miles. Limp home mode due to no overdrive clutch left. 
Dodge in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2013
Sep 2009

186000 mi
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. 
Jan 2010

194680 mi

C $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  
May 2010

201500 mi

C $690
Steering track rod end required replacement. 
Jun 2010

202120 mi

C $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 
Jul 2010

202740 mi

C $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. 
Dec 2011

219480 mi
Water pump leaked - replaced water pump. 
May 2012

226260 mi

C $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. 
Sep 2012

233120 mi

C $120
Fuel pump failed 
Dodge in Missouri, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

127000 mi

US $120
Starter solenoid went bad; entire starter had to be replaced. 
Dodge in New York, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2012
Jul 2008

132000 mi

US $140
a/c blowing warm. O ring replaced, system recharged 
Sep 2008

134000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2011

152000 mi

US $100
Vacuum hoses for cruise control operation cracked. Replaced hoses and battery accumulator tray.  
Mar 2012

157000 mi

US $135
water pump replaced transmission fluid cooler lines adjusted 
Aug 2012

158000 mi

US $400
proportioning valve and rear brake lines replaced 
Dodge in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010
Jan 2010

144000 mi

US $100
AC compressor locked up. Replaced compressor with bypass pulley and new belt. 
Apr 2010

145000 mi
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
Jul 2010 - May 2013
Oct 2010

177100 mi

C $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. 
May 2013

208320 mi

C $480
OBDC error code P0403 = bad EGR Oil pressure sensor failure causing alarm. Replaced sensor. 

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

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