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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair Histories

75 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan. 39 of these members (52%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 161 repairs to 2002 Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 161 repairs.

2002 Dodge Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

Chart based on 79 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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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Colorado, United States
Dec 2003 - Jul 2014
16842 mi US $2000 Replaced A/C compressor, belt, drier, valves, refrigerant (under warranty) 
17023   Replace rear H-valve in A/C 
42048   Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets 
44843   Replaced motor in passenger side sliding door 
57000   Replaced all four rotors and pads. Rotors were warped and stopping distance was bad. Rear shocks replaced. 
62000   Struts replaced, sway bar mounts replaced, jounce bumpers replaced. 
84000   Turn signal not working or working incorrectly. Replaced multi-function switch. Very easy fix, took 10 minutes. 
97000   Rear hatch would not open when using key fob. Latch mechanism replaced. Engine oil pan was leaking. Gasket replaced. 
97500   Sliding door motor no longer worked properly. Replaced with aftermarket motor. Slides much better now, but still need to replace electric latch mechanism on the door. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in New Hampshire, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2008
102000 mi US $49 Power steering failed at slow, turning speed three times during the month. Was told need a new pump and steering rack need to be replaced For $1,426.75 and an alighnment for $79.95. Refused to have the work done. 
108000   Power steering--broken hose leaked all the hydraulic fluid out. Had to replace the hose and refill with fluid. 
117000   Right tie-rod loose. Needed to be changed with an alignment after. 
117000   The air conditioning system had leaks and would require over a thousand dollars to repair. Therefore, we traded-in. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Iowa, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2014
137000 mi US $50 repaired rusted out rear heater lines replace failed rubber fuel line from pump to pressure regulater 
140000   Replaced drivers side window lift assembly including motor. I used parts from an eBay seller. I hope it lasts a long time. 
145000   transmission output sensor 
156500   We had a huge blizzard Wed, Thursday drove to work noticed check engine light. I noticed rad fans plugged with ice. Storm must have blown snow into engine compartment. Code said rad fan circuit open,I melted the ice and replaced fan fuse. 
162300   SES LIGHT CAME ON, SPEEDO WAS ERATIC, TRANI SHIFTING BADLY, ERROR CODE SAID OUTPUT SENSOR,REPLACED OUTPUT SENSOR 
163000   SES LIGHT CAME ON ALSO SMELLED RAW GAS. SES SAID EVAPORATIVE EMISSION LEAK. FUEL LINE WAS SPLIT OPEN. REPLACED RUBBER FUEL LINE. PROBLEM FIXED. 
167000   one cold morning PS quit,fluid was pouring out from under van. I put some fluid in and returned home. The power steering return line was leaking at the cooler so I replaced it and refilled the system. Started van and could not find any leak. 
170700   Drivers window came unattached from clip and fell to bottom of door 
Dodge Grand Caravan in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Apr 2008
80000 mi US $205 had front pads replaced & rotors turned 
86000   vehicle was stalling when cold, mechanic/shop could not find a source but noted that the transmission fluid was really dirty & due a change & that it might fix the problem. We did the fluid change and since then no cold start stalling. $45 to diagnose t 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2013
74400 mi C $45 Front end knock- sway bar bushings replaced. 
103540   02 Sensor replaced 
133920   front stab. links and bushings 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2007 - Jan 2011
56420 mi   Air Conditioning failed - Compresser replaced, lines replaced, filters front & rear replaced and system cleaned. 
60760 C $200 O2 sensor defective and replaced. 
63240   Rear heater lines were rusty and required replacement. 
68820   Water Pump was leaking. 
70680   Had a coolant and it was determined that the radiator was defective. Signal lights were not operating at all times. The multi-function switch at the steering column was defective. 
75020   Brake Caliper was defective - replaced with new caliper. Tie rod replaced and wheels aligned. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2011
110000 mi US $2680 Transmission went out. Entire transmission replaced with remanufactured version with a 75,000 mile warranty. Water pump was leaking. 
113000   Oil pan gasket leaking 
128000   ABS Light came on. ABS sensor on one wheel was successfully replaced. 
139000   Air Conditioning system losing refrigereant. Replaced Condenser. 
145000   Transmission failed. Tranmission was still under 75K mile warranty. Shop replaced the transmission as a whole unit for no charge. 
147000   Check engine light came on & began running very roughly. Spark plug wires and spark plugs were replaced as they were all original from 2002. EGR valve was replaced. 
151000   Check engine light came on & began running very roughly. EGR valve was replaced. Shop warrants repairs for 12 months, so no charge. Repaired. 
155000   Head gasket leaking internally & externally. Cost to repair exceeds value of the van, but is not a severe leak yet. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Apr 2002 - Oct 2013
23 mi US $17500 1-04 dealer recall 51k 5-04 abs sensor $157.56k 9-04 sus.links $176. 59k 10-04 dealer recall 63k 6-05 02 sensor, not solved 72k 7-05 fuel pump, problem solved $537. 73k 3-06 air bag fault, not repaired 86k 11-06 sus links $195. 95k 12-06 swayba 
118000   One valve cover gasket replaced for an oil leak. Both front and rear sway bar links replaced. 
122000   Fan speed control for heat/air, resistor replaced. 
124000   Replaced front struts and rear shocks. Purchased parts from Rockauto online, shop used for labor only. 
130000   Engine oil pan leak and rear valve cover replacement. Trans oil leak. 
132000   Coolant transfer tubes, also called heater tubes. Front firewall to rear heater controls. Made of steel. Late models now aluminum. 
168000   Alternator bearings knocking, original part. Replaced it with a rebuilt 10 year warranty. 
171700   heater control reprogram 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Feb 2005 - Jun 2014
44162 mi US $1 Replaced fuse for radio. 
59086   Remove coolant, flush cooling system, refill ($57.08). Replace ignition wiring ($117.85). Reprogram computer (brake & ABS light stay on-$72.00). 
65000   Low frequency vibration noise in rear when braking at low speed (below 25 mph) caused by parking brake cable connection assembly at drum. Ordered new part and installed upon delivery next day. Less than 2 hours in shop, total. 
77000   Discovered loose left front outer tie rod end during routine annual safety inspection. Removed and replaced. Took about 45 minutes. 
77000   Front suspension bushings worn out, heard thumping noise when driving on rough roads. Anti-sway bar was also replaced. About 2 hrs for repair work. 
84000   Replaced driver door window regulator. Window stopped 2/3 way down and wouldn't close. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ohio, United States
Apr 2007 - Oct 2009
84000 mi US $1081 Squealing of brakes. 
86000   Humming noise - alternator and tensioner assemblies 

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