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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Transmission 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.
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Repair costs are in local units.

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

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. 
Dodge in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 155000    
162000 150 Transmission fluid leaking, replaced pan seal. Still leaking, needs another seal replaced too. 
 

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2010 133000    
146000 200 Left front axle shaft snapped in half at U-joint. Towed to trusted transmission shop, who repaired it same day. 
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    
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  
241800  
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. 
 

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