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Dodge Grand Caravan Engine Problems

1139 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Grand Caravan. 306 of these members (26.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 498 engine repairs to Dodge Grand Caravans--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 1828 repairs.

Dodge Grand Caravan engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 321 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Dodge Grand Caravan repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

45000 mi   BCM Module replaced 3rd row folding seats will not latch in upright position Neither power sliding door operates Bad Alternator Bad Front Struts A/C Blower Motor Gone 

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

49600 mi C $625 Coolant line to rear heater corroded resulting in coolant leak. 
43400 C $236 check engine light -- code p0138 - replaced O2 sensor 
60760   Replaced water pump under warranty thermostat replaced 
62000   Fault code P0406 - replace EGR valve. 

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2005 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

26000 mi   Misfire in cylinder 4. Performed TSB- replaced spark plugs, wires and performed a PCM flash., 
42000 US $100 Replaced EGR Valve 
58000   Leaking water pump-replaced Trans shudder from 2nd to 3rd. Flashed computer. 

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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

60760 mi C $200 O2 sensor defective and replaced. 
68820   Water Pump was leaking. 
70680   Had a coolant and it was determined that the radiator was defective. 

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2002 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
130000   Engine oil pan leak and rear valve cover replacement. 

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2001 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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   Engine ping...cause unknown (too many possible causes). 
136400   Repair rad leak. 

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2001 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

103000 mi US $1063 Replace water pump 

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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

158-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

89000 mi US $150 Water pump pulley fell off. Replaced water pump and pulley. 
98000   Fuel pump defective. Replaced pump with OEM unit. 
99000   Excessive engine oil consumption. Blue smoke from tailpipe during acceleration. Engine teardown reveal oil control rings "cooked up", possibly from November 2007 overheat. Replaced all compression and oil control rings. 
127000   Small engine coolant leak near timing chain cover. Sealing surfaces of coolant passages on cover were corroded, not likely to provide a reliable seal. Owner replaced timing chain cover with new OEM replacement. Front motor mount rubber insert torn. Replaced all four motor mounts with OEM replacement parts. 
157000   Valve cover gaskets starting to leak. Replace gaskets. 
115000 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. 

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