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2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (5%)

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2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (44%)

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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2011 - Feb 2013
Jan 2013

C $30
worn stabalizer bar bushings replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Kansas, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2017
Oct 2011

71500 mi
Sway Bar Bushings were worn - replaced by dealer at no charge (should have been fixed before vehicle was sold to me) Steering rack pinion seal leaking. (Dealer replaced steering rack assembly) 
Oct 2013

98700 mi

US $75
Vehicle was leaking coolant; Found to be water pump and the water pump was replaced. 
Dec 2013

102000 mi

US $260
Vehicle was having a noticeable "stumble" usually at about 45 MPH; Diagnosed by Transmission Shop (used a diagnostic reader connected to OBD2 port) as misfires in Cyl#2. Had another shop replace spark plugs and plug wires. 
Apr 2014

105000 mi

US $385
Starter would "click" but not turn over. Solenoid failing. When taken to dealer for starter issues they reported that the valve cover gaskets and the oil pan gasket were leaking oil. Dealer reported rear shocks are severely rusted. 
Jan 2015

106000 mi

US $325
Check Engine Illuminated - Engine running rough at idle and driving. Codes read and found Cylinder #4 Misfire. Shop diagnosed as bad coil for #4 cylinder. Coil assembly replaced, codes cleared and problem resolved. 
Mar 2015

126000 mi

US $13
Check Engine Light Illuminated - Code read as Misfire detected Cylinder #2. Miss was only intermittent. Replaced spark Plugs for Cylinders 2, 4 & 6. Examined old plug and found no visible defect. Plugs only had 50K miles since replacement. 
Jun 2015

131000 mi

US $192
Accessory Drive Belt making a Squealing sound under load with AC running. Shop diagnosed as bad idler pulley and replaced pulley and serpentine belt. 
Nov 2015

139000 mi

US $795
Alternator bearing growling loudly - replaced Alternator. Radiator leaking from tank/Tube junction on driver side of vehicle. Code P0303 stored and set MIL. Irregular miss. Problem not yet fixed. 
Mar 2017

156852 mi

US $58
Coolant was being lost, no leak visible. Shop performed a coolant system pressure test and found coolant weeping from lower hose/radiator connection. Repaired by tightening the clamp at this hose connection. System held pressure (20 psi) for 30 minutes after repair with no sign of additional leakage. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

117300 mi

US $35
Replaced power steering fluid reservoir because the internal/integral filter was clogged. 
Feb 2016

120900 mi

US $700
Replaced water pump and coolant pipe. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2008

48000 mi

US $240
replaced fuel pump 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2005 - May 2013
Dec 2005

20800 mi
Front suspension noise. Replaced sway bar links and bushings under warranty 
May 2006

23800 mi
Left electric sliding door would not close. Replaced wiring under warranty 
Mar 2008

40000 mi

US $32
Power steering whine. Purchased new reservoir and installed. 
May 2008

42000 mi
Water pump leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2009

56000 mi

US $531
Bad alternator bearing. Bad alternator bearing. 
Jan 2010

59000 mi

US $150
Accelerator would stick at idle position. Problem was traced to the throttle plate assembly. The assembly was cleaned and lubricated. No parts needed. Accelerator would stick at idle position. Problem was traced to the throttle plate assembly. The assembly was cleaned and lubricated. No parts needed. 
Nov 2011

80000 mi

US $350
Passenger sliding door only closes part way. The wiring harnass has a broken wire. 
Feb 2012

81000 mi

US $350
Right rear sliding door's wiring harness needed to be replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Virginia, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2011
May 2010

132000 mi

US $700
car was losing coolant. It was determined that it needed the water pump replaced. ABS control module failed and needed replacement. 
Jun 2011

153000 mi

US $688
catalytic converter replaced 
Jul 2011

155000 mi

US $78
Instrument panel went out due to blown fuse 

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2004 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Grand Caravan in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2014
Sep 2010

76000 mi

US $90
Cruise control actuator quit working, replaced and works fine. Door lock actuator failed on drivers side sliding door. Replaced 
Nov 2010

77400 mi

US $50
Sway bar bushings loose causing a noise when going over bumps especially when it is cold outside. 
Apr 2011

81800 mi

US $95
Engine light came engine run rough and on slow on acceleration on read code for EGR valve. Replaced valve. $75 Driver door power window quit working. Took apart door removed motor/cleaned commentator lubed and reassembled. It is more noisy than before but works well. 
Dec 2011

90000 mi

US $15
Engine light came on. Code diagnosed as small vacuum leak. 
Mar 2012

92000 mi

US $90
Drivers side window motor quit. Replaced motor and lubed gears and cables. 
Apr 2012

92200 mi

US $14
Engine light came on P440 Very small vaccum leak. Replaced fuel cap with aftermarket cap. If you drill a hole to reattach the cap lanyard be sure to use sealant in the hole before reinstalling the lanyard. 
Dec 2012

103000 mi

US $189
Alternator tested very low, going on long trip did not want to deal with failure on the way. 
Dec 2013

114000 mi

US $200
Engine light on Code P0441 Evap System Pressure. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2011

57040 mi

C $300
airbag light stayed on...needed watch (clock spring) replacement. backordered which took a month at first dealer but found it at another. It was partly paid for by dealer as that is where I bought the car used and they honoured that CD player does not work on this used car. not worth repair.use ipod instead. radio sounds fine...it is the player alone that is defective 
Nov 2013

68820 mi

C $375
Belt idler and belt. Idler bearing failing and belt cracking, also replaced p.s. Reservoir and replaced p.s fluid . 
Sep 2015

72540 mi
Engine light error as car is working correctly and reset code did not reoccur 
Nov 2015

72740 mi

C $200
Coolant leak replaced water pump. 
Apr 2017

80600 mi
Apparently linkage from auto transmission selector was not quite engaged and after 20 km it went into neutral during acceleration and the computer showed error which was the transmission shift module or something similar. It faulted as the power to the module is cut when car is in neutral so there might be a sticking cable from the drivers control stick to the auto transmission. I was able to drive the van normally after making certain the transmission is engaged correctly without any trouble. It os possible that a long winter in which vehicle was driven little allowed the linkage to stiffen and not engage as it ought to. We shall see as a replacement of this module is more than the vehicle is worth. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Jun 2013

117000 mi

US $428
RT front caliper, front disc brake, front disc brake rotor, pads. Flush brake system with ABS 
Nov 2013

123000 mi

US $1068
Replaced rear heat lines. Replaced H VAC Head 
Jan 2014

124700 mi

US $308
Spark plugs, wires, & coil replaced. Cylinder tune up. Battery replaced. Installed new door latch actuator. 
Feb 2014

125100 mi

US $205
Door lock switch replaced. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2012

107880 mi

C $689
Oil leak at Crank 
Nov 2012

109280 mi

C $550
Jan 2013

110760 mi

C $450
Oil Pan replacement 
Feb 2013

111560 mi

C $500
May 2013

113340 mi
Tranny slipping 
Sep 2013

114700 mi
Exhaust system toast - decided that it was time to move on from this vehicle... Tranny slipping, never fixed. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Florida, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

82000 mi

US $300
Whining Noise. 
Jun 2009

92000 mi

US $100
Whining Noise Intermittent. I added Power Steering Fluid and the noise stopped. 
Aug 2009

94000 mi

US $135
"Check Engine Light" came on. - Mobile Mechanic found bad EGR Valve and replaced it. Problem cleared. 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2016
Aug 2012

80300 mi

US $50
Right turn signal quit working, had to replace the multi function switch 
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $65
Power lock actuator froze, sliding door could not be opened or unlocked. 
Nov 2013

87000 mi

US $200
Ignition would not turn, van was blocking oil change lane, entire ignition with key was replaced in order to get van to move. 
Feb 2014

89000 mi

US $100
Front blower motor quit working. Replaced blower fan and resistor. 
Jun 2016

107000 mi

US $100
Compressor replaced Serpentine belt replaced 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

106020 mi

C $50
Faulty oil pressure sender-replaced 
Aug 2011

118420 mi

C $85
Rusted coolant line-replaced myself 
Dec 2011

121520 mi

C $30
Replaced front sway bar bushings 
Oct 2012

124000 mi

C $100
Worn out tie rod end-replaced Sway bar link replaced 
Nov 2014

141940 mi

C $30
blower resistor 
Jul 2015

147560 mi

C $60
Seized caliper ruined brake rotor 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

110000 mi

US $180
small radiator leak - replaced radiator, thermostat, rusty thermostat housing, rusty return pipe to water pump 

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2004 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Caravan in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

54000 mi
head gasket, replaced water pump, drive belts did tune up, egr valve wires, also had them replace and bleed power steering fluid due to noise 
Jun 2013

67000 mi

US $300
window motor was replaced driver side, 
Dodge Caravan in New York, United States
- May 2007
Dec 2005

20000 mi
left outer tie rod replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2006

30000 mi
Overheated. Massive coolant leak. Replaced all rear coolant lines. 
Aug 2006

32000 mi
Power sliding door stopped working. Bad harness. 
Dec 2006

37000 mi

US $100
Right outer tie rod end replaced -- failed annual inspection. 
Apr 2007

42000 mi

US $50
ABS warning light -- bad sensor replaced. HVAC fan failed -- replaced fan and resistor. 
May 2007

43000 mi
Brake failure (RED) light on .. no problem found on first and second visit. Bad harness repaired on third visit. 
Dodge Caravan in Oregon, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2013

117000 mi

US $525
Leaking water pump, replaced with new and new serpentine belt, LOF, replaced oil pan bolt with new. 

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2004 Dodge Caravan 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Caravan in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

74000 mi

US $100
Dealer replaced Steering Rack. Brought van back the following week due to creaking sound in front end. Their idea to fix was to apply grease on the rubber bushing that connects the stabilizer bar to the frame. Now bushing pops out when under stress/bump. Rubber bushing popped out and stabilizer bar shifted to the right. Had to gingerly drive to local repair shop. They were able to fasten the bushing around the stabilizer bar but cautioned that due to wear on the clamp, it could pop out again. 
Dodge Caravan in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2008

34720 mi

C $100
Front sway bar links and bushings replaced. Left rear wheel cylinder leaking and was replaced. 
Apr 2008

35960 mi
Blower fan stopped working. Dealer replaced resistor. 
Dodge Caravan in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jul 2014
Feb 2009

48603 mi

C $926
EGR valve failure, tune up, fuel service and ignition wire set. Also cylinder 6 was misfiring  
Mar 2010

57660 mi

C $2150
Steering rack leaking. Leaking water pump Owner attempted to change ATF/filter via transmission pan drop. However, stripped bolts and could not reattach pan to transmission body. Brought to shop to repair stripped threads (heli coils), and re-attach pan with RTV gasket sealer. 
Aug 2010

59520 mi

C $800
Front driver's side wheel had grinding noise as it rotated through specific points on the wheel. Sound would disappear at higher speeds (eg. over 20 km/h). Dealer fixed front lower control arm bushing and lubed sway bar bushings. Fixed.  
Mar 2011

64480 mi

C $700
Leak in radiator due to separation of the radiators side walls (where it is crimped together). Leak originated along the passenger side of the radiator. Had to completely replace radiator. 
Jan 2012

69440 mi

C $25
Passenger side rear rim had corroded. As a result, the tire was leaking air 
Dodge Caravan in Maryland, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2016

54000 mi

US $870
Cracked fuel pump module in top of fuel tank. Van spraying gasoline over top of fuel tank while being driven. Very dangerous! 
Sep 2017

57000 mi

US $129
Emmision system. Problem turned out to be gas cap. I had to reset codes and run for a week. 
Dodge Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

70060 mi

C $400
Coolant leak discovered. Radiator replaced due to pinhole. 

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2004 Dodge Caravan / Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

Dodge Caravan in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

39680 mi
Replaced leaking water pump. Replaced PCV valve. 
Jul 2009

41540 mi

C $30
Change Right suspension arm retaining back door. Was rusted and sticky when trying to open back door. Got it from scrap yard for 30$Cd 
Dodge Grand Caravan in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

C $1500
Pitting of the exhaust manifold 

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