1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Dodge Grand Caravan 1998

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

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

Other (4%)

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

Engine not specified

245000 mi Transmission failed. Transaxle housing cracked due to internal failure; resulted in external fluid leak. No repair. Van donated to Goodwill. 
155000 mi

US $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

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. 
202000 mi

US $500
Transmission went out at 202k miles. Limp home mode due to no overdrive clutch left. 
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  
146000 mi

US $200
Left front axle shaft snapped in half at U-joint. Towed to trusted transmission shop, who repaired it same day. 

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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Transmission Problems

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