9th Jan 2015, 04:02
I have a 98 Grand Voyager. The car's radio works once in blue moon, the windshield wipers the same, and the gauges cut out every now and then. I was driving to work today and the car shut down. Got it started, drove another 10 miles, and stalled out again. Any thoughts?
10th Jan 2015, 10:43
I've had a few of these Caravans over the years. Cheap to buy and a great reliable beater; underrated in my opinion.
First thing I would check would be battery and electrics. Perhaps it's an old battery and it needs replacing. Another option would be the alternator not being able to hold a charge. A common problem with any older car.
Another good thing to do is change the fuel filter. Often they haven't been changed in years and have been running low grade fuel (most people don't put premium in a 97 Caravan, let's be honest here).
Stalling problems can also be a dirty fuel injector system, dirty O2 sensors, etc, once again from low grade fuel. If you fill up with premium, add a bottle of fuel injector cleaner to the tank, and sometimes stalling problems will stop just like that. If not, you may need to replace the O2 sensors.
14th Jan 2015, 15:40
Try a thinner oil in winter, like 20 instead of 30. It might be reading as no oil, when it's just too thick when it's cold.
2nd Jun 2015, 21:05
I have a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager with a 3.3L engine. The dashboard went out; it comes on for a couple of seconds, then goes out again. I've many ideas of what it could be, but need to know the least expensive fix to the problem?
18th Jul 2015, 18:36
After spending $2000 on other parts, the instrument panel did not come on again on my 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager. The last visit to my mechanic, he asked me if I wanted him to cut the alarm system wires because he said that was doing it; I said no. All I know is something is making the instrument panel not work and my engine to not start.
19th Jul 2015, 12:43
So, the mechanic told you the (probably aftermarket and incompetently installed) alarm system was causing your problem, yet you told him not to remove it?
Do you really think you need an alarm system on a 17 year old minivan?