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  1. New Style Problem sover Swaybar Bushings

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Your control arm bushings are solid rubber too. The rubber in a normal sway bar bushing or control arm bushing flexes to allow rotation, but it does not allow the bar to slip within its grip. It provides some extra damping because the rubber is trying to force the suspension back to ride-height...
  2. Delete exhaust resonator

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Formula one seems to not care about bends, and they're the guys that would spend millions of dollars on something that could make a few more horsepower. Notice they all have headers instead of an exhaust manifold too.
  3. I guess I’m locked out

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    We do know happened, the van failed in the exact procedure outlined in the manual. What you're suggesting is that immediately, the very first time they turned the correct key, the ASD relay or a related component failed, and created the exact same symptoms sans security light. It's like...
  4. I guess I’m locked out

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    It's possible that something else is broken, but unlikely. If it barks like a dog, walks like a dog, looks like a dog, it could be an outer space alien, but it's probably just a dog. All the symptoms align with the key not having the correct transponder, OP says everything worked fine on the...
  5. 06T&C dash banging/knocking on bumps though not all

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    The mount broke, the strut rod still had the nut and a piece of the mount attached to it. KYB Strut, maybe 5 years old.
  6. 06T&C dash banging/knocking on bumps though not all

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I wouldnt drive it like that. My strut failed exactly like yours 2 months ago, and it folded up like the Back to The Future DeLorean tires when I pulled into a parking spot. Please excuse my embarrassingly bald tire, I was waiting to buy new tires, when I changed wheel size, when I...
  7. I guess I’m locked out

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Source: DaimlerChrysler Corporation, 2005 Chrysler RG/RS(Voyager), Technical Service Manual There is nothing wrong with the relays, there is nothing wrong with the battery, starter, ASD, or anything else. The key does not have a transponder. the engine will shut off after 2 seconds if the...
  8. New Style Problem sover Swaybar Bushings

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Suprisingly, Nylon against steel, dry and without lubrication, has a lower coefficient of friction than rubber does greased. Nylon is typically used in self lubricating bearings, bushings, and slides...
  9. I guess I’m locked out

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Transponder key. There is a computer chip inside the key which is read by the computer. Get a chrysler dealership to make it, take them your title or registration and drivers license.
  10. Frame starting to rust

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I think it's the oxidizers carried by the H2O, salt is sodium chloride or potassium chloride. It rains plenty here in Texas, and we too have Oxygen in the atmosphere, but we don't get rust like yall do, because we don't have salt on the roads.
  11. Engine block heater

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    You could just measure the resistance to know the intended voltage. Power = ( V^2 ) / R So for a 1500 watt heater- 1500 = ( 120^2 ) / R 1500 = ( 14400 ) / R R × 1500 = 14400 R = 9.6 ohms For the same circuit on 240V 1500 = ( 240 ^ 2 ) / R R = 38.4 ohms In a nutshell, you will need 4 times...
  12. Delete exhaust resonator

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Back pressure is a myth, the exhaust gas is at several thousand PSI when it exits the exhaust valve. The gains that can be made with exhaust are exactly the same as with the intake, by tuning the runners to the port. A properly tuned header will allow pulses of exhaust to flow through the...
  13. 99 Caravan Headlight Switch

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    It's caused by corrosion on the contacts inside the switch. Maybe you left the window down and it rained? Best solution is to replace the switch. You can temporarily fix it by removing the switch, and cleaning the corrosion off the back of the switch with electrical contact cleaner. I ended up...
  14. New Style Problem sover Swaybar Bushings

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Just put whatever is cheapest, sway bar bushings are extremely simple. Most sway bar bushings are supposed to grip onto the sway bar and flex when it travels, it looks like on the 4th Gen they added a nylon insert to allow the bar to rotate freely. There are 3 solutions if the nylon isn't...
  15. Frame starting to rust

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    The issue is that while the grease will prevent further moisture from getting to the metal, it will seal the present moisture in with the rust. If you cover rust up in an air tight coating, the rust continues to grow, unless the protective coating also has some desiccant property to absorb the...
  16. Brake Upgrade

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I can't put my finger on exactly how the brakes feel different with the full 4th Gen disc/disc setup, but it feels different. The suspension doesn't feel like it dives as bad, but it does feel like it dives more, if that makes any sense? Much longer pedal travel with the smaller 3rd Gen MC, but...
  17. P1698 No CCD Bus Messages and Instr Cluster Not Functional

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Congrats on diagnosing and fixing it! Thanks for posting the fix.
  18. Frame starting to rust

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    You gotta seal the moisture inside for maximum effectiveness.:rolleyes:
  19. Transmission fluid riddle

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Because the pan is tiny compared to the size of the filter? Once you're 1.25 quarts low, you're probably ingesting air into the pump which is causing pressure issues for the friction disc actuators. Have you recently changed the transmission filter? I did mine a while back and found that the...
  20. Ride Height

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    You could just put in Grand Caravan or T&C coil springs. A premium, 3.8L, AWD van is much heavier than a SWB Caravan.
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