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  1. Real world 3.3L oil study: 0W-20 vs. 5W-30

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Purchase date: 4/5/12 Miles at purchase: 106,900 Engine: 3.3L V6 Oil: Amsoil 5W-30 Original Equipment versus Amsoil 0W-20 Signature Series Oil Filter: Donaldson P169071 Synteq Air Filter: Amsoil EaA 170 Lab: Polaris Sampling Method: Sampling pump...
  2. 2002 3.3L Hard Starting Issue

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Recently our van developed a random hard starting condition. Generally we just tap the key and it starts. Periodically, we crank and crank, pause, crank and crank before it starts. Any ideas what may be causing this?
  3. "Problem solved" 2000 3.3L Engine RPM at 3500 or Higher blows fuse marked Engine

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    "Problem solved" 2000 3.3L Engine RPM at 3500 or Higher blows fuse marked Engine I have an 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan and this problem just started 4 weeks ago out of the blue. When I was driving engine died. I replaced the fuse and I was fine for a few days I started checking and it looked...
  4. Today – A New Oil Pan Gasket...

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Well not really because the gasket was bad but because somewhere along the line the oil pan got dented in a little. Not sure how? Maybe something hit it or someone used it as a jacking point? Sorry no pics this time. Anyway, I’m quite certain the pan has never been off before and overall I was...
  5. The 1st GCS Used Oil Analysis Report – Here

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    First you may recall these threads: Maintenance – Round 1 Maintenance – Round 2 This Used Oil Analysis(UOA) report posted below is the first one done on this van after purchasing it one year ago. Here are a few things to note: The current brand of oil was run two consecutive times before...
  6. Rear EVAP canister hoses?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Today I was under my 02 GCS changing out the sway bar bushings and noticed what may be the main cause of my P0442, P0455 Evap leaks. The rear EVAP canister has three hoses going to it and they are all cracked at the connection points. Does anyone know the part numbers to these hoses as well...
  7. Maintenance – Round 3

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    After Maintenance Round 1 and Round 2 this van finally getting up to par. This round, I bought the following Mopar parts from MoparOnlineParts.com HOSE-CRANKCASE VENT [Part# 4781264AC] $5.69 HOSE-PCV VALVE TO INTAKE MANIF [Part# 4781252AA] $1.78 VALVE-PCV [Part# 4694335AB] $8.17 I went...
  8. 0W-20 - Like Water

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Just recently I went to the dealer and got the snow tires taken off the family hauler. Was talking to their service adviser and the topic of new cars using 0W-20 motor oil came up. He said, it's so thin, it's like water. I thought to myself, interesting, what's the viscosity of water? So just...
  9. Maintenance – Round 2

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Today I decided to tackle the spark plugs and plug wires after last weeks success with Maintenance - Round 1. Again, the vehicle, a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L. It had Mopar plug wires and Champion Double Platinum RE14PLP5 spark plugs; most likely factory issue. The engine has...
  10. Maintenance ? Round 1

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Maintenance – Round 1 Did the first oil change and air filter on our newly acquired 2002 GCS 3.3L... AMSOIL EaA170 Nanofiber air filter - Donaldson P169071 "Synteq" oil filter - 5.5 quarts AMSOIL OE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil “High Efficiency Filtration”... Made in USA... Gotta love it...
  11. New to the Mini-Van

    Introduce Yourself and Your Minivan
    Hi, I'm from Northern Idaho and just purchased our first Caravan, a 2002 Grand Caravan Sport. Canadian built. It's got the 3.3L with 107,000-miles. Overall, it's in great shape just needing some general maintenance items. I came to this forum to get up to speed as to the best ways to maintain...
  12. Dummy replacing alternator on 3gen with 3.3 engine - 2 tips

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Thought I'd share some of the stuff I did differently from the book on an alternator job. The subject is a 98 Plymouth Grand Voyager, with 191,000 exactly. The alternator was original and the brushes had worn out. The cast case also had several cracks in it, possibly from me beating it with...
  13. 1995 Grand Caravan 3.3L Engine runs fine except stalls on right turns only.

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    Greetings, I am posting this gremlin of a problem in hopes that it helps someone. For over year now, I've experienced intermittent stalling of the engine when making a moving right turn. This doesn't happen if I stop first, but only when turning into a driveway or parking lot or making a...
  14. Must Sell -- 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager LWB Burgandy 3.3L

    For Sale
    1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager, Burgandy, 3.3L LWB Fully restored at 165kmiles. Tranny should be good through 240kmiles before another rebuild. :lol: Spent 9 years in Arizona (very, very little rust) :thumb: Seats and carpet in good condition All power accessories fully functional 198,900miles...
  15. First-time owner

    Introduce Yourself and Your Minivan
    Hi there. Just got a minivan and wanted to stop by and introduce myself. We've been looking for a vehicle with three rows of seats as we are expecting baby #3 any day now. After visiting a used lot and seeing vehicle after late-model vehicle, each in excess of 50K miles with asking prices as...
  16. 1993 Grand Voyager(3.3 L) -- Bucking when cold

    2nd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1991-1995
    It starts ok and runs ok until the first stop sign or light. It then starts to buck and will cut off. Placing it in neutral causes the bucking to stop. Once it's all warmed up every thing is good. The torque converter is linking and adding stop leak improved the problem, but did not...
  17. 1999 3.3L ALternator removal

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I am new to this site so I apologize if the answer to my questions are in the archives. I was only able to find one rerference. I need to replace the alternator on my '99 Grand caravan, 3.3L, V6. My Haynes manual ( unfortunately, my manual is for 84-93 vans) says to take it out from underneath...
  18. Does 2003 3.3L T&C have a belt splash shield?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a 2003 T&C with the 3.3L and I recently changed the serpentine belt. The Haynes book mentioned removing the belt splash shield in their step-by-step procedure, but on my van the crankshaft pulley and belt are exposed underneath and at the pass wheel well with no shield or cover. Since...
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