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  1. SLOW/No Crank NO start 98' 3.8L Dodge Grand Caravan

    3.8L V6 Tech Talk
    Took apart engine to replace a broken hydraulic lifter. After replacing lifter and spark plugs, coil pack, oil sender sensor, MAP Sensor, throttle position sensor, fuel filter and sender, starter tests good, new battery, new serpentine belt and pulley/tensioner. Got it to crank and start drove...
  2. FYI: 2001 3.8L Water Pump

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Just want to post a quick write-up of my experience changing out the water pump on our '01 T&C with the 3.8L. Reason for changing the pump was what became a constant chirping squeak from the rear engine area. (Alternator and idler pulley had been replaced in the past two years.) Inspection of...
  3. Will 2006 3.8L Pacifica engine fit 2006 Town & Country?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Took my 2006 Town & Country (3.8L, 163,000 miles) to dealer to diagnose a rough idle condition after I ruled out all the usual suspects. They found low compression on cylinder 2, so I had them pull the head thinking the valves might be pitted or burned. They reported the valves are fine, but the...
  4. Hello All!

    Introduce Yourself and Your Minivan
    I would like to introduce me and my wonderful minivan! LOL well here she is! 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L
  5. PCV valve replacement, 3.8L How to

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hello After perusing the internet researching how to replace a PCV valve on a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country I found many different opinions and experiences. The biggest problem reported was getting the PCV valve out without damaging the valve cover. This is how I did it. It is imperative to...
  6. 3.8L Dodge Caravam Stalling at Low RPM

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    . My 2003 Grand Caravan Sport would stall just after starting (backing out of my driveway), or at a traffic light taking my foot off the brake then by the time my foot got on the accelerator it would also stall. Taking a slow corner, at low RPM (500-1000) same thing. Sometimes the Tachometer...
  7. Question for the PROs Part II :: Sensor near the OIL filter..

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hi All! I've been away a lot due to a lot of work (guys, do you know that one of the most important INC500 budget hosting provider went bankruptcy and I almost lost everything? Geez.. luckily I had a friend at the datacenter!) but now I am back! Sooo.. my story: I've been changing today the...
  8. ODB II Error Codes P0622 and P1391 (Possibly related to each other)

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Greetings, I have a 2001 Grand Caravan 3.8L V6 AWD that I purchased used in March. A few months ago, I started to get seemingly random charging system indication lights with no codes getting set and lighting the MIL. However, I've been experiencing power dropouts under load (between 2 and 4K...
  9. Weak valve springs on 3.8?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I am taking our 2002, 3.8L T&C to the shop again to try to figure out the random misfire that occurs consistently during warm-up but occasionally when fully warm, especially in cool or wet weather. The last time I had it in I was told by the mechanic that he thought this particular engine was...
  10. Oil Pressure Light 2000 Town & Countty 3.8L

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    The oil light is coming on when stopped. About 57K miles. The oil level is fine and the oil and filter have been changed every 5K. I changed the oil pressure sensor and still have the problem. No strange engine noises. Hard to believe it could be an oil pump or screen at this mileage. What...
  11. What is correct (typical) idle speed for 3.8 L during warm-up and when warm

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hi All, After dealing with an undiagnosed cold engine / cold or wet weather misfire for the better part of a year we finally had an effective repair done on our 2002 T&C. The problem they discovered was a vacuum leak between the upper intake manifold and the engine that involved (so they say)...
  12. DIY advice needed on parts / labor for radiator, water pump, tensioner, timing covers

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hey all-- So the ol' 2000 DGC (3.8L) has coolant leaking out of...everywhere. I took it to my trusted mechanic and the total damage was worth way more than the sale value of the 170k mile vehicle. The wife wanted a 2-door sports coupe (which she got) and to ditch the van, but I convinced her...
  13. 3.8 2003 to 2005 model Engine swap

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Any one has successfully used 3.8l 2003 engine in the 2005 T&C? I have 2003 with low km and my 2005 engine failed, can I swap them? Kalabanga.
  14. '06 3.8L engine removal

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a 2006 Town and Country Touring edition. While I knew it was using oil, apparently it used faster than I replaced. The other day, the wife was driving it and it suddenly started making a loud clacking noise from the engine. (louder than a clicking valve, not as loud as a thrown rod)...
  15. Power steering pump leak

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8L Engine I'm losing power steering fluid through my rusted power steering pump housing. I've reviewed the posts for power steering pump replacement and my repair book. Any suggestions before I get started? It does not look like fun... Questions: 1. Do I really need...
  16. Engine Sputters Between 35 and 50 mph

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I have a 2005 T&C 3.8 liter automatic. The van engine sputters between 35 and 50 mph whether I'm on flat road or going up an incline. The van drives OK, but its really starting to annoy me. I took it to the Chrysler dealership and they replaced the cam and crank sensors and gave it a clean...
  17. Looking to purchase 2000 Grand Caravan Sport

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Looking to purchase a 2000 Grand Caravan Sport, preferably with the 3.8, AWD and the 10 speaker Infinity system. I love the look of the rear wing/spoiler. What problems/things should I consider before starting to look at this specific used model? All comments appreciated.
  18. 2001 T&C 3.8L won't start

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    My '01 T&C (w/ 3.8L) suddenly fails to start. Won't even crank over. I thought it was the battery (battery was 3 mo. old, but took back to store and they said it had a dead cell). Put new battery in, still wouln't crank. Next logical thought is the starter. Fought to replace the starter today...
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