20 Most Recent 1994 Dodge Caravan - Page 9 Questions & Answers


Several things could be causing this, I had a caravan and the shuddering I experienced
was due to a worn out front motor mount, (the CV axles had already been replaced)
Mine also had a fuel line leak at the flexible gas line from the tank to the solid line
on the chassis. I would definitely inspect the fuel lines first for any cracking.
Hope this helps.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011


Three things come to mind. You may have an exhaust system leak. Or, the rear hatch is not closing good, or not sealing properly, allowing exhaust fumes to enter the rear compartment. If you drive with the rear windows open, the exhaust fumes will be drawn into the vehicle while the vehicle is moving. Just some ideas on where to look for the source of the fumes. Don't take the problem lightly. The fumes can be deadly, or at the very least, make you ill.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 01, 2011


im having the same problem .. did you ever find out what was causing it?

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 29, 2011


2nd gear is the default when the computer sees a problem,when you restart it is cleared. I thought the clearing procedure was key on engine off,depress throttle fully 4 times within 5 seconds.
If it clears when you restart I would think that a good sign,at least it's not a hard fault.
Most likely a control solenoid in the module mounted on the front of the trans-axle.Serviceing the tranny would be a good start ,wouldn't get it flushed ,just drop the pan and change the filter.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 19, 2011


I WILL GIVE YOU INSTRUCTION.GIVE ME LITTLE TIME GOT TO WORK IN A LITTLE WHILE.GET BACK WITH YOU.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


Sounds like a fuse to me. The fuse panel is under the drivers side of the dash. Sometimes they "pull" down toward you. You will want to reference the manual for the proper fuse location. It should be a yellow fuse (20 Amp.) The fuse will be burnt and the metal inside melted and split if it is bad. Let me know if this helps.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011


SOMETIMES YOU CAN GET A SMALL PICK SET, AND WORK THE BROKEN PART OUT! AS A LOCKSMITH, I'M USED TO DOING THIS! EASIER THAN REPLACING THE IGNITION SWITCH, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE AN EXTRA KEY!

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011


Remove the transmission pan, change the tranny oil filter & adjust the low-reverse band. Any chilton or haynes manual gives the tolerances & step by step procedure to effect repairs. You will need approx. 7 qts. of tranny fluid. Hope this helps. Good luck!

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


when the check engine light comes on it sets and stores a code
there are over 300 codes of possible codes
what you need to do is take your van somewhere and have the codes read (most major parts stores will do this free of charge )
give us the codes here and we can help you more
my best guess with you saying car shaking is you have a misfire but without codes that just a guess in the dark

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 26, 2011


fuel pump..check to see if you have fuel getting to fuel rail.if do...might be a vacuum leak

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011


The recomended tire size for your van is P205/70R15. Most tire shops can get thos if they dont maintain them in stock.

Hope this helps =)

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011


I had this happen to me getting on the highway one day. I ended up replacing every fuse in teh panel and the ECM to get it running again. I don't believe it was an ECM problem, it looked like the company I had install an alarm in the car had not spliced a wire in properly and that wire came free and shorted the main fuse bus to the ignition circuit. By a mix pack of fuses, about $3, and replace every fuse in the panel and see if that corrects the problem.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


4.5 quarts of oil. It doesn't really matter what brand you use as long as it is the right side. The auto part store keeps the log book in the area of the oil. You can look there to get the right size. Walmart has the same thing but it is through a computer database that is usually in the oil aisle. If you need anything else crazt b$#!@, let me know. I am here to help. Have a good weekend.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 19, 2011


Don't bother. Replace the unit.
3.0 liter
The oil pump assembly used on this engine is mounted at the front of the crankshaft. The oil pump also retains the crankshaft front oil seal.
  1. Remove the accessory drive belts.
  2. Remove the timing belt cover and timing belt. Refer to the timing belt removal and installation procedures in this section.
  3. Remove the crankshaft sprocket.
  4. Remove the oil pump mounting bolts (5), and remove oil pump assembly. Mark mounting bolts for proper installation during reassembly.

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pump and engine block gasket surfaces thoroughly.
  2. Position a new gasket on pump assembly and install on cylinder block. Make sure correct length bolts are in proper locations and tighten all bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  3. Install the crankshaft sprocket and timing belt. Recheck engine timing marks.
  4. Install the timing belt covers. For more details, refer to the timing belt cover installation procedures.
  5. Install the accessory drive belts.
  6. Refill the crankcase and start the engine.
  7. Check for correct engine oil pressure and for any oil leakage.
3.3 and 3.8 liter engines


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the dipstick.
  2. Raise the vehicle and support safely. Drain the oil and remove the oil pan.
  3. Remove the oil pickup.
  4. Remove the chain case cover.
  5. Disassemble the oil pump as required.

To install:
  1. Assemble the pump. Tighten the cover screws to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
  2. Prime the oil pump by filling the rotor cavity with fresh oil and turning the rotors until oil comes out the pressure port. Repeat a few times until no air bubbles are present.
  3. Install the chain case cover.
  4. Clean out the oil pickup or replace as required. Replace the oil pickup O-ring and install the pickup to the pump.
  5. Install the oil pan.
  6. Install the dipstick. Fill the engine with the proper amount of oil.
  7. Connect the negative battery cable and check the oil pressure. Check for any oil leaks.
for the 3.3 you can rebuild, 3.0 - replace.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


did your vehichle completely run out of gas , if so after adding gas , it will take a short while for pump to pump gas to engine, also if you have a owners manual, look in it and look under fuel, to see if it show s a fuel reset button, if so, you will have to push the reset button to reactivate the fuel pump. sometimes , they are loacated at the right or left rear in side, or under the the right side of instrument panel.

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 14, 2011


its the aulternator needs repair or replace it actually it kills the battery gradually

1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


You didn't say the engine size here are the two most common engines for that year. There was a 3.3, if you need that one just write a comment.

2.5 liter SOHC L4 VIN "K"
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1994 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 06, 2011

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