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1997 dodge caravan 2.4 L engine no spark solutions posibilities

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 17, 2019


Hola, mi camioneta se calienta, el abanico del radiador no prende... pasan minutos y la flechita de la temperatura sube a lo maximo y empieza a sonar que esta super caliente... me dijeron que podria ser un sensor, pero pues no se si podria ser otra cosa.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on May 29, 2019


Go to an A/C repair shop and tell them that your "clutches" aren't acting right...then explain the fan issue...cheap $40-60

1997 Dodge... | Answered on May 08, 2019


Hey Jared..my name is Keith..and what you have is a bad door sensor..and you will have to see and figure out which one is bad..i had a bad sensor..after awhile the door ajar light would go out..and then when someone opened the passenger door..then the door ajar light would come back on..so i replaced the door sensor on the passenger side and it fixed the problem..i hope this helps

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 20, 2018


i know a website that has very good manuals online, without expiry i.e. for lifetime. www.reliable-store.com
they can help you with this

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 12, 2018


code p 0700 refers to transmission control system/MIL---malfunction===causes ---wiring ---TCM
code p 0123 refers to throttle position sensor(TP) sensor A, accelerator pedal position sensor A -- high input===causes ---wiring short to positive --- TP/APP sensor ---ECM
also has low input==causes --- wiring short to ground TP/APP sensor and ECM
code p 1698 refers to --no CCD message received from PCM check all wiring harnesses around the radiator and check all connections
refit the thermostat as it is an important part of controlling coolant flow to remove heat from the water by the fins

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017


Misfires are caused by loss of either spark, gas, or compression. Most likely you have lost gas. Spark is normal? Compression is probably okay. Check your fuel pressure-especially when it has stalled and won't restart.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017


stuck valve in the tranny in cold weather let it warm up before driving it then put it in neutral and warm up tranny if it does not slip then it is probably a sticking valve

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 09, 2017


Remove the wiper blades and let the motor cycle a few times as if you were actually wiping the windshield. Then turn off the wipers at the control knob or lever. Re-attach the wiper arms so they are parallel with the bottom of the window yet still on the window. Hopefully this will help. Also, since you replaced the motor, did the new motor you installed have intermittent capability like the original one did? If the motor didn't have intermittent capability like the original then this could also be your problem

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2017


The choke function is not working on a cold engine.
1 clean throttle body and IAC motor air pathways.
2. Check for engine codes, you are looking for a code that relatws to the wngine temperature sensor.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 26, 2017


take tranny pan down and ull c ur shift solenoid it should be the same as a 98 Dakota but to make sure look it up on youtube

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jul 08, 2017


Hello Alkodiak167,

There are always great reasons NOT to take your car to a DEALER... ESPECIALLY after 20 years
(of faithful service)... I think DEALERS HATE old cars.

AFTER 10 YEARS... Dealers (in my opinion) comic book
approach... doesn't help a real mechanical issue...

As to running around an CLEANING GROUND connections:
Wouldn't that be WONDERFUL...

If you want to CONTINUE that BOONDOGGLE... FREE DRAWINGS and TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS are available (USA market) at BBB Industries website... (see below).
Registration is required... as these are real drawings.

If you want to save money... and time... check around
for a FREE DIAGNOSTIC reads... Muffler-shops,
service station and AUTO-PARTS houses (AUTOZONE?).

Keep in mind... If your OXYGEN SENSORS are
REPORTING any issues... NEW OXYGENS SENSORS
will likely ALSO report the same trouble(s).

Vague GENERALITIES to follow:
Engines are all about fire & fuel... and

ARM YOURSELF with a few facts... stabbing at
solutions (while typically cheaper than going to a DEALER)
spends bountiful time and money... usually wasting a lot of good OXYGEN SENSORS in the process...

When you see OXYGEN SENSORS in the diagnostic results... Look for a clogged exhaust (muffler and/or catalytic converter).

You can trouble shoot the OLD FASHIONED way... pressure check, finally toss in a few filters... BUT WHY do you WANT
TO INGORE a perfectly good ON-BOARD-DIAGNOSTIC
system...??

First suggested stab (in the dark)
1997 DODGE CARAVAN 3 3L V6 Throttle Position Sensor TPS RockAuto

FREE Circuit DRAWINGS
BBB Industries Premium Alternators Starters Power Steering Products

Carnac the Magnificent

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 06, 2017


Not sure about your car but on my KIA the dome and rear gate light have switches on the light assemblies themselves for on/off all time/on with door. Check to see if you have same. Also, there may be another "dash" switch, typically on the dash dimmer switch which may be turned all the way from dim to off. Check your dash dimmer switch. Relays are typically in a fuse box under the hood.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 04, 2017


Has anyone bothered to run a computer control module fault code test? That is the very first thing a tech would do. Wiggling wires is likely no the issue here as you found out.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on May 19, 2017

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