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My brakes are not working, parking or standard,
Hi there: If you have brake fluid that is leaking near the tires, your entire brake system will be rendered broken. The brake system depends on solid hydraulic pressure in order to effectively work. When brake fluid is leaking, one...
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Van running rough, cuts off 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan
Hello - there are several problems that can cause rough running and stalling. Fuel system issues including clogged fuel filter or injectors, incorrect fuel pressure can cause this. Dirty or malfunctioning idle air control valve or air leaks in the...
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Brake piston compressed rather than turning
The rear calipers on this vehicle incorporate the parking brake system. The parking brake system uses a rotating screw inside the caliper that will push the caliper piston out when parking brake lever is rotated on the caliper. When the...
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Had a computer check done and the scanner said to replace the Oxygen sensor.
Hi there. The oxygen (O2) sensors have two functions, read the emissions and preheat the tip for measuring. Usually the tip will no longer preheat up causing the sensors to not register the emissions. Other times the O2 sensors tend...
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Electrical problems
Hi there. It sounds like a blown fuse that supplies power to the accessories. Check all the fuses and replace as necessary. Recheck to see if the operation is as specified. There could be a short circuit if the fuse...
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Emergency flashers activating on their own.
Hello. If your hazard lights are malfunctioning, especially after a jump start, then it may be possible that there is an issue with one of the electrical components. The flashers are controlled by electrical relays that switch power to them...
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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan - Codes P0700, P0734, P0732, P0871, P0846, and P0841
All of the codes that you listed indicate that you have a bad transmission. Since you have so many different codes for the transmission I do not think it is worth trying to fix the codes individually. The best course...
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Car died while driving.
Hello. Thank you for writing in. How old is your battery? Considering your symptoms are similar to battery failure issues, start by checking the battery. You can do this at home with a voltmeter (your looking for 10volts when cranking),...
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My 2007 Grand Caravan has hard detonation problems.
Hello. Engine detonation and power loss can be caused by a few different things. Keep in mind that engine detonation can quickly become a bigger issue if left unchecked, and in serious cases can even lead to engine damage. It...
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What would cause a heavy shake when the van is just about to shift under a load? Speed does not matter.
Hi there: In many cases, the symptoms you're describing can be caused by loose motor mounts, steering stabilizer bars, or other front end suspension components. If the shaking occurs during shifting of the transmission, it could be a harmonic balancer...
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Heat in the front won't work
Hi there. The front heater core my be restricted. A cooling system flush may resolve the problem. It may be a faulty temperature blend door actuator if the blower motor is still not operational. Checking the fuse would be in...
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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan hard detonation problems
Take a compression tester and check the compression of each cylinder. This will determine how much pressure will hold in the cylinders. If the pressure is 120 or higher, then the cylinders are okay. If the pressure is lower than...
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My 2007 Grand Caravan hard detonation problem
As you know, a misfire can be caused by many different reasons such as bad spark plugs, spark plug wires, faulty fuel injectors, lack of voltage to fuel injectors, incorrect fuel pressure, an air intake leak and many other possibilities....
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Installed new rack and pinion,power steering pump and lines worked good for 2 days now no power steering. No leaks
Hi there. The replacement of the power steering components, should of lasted more than 2 days. If, there is a power steering cooler present in the system. It should have been flushed, to prevent contamination of the newly replaced power...
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Location of the cabin filter and rocking noise underneath vehicle. Gas guage keeps going up and down
Hi there. The air cabin filter on the Caravan is located behind the glove box. To access it, you'll have to remove the glove box or have a professional mechanic replace the air cabin filter. In regards to the knocking...
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My 4.0 engine that I had purchased before blew out and now I can't afford 4.0 engine. Could I replace the engine with small 3.3L, even if performances decrease?
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. You can replace your vehicle with any engine size as long as the engine will bolt up to the transmission, the electrical harness will match the engine as it did on the 4.0L,...
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Vehicle would not start, I am trying to get it started but it won't start. I am trying to locate the starter but I can't find it.
The starter will be on the back of the engine, typically on the bottom near where the engine and transmission meet. There is a large power cable that leads from the battery straight to the starter. Follow this cable and...
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Van engine dies while driving.
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay to the van. Make sure that the relay is working. There should be fuel pressure on the fuel rail of at least 35 psi. If the pressure is not there, then the fuel...
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Brakes
Sometimes when the brake pads are changed without replacing or resurfacing the rotors can cause the brake pads to not seat into the rotors. This can cause the brakes to seem like they are not stopping the vehicle without stepping...

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