Question about 1996 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Replaced a battery .then alternator started smoking...then i replaced the alternator..when i connected the battery..the engine fan...wiper blades and headlights turned on but no ignition..power...then when i connected the battery cables again the fuse link wire at the fuse box started smoking

Posted by on

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Don't suppose new battery got connected backwards to start all this did it?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

Bad relays

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Hooked battery up backwards


You need to take the Alternator in for a Bench check. The diodes are probably bad. Wiper switch or motor can be bad. Radio can be smoked.

For wiper motor, the contact points use a system where a derailer mechanically shifts the points to break contact. The contacts are probably fused.

Mar 14, 2014 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi, i have a 2003 mazda6. my alternator went bad and i accidentally took off the positive battery pole off the battery. this caused an overcharge in the system which caused 1. all my indicator bulbs to...


my alternator just died on me, I have disconnected the negative battery terminal, took off the right wheel and shrouds, removed the alternator's upper and lower mounting bolts, but there is one on the side of the electrical connection that is hard to reach, is there any suggestions.....I have a 2003 Mazda 6

Mar 03, 2011 | 2006 Mazda 6

1 Answer

I have something draining my battery and cant find the problem, I replaced the alternator, voltage regulator, and the battery 3 times, The radiator fan stays on and my windshield wipers stay on when i turn...


probably the relays for the wipers and the fan,you should find out what is causing those issues and you may just fix everything,but it is a good place to start.

Jan 28, 2011 | 1987 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

Battery light came on,no power steering.Tried to drive home,ABS light came on,wipers were slow also.Pulled in,car wouldn't start again.


It is most likely your alternator. Your alternator failed and then your battery lost its charge. Have the battery charged and tested before you replace anything just to double check. Either way, the battery needs to be charged seperately. Don't try to charge it with your new alternator or jumper cables as this could burn up your new alternator.

Mar 30, 2010 | 2000 Alfa Romeo GTV

1 Answer

A few months ago a


as far as the wipers go, it sounds like it's just a loose nut that holds each wiper arm on.
the AC problem sounds like a poor alternator and battery. you should replace your battery, then test the alternator. keep the engine running between 1000 and 2000 rpm and turn on every accessory in the car. radio, headlights, high beams, hazards, ac on high, rear defroster, everything. and read the voltage at the battery. if it dips below about 12.5v dc, replace the alternator. and if you've got an aftermarket stereo with an amp and subs, get a deep cycle battery and try to find an alternator with a higher output.

Feb 03, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

1 Answer

2000 Cougar - Car hesitates, acts like no gas getting to it,


you may need to use a high octane gas to clean your injectors and replace the inline gas filter as this should cure the problem. On the wiper blades that is more than likeley the relay switch that is connected to them it should be located near the firewall on the driverside.

Dec 10, 2009 | 2000 Mercury Cougar

3 Answers

Squeaky belt and battery light on now


+++ been told to fix blue smoke...piston rings gone .

Piston rings, valve seals are a good guess for cause of blue smoke. Engin oil additives for high-mileage engines can help the blue smoke problem... Pep Boys and the like -- many different products -- just make sure it's for stopping smoke, not cleaning engines...

+++ squealin....fan belt gone.

Has the alternator belt been tightened? If not, this could be causing both symptoms: dead battery & squealing

+++ battery light on...alternator gone.

Again, this could just be a loose belt, and most likely is the problem...

Aug 14, 2009 | 1998 Mazda Protege

2 Answers

I need to replace the alternator on my wife's 2000 dodge grand caravan sport. How do I go about this?


moz-screenshot.jpgmoz-screenshot-1.jpg Removal & Installation

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Wiper module Accessory drive belt Alternator mounting bolts Alternator harness connectors Alternator

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Alternator Alternator harness connectors Alternator mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Accessory drive belt Wiper module Negative battery cable
  2. hope this helps let me know if you need more. dc

Jun 24, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Dodge Caravan Logo

231 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...