Question about 1997 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

97 Dodge Caravan Auto-Shutdown Problem

97 Dodge Caravan 3.8 Ltr. Engine starts and shuts down after 1-2 seconds (auto-shutdown). After a few minutes or days, the engine will start and run fine, but the instrument cluster will not work immediately. While driving, the instrument cluster will come on. Within a week the cycle starts again. Will replacing the Engine Control Module behind the dash fix the problem? Is there anything I should know before replacing it myself?

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 199 Answers

Distributor, or distributor cap it sure is an electrical problem

Posted on May 26, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Dodge Master
  • 3,854 Answers

Been working on my dad's 97 Caravan longer then i can remember for things you mentioned and have been not able to get him to sell it.
I found that the electrical connections are prone to corrosion and have replaced lots of the wire and pin connection in the wire harness, thank god i have time on my hands.
The instrument panel where the wire harness connects, i found that the solder goes bad and i had to re solder the connector on the back side of the circuit board, where the harness goes so you need to remove the instrument panel from the dash,
Here is a link that can help you retrieve DTC codes and do research on your caravan. I'ld tell you everything what i needed to do to keep my dad's caravan running but that would be a novel. http://www.allpar.com/fix/stall.html

Good luck and keep me posted, glad to help you keep yours running too.

Posted on May 26, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

IT WILL STaRT , RUN FOR 1 MINute AND SHUT OFF BUT WAS rUNNING WITH COVER OFF BUT NOW HAS STOPPED THAT IT WILL RUN FOR 20 SEcONDS AND SHUT OFF


What would cause 1995 Chevy blazer to run for 20 minutes ...

answers.angieslist.com > Auto > Auto Repair & Service
Mar 30, 2014 - For example, can you start the car cold, it will warm for 20 minutes, and shut ... While not a car, my Motorcycle (also fuel injected) would run for a little bit and shut off. The issue ... Answered 1 year ago by WoWHomeSolutions.

Car starts and it shuts off/loses power - CarGurus

www.cargurus.com > Questions > Audi > A4

CarGurusJun 20, 2013 - Car starts and it shuts off/loses power - I have a 2003 Audi A4 Turbo.93K on it. ... \n check out these few options 1. loose or faulty electrical connections at, .... After drying it for a few minutes and cleaning with a dry cotton cloth, I have ... you can't fill your car while its running the gas tank is a vacum while its ...

Car starts then dies in a few seconds - CarGurus

www.cargurus.com > Questions > Ford > Crown Victoria

CarGurusFeb 3, 2014 - Car was running fine, and then engine stops. ... 1 out of 1 people think this is helpful. ... my car will start run for a second an shut off . ... under load, dies,starts 15 minutes later, runs fine then stumbles and dies again 3 answers.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions - Engine Shutting off ...

www.cargurus.com > Questions > Chevrolet > Silverado 1500

CarGurusMay 20, 2015 - Engine Shutting off after about 10-20 seconds on 2004 Silverado ...When the engine is hot, two things occur: (1) thermal effect on .... my 2000 chevy silverado just randomly die then it will start back up idle .... It will run fine for 15minutes. ... run down behind or beside the powersteering pump, that the car will ...

Jan 06, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Engine runs for about 30 seconds and shutdown like an electrical shutdown as opposed to a fuel related shutdown.


Engine fired up, ran normally for 30 seconds, then shut down ...

www.thedieselstop.com > ... > 7.3L IDI Diesels (Not Power Strokes)
Sep 25, 2012 - Engine fired up, ran normally for 30 seconds, then shut down. ... it fired up and has been running since... if it just ran out of fuel jump it, and keep ...

Viewing a thread - cummins m11 starts then dies - AgTalk Home

talk.newagtalk.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=332921...flat...1

Sep 24, 2012 - 9 posts - ‎9 authors
98 KW with a cummins m11 will start and run for 5 seconds then dies. ... anything else like that, because it would run for 30 seconds and then die, not 5. ... The engineprotection system will not shut down the engine unless the ...

[PDF]John Deere Engine Safety Shutdown with "Black Box" (prior ...

www.tuckerbilt.com/.../John%20Deere%20Engine%20Safety%20Shutdo...
John Deere Engine Safety Shutdown with "Black Box" (prior to Tier II ECU ... Ifengine fails to start in 30 seconds, the Low Oil ... Test #1 (Engine not running).

1800 RPM for 30 sec before shut down [Archive] - Pilots of America ...

www.pilotsofamerica.com > ... > Pilot's Lounge > Technical Corner

Jan 01, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

95 caravan runs a few seconds after shut off


Called dieseling the engine runs because of unburnt fuel in the chamber. Sometimes caused by injector bleed down

Feb 25, 2015 | 1995 Dodge Caravan

2 Answers

Engine shuts off


It sounds like the coil

Apr 30, 2010 | 1987 Dodge Shadow

1 Answer

2001 dodge caravan turns off when put into gear


U have a dirty automatic idle speed control valve, do the following to clean it.

get a can of intake cleaner (ABOUT $5.00) from any local auto parts store like NAPA or Carquest, do not use carburetor spray, intake cleaner only or u will damage the Teflon coating inside the throttle valve and air bypass valve, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Apr 29, 2010 | 1996 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

'97 dodge grand caravan engine is off and there is a fan like noise still on? what could this be?


That would be the cooling fans which do tend to run a minute or two after engine shuts off.
This is nothing to worry about and is quite normal, unless it runs for a very long time and runs down the battery. In this case, the fan relay should be replaced.

Jun 06, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Won't run


There are to many things that can cause the no start. Here is a link that can help you understand the possible problems and links to how to retrieve the DTC codes which is activating your Auto Shutdown relay.
Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted http://www.allpar.com/fix/stall.html

May 26, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Dodge Caravan Logo

767 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8499 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...