Question about 1997 Dodge Caravan
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?
Distributor, or distributor cap it sure is an electrical problem
Posted on May 26, 2009
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
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