Question about 2001 Dodge Caravan
Reseting the codes on your car will clear flags that your car has to complete again and until it does shifting may be hard or sloppy you may increase your fuel mileage as the computer has to learn all over how you drive. And if you need help and you go to someone who does have a scanner you will have lost some soft codes that standard OBDII scanners will not pick up making you spen money for troubleshooting that they can't find or make it much harder to find. Also some states it's against the laww to clear codes due to emmison laws and can be fined up to $10.000 per incidence. Ant the auto parts store will scan your computer but WILL not clear codes becasue they can be held liable.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Sadly, you cannot reset the car's computer by yourself unless you have a certain hand-held computer. Fortunately, every auto parts store has one and will clear the codes for you for free. They will plug it into your OBD input and configure some settings, restarting your car's computer, clearing the codes.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
First I will recommend that not to go for reset. Resetting is easy but it will cause further problems. Check Engine Light on this car usually means that the fault is in the Emission Controls. Also this can be caused if there persists a fault in the O2 Sensor or in the Catalytic Converter. But nothing I can suggest until you give us the Fault Code. CEL ( Check Engine Light ) doesn't come on on its own, it is accompanied with a Fault Code which gets encoded into the Computer. Try Scanning the Computer with a OBD2 Scanner and retrieve the Fault Code. Then we can diagnose the Problem and give appropriate solution.
Kindly get it scanned and reply us.
But on your point, to reset CEL, you need to unplug the Battery and keep it unplugged for 5 Min and get it plugged. This will completely reset the Code in the Computer.
NOTE:-------------- Don't try to reset it. Only reset it if you are sure that the Computer doesn't have any Fault Codes. If you reset it without getting the Code, the Code will be erased and will never be retrieved for Diagnosis. This will make repairing impossible.
Thank you Sir, Have a nice day.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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.
The service is completely free 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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 29, 2016 | Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks
Oct 12, 2011 | 1995 Saab 900
May 13, 2011 | 2005 Chevrolet Aveo
Apr 30, 2011 | Mercedes-Benz E320 Cars & Trucks
Mar 18, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala
Mar 30, 2010 | 1997 Ford Taurus
Nov 08, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Caravan
Sep 30, 2009 | 2001 Audi A6
Mar 31, 2009 | 2001 Buick Century
1,163 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!