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Need to replace radiator in '97 grand caravan.what is the sequence of events in the replacement

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SOURCE: Need to replace the heater core in a 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

1991-95 Models

  1. Disable the air bag system by disconnecting the negative battery cable.
  2. Have the system discharged by a qualified professional mechanic using an approved recovery/recycling machine.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove the steering column cover and left and right side under panel silencers.
  5. Remove the center bezel by unclipping it from the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the accessory switch carrier and the heater/air conditioning control head.
  7. Remove storage bin and lower right instrument panel.
  8. Disconnect the blower motor lead under the right side of the instrument panel.
  9. Remove the right side 40-way connector wiring bracket.
  10. Remove the lower right reinforcement, body computer bracket and mid-to-lower reinforcement as an assembly.
  11. Disconnect the vacuum lines at the brake booster and water valve.
  12. Clamp off the heater hoses near the heater core and remove the hoses from the core tubes. Plug the hose ends and the core tubes to prevent spillage of coolant.
  13. If equipped with air conditioning, remove the H-valve and condensation tube.
  14. Disconnect the temperature control cable and vacuum harness at the connection at the top of the unit.
  15. Remove the retaining nuts from the package mounting studs at the firewall. Disconnect the hanger strap from the package and rotate it aside.

To install:
  1. Remove the temperature control door from the unit and clean the unit out with solvent. Lubricate the lower pivot rod and its well and install. Wrap the heater core and/or evaporator with foam tape and place in position. Secure with the screws.
  2. Assemble the unit, making sure all vacuum tubes are properly routed.
  3. Install the assembly to the vehicle and connect the vacuum harness. Install the nuts to the firewall and install the condensation tube. Fold the carpeting back into position.
  4. Connect the hanger strap from the package and rotate it aside. Install the 2 brackets supporting the lower edge of the heater housing. Connect the blower motor wiring, resistor wiring and the temperature control cable.
  5. Install the retaining screws from the right side to the steering column. Install the instrument panel trim covering and reinforcement.
  6. Assemble the unit, making sure all vacuum tubes are properly routed.
  7. Install the assembly to the vehicle and connect the vacuum harness. Install the nuts to the firewall and install the condensation tube. Fold the carpeting back into position.
  8. Connect the hanger strap from the package and rotate it aside. Connect the blower motor wiring and temperature control cable.
  9. Install the lower right reinforcement, body computer bracket and mid-to-lower reinforcement as an assembly.
  10. Install the right side 40-way connector wiring bracket.
  11. Install the lower right instrument panel and storage bin.
  12. Install the heater/air conditioning control head and accessory switch carrier.
  13. Install the center bezel to the instrument panel.
  14. Install the under panel silencers and steering column cover.
  15. Install the vacuum lines at the brake booster and water valve.
  16. Connect the heater hoses to the core tubes.
  17. Using new gaskets, install the H-valve and connect the refrigerant lines. Install the condensation tube.
  18. Have the system evacuated and recharged by a qualified professional mechanic, utilizing the proper equipment. Add 2 fl. oz. (59 ml) of refrigerant oil during the recharge. Fill the cooling system.
  19. Perform the Air Bag System Check procedures outlined in this section before connecting the negative battery cable.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the entire climate control system for proper operation and leaks.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: overheating 97 dodge caravan sport

i had the same problem, i dont remember the name of the piece but its mounted right in between the driver side headlight and the radiator. its a relay that turns the fans on when the car gets hot. its mounted on the body of the car. there should be wires leading from the radiator to the piece im talking about.... good luck I also paid about 35 dollars for the piece

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Radiator Fan Relay for 97 dodge caravan

it is mounted under the radiator towards the drivers side,it is flat and held to the frame with 2 small bolts and has a flat wire connector,it doesnt look like a normal relay,its black with a silver plate on the front of it,hope this helps

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacing side mirror on 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

On the inside trim, you can remove screws that are by the door handle, arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want to break them. You'll need to lift the door panel upwards in order to get it off the window ledge. Then you'll need to manipulate the panel and disconnect the door handle linkage from the door handle and disconnect the wiring for your controls. Then you can access the bolts that secure the mirror onto the door

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Heater blower motor replacement -1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

Remove the cover plate on the passenger side of the heater box, 3-4 screws.
Unplug the motor assembly, remove 3-4 more screws that hold the motor in place and pull it down from its position. Get an aftermarket motor and installed it in the original housing with the original squirrel cage.
Installation is the reverse of removal.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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