Question about 1998 Dodge Caravan
Fan relay is under front bumper on driver side next to rad change it
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
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
dont think so,seem to remember a reostat somewhere at the bottom of the rad right hand side ,check for earth problems as well ,sorry if vague but i seem to be forgetting things as i get old .
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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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The relay has failed in teh "on" position. This is a weak lilnk in the Chrysler colling system. I replaced mine for the same problem. It ran my battery down.
It is located under the battery on the frame rail. You have to remover the batter, then the battery tryan and look straight down - you will see it on the frame rail. Over heating was the suspected cause, so make sure you use a hdeat transfer gel under the new relay with you attach it to the frame rail.
Posted on Oct 15, 2009
Test at the spark plug if you are getting current there with a cheap spark plug tester, if not, it could be the spark box. ( it used to be an ignition coil on older cars ) double check the computer for codes which may lead to a cam sensor not giving the PCM information.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
My 2003 dodge caravan would not start after driving about 1/2 hour. I stopped for coffee and when got back in to start it started I switched gears and it stalled. I tried to start again switched gears then it started but only for 2 sec. No clicking, no cranking sound just would not start but battery functions were great. Spent 2 days with a mechanic who could not resolve so sent to Dodge. After a day of putting wires back and checking out the problem they said it was the computer. Said that it was bad and could be replaced at no charge due to malfunction. Yes, it worked fine afterwards no more problems. They also said that some of the computers are found to be defective like this one so I hope this helps you in the right choice to have the dealer check it out if you are unable to get a computer reading and there is no obvious short in the system. Free sounded very good but as you know there is no such thing as really free as they got me for other things $350 worth. ouch!
Posted on Jul 24, 2010
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