Question about 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan
Posted by Anonymous on
I think you're over your head here. Take it to a professional mechanic and let her sort it out. Sounds like your alternator isn't putting out the correct voltage.
Posted on Apr 06, 2017
Like you said, battery may be flat. You can check that with a multimeter.
Next check the alternator. Faulty alternator leads to uncharged battery.
Posted on May 29, 2009
SOURCE: 95 dakota cranks but wont start
Well I'm a chrysler master tech & this is a little odd. There's alot of things not in the question so here are mine. I'm assuming it's a 3.9 no 4wd. When did this happen? When you check for power do you have some one turn the key on while you check? If still no power then make sure all the fuses are good from the one under the hood to the one inside the cab. Next be sure to check the grounds. You'll need to by a manual like a Haynes in order to get a decent wiring diagram. In a worst case senario the main power box under the hood has an issue & the asd relay gets no power,hence no start. Ran into it on a 95 caravan & it took a week to figure it out & no replacement was available & I had to hard wire it so it would run. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
First, let me educate you to the fact that there is no such thing as a "Fuse issue". If a fuse is blown, it is the result of an overload in the circuit caused by a shorted component or wire. Fuses are NEVER the CAUSE of an electrical system problem. Blown fuses are ALWAYS the RESULT of a problem in an electrical circuit.
Second, if the things started working again without replacing any fuses, it most definitely has nothing to do with a blown fuse...blown fuses don't heal themselves.
If the engine started and ran, it is not a battery issue. If the battery was dead, the engine would not start.
There is most likely a problem with your Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) or one of the battery input circuits going to it. A bad ignition switch can cause this, especially if the problem is intermittent.
The Check Engine light is on because the Engine Control Module(ECM) has recorded a fault code that may point you directly to the problem. I'll bet that if you have the ECM scanned you will either have an "Ignition Circuit" code or a "U-code" for loss of communication with the IPC. (they have to talk to each other.)
I would recommend beginning diagnosis by having your ECM scanned and find out what codes it has. If this is, in fact, caused by a faulty ignition switch, there may be several codes stored at the same time.
Posted on Jan 28, 2011
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