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Average User Score
3.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 6 reviews
1998 Dodge Caravan Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 6 reviews
There are several updgrades in the 1998 Dodge Caravan. First is an increase in horsepower for the 3.8-liter V6 engines, from 166 to 180-horsepower, in an attempt to appease demand for more power to haul bigger loads. The 3.0-liter V6 is now paired with the 4-speed transmission. Automatic headlights were added to ES models, as well as an automatic dimmer on the driver side mirror that adjusts for the glaring lights of cars behind you. New airbags, hooks on seatbacks for grocery bags, and adjustable lumbar support in the LE models round out some of the improvements for 1998.
This year, Chrysler also offered a Flexibile Fuel Vehicle version of the Dodge Caravan. Paired with the 3.3-liter, it runs on either gas or a combination of ethanol and gas (85%/15%). A control system adjusts the engine according to the fuel combination for maximum fuel efficiency. In tests, the FFVs performed comparably to the gas-only vehicles.
Transmission and repair problems continue to plague drivers of the 1998 Caravan, although the creature comforts of the interior and the handling of the shorter-wheelbase models still seem to outweigh any downsides.
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Dodge Caravan Questions
I Have A Dodge Grand Caravan Se 3.8l V6. What Trim Level Of A Chrysler Or P...
I need to replace the under the hood fuse/relay box in my 98 dodge 3.8 L V6 grand caravan SE . Can't find one. Is there a chrysler or plymouth model that has same fuse box?
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Its hard to start but idles fine then when i am driving it wants to die
Timing Belt On 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan
What type of timing belt does the 3.0L engine in a 1998 Dodge caravan have? Is an interrupter type belt? When should it be changed and if it breaks can it cause engine damage?