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1998 Dodge Caravan Overview
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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 98 Dodge Caravan That Is Leaking Water But Even Though The Radiato...
My 98 Dodge Caravan is leaking water, but no puddling, and no mater how low it gets the van does not over heat. I have changed out the water pump twice and the thermostat but still have the leak.
98 Dodge Caravan Is Squeaking How Do I Stop It?
98 Dodge Caravan is squeaking I had to change out the tension pulley but still have the problem. I have also tried belt sprays but they just make it worse. What else can I do?
My Windshield Wipers Only Work When The Key Is Turned Back And I Have No Tu...
Why Won't The Fans On My 98 Caravan Sport Not Work?
just replaced the radiator, hoses, thermostat and serpentine belt on my 98 Caravan Sport. The fans work. I have also tried to replace the Heater/AC Controll box. The lights have been flashing fo...