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1998 Dodge Caravan Overview
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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
Why Did Our Dodge 98 Automatic Minivan Totally Stop Shifting?
Dodge minivan automatic fr.o.m. 1998. Suddenly the car totally stoppad skifting while driving and won't engage any gears at all
Headlights Comeing On When Turned Off
it dont do it all the time. some time's it will go for a week at a time . then other time's 3-4 times in 1 day are skip 3-4 days then 1 time go for 2-3 days do it again
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?
What's The Life Expectancy For A 1998 Dodge Caravan?
Gas Fumes From The Tank.
When changing the fuel pump to my '98 3.0L Caravan, I eliminated a plastic elbow fumes vent over the tank that was cracked. I sealed the hole and mounted everything back. As of now, it's working alr...