1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

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3 Dr STD Passenger Van
12 national listings
4 Dr LE Passenger Van
2 national listings
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7 national listings

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3.85 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Fit A Lot Of People by Alex
 — the handling in this specific vehicle is on the top notch of my opinion braking is also top notch and it handles awesomely the only thing's i have done to this vehicle is replace the starter the app... Read More
Good Point A To B Vehicle,or Cargo Van. by tommcmanis
 — Dis like the micro cup holders, other than that not too many complaints. Mom van. As you walk up its styling again reminds you of w time when auto makers actually took pride in america. And chryslers ... Read More
Get One? by Saydee
 — This truck is amazing, it has great power and acceleration, brakes and shocks are well kept, handeling is good, could be a bit better, but still very good. It has needed some few minor repairs, there ... Read More

1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

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1998 Dodge Caravan

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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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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1998 Dodge Caravan. Came To Stop And Van Died. Turn Key And (think Saying R...

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!998 Dodge Van 3.3, When I Start It It Ticks. Loss Of Power When Taking Of...

I did a diagnostic test on it. It read crank or cam sensor or coil. Wasn't the coil. Could not find the crank sensor with 2 people looking. So tighten up some lines and hoses changed the back three ...

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What Does It Mean When They Sputter When Your Driving And My Service Engine...

Its hard to start but idles fine then when i am driving it wants to die

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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?

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