1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

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3 Dr STD Passenger Van
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4 Dr LE Passenger Van
2 national listings
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12 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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Based on 6 reviews

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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Dodge Caravan Questions

Kelly Mayo
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Heres One.i Can Fix Anything But My Own Cigarette Lighters In My 1998 Dodge...

.found the fuse box but nothing for cig.lighter or circuit beaker inside car or under the hood..it quit when i was using one of those ac inverters...thanks all for your time.

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Kimberly McCaskill
0

What Is Wrong When Your Dashboard Gauges Stop Working While Driving

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teddy490
0

I Have A 1998 Grand Caravan Awd I Think Ptu Is Gone How Do I Replace It

I put bigger snow tires on the back which I think blew my ptu. It started feeling like driving with flat tires. Now I only have front wheel drive.

12 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
HotSauze559
0

Where Is The Switch Reset For A 98 Dodge Caravan 3.3

I have been driving my 98 dodge caravan 3.3 it stopped.I tried to turn it on but it only but it only starts.I checked the fuses but everything looks good.

37 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
pentiumpush
5

How Do You Check Codes On A 1998 Caravan?

i have a 1998 dodge grand caravan with a 3.3l v6 flex fuel engine. it runs rough at idle and when trying to rev it. it won't rev past 2500 rpm either. i have tried to check codes without a scanner u...

437 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)