1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

Dodge created the minivan back in 1984, and the Caravan was an innovator of features we now take for granted in minivans, such as driver's front airbags, AWD, dual sliding doors, and cupholders. Despite growing competition, the Grand Caravan is still the most popular of minivans. Redesigned in 1996, it received few changes for 1997.

The 1997 Grand Caravan saw the return of AWD to the SE, ES, and LE trims, paired with four-wheel disc brakes. Traction control on LE trims and an optional accident response system, which unlocked the doors and turned on lights, helped improve the safety features of the Grand Caravan. A Sport package offered with SE models added a stronger suspension, foglights, and body-color trim.

Its huge interior, storage options, front and rear climate control are hits with owners, but the number one highlight for the 1997 Grand Caravan seems to be the dual sliding doors, which make access to the two rows of rear seats much easier. In terms of handling, most owners say driving the Grand Caravan feels no different than a car, and with a V6 engine, it is surprisingly peppy. Though it is an affordable minivan, many owners say be prepared to spend a lot of money at the repair shop, particularly on the transmission.


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    Cylinder 3 And 6 Have No Spark

    Can was chugging for a while and I changed the ignition coil, crank and can sensors. Ran food for 30 minutes and then died. This is what I have found.

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    97 catavan. 3.3 engine. Took in for smog and after 2 weeks shop asked me to call tow truck to retrieve vehicle. Their computer didnt get any reading to start out with. But found loose connection. ...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

    #3 And #6 Cylinders Not Firing At All, Is It A Bad Camshaft Sensor Or The C...

    other cylinders have good spark...just changed wires too

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    1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3l engine, when hot, engine sputters at highway speeds, and when It comes to a stop, it stalls out. I have replaced the spark plugs and wires, the fuel filter, MAP s...

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    My Radiator Fan Was Plugged Into A Fuse

    I have a 97 Grand Caravan and i noticed something burning under the hood, I checked and the wiring that runs from the radiator fans to ? SOMEWHERE ELSE? was plugged directly into the fusebox. Someone...

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