1998 Dodge Caravan Overview


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1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

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 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.

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I Changed My Alternator And My Starter And My Battery And Abs Light Comes O...

I changed my alternator and starter, but my battery and abs light comes on. Do anyone know what it can be?

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Karen Vineyard

Fuel Pump

Where is the fuel reset button on a 98 Dodge Caravan

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Will A Transmission From 02 Dodge Caravan Fit In A 98 Dodge Caravan?

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Mike Elliott

Hello, When I Turn On The Cabin Blower On My 1998 Caravan, Something In The...

2 days ago, I turned on my cabin blower and a loud squeal noise came from the engine. When I turned the blower off, the noise stopped. This occurs when in park and when driving.

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