I have a 2000 dodge grand caravan and it was running but was making a loud noise. I shut the car off and smelt a burning smell but thought it was because I needed oil so I put oil in and never turned the car back over until the next morning and it would not turn over. It made some noise like it wanted to turn over but didn't. A family friend that works on cars and have worked on my car many times before said my timing chain broke so that was replaced as well as a water pump and a new battery. The car still won't turn over. What else could it be?

Asked by Dec 25, 2012 at 07:41 PM about the 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

92,295

Ask the person who recommended/changed the timing chain. The engine should have been started as the last step of the job. The engine should have been rotated by hand before the timing chain replacement was started. If it's an interference engine, the valves may have been bent when the chain broke.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,490
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 740
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 680
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
542 Great Deals out of 20,224 listings starting at $2,188
Used Dodge Caravan
833 listings starting at $3,900
Used Toyota Sienna
310 Great Deals out of 27,447 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Odyssey
412 Great Deals out of 26,831 listings starting at $1,600
Used Nissan Quest
96 Great Deals out of 3,194 listings starting at $1,200
Used Dodge Durango
374 Great Deals out of 23,257 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,096 Great Deals out of 72,155 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,106 Great Deals out of 209,133 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
830 Great Deals out of 28,003 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda CR-V
880 Great Deals out of 63,183 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
14,189 listings starting at $17,330
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
169 Great Deals out of 6,983 listings starting at $14,499
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 2,164 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 1,933 listings starting at $7,899
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 1,619 listings starting at $5,500