i need to know if i should get a chevy uplander or a dodge caravan?
i have 3 kids but on has is own car so 2 that need a ride
i need alot of cargo space
Question answered by Maryn
I'm on Caravan number 4, and I will probably replace it with--a Caravan.
I've taken a daughter and all her worldly possessions to college in it--and man, girls have a lot of stuff!--many times. Moved a son and his ginorous Peavy amp. Moved an antique mahogany dresser in town. Saved the delivery fee on a a dishwasher. Taken the monster TV with tube in for repair instead of paying for a service call.
When our kids would still vacation with us (by their late teens, they could make that hellish), we'd remove the middle row of seats, giving us loads of luggage space and them some privacy. Now, of course, the seats stow in the floor of the car.
How does the cargo capacity compare between the two vehicles?
Help with 97 caravan 3.0 3 sp.?
I bought a 97 caravan and the tranny was not working right. it needed back taxes to be paid and registered. Eventually, my caravan tranny went out and my mechanic found a replacement used tranny. It was similar to the one that was in but the bell housing was not the same. He put it in and the tranny works wonderfully, but now I have a service engine soon light has come on, the speedometer and odometer is not working now, and my backup lights won't work now> Feels like it is all connected. Want to get it inspected and pay the back taxes but now it is a inspection failure and i can't legalize the vehicle. The mechanic says all the problems are not his fault and he has done nothing wrong. He suggests the speed sensor is not working for the speedometer/odometer problem and that coincidentally the fuses burned out for the backup lights. Checked fuses since he suggested it and it is working and the bulbs are fine. What do you think?...is he right that he has no responsibility? what do you think is wrong? So frustrated!!!
someone who loves her children
Question answered by helpful bob
I believe that if those two gauges aren't working it could be the speed sensors especially the output speed sensor.If he used the speed sensors that were on the used transmission it's highly possible that one of them has suddenly failed , it could be bec the used transmission sat awhile or bec the sensors are the original factory sensors that simply went due to age etc..What you need to do is have the vehicle scanned by a shop or parts store many will do this for free.It could also be a problem with the transmission control module or a 12 volt feed going to it again a scan should tell you.
Note that neutral safety switch also feeds the back up lights but also it supplies a negative to the starter relay so if it was off alignment the starter wouldn't turn over when u turned the key.Having the system scanned should give you a neutral safety switch error code if the switch was actually faulty etc.
In my opinion if the back up lights worked fine and the used installed transmission worked fine after he had installed them then the back up lights may have a simple blown fuse or both bulbs might of blown.If you check your fuse box chart it should mention the back up lights fuse number , pull it out and try another fuse the same amp in its place.Try not to get upset with that mechanic bec it sounds like he tried to help you and save you money.
If you need a new output speed sensor it's best to actually replace them both at the same time and if you're trying to save money you might want to go to a U pull auto wreckers and remove some yourself for quite cheap , plus anybody that knows how to jack up a vehicle properly and knows about automotive repairs can change those , all you need to do is unplug them and then use a wrench or deep socket to remove them.They could check the back up light wiring be sure that the bulbs/sockets are getting 12 volts with the emg brake on and the vehicle in reverse.
Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way both those problems should be easy to fix and those two problems can't be related bec their different circuits.If you can't find the back up fuse maybe ask a parts store for their help many times they will change it for free if you purchase the fuse from them.Also you could phone up the service depart customer rep and ask them to look up the back up fuse circuit they should be able to tell you what fuse it is and where it's located.The speed sensors are easy to change and in the USA their about 25 bucks each at the parts stores and you can't get them mixed up bec each one has a different thread pattern.
Note I'd ask that mechanic if he used your old sensors or if he used the used transmission sensors and if so your transmission still should have your old sensors in it.He could change the output sensor or both sensors quite fast maybe in 5-10 mins after he has the vehicle up in the air.