97 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8 -wish I never would have sold it. :(
I will describe our van to the best of my ability, please keep in mind that
it is 14 years old and has 92k miles on it... as such it has a few little
dings and paint chips on the outside and some wear on the inside - nothing
is beyond what I would consider "normal" wear.
Nothing wrong that I am aware of, has typical minor dings and scuffs from
being a 14-year old vehicle with 92k miles. Interior is in good shape,
seats are excellent, the carpet has stains here and there. Has the second
row captain's chairs, passenger side flips forward for access to the 3rd
row bench. Equipped with the Infinity upgraded stereo system with cassette
and single CD player. Rear air conditioning and heat.
We bought the van in January of 2007 with 56k on it, and we are the second
owners. I have meticulously maintained this van with regular engine oil and
filter changes, and transmission fluid and filter changes. Transmission
fluid and filter have been changed at 57k, 70k, and 92k with Mopar ATF+4. I
installed an auxillary transmission fluid cooler when I purchased the van
as my research indicated that overheated fluid was a main cause of
transmission failure in these vans. I also installed a transmission
temperature gauge at that time to ensure that we never overheated it.
I have also drained and re-filled the power steering fluid at 57k, 70k, and
92k. Regardless of what people tell you, oil will get dirty and wear out,
especially with our 120 degree desert temps!
The HiddenHitch Class III hitch was installed in May of 2008 to pull a 4x6
U-haul trailer, we pulled it about 1400 miles with 1,600 lbs gross weight
(van is rated to pull 3,500 lbs). Since that trip we have used it to pull a
small trailer around town to help friends move furniture a couple of miles.
It has never been hooked up to anything heavier than the 1,600 lb U-haul.
Engine oil has been changed around every 4,000 miles with Mobil 1 10w-30
synthetic and a Motorcraft FL-1A filter (larger than Mopar filter for added
capacity). I replaced the valve cover gaskets when I purchased the van as
they were leaking onto the Exhaust
manifolds. They are currently not leaking and I do not have to add oil
The starter was rebuilt at 84,500 miles due to an occasional "click"
without turning over - a common failure of the starter solenoid. It has
worked perfectly ever since. Front brake pads were replaced at 87,500
miles. I flushed the brake fluid when the van was purchased and also again
when I replaced the pads. Rear brakes are drums and work well. Van is
equipped with ABS and traction control.
The serpentine engine drive belt and tensioner were replaced at 87,700
miles as preventative maintenance.
The Cooper CS4 Touring tires were installed at 74,350 miles, they carry a
780 treadwear rating (80k), traction rating of A, and temperature rating of
A. They were rotated at 87,500 miles and are about due for another
rotation. As you can see from the pictures, they have plenty of treadlife
left. When I installed the receiver hitch I also purchased a full size
spare rim (new) and a new tire for it.
Battery was replaced in November of 2009. The driver's side power window
failed in June of 2009 and was repaired at the Dodge dealer with a complete
new motor and regulator assembly.
I have records of fuel mileage since we purchased the van, and over the
last 34,000 miles we have averaged 20.3 miles per gallon. It will usually
make 23 mpg on the highway and about 18 mpg in town.
Windows have been professionally tinted with lifetime guarantee tint, air
conditioning works great, it is equipped with rear AC and heat with a rear
passenger control for fan speed.
I wish I never would have sold this van - the 96-00 models were some of the
best built and most comfortable to drive with excellent handling. If I
could ever find another in this good of shape with less than 60k miles on
it, I would buy it in a heartbeat!
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