1995 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160k miles
I am currently operating a 1995 Dodge Caravan, it has about 160,000 miles on it. I recently puchased it from a family member. On to my problem (I have three). First of all, the power steering fails at random times, usually when turning to the right, but not always. At first it gets slightly more difficult to steer, but shortly after it is next to impossible to turn. This was lasting for three to six days (then it wouldn't happen for about two weeks) until yesterday, when it happened and fixed itself three times in the same day. It seems even more difficult to steer now, if that was possible), also it occasionally makes a whining noise when you are stopped and turn the wheel slightly to the left and hold. The fluid levels are good, but I don't know where to add fluid, I bought new fluid. On to the next problem. Every morning since it started to get cold the van will not shift from reverse to first, second, or drive. It acts like it is in neutral for a few seconds and then it shifts. Until the RPM's come back down then it acts like neutral again. Ot does this until the van warms up, and then it shifts ok, with the occasional slight slip. Again fluids are good, but I also can't locate where I add new fluid (I also purchased new trans. Fluid, along with a transmission treatment for slipping and leaks). On to problem three. There is a smell that has always come from the heater vents, that can only be described as the nastiest smell of feet you can imagine. That sounds odd but it's sadly true. It is almost winter and I refuse to turn on the heat. Thanks for your time, and hopefully your assistance.
Mark in PA.
have the same problem?
Friday, October 24th, 2008 AT 10:44 AM