1998 Dodge Caravan
I have a 1998 Dodge Caravan/Ricon Activan with wheel chair lift.
The van will start and sometimes it won’t. I have had it towed home (when it wouldn’t start) only to have it start when it is off loaded. This has been a problem on getting it checked. It has been to a dealership (who could find nothing wrong because it was working at the time) and my local garage.
It starts sometimes with the instrument panel not working and sometimes while just driving the panel will go out. Both symptoms are intermittent. The mechanics say they need to see/check the van when it is not working.
The instrument panel went out yesterday on my way to town and I immediately took it to our local garage/NAPA dealership. The mechanic came out with a hand held analyzer and started checking different things. He also turned the engine off and back on again numerous times and at one point the van would not start and he bumped the lower half of the steering wheel and it started. The instrument panel started working then. Because they were busy he asked if I could bring it back
I can take it back but making an appointment when it’s not working is of course out of my control. I have a handicapped daughter with CP and the van really needs to be reliable.
I’m praying someone can steer us to what could be causing this problem and how to fix it. It may be something simple or major to fix but we need to know the vehicle is safe and reliable.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 AT 11:35 AM