Went to local dodge dealer after reading about all the people who still had problems after this fix. Fuel pump relays are soldered to one of six circuit boards located deep inside your fuse box, so they are very difficult to access and change. Needless to say they weren't too happy. Just indefinite inability to take my kid to school, do the everyday errands that make up life and, oh yeah, make sure someone can get up to see my mother-in-law who is in the hospital. Let me know if this helped or if you have additional information or questions. No time frame on fixing the item I purchased from them.
When it does start it will stutter and then stall out. Originally when the key was turned in the ignition I would get nothing, just a very quick half turn of the motor no true cranking. Every morning my I try and start my van, it takes about 3 to 4 minutes of turning the key over and over till it turns over. To the Right side and Under the Crankshaft Pulley To the Right side and Over and Down the Tensioner To Under the Power Steering Pump And Back up-to the Left side of the Alternator. The part has to be ordered and there are already over 1000 on back order.
I see that it is in litigation at the moment as a class action lawsuit. Quite dangerous to repeatedly loose acceleration and with no ability to maintain speed when driving at 70mph on a highway. My mechanic can't seem to find the problem. The van appears to be operating normally at this time. I bought the vehicle new and started having starting issues while parked at about 15k miles all the way up to present mileage of 70k miles. No idea when we will be able to get the part and no, we can't give you a car in the meantime.
Then went out to the lot and got a sales rep. For the simple fact dodge does not care about customers and knows it has junk parts. After driving van for ~20 minutes van began to hesitate while driving at 55 mph on a state highway. . Within a few days same thing happened, driving on highway, check engine and traction control light turned on and car lost all acceleration and coasted down to 50mph and would lurch forward and then cost down - rpms wouldn't go above 1300rpm and couldn't get acceleration back. The dealership was finally able to replicate it now at 70k miles because it is a guaranteed to occur as opposed to when it was very intermittent and unpredictable. You can also find other images like wiring diagram, parts diagram, replacement parts, electrical diagram, repair manuals, engine diagram, engine scheme, wiring harness, fuse box, vacuum diagram, timing belt, timing chain, brakes diagram, transmission diagram, and engine problems.
Now at 70k miles the caravan will only crank but not start up. Took car back to dealer fortunately was only a few miles from the dealer and they had it for 2 weeks and Chrysler recommended replacing both wiring harnesses and that should fix the problem. I just hope there is not more to this issue. You can use a multimeter or test light to check by touching the one end to the bare posts on the top of the fuel pump fuse and the other end to chassis ground. I researched problem on internet and noticed other with a similar problem. Within a couple of days the check engine light and traction control light both came on and the car lost all ability to accelerate.
But refuses to step up and fix. Schematic Diagram of Grand Caravan with Fuse Box to Radio and Unloader Relay Terminal or Instrument Cluster, Diagram of Transmission Control Relay and Fuel Pump Relay or Shutdown Relay on Power Distribution Center for 2011 Grand Caravan, 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Fuse Box Diagram with Sunroof Module and Trailer Tow or Radiator Fan. After it is around all the rest of the Pulleys - Pull the belt up - tight from the Power steering Pump and the Idle Pulley to form a loop, holding the Belt close to the Altenator Pulley. She looked into and stated that it was not possible. If you need to remove any file or want to see the images, please contact original image uploader or browse out there. This issue progressively became more frequent as the miles were added racked up on the vehicle.
He said he would have to have his guys look at it. Mar 28, 2012 Check this for. I installed the fuel pump relay and all is better now. But it will be my last. It seems like the longer I leave it parked the more trouble it gives me to start.
I also noticed Chrysler announced a recall on 2011 Dodge durango and Jeep grand cherokee suvs for a very similar problem but not for the Grand Caravan. Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day. Asked him how the company stood behind their product. Asked them if they would give me a written warranty that any more problems with this they would fix it free. In rare situations, applicable vehicles with fuel pump relays that are stuck on when the vehicle is turned off may give a false negative. I found a dealer selling the recall kit used on these, cbwpr091aa - wiring - fuel pump relay. Advise when puting it on: Put the Belt around everything else accept for the Alternator.