Chrysler

Dodge Grand Caravan Key Sticking in Ignition? Replacing a Ignition Lock Cylinder on Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Vehicles.

How to replacing a Ignition Lock Cylinder on a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan. These procedures are very common on other year/make/models.

On this repair, I will be using a Dorman product part# 924-703, which comes completely set-up with  new keys and extra tumblers. Having the extra tumblers makes it possible to code the new part to use the original key. Here is a link for instruction on coding the ignition lock cylinder from Dorman.

Removal
1.) Disconnect the negitive battery cable.  Remove steering column cover retaining screws.

If you are also replacing the Ignition Switch also, you will need to remove the steering column shroud.
1a.) Remove cable from parking brake release handle. Remove screws holding steering shroud.
Then remove the lower steering column shroud.

1b.) Removing the Ignition Switch, use a No. 10 Torx bit, remove the ignition switch mounting screw.
Depress the retaining tab, and gently pry switch from steering column.

2. With ignition switch in RUN position, depress retaining tab. Remove lock cylinder.

Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure. Ensure ignition switch and actuator shaft in lock housing are
in the run position. lock cylinder tab will depress only in RUN position. Check for proper operation of
ignition switch in all positions.

This Lock Cylinder was very sticky, so I decided to inspect why. After taking this one apart I found excessive wear well above the normal. After talking to the vehicle owner, he has had this problem for quite a while.


EGR Problem? What does the EGR System do? How to fix, repair the most common failures of the EGR System. Replacing the EGR Solenoid and Transducer on Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Eagle, Jeep, GMC and Mitsubishi vehicles.

What does the EGR system do?  The function of the EGR system is to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOX) in exhaust emissions, reduces cylinder combustion temperatures and helps prevent spark knock. The EGR system allows a predetermind amount of exhaust gas to recirculate and dilute the incoming air/fuel mixture to reduce peak temperatures during combustion.

When is the EGR system needed? The amount of emissions NOx produced at low engine speeds is very small, and is not needed at idle. It is also not needed during wide-open throttle driving, to achieve efficient acceleration. Recirculation is required during cruising and non-wide-open acceleration at speeds between 30 to 70 mph, when NOx formation is highest.

The EGR system consist of a EGR Valve, EGR solenoid, EGR backpressure transducer, signal tube and hoses. The solenoid operation is controlled by Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and the EGR backpressure transducer operation is controlled by the exhaust system backpressure.

Most faluires of the EGR systems are due to the transducer and solenoid. TechSmart™  manufactured by SMP, now offers a quicker and more cost effective solution for replacing just the fualty transducer and solenoid, perfectly matching the OEM EGR valve specifications.

EGR System- Solenoid,Valve and Transducer

G28001 – 2000 Chrysler Voyager / Grand Voyager | 2000-1996 Chrysler Town & Country | 2000-1996 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan | 2000-1996 Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager

G28002 – 1993-1990 Chrysler Imperial | 1993-1990 Chrysler New Yorker | 1993-1990 Dodge Dynasty | 1993-1991 Chrysler Dynasty | 1994 Chrysler Intrepid | 1995-1990 Chrysler Town & Country | 1995-1990 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan | 1995-1990 Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager | 1995,1993 Chrysler Intrepid | 1995-1993 Chrysler Concorde | 1995-1993 Dodge Intrepid | 1995-1993 Eagle Vision | 1999-1996 Dodge Neon | 1999-1996 Plymouth Neon

G28003 – 1993 Jeep Grand Wagoneer | 1996-1992 Dodge Light Truck Dakota | 1996-1992 Dodge Light Truck Pickup – Fullsize / Ramcharger | 1996-1992 Dodge Light Truck Van – Fullsize | 1996-1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee

G28004 – 2000-1995 Chrysler Cirrus | 2000-1995 Dodge Stratus | 2000-1996 Chrysler Sebring

G28005 – 2002-2001 Chrysler Town & Country | 2002-2001 Chrysler Voyager / Grand Voyager | 2002-2001 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan

G28006 – 1996-1995 Chrysler New Yorker | 1997-1995 Chrysler Concorde | 1997-1995 Chrysler Intrepid | 1997-1995 Chrysler LHS | 1997-1995 Dodge Intrepid | 1997-1995 Eagle Vision

G28007 – 2000 Chrysler Voyager / Grand Voyager | 2000-1996 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan | 2000-1996 Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager

G28008 – 2000,1997 Chrysler Cirrus | 2000-1997 Dodge Stratus | 2000-1997 Plymouth Breeze | 1998-1997 Chrysler Sebring

G28009 – 1986 GMC Light Truck G Series Fullsize Van / Savana | 1996-1992 Dodge Light Truck Dakota | 1996-1992 Dodge Light Truck Pickup – Fullsize / Ramcharger | 1996-1992 Dodge Light Truck Van – Fullsize

G28010 – 2002-2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

G28011 – 1997-1995 Chrysler Sebring | 1997-1995 Dodge Avenger

G28012 – 1989 Dodge Lancer | 1990 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan | 1990 Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager | 1991-1989 Chrysler Daytona | 1991-1989 Chrysler LeBaron | 1991-1989 Dodge Daytona | 1991-1989 Dodge Shadow | 1991-1989 Dodge Spirit | 1991-1989 Plymouth Acclaim | 1991-1989 Plymouth Sundance

G28013 – 1998-1995 Eagle Talon | 1999-1995 Chrysler Sebring | 1999-1995 Dodge Avenger | 1999-1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse

G28014 – 1989-1988 Dodge Light Truck Pickup – Fullsize / Ramcharger | 1989-1988 Dodge Light Truck Van – Fullsize

G28015 – 2000-1998 Chrysler Sebring | 2000-1998 Dodge Avenger

G28016 – 1997-1996 Dodge Stratus | 1997-1996 Plymouth Breeze

G28017 – 2000-1999 Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager | 2002-2000 Chrysler Voyager / Grand Voyager | 2002-1999 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan

G28018– 1992 Chrysler Dynasty | 1993-1992 Chrysler Daytona | 1993-1992 Chrysler LeBaron | 1993-1992 Dodge Daytona | 1993-1992 Dodge Dynasty | 1994-1992 Dodge Shadow | 1994-1992 Plymouth Sundance | 1995-1992 Dodge Spirit | 1995-1992 Dodge Light Truck Caravan / Grand Caravan | 1995-1992 Plymouth Acclaim | 1995-1992 Plymouth Voyager / Grand Voyager

G28019 – 1995 Dodge Neon | 1995 Plymouth Neon

G28020 – 2000 Chrysler Cirrus | 2000-1997 Dodge Stratus | 2000-1997 Plymouth Breeze

G28021 – 1996 Chrysler Sebring | 1996-1995 Chrysler Cirrus | 1996-1995 Dodge Stratus

G28022 – 1995,1993 Chrysler Intrepid | 1995-1993 Chrysler Concorde | 1995-1993 Dodge Intrepid | 1995-1993 Eagle Vision

G28023 – 1996 Chrysler Concorde | 1997-1996 Chrysler Intrepid | 1997-1996 Dodge Intrepid | 1997-1996 Eagle Vision

G28024 – 1994 Chrysler LHS | 1994 Chrysler New Yorker | 1994-1993 Chrysler Concorde | 1994-1993 Chrysler Intrepid | 1994-1993 Dodge Intrepid | 1994-1993 Eagle Vision

G28025 – 1996-1994 Dodge Light Truck Pickup – Fullsize / Ramcharger


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