Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bad News

Monday, November 21:

For the previous fortnight I was not getting warm air out of the vents. I presumed this to be a petty issue, since it wasn't cold enough outside to frost the windshield, and I'm capable of dressing properly for cold weather. I made an appointment with my mechanic, Vern, for the following week.

I didn't think it was a thermostat problem, since the temperature gauge was reading in the normal range, and it wouldn't be a radiator problem, because that was flushed recently. I figured it to be more annoying than problematic.

I was proven wrong! While driving on the highway at roughly 12:25 am (Tuesday, the 22nd), my caravan overheated and stalled at 50 mph. I was able to put the transmission in neutral and coast to a side street before having to call a tow truck.

I will have the diagnosis within the next few days.

Caravan odometer = 178,003 miles


have a nice day said...

Nice sport minivan, I hope you get it fixed. All the new vans are big and not so mini. I have a 1991 with same great engine and trans. There are many of these 90's MOPAR minivans still on the road. In the junkyard I have see several with over 250,000 miles. One internet MOPAR minivan owner said he was
approaching 600,000 miles. There are many good tips about servicing the 3.0 v-6 on the internet.

Brian Brua said...

Any updates?