I changed the oil and filter yesterday and while under the hood, noticed + battery post was a little corroded. I cleaned it and reattached wire to post now it won't start.

Asked by Apr 16, 2017 at 03:04 PM about the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

All electrical was functioning at first--radio, key in ignition reminder, dash
lights, etc. After about the 10th try and reaffirming battery cables were on
tight, electrical stuff started not working and it wouldn't even click when
trying to turn over. The battery is dated 12/2014. Is it safe to assume that
the battery pooped out finally or is there potentially something else going
on that happened when i disco'd the battery?

2 Answers

70

The battery is the first thing I would check.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

The posts are good and clean and wiring properly attached. I remember the caps on the water cells being very loose and I've never messed with them in the 6 months that I've had the vehicle. My dad told me to try refilling them just up to the bottom of the cells with distilled water as he's had the very same issue before. That's my next step. After that, I'm going to try a new battery. I'd still like further suggestions from posters here though just in case.

Your Answer

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,720
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    890
  • #3
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
48 Great Deals out of 646 listings starting at $1,850
Used Honda Odyssey
12 Great Deals out of 941 listings starting at $2,999
Used Toyota Sienna
15 Great Deals out of 1,105 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Caravan
86 listings
Used Kia Sedona
10 Great Deals out of 496 listings starting at $3,900
Used Chrysler Pacifica
8 Great Deals out of 1,513 listings starting at $3,995
Used Nissan Quest
68 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Durango
87 Great Deals out of 1,042 listings starting at $2,998
Used Ford F-150
465 Great Deals out of 10,190 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Explorer
46 Great Deals out of 1,455 listings starting at $2,800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
3 Great Deals out of 690 listings starting at $4,995
Used Honda Pilot
16 Great Deals out of 885 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 7,687 listings starting at $20,845
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
58 Great Deals out of 1,202 listings starting at $10,991
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 415 listings starting at $11,995
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 551 listings starting at $7,900
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 442 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.