Hello, when I turn on the cabin blower on my 1998 caravan, something in the engine starts to squeal. When I turn the blower off, the noise stops. Any ideas?

5

Asked by Apr 06, 2016 at 10:41 AM about the 1998 Dodge Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 days ago, I turned on my cabin blower and a loud squeal noise came from
the engine.  When I turned the blower off, the noise stopped.  This occurs
when in park and when driving.

3 Answers

95,085

Just turn the key on do not start the engine then thurn on the blower and see if the noise still happens, if it does then you most likely have a blower motor on it's way out, if it is quiet then you may have a compressor locked up and causing the belt to squeal. HTH

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

The noise did not occur when the engine was not on. Is this an issue I need to get looked at asap?

95,085

Yes, if it is the compressor it could throw the belt and leave you sitting along the road with an overheated engine or worse.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Caravan

Looking for a Used Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 105 nationwide Caravan listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Search Dodge Caravan Questions

Dodge Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,310
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 760
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
149 Great Deals out of 11,525 listings starting at $500
Used Chrysler Town & Country
65 Great Deals out of 856 listings starting at $4,700
Used Honda Odyssey
8 Great Deals out of 745 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Sienna
8 Great Deals out of 1,049 listings starting at $2,950
Used Dodge Durango
66 Great Deals out of 1,116 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
41 Great Deals out of 1,246 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Quest
61 listings starting at $4,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
68 Great Deals out of 545 listings starting at $2,985
Used Honda Civic
384 Great Deals out of 4,691 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
42 Great Deals out of 1,852 listings starting at $838

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.