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

97,105

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?

97,105

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 99 nationwide Caravan listings starting at $1,995.

Postal Code:

Search Dodge Caravan Questions

Dodge Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,370
#2 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 780
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
161 Great Deals out of 10,795 listings starting at $500
Used Chrysler Town & Country
38 Great Deals out of 720 listings starting at $4,495
Used Honda Odyssey
14 Great Deals out of 944 listings starting at $3,999
Used Toyota Sienna
11 Great Deals out of 1,033 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Durango
38 Great Deals out of 1,144 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
50 Great Deals out of 1,370 listings starting at $3,500
Used Nissan Quest
67 listings starting at $4,995
Used Toyota Corolla
175 Great Deals out of 3,677 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
368 Great Deals out of 9,658 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Dodge Caravan For Sale
29 listings starting at $1,995

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.