2008 Grand Caravan : Catalytic converter NOISE - DodgeForum.com

Go Back  DodgeForum.com > Dodge Vans & CUVs > Dodge Caravan
Reload this Page > 2008 Grand Caravan : Catalytic converter NOISE
Dodge Caravan The Dodge Caravan is the best selling mini van from Dodge. How many Dodge Caravan owners here at DodgeForum.com would agree? Discuss it now!

2008 Grand Caravan : Catalytic converter NOISE


Old 07-09-2008, 12:18 PM
Kana is offline
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Default 2008 Grand Caravan : Catalytic converter NOISE

Isanyone else having a problem with the catalytic convertor noise? My van sounds as if a gang of two year olds is having a concert with pots and pans under the car when the car is running, and is even worse when the car is stopped after driving! When I went to the dealer I was told " its normal for the car to make noise when its cooling down." If this is true, why doesn't it happen to our Chevy Impala or Nissan Maxima. What can be done about this?
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2008, 06:22 PM
JoeC1981 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 107
Default RE: 2008 Grand Caravan : Catalytic converter NOISE

The converter. will make noise on warm up and cool down. Its the metal and catalyst inside expanding and contracting. Some cars are louder than others and it seems the new 08's are the louder variety. It Dodge gets enough complaints they may change the converter in later models. But, the dealer is correct, this is normal....but annoying.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2008, 10:24 PM
vegashiker is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 17
Default RE: 2008 Grand Caravan : Catalytic converter NOISE

I also have a 2008 Caravan SXT with the 4.0 option. I don't have any noise from the CC.
Car is driven daily in Mojave Desert climate, high temps to 115° F daily over the last week.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2008, 06:12 PM
jak.novak is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Default Jakub

Hi everybody,

I have 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan 4.0L SXT and I have the same problem - irritating pinging noise from the exhaust when cooling down and even when driving. It seems that the noise is coming from exhaust pipes under car. Does anybody think, that exchange of complete exhaust system for some aftermarket or sporty-sound exhaust will fix this problem? My 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 never did this noise....
I am really disappointed with 2008.... Please let me know..


Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
[email protected]
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Dodge Caravan
04-19-2016 04:06 PM
Brand News, Concepts & Rumors
09-21-2015 07:37 PM
Dodge Caravan
08-08-2015 03:12 AM
Dodge Neon
07-24-2015 11:35 PM
Dodge Caravan
07-04-2015 08:12 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.