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      What do you mean by brake warning lights? the...

      What do you mean by brake warning lights? the ABS light or TRACS light?

      If they came on during braking while raining, good chance your tires are towards the end of their life and the car picked...
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      Yes and no. The "sport tuned suspension" on...

      Yes and no.

      The "sport tuned suspension" on the routan is the towing package for the Caravan, which is an option for the Caravan and T&C. It is possible your ones at work have this already as an...
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      Just to refresh the difference of the chain and...

      Just to refresh the difference of the chain and the belt.

      They recommend a timing belt replacement because on a OHC engine, if the belt breaks, there is a good chance the engine will be...
    4. Whats your favorite Routan gremlin?

      So, I started to write something in a new thread, but figured I'd start here.

      What is your favorite gremlin?

      A little back ground on my Routan. Bought it in Nov 2011, new with 2 miles on it. ...
    5. Welcome! my 2011 is now up to 93k miles. ...

      Welcome!

      my 2011 is now up to 93k miles. Bought it off the lot with 2 miles on it.

      I do swear it has some serious software gremlins in it, but overall I can't complain. It's stylish, and...
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      No, it's a 2011. Right now I'm just enjoying...

      No, it's a 2011.

      Right now I'm just enjoying my ejector key arrangement, but at some point I'm going to leave the keys in the car, and it'll probably be stolen (but is that a bad thing?)
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      Broken Ignition Switch

      Been gone for a long time, but ran into an issue.

      My ignition switch has actually broken. I can still get the car started, but one of the retaining prongs in the switch has broken (will try to...
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      Don't trust the trip computer. Mine routinely...

      Don't trust the trip computer. Mine routinely says 27-29MPG with highway driving at 75MPH. But when I've checked it at the pump (miles/gallons) I'm consistantly 10% less than indicated. But now...
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      Gotta love life. Sorry for the late chime in. ...

      Gotta love life.

      Sorry for the late chime in. My background, I'm a bit of a gear head. I build classic cars for a hobby. I usually drive a 65 mustang convertible to work. However my 'daily'...
    10. Problems with Bluetooth and playing songs from iphone

      Not sure if it's just a problem with my RES system or not. But it doesn't matter which Iphone I use, or which song play I queue up from the iphone (music files or Slacker) but the transfer seems...
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      A friend of mine just hauled a car with his old...

      A friend of mine just hauled a car with his old Windstar. The towing capacity of these minivans isn't that shabby when you look at it. Though, rather than putting stuff in, I prefer a trailer.
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      My observations are 100% inline with this. My...

      My observations are 100% inline with this. My trip computer is consistently 10% High. Doesn't matter if my daily commute or highway.

      In the first 6k miles, I average around 26-27MPG on the...
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      I can say, the 3.6 is a quick engine. I find it...

      I can say, the 3.6 is a quick engine. I find it a little sluggish off the line (as with more small displacement high reving engines), especially trying to pull 5000# from a dead start. But once you...
    14. I plan to get it. I'm not very convinced the...

      I plan to get it. I'm not very convinced the transmission will last to 100k miles. Not impressed with the shifting.

      And that's not to mention other items that have been annoying from time to...
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      Yes...at 60-70 MPH, at the 1800 RPM range, the...

      Yes...at 60-70 MPH, at the 1800 RPM range, the engine, like most high HP, small engines, is a dog. These engines don't develop HP or significant torque before 3000 RPM.

      ECO mode has no effect. ...
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      3rd gear is usually a 'limp home mode' operation...

      3rd gear is usually a 'limp home mode' operation for newer transmissions. Sounds like maybe an electronic sensor issue, or just a computer hiccup.

      Or, it went into limp home due to...
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      I don't know off hand the materials for the pads,...

      I don't know off hand the materials for the pads, but if they used ceramic, or a low dust pad, it will cause those sounds. Could also be something as simple as flash rust if you live in a humid area...
    18. Yeah, we played chess with our cars and hoping to...

      Yeah, we played chess with our cars and hoping to finally get all the pieces back inline. In the last two years, had to replace 4 cars and the Routan was the last. Though next year, my wife's Honda...
    19. I've been pleasantly surprised. It's definitely...

      I've been pleasantly surprised. It's definitely a modern high reving engine. It feels like it struggles 0-35 between the engine sounds and the transmission, but man, 50-70 to pass someone...smooth...
    20. We shopped them all. While we loved the Honda,...

      We shopped them all.

      While we loved the Honda, the prices were too high for my taste for a minivan. Same with Toyota. Kia makes a good product, but I wasn't impressed with the interior. Not...
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