What model years can I use for my 92 Plym. Grd. Voy.?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Lydokane, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Lydokane

    Lydokane Guest

    I have a '92 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE w/ 3.3L. On Halloween my Grand Voyager
    was 'mated' with a 95 Buick. Due to the 'extensive' damage, the vehicle
    was rated a total loss. The van has the original engine but a re-man transmission
    that was installed by the dealer on 02-04-03 with only 5,100 miles. I attempted
    to make this clear to the insurance company but they have decided that the
    transmission is only worth $200.00. I bought the vehicle back from the insurance
    company and was originally going to sell it for parts. I am, however, thinking
    of finding another van to put the engine/transmission into.

    Here is the $64 question: What model years will this engine/transmission
    easily go into? What other Dodge or Plymouth makes/models (Grand Caravan
    maybe?) will accept this engine/transmission? What other questions or concerns
    should I have? I will not be doing the work myself. I plan on employing
    a certified mechanic but I will probably doing most the legwork.

    Thanks in advance.

    Lydokane, Nov 14, 2003
  2. Should fit just fine into any '89-up Chrysler, Dodge or Plymouth minivan.
    You'd want to use the latest-year transmission and engine controllers.

    Daniel J. Stern, Nov 14, 2003
  3. You should have called your state insurance comissioner and found out your
    In most states the insurance companies must take the value of recent major
    repairs into
    account when calculating the book value of the vehicle. It is generally
    illegal for an
    insurance company to look at the value of the vehicle AFTER the collision.
    Even if
    the accident had smashed the tranny into bits, they must give you book value
    of what
    the vehicle was worth BEFORE the accident, not AFTER.

    Now, granted if the work on the reman tranny was done by your brother-in-law
    in his barn, that's a bit different.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Nov 15, 2003
  4. Lydokane

    Bill Putney Guest

    Heh heh! Reminds me of when my wife had an accident in a >10 year old
    Mazda 626. The windshield trim strips had gotten ratty looking just
    prior to the accident, and I had obtained some decent looking ones
    (chrome instead of deteriorating black paint) from a junk yard to
    replace them with. Both sets of trim strips were sitting in my garage
    when the adjuster was in the driveway writing up the assessment. They
    ended up totalling it out, *BUT* for the value of the car, he subtracted
    out the value of the trim strips at new Mazda dealer prices!! I told
    him what I was doing and offered to show him both "new" and old strips
    in the garage 20 steps away - he refused to look at or consider them.
    What a jerk.

    In the end, I came out OK - threw a fit with the ins. co. and ended up
    buying it back for $150 with drive train and turbo and engine in
    perfectly good working order. Sold it to a guy for $450 for him to do a
    turbo conversion into his Mazda pickup truck.

    Bill Putney
    (to reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with "x")
    Bill Putney, Nov 15, 2003
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