Tip & How-To about 1997 Dodge Caravan

95-2001 dodge caravan water pump

For all dodge minivans 94 to 2001 (and others) with 3.0 ltr V-6. You're driving on the freeway your temp gauge starting to go up. You get off the freeway. when the engine is cooled down you discover that the coolant in gone. You refill the radiator and look for a leak but can't find one. You check the oil but its not foamy, so no coolant there. If all seems to be operating normally, check under the vehicle when the engine is warmed up. There may be a slight coolant leak on the passenger side near the front tire .When the water pump on these engines typically coolant will leak out of the pump thru a "weep hole" located at the bottom of the pump. Most of the loss occurs while driving so your only indication may be that small drip of coolant. The water pump is powered by the camshaft timing belt and is located under the timing belt cover and can not be seen, however any coolant leak, no matter how small, in the area just to the rear of the crankshaft pulley is almost surely a failed water pump and must be addressed immediately

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cold weather temp gauge stays around 1 quarter towards middle


Given the outside temperature, that is what I would expect to see. The coolant temp is only increasing in fast freeway driving because the engine RPM is constantly faster than around town operations.

Not sure why you would be worried.

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van backfiring when driving at low speed


For the 3.3L:
Firing Order:

1-2-3-4-5-6
Cylinders:
(back of vehicle)
1--------3--------5
2--------4--------6
(front of vehicle)
Ignition Coil:
(back)
6---3
4---1
2---5

Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel free to contact me at FixYa.com!

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The 2002- 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L. has a single core radiator with flat fins that become easily plugged with scale and other stuff floating around in your motors cooling system. Since these fins are so small about .040 of an inch good luck flushing out any clogged particles by doing a flush. Many of the online part stores have replacement radiators for less than $120.00 (Rock Auto, for example). Replace the radiator with a new unit. Make sure to flush the engine block and heater core before connecting back to new radiator. I completed this job over the past weekend in less than 3.0 hours start to finish. Have less than $220.00 in all hoses, Thermostat, Radiator and new coolant.

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My Dodge Caravan ST 3.4 LTR instrement cluster.


Your Hazard fuse is blown.
Hazard fuse has the instrument gauges on it in addition to the turn and brake lights.

When one of my brake lights went on my 07 Caravan it when short for a time and took out this fuse.

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