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Overheating 1987 dodge caravan le

My caravan is overhearing, checked thermostat and water pump. also checked the fan and it does come on. however ot overheats about a minute or so after starting.

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The only thing i could figure it was after checking the "easy" things was the head gasket. tore it down this morning and sure enough that was the problem. now that i have it a part i am going to do a complete rebuild on it, then it will last me for a while longer and i won't have to worry to much about it.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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