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Blown head gasket on a 2001 Dodge Caravan

White smoke from exausght engine light on starting to feel like its going to stop running while driving

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Here's a link for different year but same basic idea. This is for intake manifold, (when on the page scroll down to 3.0L) just to let you know what your getting into. Once the intake is off, removing the head is pretty basic as long as you've done some of that type of work in the past.If you decide to try it, get back to us for hints etc, if you run into trouble.

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c1528003c462

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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Pull the oil dipstick and see if you have a lot of bubbles in the oil. If your head gasket is blown you will have coolant mixing with oil causing the bubbles. If you don't see the bubbles, you may still have a bad head gasket but should consider that it may a be a bad intake manifold gasket. Look on the ends of the engine block - where the transmission attaches on the driver's side and the drive belt is on the passenger side. Look for signs of coolant leaking onto the outside of the block castings at the base of the lower intake manifold chamber (it looks sort of like the flattened bottom of a V) . If it's there you may just have the manifold gasket leak. My '03 T&C with the 3.3l had this problem. It ran rough, and only with no pedal being applied. Driving was tough to get it to the shop since it died at each stop light and required the gas pedal to be feathered to keep it running.

If you have more than amateur skills you can replace it yourself.

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you got the head gasket on upside down, or you tore the intake manifold gasket.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: GREY SMOKE AT START UP AND AT HIGH IDLE

Sniff the exhaust, does it smell like oil or antifreeze? If so, replace the head gaskets

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