Question about 2002 Dodge Caravan
The Radiator is losing the coolant. There isn't any antifreeze in the engine oil. But there is a leak coming from / dripping off the engine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Where is it leaking from? The radiator its self, the heater core found under the dash, or some where in between? Look for pools of coolant under the front floor mats, If you find it there, then the heater core needs to be replaced. Next time it happens, Pull over immediately and look under the car to see where it is leaking, (look from more than one angle). Or park it over some clean cardboard, where ever the stains are, will give you a clue of where to look for the problem. And most easy, Bring it back to the mechanic who installed the new radiator., Most legitimate mechanics warrant their work and yours may be responsible in some way, or at least be familiar with your particular Caravan.
The solution is to locate and fix the leak, but also perform a thouro cooling system flush. The system bay have serious dirt, clay, or corrosion that is causing issues with proper flow and pressure, thus causing leaks.
And Always Pull Over when it begins to OverHeat! Heat damage to an engine can spell Death to any Car, even Caravans. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
check it out,sounds like a waterpump ,but it could be anything,you must be using 100% to withstand -30 celcius where are you alaska??
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
since it was such a small amount of anti freeze and water,anti freeze has a petrolem base and water would have sunk to the bottom of oil pan, change oil and filter and you should be ok
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
Replace the bad radiator hose first. Second- get you special formulated anti-freeze dye from the auto store and pour it into the radiator. Third- make sure you got all the air pockets out of your system, cause the coolant system won't work with air pockets in it. Fourth- Check for leaks by looking for the colored dye. If it's not the radiator hose, then could possibly be a pin hole in your radiator. Would suggest replacing all the radiator hoses at the same time while you got the coolant system disconnected, cause you don't want to have to come back and replace another hose in a few months.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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Check to see if your engine is leaking oil and/or coolant. This causes your engine to overheat and if it's not fixed, it can cause it to freeze up.
Check your oil and antifreeze for contamination. If your oil or antifreeze looks different in any way, have it tested by a lab to determine if contamination has occurred.
Check the level of fluid in your radiator. If your car suddenly loses a lot of coolant or the level is very low, this can indicate a cracked block.
Look for excessive smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe.
Check the radiator's coolant mixture of antifreeze and water to determine if it has frozen.
Check to see if the engine has overheated severely. Overheating can be caused by another engine problem, but the effect of the overheating can be a cracked block.
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