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OVERHEATING / RADIATOR LOSING COOLANT.

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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Head Gasket is probably the problem.

Posted on Dec 06, 2012

  •  Joyce Miller
    Joyce Miller Dec 06, 2012

    If it's the Head Gasket. shouldn't there be coolant in the oil?

  •  Joyce Miller
    Joyce Miller Dec 06, 2012

    I have put and lost over 1gl. of fluid from the leak. So, if it went into the engine, I think i would see it on the dip-stick, and the tailpipe.

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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

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SOURCE: 93 Dodge Grand Caravan antifreeze leak/drip

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

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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

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SOURCE: Dodge 2002 Grand Caravan V6 3.3 engine overheating/no cabin heat.

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.

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SOURCE: Coolant leak on 97 Dodge Caravan

there are core plugs in the back of the engine block....one is rusted out....you will need to remove the trans to replace them

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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