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Re: 05 Dodge Grand Caravan Block Heater
Under the bumper, behind thegrille, alongside the firewall near the battery, put down some newspapers, grab a light and have a look-see under the caar/van front. As a last resort, you can ask the dealer (!) or look in the owners manual
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Generally the block heater is placed in a freeze plug hole in the block. If the dealer has it plugged in, the cord & plug should be routed around to the front somewhere. You may be able to trace it. There is a chance the cord is not attached.
engine block has a place to put an electric heater to keep engine from freezing in northern winter climates. The heater is optional, so they put a plug there when you don't ask for a heater. If the plug rusts out, you will lose your coolant, but I don't think it would be sudden. They usually start with a small hole and you'll see puddles before it goes completely. It should not cost a lot for this repair, even if you decide you want the extra insurance. OK?
Your block heater may not be installed. It will be in a freeze plug location on the front of the motor. it will be a simple 3 wire plug that will fit an extension cord. The most likely place for it would be near a motor mount in the bottom of the block. If you cannot find a wire leaving the block area and heading to the fender well or radiator you may not have one installed and will need to install one.
The block heater is already installed in your 6.0. The cord may not be there as it is an option in some states and standard equipment in others. The best way to see if your cord is there is to crawl under and look up by the # 4 cyl and you will either see 2 prongs sticking out for the cord or you will see the cord. The cord should end in the front bumper behind where the front tag would be. If you dont have the cord Id suggest getting it off ebay as it should be cheaper than the dealer. Hope this helps.