Question about 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan
Just bought 2006 dodge caravan, need to know what kind/color of coolant should I use?
These answers are all wrong. The factory requires "Hybrid Organic Additive Technology"(HOAT) and it is orangish in color.
Posted on Feb 11, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the coolnt used in your van is any that has the following words on bottle:
LONG/EXTENDED LIFE COOLANT, almost all coolants out there are in this calss of coolants now, use a name brand like Preston, use the premixed type (50/50), easier.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
the cooling fan relay is not in the fuse box.
it is a solid state relay bolted to the radiator core support just behind the bumper
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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
I just replaced mine and had the same problem. If you look at the new one, you should find a small hole at the base of the metal tube. Using a mirror, I located the same hole in the one in the valve cover and inserted a pointed awl into it and was able to pry it out. Do it slowly since you are prying against plastic. When inserting the new one, I found that it should not be inserted as far the original one was and has a gentle snap.
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
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