Question about 2001 Dodge Caravan
My 2001 dodge caravan overheats. Replaced the thermostat and had system flushed, but still overheated. Then realized the fan was not coming on, checked the fuse and it was okay: now am suspecting the relay but don't even know where that ****** is> wondering if this should be my next plan of action
Does the fan come on when the ac is on? if so the fan is most likely ok, the problem on this car is most likely the cylinder head gasket is leaking.
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Hello and welcome to FixYa!
If you have overheating problem, it can lead to multiple
issues. You may be running on low coolant that's why the vehicle overheats. If
that's the case, please add coolant and make sure that it sits on the right
level, too much coolant can cause overheating too for coolant will overflow.
The vehicle may have a faulty or worn out radiator blower
motor that's why it overheats. If that's the case then you will need a blower
motor replacement to resolve the issue.
If the radiator is clogged with dirt and rusts this issue
occurs too. The coolant doesn't flow normally on the cooling system if it's
clogged. If that's the case, I strongly suggest that you have the radiator
flushed to drain out dirt and rusts. If you think that the radiator served you
enough then it's better to have it replaced.
Please do check the radiator hoses, If you have worn out
hoses it can cause coolant leakage which can result to overheating. A tiny hole
is good enough for the vehicle to overheat.
A faulty thermostat sensor can cause the issue too. If you
have worn out thermostat, the fan may not trigger that's why the fan won't work
when under stressed conditions. A blown radiator blower fuse can cause this
issue too so I suggest that you check the radiator blower fuse and replace it
Hope you find this information helpful enough and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!
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