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Transmission cooler I want to add a tow hitch to my 2006 3.8 liter Caravan. I have heard this model already has a transmission cooler. Could you verify, or give direction how to find out if it does?

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Having once owned a trans repair shop I
would never tow with that transaxle or any
front wheel drive transaxle

You can look in the grill & see all the coolers
& follow the lines & tubing to power steering
& transaxle

NO factory cooler will be large enough for towing

Do you change your trans fluid every 3 years or sooner,
on ALL vehicles you have ever owned?

Death Sentence to any trans if you don't

Power Steering Fluids as well

You could pull a small trailer just to take leaves to
the recycle center but nothing else.

Those caravans need to come from the factory with a
spare trans,60% of my shops work was those transaxles

Posted on Mar 30, 2014


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SOURCE: Hello, I have an 06 Caravan 3.3 V6. I want to

3.8 with cooler you can tow 3,800 lbs

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SOURCE: I want to know how


The towing capacity of 2006 dodge grand caravan is around 2000lbs unless you have the optional towing group which allows you a towing weight oh up to 3800lbs.

You can increase the towing capacity, but it wouldn't be worth it...stiffening up the rear suspension to carry a slightly higher tongue weight (which will then result in axle failure) and then increasing the cooling capacity of the transmission.
You would also have to increase the horsepower of the engine as it can't pull that effectively.

The best way to increase the towing capacity? Replace the are just going to be a hazard on the road and risk yours and others lives :-( Sorry, not the answer you wanted.

Good Luck!!


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