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My Doge Caravan 2001 3.3 ever time I put lhe coolant in the radiator it runs out causing me not to have poor heat inside.

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Why are you adding coolant,do you have a leak. No coolant no heat.

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I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan with the 3.3l flex fuel v6, have replaced the following, water pump, radiator, radiator cap, thermostat, antifreeze. I can get good heat if the van sits and runs, but...


air in the system .before doing all that .you should have put a dadiator flush in the expansion bottle .then run it for about 20 miles then drain it.you do this to clean out the radiator core of dirt and rust.and it cleans the heater core .then bleed the air out by turning your heater of full .run the engine till water starts to get hot .then refit the cap.

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What would cause a 2004 Dodge Caravan to leak engine coolant from both sides of the radiator and causes smoke on the driver side near the coolant reservoir?


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Seems the smoke is the hot steam from the coolant. That escapes from your radiator. The culprit would be the radiator cap. The coolant when your engine is hot, goes to your coolant reservoir, and it( coolant ) should go back to the radiator when your engine cools down.
The coolant failed to go back to the radiator because the radiator rubber seal is already broken and suppose to **** the coolant from the reservoir. Coolant also escapes from the radiator, thats why you see some coolant from both sides of your radiator. The heat inside the radiator expands the coolant and the only course is through some crack seals.
Radiator cap have pressure rating that opens its valve in a certain pressure.
Hope that helps you out!
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2001 Doge Grand Caravan has had the radiator replaced. It is blowing a lot of white smoke out of the tail pipe. It is not leaking water.


your coolant is getting into the combustion chamber and then being pumped out the exhaust. you need to get the fault corrected, bad gasket or crack.

Feb 15, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

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I put a new thermostat on my 2005 grand dodge caravan yesterday, today I have no heat. Some said vapor lock, where is the air drainage on this model?


there is no air bleeder, It will bleed it self . Or you could put a pan under radiator to catch coolant spill, Put pan under radiator, remove radiator cap, start engine,let engine run,have a 50% coolant mix on hand, when engine warms up the thermostat will open and allow flow of coolant. just as the thermostat starts to open air will release causing coolant to spill over filler cap inlet, this is normal, the pan is so you don't waste coolant or make a mess. in a few moments as the thermostat opens to full position the coolant level will fall in radiator, at this time you will fill radiator untill it will take no more,put cap on radiator and use clean fluid you caught in pan or coolant in jug or whatever you have it in and fill the coolant reservoir to fill line. i hope you have heat now ! check reservoir again the next day, if low fill and you should be good !! do this procedure when engine is cold,never remove a hot radiator cap. but if you were too, make sure you squeeze upper radiator hose, IF IT IS HARD OR UNDER PRESSURE, DO NOT REMOVE !!!! If you can squeeze the hose then put a rag over cap and remove slowly a little pressure or coolant might spill but should be minimal. I have alot of experience in this and severe burns are possible to the inexperienced !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Luke warm heat in a 2002 expediton


Start with Flushing out your cooling system. Flush it out with Preston Radiator flush, you have your preference of ether the super flush which takes 3-6 hours or the 10 min flush which is good if you don't have the time to flush out your cooling system.

After you have flushed out your cooling system, replace your thermostat and you should be good for another cold winter driving. What happens is that after a few years of the coolant not being serviced, the coolant crystallizes and clogs up the heater core and radiator causing poor circulation. Poor circulation will cause poor heat and or overheating issues to the engine.

Before you go through all that inspect to make sure you have the right amount of coolant in your cooling system.

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Nov 04, 2010 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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No heat


Over heat is caused by poor circulation of coolant. This problem can be: 1- The thermostat is not opening ( bad) causing coolant stagnant. 2- Water pump is bad, not circulate coolant. 3- Radiator is clogging up. It is full but water can not going through small clogging up tubes inside to have heat dissipated through the fines.
Since you also have no heat then I think the bad coolant causing the heater core clogged up also, unless the heater valve has a problem not allowing cooling flowing through the bypass hose to the heater core. Correct all 3 things above then you should be OK. Good luck.

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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.

Nov 06, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

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2003 doge caravan heat goes on but as i drive


Your thermostat is probably stuck open causing the engine to run cool. One way to check it is to open your radiator when it is cold. Start the vehicle and see if the water is rushing around inside the radiator. If it is you know the thermostat is open. Replace that and you should have plenty of heat.

Oct 10, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Caravan

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My dodge caravan 2001 is giving heating troubles. Will blow some hot air and then after some time, starts blowing cold air.


Ya I would almost guarantee you that the radiator is shot.
You will need a new one.
Cost 800.00 to 1100.00 to get a mechanic to install.
You can buy one your self for about 300.00.
Do it yourself.
to test if that's the problem try this.
Fill the radiator all the way to the top with coolant
Run the van till its warm check hoses to feel for heat.
If its all hot and good..then id say you got awhile before you will need a radiator.
What will happen next is your van will start to over heat when you least expect it to.
Good luck

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