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Van overheated. the engine will turn over but the van wont stay running. there is no smoke coming out of the tail pipe, or water in the oil, Do you have a clue what it may have wrong with it?

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Hello margaretcipo and thank you for asking your question, on Fixya.

Here is a simple process that will walk you through a few steps that will pinpoint the overheating problem on your 1996 Dodge Caravan, without even using any tools. It has helped millions of people, and I am certain that it will help you, because I wrote it for people like you. So here is the link:
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