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I bought a 1997 dodge caravan 2.4L engine I had some problems starting it up for the first time in over a year .finally i found out there was a short in the battery clasp , tried it again and it turned over on the first try .I let the van run for about an hour got in it and checked out the inside to see if everthing was working properly ,and then heard a loud gurgling sound looked under the hood and seen that the engine coolant was overflowing and steaming from the radiator everywhere how can i fix it and should i attempt to run the van anymore

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Good Evening, on the drivers side below the air cleaner assembly on the frame rail is a blower control relay bolted down to the frame. First off check your fuses and relays for your fan and if those check out ok then I would say since it is a very common replacement part that it would be the culprit. You could also test the fan itself by applying power to the fan. Hope this helps.

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