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I have a 2002 dodge caravan goes threw 2 quarts of oil a week. Its burning some no big leaks. The oil light comes on after traveling for a while and stop at red light.

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If its burning the oil that means that the oil rings on the pistons are bad and the only thing to do is to rebuild or replace the engine it is usually less money to replace the engine with a good used engine.Sorry

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