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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0 on the right side there is a large square pan (larger that oil pan) looking underneath it appears antifreeze is pouring out in a steady stream from one of the bolt holes on this pan, I have been researching and cannot find out what is held in this pan. Also we have a oil leak that happpens time to time ex: today it lost around 1/2 quart sitting, other days it will hold. That oil leak appears to be coming from the right, behind that large pan referenced above. There is alot of oil and anti freeze blown to the back of the van.

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I believe u are referring to the tranny pan. And if u are loosing that much fluid I would start looking around the block for any sings of a blown head gasket. If u live in colder climate it could also be a freeze plug that is bad. In Minnesota I see this all the time. People think they can do there own coolant flush and end up putting to much water in and freezing the block partially and when it thaws loose coolant from that plug. I would suspect a bad rear seal in the motor or a bad oil pan gasket be the cause of the oil. But without seeing the vehicle and the leaks I cannot say for certain but those are the things I would think it to be. Now no offense to you at all, but I think I would take it in to a shop to find the problem, or a food friend that knows about cars, like what a tranny pan is. And like I said no offense to you. But to me this sounds like it could be a big deal of work not for the novice.

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