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  1. New owner here - 2012 Grand Caravan, P0128 came up after 300ish miles.

    Powertrain & Performance
    I have a scanner so I know the code is related to coolant temp and usually points to a Thermostat... but I'm new to Chrysler vehicles (other than a 2000 XJ Cherokee, I've owned nothing but GM) and just wanted to get some feedback before I guess. Bought the van last Saturday. It was 70 degrees...
  2. HOAT or OAT coolant in 2013?

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I've got a 2013 T&C, and when I purchased it (from a Dodge dealer), the reservoir was filled with orange colored coolant. I haven't had to do anything with it for two years, but I'd like to top it off now. If I read the manual, it says to use an OAT coolant, and from what I've researched, this...
  3. Why so slow to warm up?

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I just noticed on a long road trip that the temperature gauge takes forever to reach mid-range. It used to get there in 5-10 minutes of idling. Now it takes 45 min. of 50mph driving (mid-40's outside temp) to get to mid-gauge. It will go up faster running the engine at standstill, but then...
  4. Coolant & Rough Running Issues

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I have a few issues going on with the 99 Caravan that don't seem to add up correctly, so I'm looking for some guidance. Here are the symptoms/facts: Fresh plugs and wires - general tune up done by garage Van ran great for a week following, now rough cold idle and stutters under acceleration No...
  5. How to repair this coolant hose leak??Please tell me

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Thank you for reading this and assisting me in advance. I found my hose leak finally. But I need some suggestions that are specific to repair this. I don't know if the black barrel looking unit has two pipes coming out of it which could then be inserted the rubber hoses. After removing each...
  6. Anyone know how to change a Water Pump 2008 Chrysler T&C 4.0L SOHC.

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    Background information, after flushing and refilling the coolant system yesterday, I found out my water pump was leaking behind the pulley. My best guess is that the system was never really pressurized after flushing and refilling, and replacing the radiator cap and new thermostat the system was...
  7. In need of help

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    I have a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country. A problem just started in my vehicle. On my way home everything was fine, but about the time I pulled into my driveway I smelled a burning smell, and coolant was leaking from the bottom of the vehicle, and I could hear hissing coming from under the hood...
  8. Coolant Reservoir 2000 GV SE

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    While working on my van yesterday, I noticed the coolant reservoir (which was initially filled to the max position while cool) had filled nearly to the top with coolant as my van sat there running at idle. Is this a normal function of the reservoir? I AM having leak issues, but I've never...
  9. 2008 SXT coolant?

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    replacing old rad with new one! block has been flushed with clean H20 and is ready for replacement! What coolant do I use?
  10. Coolant Reservoir: Am I missing a Hose?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hello all! This is my first post. I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L now with 228K+ miles that I bought last fall for my wife so she could tow the kids around. Anyways, I've been performing a number of maintenance procedures, and noticed my coolant reservoir is basically empty. I...
  11. Where is the coolant-fill/drain vent-plug for the engine block?

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Where is the coolant-fill/drain vent-plug for the engine block? This is a 1998 Dodge Caravan SE, 3.3L 6-cyl MFI. I prefer not to disturb and remove the coolant temperature sensor alongside the thermostat housing for this purpose, if possible. I see two bolt heads close to and forward from the...
  12. Dumping coolant after engine is off

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    It took me a while to figure out where the coolant was going. Now what to do? 2003 Chrysler T&C w/175k. My wife noticed that the heater wasn't blowing hot very well and I found the radiator and overflow both low. Refilled both. Same issue. Did a flush and fill. Coolant low again. I...
  13. Excessive pressure in coolant system

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a 2002 Dodge grand caravan, 3.3 engine. 137,000 miles. The problem started 2 years ago when top radiator hose blew off going down highway. Filled coolant system back up and put a screw type clamp on hose. From time to time the hose would be very tight and system still was pressured even...
  14. 2001 Dodge Caravan temperature/coolanrt problem

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I've been trying to chase down an overheating problem on my minivan (with 182,000 miles on it) for months now, working with my local Chrysler/Dodge dealership garage and on my own. Recently, the garage "gave up," so I guess I am on my own. The problem started during a camping trip to Vermont...
  15. New Issue - Gas mileage dropped, Running warmer - she's getting old

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    About a week ago (after returning from a 2000 mile road trip) I noticed that my car does a few things it didn't before the trip. 1). Gets less miles per gallon (down by about 5 or 6 mpg) 2). Runs warmer (mostly maintained 195.8 before. Now stays around 205 - 212) The engine is high mileage...
  16. Does Losing Coolant with No Visible Leak Equal Engine Head Problems?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I have a 2005 Town & Country with the 3.8L engine. It has 196000 miles on it. The engine runs smooth, and does not have any drive-ability issues. However, the cooling system loses about 2+ quarts of coolant every 400 miles. I do not see evidence of coolant in the engine oil. A mechanic pressure...
  17. Heat Only Working When Van is Completely At Running Temperature

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    (2002 T&C, 3.3L) About 2 days ago my radiator had multiple fractures and needed to be replaced. I first noticed the problem when my heat stopped working on my way to a restaurant. The next morning I went to check the fluid and it was all on the ground already. So i bought a new radiator and...
  18. Topping off coolant

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hello, I have a leak at my intake manifold that requires me to occasionally add coolant. I have bought the zerex g-05. 1. Do I add the coolant to the overflow or the main 2. Where do I check the fluid level? Radiator or the overflow? 2002 town and country 3.8L.
  19. Small Coolant Drip from "Y" tube???

    5th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2008-2019
    HI! I have a 2010 T&C Touring with 35,500 miles on it. I noticed on friday that there was a funky smell - sweet and burning. I looked in the engine and noticed a drip fall and steam on a large silver metal tube on the drivers side of the engine. The drip came from a "Y" type tube and the liquid...
  20. Cooling mystery

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I'm going to restate my problem once more, since I'm about to give up on the van otherwise. My van loses coolant: about 1/2 gallon within a day or so. But then it doesn't loose any more, even if I drive it low for a month. No smoke out the pipe, runs okay, never registers overheating though I...
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