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  1. Water pump repacement?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    I bought my 2005 T&C 3.8 about 5 years ago with 80k miles, and now at 114k miles the alternator went. I thought it's probably about time to do the water pump, since you do a lot of the same things to get to it as the alternator (serpentine belt, and to get to that wheel and the panel inside the...
  2. How can I tell if water pump caused the belt chirping?

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I had a new water pump put on two weeks ago. Now I have severe belt chirping. I'm not sure when the chirping started because you couldn't hear it from inside until this week, when it got much worse. It's not a bearing, as I did the water test (pour a few drops on the smooth side of the belt...
  3. where is water pump week hole, 2005 T&C

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    My radiator fluid is leaking near the passenger tire. See video from this link HERE https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4BPY1wHVHrQTTUyS2lyTl9JSXM/view?usp=sharing and HERE https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4BPY1wHVHrQUGtHZmlmMUFQa0k/view?usp=sharing These video were taken after turning off car...
  4. Water leaking ONLY when engine is off and stops leaking when turned on

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hi All, My 2006 T&C 3.8L, has been having this very strange situation where some days, in the morning, before starting it for the first time in the day, it has water leaked on the floor that seems to come from behind the engine and I would say "more to the passenger's side". On some days I can...
  5. FYI: 2001 3.8L Water Pump

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Just want to post a quick write-up of my experience changing out the water pump on our '01 T&C with the 3.8L. Reason for changing the pump was what became a constant chirping squeak from the rear engine area. (Alternator and idler pulley had been replaced in the past two years.) Inspection of...
  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. Leaky Water Pump Seal

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I just replaced the water pump on my 2000 GV SE with a Cardone Select water pump (Rock Auto) that has a the rubber o-ring seal. The original pump had no o-ring, just a gasket. The new pump with o-ring is leaking. Is there a trick to this type of install? Should I just create a gasket and forgo...
  8. Post Your Torque OBDC Data for Reference

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    If you use TORQUE (or any OBDC monitoring device) I'm Needing to get an idea what others minivans are running TEMP wise. I just replaced the water pump, radiator, cooling fan relay, thermostat, radiator cap. Still seems to be running hot. Cooling system was pressure tested and Passed. I'm...
  9. Water Pump replacement tips for '01-07 Gen4 3.3/3.8L V6

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hi everyone, getting into the 4th gens with both feet. I am in the middle of a water pump replacement. I moved up from a 3rd gen on which the water pumps are super easy to replace. On the 4th gens you are very space-limited. I did a search and didn't seem to find any tips like this (unless...
  10. Really, really weird overheating issue OR is it really overheating?

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    first let me thank anyone who reads this post and gives me any advice. it is very appreciated!! to make a long story short, car got hot, fluid leaking and light came on and we pulled over. towed home. thought the water pump gave out so we replaced: water pump belt hoses thermostat well I still...
  11. Is it plugged heater core, thermostat or water pump issue

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hi All, I have a 2002 GC Sport 3.3 Flex fuel 127000 miles. 5 days ago, during a morning drive to work, I noticed that heater is not blowing hot air even after engine has achieved usual operating temperature. Due to busy week, i waited until this weekend to look at it. I opened Radiator cap and...
  12. Weird coolant leak

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    Hello all, I have an '02 T&C that has recently begun leaking coolant onto the drive/garage floor under the passenger side. It's intermittent..sometimes I can see drips, sometimes not. Sometimes I can actually see it dripping...sometimes not. Seems like I notice drips more when parked on a...
  13. $35 vs. $60 water pump

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I can get a $35 water pump at O'Reilly's with a lifetime guarantee. My mechanic says it's a gimmick, not specifically O'Reilly's but all the parts stores. He says when it goes out they'll replace the pump, but you're out the labor, and says instead get a $60 pump from him that will last...
  14. Water Pump - Choosing QUALITY over price

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Just wondering what water pump most of you'se have used and what to avoid. I plan to get a high quality water pump. I was considering a BOSCH OE new unit. Anyone had good experience with those?
  15. DIY advice needed on parts / labor for radiator, water pump, tensioner, timing covers

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Hey all-- So the ol' 2000 DGC (3.8L) has coolant leaking out of...everywhere. I took it to my trusted mechanic and the total damage was worth way more than the sale value of the 170k mile vehicle. The wife wanted a 2-door sports coupe (which she got) and to ditch the van, but I convinced her...
  16. 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Water Pump

    4th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2001-2007
    It seems that nothing is easy. Today our 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan began leaking from the water pump. I set out to replace it. Now that I managed to remove all of the mounting bolts, the clearance is so tight that I can not remove the pump. I have followed the instructions from the Haynes repair...
  17. Northern PA, Chris, Sheena, and "Cara" saying Hi!

    Introduce Yourself and Your Minivan
    Hm... when the dealer said that my van was "1 in like... 5", I thought he was just ribbing me... but the more I look around, the more it seems like he wasn't joking at all... My name is Chris. Sheena is my wife, and "Cara" is what I named my Mini... that's right, I'm the daddy, and I DRIVE THE...
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