Overheating engine

Asked by Mstaufenberg Jun 26, 2019 at 02:09 PM about the Dodge Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 dodge caravan see. 3.3 l van is
overheating. I have flushed the radiator.
Changed the thermostat. Checked all the
hoses and the radiator for leaks. It is getting
hot and loosing water I just don't know
where. Help

2 Answers

Have you checked your water pump? Check the seal around it. Also is there a check engine code? Sometimes the coolant temperature sensor can go bad . Based on leaks I would gather more towards the water pump. An inexpensive fix if you can do it yourself.

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First make sure radiator cooling fans come on when they should. If the fan motor can run, next check fan fuse and fan relay. If leak is not external, you may have a failed head gasket. Smoky/steamy white exhaust? Not good.

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