Oil Leak From Valve Covers and/or Front Crankshaft Seal on Dodge Grand Caravan

On higher-mileage vehicles, engine oil leaks from the valve covers and front crankshaft seal are common.

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Average mileage: 178,481 (100,000–260,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.3L V6, V6
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001
14 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan- 3.3L V6154,280
Leaking oil. Replaced valve cover, oil pan, timing chain cover gaskets and front crank seal, all were leaking oil. Did it myself, not too easy but not too hard..
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan- 3.3L V6210,000
Oil leakage all over the front of the block, oil pressure alarm, continuously on. Still not repaired
leaking at the valve covers
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan- 3.3L V6157,000
slight oil leak around valve covers
Oil light was coming while stoping, then tech said, it was vwery low on oil, so it requires to change the top valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, and crank shaft seal, I just bought tuis van, so im seing for now what it needs, so I can fix it gradually.
1996 Dodge Grand Caravan- 3.0L V6170,000
needs a quart about once a month
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan- 3.3L V6145,000
replaced valve cover seals and the spark plugs for good measure
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