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Dodge Caravan Oil May Leak From Oil Filter Adapter

Dodge Caravan Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.3L V6

Average Mileage: 140,363 mi (86,000 mi - 212,000 mi)


An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Dodge has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

  • pds17009, , 3.3L V6, 122,000 mi

    Oil leaking from "oil filter adapter" at attachment point to engine block. Having the oil filter adapter gasket, which is an O-Ring, replaced. My vehicle is a 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3 L.

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  • Hamish, , 3.3L V6, 103,000 mi

    Oil leaking from base of oil filter housing and running down filter... makes a mess. Repair parts are available.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 134,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 175,000 mi

    Leaks oil as describe above. Need to buy the parts, will repair myself.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 196,000 mi

    Leaking oil. This has been a good car. Will repair myself.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 86,000 mi

    I have oil leaking from the filter housing where it connects to the engine block. I pulled the three bolts out of it, And it would not come off. I could not find my repair manual so I just put the bolts back on. Not sure if there is some internal parts holding it on. Have not come up with the solution yet.

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  • Visitor, , 3.3L V6, 212,000 mi

    gasket at base of oil filter housing on engine side leaking. still looking for correct parts to order as it seems like adapter has been modified by Dodge to fix this problem.

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