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Engine Oil Leak From Oil Filter Adapter on Dodge Caravan

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 138,820 (124–212,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.0L V6, 3.1L V6, 3.3L V6
8 model years affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2006, 2007
21 people reported this problem
Comments
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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.
Oil leaking from base of oil filter housing and running down filter... makes a mess. Repair parts are available.
I CANT FIND OIL FILTER HOUSING TO REPLACE IT.
Leaks oil as describe above. Need to buy the parts, will repair myself.
Well i had a 98 Plymouth Voyage 3.0L v6 come into shop today with that problem, the oil filter adopt gasket or oil filter bracket gasket was leaking, so i changed out the gasket and the leak became bigger that loat me for a second, but what it look like the manufacture gasket was not tick enough so i went an got a sheet of gasket paper "a ticker one" trace the manufacture one and bam the problem was fix, but i dont understand why the manufacture gasket don't fit like it post too?.......
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.
Noticed a wet oil filter on the last change, just checked it 250miles later and it's wet again....looks like I know what I'm doing with my weekend:(
Leaking oil. This has been a good car. Will repair myself.
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.