Dodge
Grand Caravan
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Engine Oil Leak From Oil Filter Adapter on Dodge Grand 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: 107,854 (10,000–230,000)
Engines affected: 3.3L V6, 3.8L V6
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015
53 people reported this problem
Comments
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Our oil leaks at the filter and adapter area that's attached to the engine. It has leaked since we have bought it at 90,000 miles and still leaks at 135000. What can I do?
oil leak around oil filter mount will let you knoe if it is easy fix
Oil leak from Oil filter Adapter housing, covered under warranty and currently being repaired
Oil filter adapter housing to block leaking. Dealer gasket part cost 2.59
I see a lot of oil on my drive way it came from my dodge caravan under the oil filter I took to the Macanic he confirm
The oil filter adapter is leaking
oil is leaking from under the oil filter. I changed the filter and its still leaking.
Small leak from oil filter. Thinking a new oil change would fix the problem but after three seasons still the same leak.
Found that oil was leaking from the fitting.
Noticed the oil filter and oil pan were saturated in oil and just assumed it was the oil filter itself. After changing the filter at the next oil change i noticed the leak didn't subside. Now with 88,000 miles the leak has progressively gotten worse. I hadn't addressed the problem because it wasn't causing a noticeable loss of oil but now the oil pan and filter are soo saturated in oil that its occasionally dripping and it's time to fix the problem before it gets any worse. With how many people reported this same problem I believe the oil filter adapter should be recalled.
I also have a bad oil leak on my 08 grand caravan se above oil filter housing and oil pan gasket leaks too 217,510 miles on eng
At oil change was noted heavy oil pan leaks and filter housing leaks
Also fan motor on ac/heater making noise and now no longer works. Need Estimate of repairs and is it worth paying to fix?
Noticed dripping oil during a road trip. Lifted hood and oil all over the engine. Lost 4qts. No low oil light on instrument panel. Looked like spray pattern coming from oil cap. Removed cap and rubber ring. Ring had tear in it. Replaced ring and leak stopped. Took to dealer to verify and they put dye in oil and found no leaks and also cleaned engine. Several months later the exact same thing happened AGAIN. Lost most of the oil and no warning light. Oil all over and same spray pattern as first time. This just happened today so will take to dealer again.
Same issue, I'll be taking it to a mechanic to replace the adapter.
Changed oil. Drove vehicle. Lost 2 or 3 liters of oil in 15 minutes. No oil warning light, but was alerted by the smell. Discovered leak was coming from around oil filter O-Ring, which I had just changed. Over tightening of Oil Filter outer body is what I suspect. Service Manual suggests 18 ft.lbs but perhaps it should be tightened to seat the gasket O-Ring then backed-off slightly. This is a serious case of an under-engineered mechanism, which can lead to a drastic engine failure!!!!
I fixed from my mechanic because dealer is too expensive. But buy from dealer
We had an oil leak from the "oil pan" and service charged over $200 to fix the leak. Went home sat over night and was fine for the night. Then noticed drips again. took it in and they said just residue left over. Next few days couple of small drips. about two weeks past and started noticing several spots. Took it in and service said it was the oil filter and they replaced and did an oil change. Two days later still dripping oil. Service says not dripping when brought it in and could not find the problem. Going to take it in one more time and see what they say but is certainly coming from the area by the filter as it has been since they replaced the oil pan gasket. Tired of taking in again and again for the same issue. Techs need to be honest.
Was driving and all of a sudden the van started over heating. Filled with water and drove not 10 miles and star y ed to get hot again.
oil leaks from oil filter adapter where filter matas with unit.