Dodge Grand Caravan Problem Report
Dodge Grand Caravan Timing Cover Oil/Coolant Leaks are Common
Timing cover oil and coolant leaks are common, the oil and coolant don't normally mix. Our technicians recommend to replace the timing chain and cam sprocket if the timing cover is removed to reseal - or for any other reason.
Thought to be a water pump, my mechanic took the front of the engine apart. The culprit turned out to be an inherent problem in these motors, the timing chain cover gaskets. I changed the timing chain and the water pump, as long as he had everything apart. This went from an estimated $300 water pump job to an $1100 major engine repair. The sad part is that it is a design issue, and Dodge could have done a better job, or made the repair something that would not require 2 days and a major tear-down of the engine. - Visitor
Observed coolant next to timing cover. Removed cover and replaced gasket and o rings. O rings were distorted. After fix, I later observed same leak again. - Visitor
my car is always overheating. i've noticed that there is a coolaint leak - Visitor
leaking from top rear bolt area - Visitor
oil and coolant seals replaced from leaks - Visitor
transmission oil and coolant are mixing and leaking. How can they mix? The car will drive when...
Changed oil at 33,000 and 3 qt low. Vehicle not smoking or oil on driveway?
changed oil couples of weeks ago , then reset the sensor but still comes on every time start th...
On higher-mileage vehicles, oil leaks at the valve covers and front crankshaft seal are common.
105K miles no smoke, 2 quarts in 6,000 miles using 10/30 synthetic oil please advise