1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Q&A
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: Trying to overheat.
I stopped several months ago and after termination of the ignition the radiator blew. We replaced the radiator (and its acc.) replaced thermostat, rewired the relay for the fan and it still is giving cooling issues. In the winter it does not heat inside the van properly and in the summer it does not cool the engine properly. A/c still works but worsens the issue. The thermostat opens and radiator fan comes on accurately but the gauge still rises. I never let it rise enough to truly overheat. I have a water pump on hand, but I hear the current one working. Heater core or second fan wiring or relay or what??? - sharris0911
you hear the water pump working??? never heard that before. you may have many problems now that has been happening over a long period. you need to take it to a shop and let them diag it properly to determine your issues. Roy - mastertech6371
It sounds like your coolant is not circulating through the engine and heater core properly, so yo need to resolve that ASAP. Does the vehicle leak coolant at all, if find and fix the leak. You NEED all the cooling fans to runs properly. so, really them don't just patch them. You should be able to run the vehicle ( A/C OFF ) with the radiator cap off and the cooling fans should be able to cycle on and off, with out the radiator shooting water all over the place, this is the good test for proper cooling system operation. I hope that you did not over heat your motor. Is the oil clear or does it look milky like a possible head gasket issue? - dandd
fans will not come and check the fuse checks good. wire to fan and the fan runs.
i replace the thermostat temperature sensor fan sensor