Hi Noe! Happy to talk with you! My 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L V6 engin is leaking the coolant green water. i don t know where?

Hi Noe!
Happy to talk with you! My 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L V6 engine is leaking the coolant green water. I don t know where? and overheat now!
Also, the radiator's fans doesn't start running quickly to cool down the temperature and the engine overheat even the temperature indicator (on the board) stays always in the middle. Thanks Noe.
DOSSEH AHYI

My car has 229000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. It’s quite possible that you have a few things going on with your Grand Caravan that are causing these issues ranging from a damaged thermostat, radiator fan motor, or even an obstruction of coolant inside the heater core. The best advice we could offer is for you to set up an appointment to have one of our local mobile mechanics come to your location and complete an overheating inspection. This will allow them to pinpoint the source(s) of this issue and recommend the right repairs.

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Many engine failures in the 3.3/3.8L V6 have been attributed to cam bearing failure, which can usually be traced back to a low oil level or loss of oil pressure due to a worn oil pump. When the cam bearings are starved for oil, metal particles can flake off and circulate throughout the engine.
5 quarts (with filter). After refill check oil level.
We should mention that your Dodge Grand Caravan offers a check engine light for a reason. Namely, the check engine light is there to alert you when something is wrong with your vehicle`s engine or related systems. Sometimes, though, it comes on for other reasons, including a faulty gas cap or sensor malfunction.
Both engines are essentially identical except for the bore and stroke. The 3.3L engine has 93 mm bores and an 81 mm stroke. The 3.8L engine has larger 96 mm pistons and an 87 mm crankshaft.
The EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve helps lower the car`s exhaust emissions (gases from the tailpipe). It recirculates the portion of the gasses coming out of the engine by putting in back into the intake manifold, where the engine can burn it again, thereby reducing the emissions.
The Chrysler 3.3 and 3.8 engines are V6 engines used by Chrysler from 1989 to 2011 This engine family was Chrysler`s first 60° V6 engine designed and built in-house for front wheel drive vehicles, and their first V6 not based on a V8.
In most cases, successfully repairing the issue that caused your light to come on will cause the check engine light to turn off automatically—but only after 10 to 20 “cycles”. A cycle, in this instance, refers to the process of turning the vehicle on, running it for some time, and turning it off again.
A loose gas cap is one of the most common reasons for the check engine light to go on. Check that your gas cap is screwed on securely and that it`s in good condition. If you have a tank of bad gas in the car, your check engine light may come on.
If the check engine light illuminates, it will either blink or remain constantly illuminated, depending on the problem. A blinking light, or in some cars a red light instead of a yellow or orange light, indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. Either way, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic.
Some would question whether the move was a step forward or backward because the 3.5L V6 (and its variants) has a poor reputation for reliability. Lubrication issues, oil sludging, coolant leaks, overheating and low-mileage engine failures have plagued this engine family from the get-go.
In box stock form, the 3.8L Essex V-6 produces 145-150 hp at the crankshaft.
When your EGR valve isn`t working correctly more emissions will be emitted. As aforementioned if the valve is stuck open the temperature is lowered which prevents all the fuel from burning. This means an increased flow of unburned hydrocarbon gases coming out of the tailpipe.
“One of the best V6 engines in the industry, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is a perfect match to the Grand Caravan, delivering smooth operation, instantaneous power and decent fuel economy.” “… the Grand Caravan has more than enough power to get out of its own way.”
Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 V6 165hp, 1995.
Some would question whether the move was a step forward or backward because the 3.5L V6 (and its variants) has a poor reputation for reliability. Lubrication issues, oil sludging, coolant leaks, overheating and low-mileage engine failures have plagued this engine family from the get-go.

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