Mechanics

INTAKE MANIFOLD

1996 Dodge Caravan

Engine Cooling problem
1996 Dodge Caravan 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 163000 miles

Our caravan was leaking water and over heating. We took it to the repair person and they said it was the intake manifold. I thought the intake manifold would cause a oil leak. When we put water in the radiator, it just went right through and ended up on the driveway. Enough stayed in that the car could be driven a few miles without over heating.
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Fxmed
August 27, 2008.




Intake manifolds when bad can leak water, they dont have any oil in them just coolant passages, so he wasnt wrong about it.

Where is it coming from?

If the vehicle isnt running chances are the intake manifold wont gush out that much coolant.
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Blackop555
Aug 27, 2008.
Thank you for your reply. The car is not being driven when the water gushes like that. To us, it looked liked the water was coming from the hose going into the radiator. It was from right behind the radiator as far as we could tell. We are 72 and 50 yo women doing this mind you. LOL

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Fxmed
Aug 27, 2008.
Alright, if that is the case then I would make sure the radiator hoses are not damaged, and replace the clamps holding it on, use hose clamps not the cheap water pump clams that come factory.

Blackop555
Aug 27, 2008.

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