GRAND CARAVAN SPORT
2001 Dodge Other
My Caravan has about 55,000 miles on it. Last night, the engine gauge went all the way to hot and the coolant light came on. When we started it up today, my husband put some water in it, and it stayed okay until we had driven about ten miles. Then the light came on again and we heard a warning beep. We also heard knocking in the engine as he accelerated. We filled it up with coolant/antifreeze and let it sit for about 1-1/2 hours. When we got back into the car, it wasn't fully cold (outside temp was 35 degrees), The gauge stayed at about half, which is where it normally does. As we were driving home, the gauge went to hot again, then slowly back down to normal (half), then hot, then normal. It's really puzzling, and we can't figure out what it could be. Could it be the radiator? Also, for last couple of months, it doesn't warm up the way it used to. In other words, we don't get hardly any heat in the car. But tonight, after we put coolant in it, we did get some heat, but only temporarily. Could these two problems be related? Please help! Thank you!
January 7, 2006.
January 7, 2006.
Check out the related content below while we wait for the question to be answered by a professional mechanic.
My car has 157k on it and the coolant light came on today flashing i looked at the resivoir and it was empty filled it up and then later on that day it was empty again i looked at the ...
1 answer • 1996 Saturn SC2 • 157,000 miles
Dear SIR. Now I have some question to ask you. 1 How can i change (step)water coolant? 2 How much 1 lite oil per kilometre? 3 How can i maintain moonroof? Thanks so much
1 answer • 2006 Honda Accord • 40,000 miles
I have a coolant leak on my '97 Grand Am. The leak is interrmittent and it doesn't seem to be losing a lot of coolant - I added some today and the last time I had to add some was about ...
1 answer • 1997 Pontiac Grand Am • 190,000 miles
I have had an overheating problem with my 94 grand prix due to bubbles in the coolant. i need help with how to blled the system
1 answer • 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix • 120,000 miles