Engine Cooling problem
2001 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 134000 miles
I bought a used 2001 van. Had for about three wks. And now leaking coolant from a rear heater core line(metal). Can that be spliced with pressurized hose & compression fittings? Have warm air when a/c is on, no cool air. Compressor is rUnning, doesn't seem to kick on and off. Recharged but only took a little bit. Still no cold air. Tried to recharge again, none taken. Like it is full. Still no cold air. Forceful air flow from interior vents but it is warm. Engine also seems to get hotter that most cars would, you can feel heat thru hood, but temp gauge reads okay. This was going on before coolant leak started. Have power steering line leak underneath van toward back of front seats-metal line rusted thru- steady drip. Could this cause a grinding, rubbing noise when turning the steering wheel if pump not getting enough fluid? Or is it something else?Had battery light come on briefly then off, Battery and alternator checked at Advance Auto part store and were fine, Hasn't come on again. Any suggestions?
Friday, August 21st, 2009 AT 6:30 PM