2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3 V6 gas motor - where would a 1 5/8" freeze plug pop out from and land on ground under car?

5

Asked by Mar 13, 2017 at 05:09 PM about the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a leak, which I assumed was from the radiator due to a lot of highway
driving and seeing a leak under the front of the radiator. I could not pinpoint
any hose leaks and wanted to try to rule out a head gasket leak. I filled the
radiator with water and a stop leak compound, and ran it for the
recommended time, and did not lose any water. I unfortunately did not put
the car in the garage and the water froze over the weekend and a freeze
plug popped. Is there a plug that is 1 5/8" diameter from the back of the
block? I have seen diagrams that show most of them inside the bell
housing. If it ended up on the ground, where did it pop out from? I'm taking
it to the shop but want to be informed as much as possible. Please help!

2 Answers

5

FYI to Antoine that has an 05 Grand Caravan - if you're losing coolant it's likely the water pump. After having it replaced, the rear cabin heater lines failed once the car was run totally pressurized for a couple days. I bypassed the rear heating lines and doubt I'll ever care. Now it's back up and running well, after replacing the freeze plug, water pump, lower inlet hose, and the rear heating lines bypass. Hope this helps someone...

5

FYI to anyone that has an 05 Grand Caravan - if you're losing coolant it's likely the water pump. After having it replaced, the rear cabin heater lines failed once the car was run totally pressurized for a couple days. I bypassed the rear heating lines and doubt I'll ever care. Now it's back up and running well, after replacing the freeze plug, water pump, lower inlet hose, and the rear heating lines bypass. Hope this helps someone...

Your Answer

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,820
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    920
  • #3
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
329 Great Deals out of 13,487 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Odyssey
455 Great Deals out of 31,469 listings starting at $1,490
Used Toyota Sienna
474 Great Deals out of 23,432 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Caravan
571 listings starting at $1,949
Used Kia Sedona
138 Great Deals out of 7,423 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chrysler Pacifica
81 Great Deals out of 28,619 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Quest
81 Great Deals out of 2,958 listings starting at $2,300
Used Dodge Durango
383 Great Deals out of 24,245 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Explorer
1,267 Great Deals out of 70,071 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,261 Great Deals out of 223,478 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
828 Great Deals out of 42,175 listings starting at $1,987
Used Honda Pilot
754 Great Deals out of 41,356 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Suburban
501 Great Deals out of 24,371 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
168 Great Deals out of 8,152 listings starting at $14,990
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 4,959 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,295 listings starting at $6,450
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 1,714 listings starting at $5,500
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,302 listings starting at $5,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.