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My van is over heating. gauge go up until the fan kicks on.

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My van is over...

My van is over heating. gauge go up until the fan kicks on. losing some fluid plus rad isn't bringing fluid back to radiator after the engine cools off.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?

Yep

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2008 dodge caravan 3.3 114k

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?

My mechanic is doing it

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just that it sure acts like a head gasket problem

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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

That does act like a head gasket, have you pressure tested the system to see where the fluid loss is yet?

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