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46 thoughts on “Dodge grand caravan 3.8 – engine replacement – part 2”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MisfitMechanic Gaming says:

    I myself I'm pulling the whole front end.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    As high priced as Chrysler corp stuff is..makes sense to me they should use rustproof stuff. That Hannah sure is a big help…good job by parents yall.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DR.DRE' says:

    Beautiful job, I work by myself and prefer to from the top also, even vehicles that everyone claims you have to drop out the bottom 😁 I'm sure you appreciate your little helper, she did a great Job 😁

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edwin Carranza says:

    Looks very labor intensive. Is there an engine upgrade for this van? Thanks for the video. My van is still going like a champ at 160K miles.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Mejia says:

    "When is this school business gonna be over?"

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Denchuk says:

    2010 Chrysler Town and Country No Crank , what can be the problem ????? you fix everything you should be able to tell us what the problem would be and how to fix it ………YES Let us know what we can do to fix it PLEASE….??????

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DAMRGHOST says:

    Have you done a video or explain how you organize the nuts and bolts you take out ? I use sandwich bags … I bought a fancy organizer … worked great 👍 until I had a second job at the same time .. and it took up alot of real-estate.. just curious 🤔

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Jr. says:

    How do you keep track of all the nuts and bolts?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Englert says:

    Great video and I enjoys the way you explain what you are doing. Thank you

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Terence Hawkes says:

    Egads! What a wretched job! That was like performing brain surgery.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Stephen Gordon says:

    Looks like fun !

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Peter Pierce says:

    I would have removed the Radiator. Safety first.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars charredskeleton says:

    I think it's great that Hannah helps you. She is building skills and confidence and will have a lifetime of memories. The world needs people like she is becoming!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MacGyver 2 says:

    You use a green & black T handle socket wrench. What brand is it? Tks

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Molloy says:

    I've always kept a piece of sheet metal about 18" x 18" to put against the back of the rad core to protect it.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andre Beacham says:

    Can you give me the brand and part number for the black and red work light your using thanks in advance

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Safran iii says:

    This is what is known as a gravy job in the shop.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Carson says:

    You been watchin too much Mortske.😂lol

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MTZ SkunkWorks says:

    Why not just replace the van

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ning3n says:

    Couldn't just drop the subframe and the entire drivetrain as one piece? Would be easier.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Merc says:

    I'm at 252,100 miles still running 2005

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Aj Grigsby says:

    I thinks it funny I've got and rented one of the pullers for Chrysler harmonic balancer then go to buy one and my father says I've got one there lol

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Mc says:

    "Back to your stations" 😆

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucas McArdle says:

    Love Hannah in the background just brutally abusing the light cord with the cherry picker lol just like one of mine

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars markam campbell says:

    do they make a v 6 hemi?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Braun Howitzer says:

    After fighting with the water pump, the fan, the crossover pipe, are you sure you wouldn't be better off cutting the exhaust behind the cat and coming out the bottom?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shari Lee Slater says:

    Show closer photos of Hannah my boyfriend really likes Hannah

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Boudreau says:

    I've done numerous of these engines, either 3.3 or 3.8. I found the easier way (especially with the newer 3.6) is to remove the front bumper, the top radiator brace and the radiator, condenser and fan as a unit. That way the engine can come out the front. Also no need to remove the water pump, just the pulley and crank.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R May. says:

    Man you don't know any surrender, awesome

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AL M says:

    That is the kind of job you do in your backyard yourself. I can't imagine why anyone would think its worthwhile to pay someone to change the engine in a van that is only a few miles till the scrapyard.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Thompson says:

    Please have hannah be careful about putting her head between hoist and piston, if piston gave out, wouldn't be good

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Franklin says:

    Tony the Tiger says "They're Great!" The Kool Aid Man says "Oh, Yeah!"

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars james daniels says:

    I have a Chrysler Town and Country Stow n go because I'm handicapped and my walker goes right inside the sliding doors. That baby goes right thru snow with its winter tires on it. It'll eat snow allday. Plus traction control. He's lost without using his spray on everything. Haha

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars msest says:

    Why can’t manufacturers put a little never-sez in under carriage bolts?

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stanley Waupoose says:

    Yes i watched you do your engine removal on the dodge van you would of been better to remove the radiator and the cross bar holding the radiator. I do that when doing that this way lot of room to pull the motor out forward

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Walton says:

    R an r motor an labor eng
    Cost parts an labor more
    Than vans worth I would
    Have scraped it or parted it out .

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Walton says:

    Disconnect the top end an
    Drop it out the bottom on
    Front drive units .
    Glad I am retired from
    This game dont miss it.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Harry Kaminski says:

    You should of pulled the. Cowl out for the wpers give you so much room

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sgt Anderson says:

    Are you kidding me is the most over used and understated phrase ever uttered by a mechanic. Lmao

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wesam Sam says:

    Hi
    I own a Dodge Caravan with a 3.8 engine size
    The car suffers from such fuel exchange
    40 liters of gasoline travel only 100 km
    The engine is in good condition
    The nipple sensor is on and it has been tested
    The nozzles (fuel spray) have been replaced with original quality
    Currently only there is a p0325 code
    Does this sensor increase fuel exchange?
    what should I do

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Alan May says:

    what i want to know is how do you know if the same problem dont persist with the engine from junk yard cause most the time motors from there have the same problems thats why they are there shouldve just repaired leak in gasket and sent her on her way 🤷‍♂️

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Alan May says:

    when chrylers dodge or jeep get that old just throw them away

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dodd Garger says:

    These jobs are when you find the necessity for short impacts, air ratchets, cordless ratchets, ujoints, crows feet, wobbles, flex drives, 6 pts, and God forbid extractors

    OH YEAH, almost forgot the 2, 3, and 4 foot extensions…. 😖

    And that handy little earthquake impact air ratchet too gotta try one!

    If you need an air chisel on this job something went horribly wrong 😵

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dodd Garger says:

    Mines at 150k doing the head gaskets, got fel pros for $8 each on rockauto and all other gaskets required $85 total shipped, only symptom is excessive pressure in the cooling system and it will vent a little coolant from the connection of the top hose to radiator and that's very seldom some days it will some it wont , it will make a 3hr trip no prob or farther, pretty strange..

    Old radiator cracked right around this spot too from the heat

    I bet they designed them this way, they say the heads surface is a little imperfect

    If it weren't for this failure these engines would last 500k without much problem as long as you keep an eye on the oil leaks 🤣

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    I'm good eric when the camera fell forward I jumped back arresting my fall