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Come along with Eric O. at the SMA repair shop as he swaps out the 3.8 liter engine in this high mileage 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan that has a P0303 Misfire and has started to burn coolant. I am going to break this up in a multi part series to help keep the videos shorter.
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47 thoughts on “Dodge grand caravan 3.8 – engine replacement – part 3”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jordan Clarke says:

    Great Work Team.
    I'm probably going to have to do this with my 2.8 diesel. Good to know it can be done fairly easily.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gino Cukale says:

    Oh my gosh this is killing me that he doesn't want to take the radiator out LOL

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Webb says:

    Thank you for this show

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Webb says:

    Your daughter is so good with engine crane.operation

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Gotta love Junkyards and the lack of care on thinks like that damage on the Oil pan Hopefully it isn't so deep it caused damage to the bottom end like the crank or pickup tube Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    as a non mechanic its astonishing to see you do things that look like they should be impossible….tear down the whole installation then put it all back together correctly so that everything works and nothing leaks and nothing is forgotten or in the wrong order ….you seem to do it without textbooks or charts or notes and it looks like it takes maybe 8 hours…astonishing…it would take any ordinary mortal 2 months to get the same stuff done

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crox Garcia says:

    Ok exelente

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DAMRGHOST says:

    Thank you brother !! If you can do it I can do it !! Never tried to find or diagnose problems.. always just stuck to R&R .. but after a few of you vidoes I leaned a huge thing .. that being not al wiring is that bad as long as you break it down .. and keep it simple .. again I thank you and my mom thanks you !! I was able to diagnose the proble with her pt cruiser overheating.. without just throwing parts at it .. fan was trash..

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Cuervo says:

    It is awesome to see your daughter assisting. I have two daughters and they are both hello on cars. But one actually knows about vehicle maintenance. The other is just hell on a car!🤣

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris G says:

    im listening

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bulldogsv2 says:

    I love that Hanna wears the same pocket knife as dad.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffery Powell says:

    they said an s10 blazer was a hard motor change i did mine in the driveway on 4.3 remove manifolds bell housing bolts are easier

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randal Eib says:

    Watched all 3 segments, enjoyed your humor and Misses O.
    Thank you

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sergio Jimenez says:

    You have a good helper! 😀 She’s learning the ropes👍

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Pendarvis says:

    I came in late in the game and can't figure out if Hannah is kin to you or what. Love the way you two work together, she's an awesome helper! Keep up the good work!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nonya biz says:

    I have watched this video a few times. I still think the radiator would have not made it if I did the job past the first couple of bolts. Nice work.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jack raintree says:

    Wait until she's working with a doctor and hands him the break cleaner 😀

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lyndon Chappell says:

    The 4.7 camshaft sensor wheel changes too between JTEC and NGC computers around 2003..

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lyndon Chappell says:

    Skin a Catfish.

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

    how is miss hanna doing? last i heard she was finishing school and getting married.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Crego says:

    The only reason I disliked the video was the sound I didn't understand one thing you were doing because you were talking away from the camera which I get you had alot going on

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Ellis says:

    I’m late I know. Hannah is a total bas ass with that hoist! My boys would have “accidentally” killed me several times by now.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars passtheparcel2007 says:

    Here's a man with all the confidence in the world. Does a good an thorough job as well!

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stephen Ellis says:

    "It's always the black wire" 😂🤣😂🤣 … you were just talking to talk after a deliriously long day and then your brain kicked in "or maybe not… I don't know"… 😂🤣😂🤣

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Walker says:

    Eric, I realize this is an old video, but I'm curious if you've ever considered swapping an air over hydraulic ram in your shop crane? I'm considering this and would like to know if you have any thoughts on this, good or bad?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Mueller says:

    Interesting- thanks❤️✝️

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David says:

    Hannah is as good an assistant as you are mechanic. Great work you two!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars moorfan1 says:

    its always the damn yellow tab.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kyle Koverola says:

    Good helper

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Pellish says:

    Eric, how do you know the Dunn’s out of Herminie PA?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Martin says:

    What I learned today: If I ever lose my mind and decide to swap an engine myself, and a donor engine is available still in another vehicle, I'll take the engine out of the donor myself. I've found most of the guys that dismantle equipment or prep for remodeling have an attitude of "Don't care if it costs the next guy hours to fix the damage, my way saved me 2 minutes."

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Norman says:

    Yeah…. I am sure as maldonadok5 stated, you caused the damage so you could fix it, and be led to more frustration with a Dodge that you don’t like anyway. 🤣🤣🤣 Eric, you do a great job in dealing with difficulties, especially when they are bound to happen on a job like this.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jared THISDELLE says:

    Cheers love the the vid

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clark Borland says:

    Is Hannah in trade school for auto mechanics. I hope not because the best way to learn is to get hands on. That's how I learned from my father.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Voinier says:

    I've seen people who jacked the van up by placing the jack under the oil pan! They still seem to run that way, LOL!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Robins says:

    I appreciate your practical application of the skilles you have learned. Way to go.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Hanson says:

    They are cleaved! (also means torn apart. That's a Contronym. Stay in school, kids.)

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MegaTroll Trollington says:

    I've skinned cats, but I'm Chinese.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lyndel Beckwith says:

    I called my local Chinese restaurant and they confirmed there are many ways to skin a cat. I hung up when they asked how I planned to prepare it and threw their takeout menu away.