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    I recently purchased a 2006 Dodge Caravan, 84000 KM. I got the Oil Change done yesterday and today, when I started the van, I saw the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) come on.

    I checked in the manual, and it said something about a loose or missing gas cap, and I checked it, and it was fine...

    I have never seen this symbol before ( I had a 1996 Dodge before this and it did not have that ) and I'm not sure what it is.

    Could this have anything to do with the oil change? Or something else... Please, help me out. I don't want to take it back to the same mechanic, because I reckon he might have done something...

    Help me out...

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    Most likely nothing to do with the oil change.

    Your best bet is to go to a local auto parts store and use their scan tool (for free) and see what codes are causing your MIL.
    2005 Dodge G.C. SXT, 3.8L about 87K Miles (July 2011)

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    you can try the "key dance" to attempt to get the codes (OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON look at odometer readout..), or have them read..

    RE: Oil change - depends on who did the oil?: wouldn't hurt to check that the filter and plug are on and tightened, oil level is at/near full and the valve cover oil fill cap is on tight...
    relevant vehicle: '05 -=C=- T&C Ltd @~110K

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    Yeah eh. I was reading else where on the forms too, and someone said something about codes... what exactly are these codes that you guys are talking about??? :S

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    Also, when I turned out the car just a while back, I saw the Engine Oil Pressure light go on too.

    And while I was driving, the temperature gauge shot up, and I had to turn off the car because it was giving the overheat signal..

    I opened the hood, and notice some oil dripping... it stopped a while after...

    Thanks in advance.

    Also, I think it could be something to do with the engine oil pump
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    OK...when your MIL light is lit it is telling you that there is a problem. when hook up to a scanner certain codes appear on the computer/scanner. Ex: 0P45 might mean engine misfire from spark plug #3. from there you can start where to look at. Also where was the oil leaking from?
    Silver 2002 Chrysler T&C EX 3.8
    Just hit 100,000 miles and counting.

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    Hmmm... I see.

    And the oil was leaking from just below the filter... It might be an engine oil pump problem...

    Because, the car overheated, and went to the red gauge fully, and then when I opened the hood, the oil was leaking.

    I am gonna get it checked tomorrow. Anyone know how much an engine oil pump might cost for 2006 Dodge Caravan?

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