Yes, a 2001 Dodge Caravan has a timing chain.
Yes. A 2001 Dodge Caravan 3.8L is a timing chain engine.
Your 2001 Dodge Ram does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain. No replacement is necessary.
Flush and replace the engine coolant. Replace the engine timing belt or chain. Replace the spark plugs & wires.
You don't, it is done electronically.
My first thought would be that the timing chain is not installed correctly. It is very hard to get the marks lined up correctly.
The 3.3L engine for dodge is always a timing chain but they RARELY fail.
According to the Gates website : The 2001 Dodge Stratus : 2.4 liter , 4 cylinder , timing BELT 2.7 liter , V6 , timing CHAIN 3.0 liter , V6 , timing BELT
If the marks on the sprockets line up with the plated links, the timing is correct.