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Chrysler Town & Country repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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Chrysler Town & Country transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 131 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13640 mi transmission leak. Sweating. gasket changed. 

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2014 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

17000 mi Jerky shifting fixed by reprogramming computer. 

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2013 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

1000 mi Noise from front end during highway travel, dealer traced to bad seal. Needed to order parts. 
3000 mi faint squeeling noise 

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2012 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

42000 mi

US $120
Hard and unreliable shifting. The transmission computer was reset which did not help. 
39000 mi Chronic issue with transmission - car stopped driving, stopped in parking lot. It was an ex-rental, never again. 
6500 mi Transmission made gear whine noise upon acceleration. Would occasionally clunk between shifts. 
21000 mi Hard shift from reverse to drive. TSB reprogrammed transmission. 
22500 mi trans thumps into gear hesitates before changing and shudders before changing 
29140 mi explained problem to technician before he even tested it he told me he wasn't going to find any thiing wrong with the transmission he said it was an electronic problem and chrysler hasn't come up with a fix yet and there was nothing he cou. 
36580 mi transmission thumping into gear when put into reverse when in stop and go traffic 
21000 mi Transmission shift points reprogrammed per recall. 
11000 mi update of computer shift points 
18500 mi Intermittent rough shifting 1st to 2nd - especially going downhill. It was fixed with a recall/campaign for trans ecu reprogram. 

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2011 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

4000 mi problems with shifting, told for several trips to dealer not a problem two days later check engine light and trans in limp mode to find compounder assembly failed. Symptoms were back after repair but dealer again saying nothing wrong. 
63000 mi The transmission failed 
2000 mi When in Econ mode, transmission shifts very harshly. Dealership has no fix. I expect a software update will be issued in the future. For now, I won't use the Econ feature due to concerns with trans wear and tear. 
15500 mi On occasion there was a loud thump when shifting from reverse to drive 
44000 mi

US $400
torn boot 
88000 mi Loud ticking sound (like from the engine) that was very loud when AC is on. This is the second time in less than a year this has occurred. Full transmission replaced last July along with Flex Plate. 
227000 mi Transmission failed. Car junked and donated to charity. 

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

12000 mi When first starting and heading on our long downhill driveway it lurches once very hard, like the transmission seizes up.It feels like you hit a huge pothole or someone slammed on the brakes.2x Dealer was unable to duplicate we live with it 
39020 mi transmission chattering when reversing on an incline 
11300 mi Transmission slams into drive when switched from Park 
17000 mi leaking transmission pan gasket, still leaking immediately afterwards transmission pan leak, successful fix second time 
32700 mi Transmission whined in 3rd and 4th gears. Started suddenly. Replaced. 

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2010 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

17000 mi feels like a spark plug miss when driving slow (0-40). dealer tells me it is the transmission torque converter and there has been no recall. they say there is nothing they can do for me, that this is normal. but my 2000 and 2006 didn't do this. 
76000 mi

US $295
The Transmission needed to be flushed and the mechanic found that the Transmission cooling lines were leaking and needed to be replaced. 
204700 mi

US $950
Failing inner CV joints. Repair involved replacement halfshafts with new inner and outer CV joints.  
209000 mi Broken planetary gearset in original transmission at 209,000 miles. Uneconomical to repair. Car was replaced 
7000 mi tranny slipping all parts ordered will call when they arive. 
8000 mi The transmission had a reflash and update on last visit, this time the tranny is still slipping they duplicated the problem but as of yet it's not fixed with my luck when my warranty is ended then they will find it and fix it. A lemon. 
13000 mi Transmission still shifting poorly the dealer failed to find problem. However 3 yes 3 other transmission shop said the same thing and I had to pay to have them put it in writting I have since taken further action and reported to the A/G 
20000 mi Transmission still slipping 
23000 mi The transmission problem was detected and yet another pcm update to the software was done, however as always the problem is still here and transmission still slipping, it's like Chrysler don't want to fix it till the warranty expires 
24000 mi

US $125
Transmission whining, and slipping 
104300 mi

US $400
P0734 & P0792 codes with van going into Limp mode. all 3 sensors replaced and fluid/filter change. Analyzing tool used to check external wiring. no faults. points to internal problem. Took van to a tranmission shop for rebuild. 
105700 mi

US $2000
Per dealer troubleshooting, took van to transmission shop for full transmission rebuild, new solenoid pack. Found 3rd gear and 4th gear fricions blackened, no other wear reported. Shifted great after rebuild but same codes remained. 
107000 mi

US $1150
Took back to dealer (after transmission rebuild) for further troubleshooting. replaced sensor wires to the ECU, suspected compounder assy. Dealer reported that chips were found coming from compounder area, recomended new compounder. Per dealer claim of chips in trans I took van back to the same trans shop who had rebuilt this trans. Pulled off Diff. cover and trans pans. no chips. Replaced TRS(transmission range sensor) problem fixed. 3 weeks have passed no problems. 
33000 mi

US $170
Van shudders in reverse backing up hill or in gravel. Two dealers said they all do it. I paid to have the trans oil and filter replaced even though the tech said the fluid was clean. I drove on a 900 mile trip, trans worse and leaked. Left axial seal leaking. Tech found while checking shudder in trans. Had 3 days and still leaked when I got it home. Other dealer found oil was too high and flowing from overflow port. Seal was not bad. 
77000 mi

US $90
Transmission seemed clunky; slow to shift at lower speeds. Dealer noticed that 2 months left on 60-mnth powertrain warranty, though car bought used. Diagnosis $90, found nothing unusual, so tuned transmsion. Excellent shifting after service! 
141000 mi

US $350
Replaced seeping transmission cooler lines. 

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2009 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

99700 mi right front axle 

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2009 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi transmission downshifting by itself. solenoids bad in shifter assy, entire shifter assy replaced 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

9300 mi The transmission shifter became very stiff to shift in to gear as well as when using the autostick. 
12400 mi Shifter became very stiff again.  
42000 mi

US $150
Failed CV shaft replaced. O.D. compounder sensor damaged during failure & replaced. Chrysler provided out of warranty assistance covering $650 of $800 total.  
129000 mi

US $2400
I found out that what I thought was loud front tires was actually my transmission failing. It went into limp mode and I had it towed to a quality shop for repair. 
1200 mi A/C condenser(850 dollars) covered under warranty Transmission replaced under warranty 
10000 mi

US $500
Had to take my new Town&country in for a new transmission, and 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi Transmission made strange noises on initial cold weather starts. Recorded sound on cell phone and took to dealer for repair. Problem was broken part which caused transmission fluid to be low. They ordered parts but car had to sit at dealer. 
83500 mi

US $1083
Solenoid Pack failed causing the van to not shift past second or third gear. 
30000 mi transmission was replaced at no charge 
42700 mi Transmission was leaking, and bucking. It is being replaced under warranty. 
33170 mi Rear wheel bearings worn. Parts backordered at least 2 weeks because of number of repairs 
40000 mi

US $35
flash update tranamission shift quality. 
119700 mi

US $2500
overdrive failed 
46000 mi

US $385
Transmission broke while driving home from work. Had to have the vehicle towed for repair. 
108000 mi

US $250
More problems with van. This time, a driver's CV joint has failed. It made really bad vibrations, and probably was responsible for ruining the wheel bearing. The axle and shaft was covered by the lifetime powertrain warr. Bearing wasn't. 
128300 mi

US $300
Major transmission repair. Replaced torque converter, all seals, some internal pistons and other parts. Replaced the vehicle speed sensor 
137000 mi

US $2400
tranny rebuild 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

175-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

2700 mi January 2008. Transmission leaking fluid @ 2,200 miles. Add Mopar fluid as recommended by dealer. At 2,721 miles, service dept replaces transmission pump and seal and performs 23 point maintenance. 
3100 mi Transmission stuck in 2nd gear. They told me someone was wrong with the pins? No leaking trans fluid. Engine light appeared on dash display. Repair for free and within two hours! 

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

84000 mi Car would not go into gear. Shook all over. Had to have it towed to dealer. Replaced transmission. 
3000 mi Replaced transmission cable, which had slipped off previously and was reattached. 

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2007 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

83000 mi torque converter and some kind of related pump 

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2007 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

200-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

79000 mi Bad solenoid. Unsuccessful repair. 
91000 mi

US $2400
Rebuilt transmission, added a shifter kit for more posative shifting and replaced torque converter 

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2007 Chrysler Town & Country

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

55000 mi Finally got repair mgr to hear noise diagnosed as all wheel drive oil too thin so metal on metal during turns. Have had in at least three times and no one knew what to do. Mgr. suggests we change oil at 60,000 mile check up. 

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

108000 mi

US $280
CV Joint boot cracked leaking 

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2006 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

123000 mi 2nd transmission in this. Just had replaced 30,000 miles ago- it is "shuddering" and will need to be replaced again- I think I'll take the car to the junk YARD! 
127000 mi transmission was rebuilt 30K miles ago- Been shuddering for a few months. warranty on rebuilt 12K. Hubby got off the freeway and it smelled of tranny fluid, clunked and would not get out of 1-2 gear. He stopped and fluid all over. TOW. Donating car. 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

112000 mi

US $160
Control Valve not allowing transmission to shift. Replaced and now vehicle shifts gears. 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $750
Leak in transmission cooling.  
140000 mi

US $470
Soft shift due to poor oil pressure 
60000 mi While servicing my van the repair tech noted a problem with a relay on the transmission. They had to order the part. 
61000 mi Replaced relay. 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

138000 mi

US $2200
Transmission blown. 

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

94000 mi

US $496
The check engine light came on so I took the van to Auto Zone to have them check it with their computer. Two problems came up, the EGR valve failed and also the transaxle something or other. I took it to our mechanic who checked the codes again.  

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

85000 mi

US $480
Transmission and drivetrain, except computers and sensors, repair Transmission and drivetrain, except computers and sensors, repair 

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2004 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

66000 mi

US $120
Seal on Solenoid pack on tranny leaking. 

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

123000 mi

US $150
My son, a mechanic at the dealer, did replace both front axels and their universals to eliminate a bothersome clicking I was getting especially in reverse...the dam noise is still there! 

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $1800
Transmission failure - system would go into 'limp home' mode continuously. Replaced transmission with rebuilt unit containing new sensors, etc. 
94300 mi

US $750
transmission solenoid pack and torque converter 
93000 mi

US $130
Severe torque converter clutch (TCC) shudder at light throttle 36-48mph. Replaced incorrect fluid (Dex/Merc3) with ATF+4, replaced several valves inside the valvebody with Sonnax 92835-03K, 92835-07, 92835-02K. 
106000 mi

US $250
Transmission cooler was leaking. Replaced transmission cooler and transmission cooler lines. 
163060 mi

$7000
Still being checked by the dealer, no solution found yet. Car stopped to accelerate in a highway trip. Engine could be at high rpm but car at 15 mph when left to cool down, and once warm, would just not move. Transmission needed major overhaul at a cost of $2,500. Overhaul done and vehicle sold (at a cost of $3,500). 
106000 mi

US $450
Trans. fluid leak traced to solenoid pack. Leak I noticed wasn't near the apparent leak source 
58000 mi

US $100
New water pump and transmission solenoid controller pack - powertrain warranty covered with exception of $100 deductible 

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

90000 mi

US $2000
Total transmission rebuild following problems with improper shifting that had been happening for months 

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

108972 mi

US $139
Manifold absolute pressure & throttle position sensor replaced to cure stalling when gas pedal not engaged. Engine would also Rev slightly higher lower while freeway driving 
103000 mi

US $800
Right front CV joint and axle broke. Entire right driveshaft assembly replaced. 
75000 mi

US $250
Transmission fluid leak; shop attempted to fix it by replacing one part, but a second part had to be replaced to fully fix the issue. Fixing the leak will require a second trip to the mechanic. 
166000 mi

US $500
error codes P1776 & P0700, transmission control system malfunction...replaced solenoid. RPMs started running high when the engine light came on in 3rd & 4th gears 
80000 mi Transmission began downshifting hard out of overdrive at about 30 mph. Took to Aamco and they cleared a non transmission related code, reset trans control module, and problem fixed. No charge, found during free inspection. 
107000 mi

US $210
Wheel side cover on transmission rusted out and started leaking trans fluid.  

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2002 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

146000 mi

US $1261
Replace the transmission control solenoid, fluid and gasket. Replace the oil pan gasket. Because of code P0456 the fuel filter neck assembly was replaced. Labor and diagnosis included in the total repair costs. 
96000 mi

US $2000
transmission needed replaced. 
167000 mi Tranmission blew. Decided to junk the car. 
126000 mi

US $1800
Fault code P0740 and P0700. Car could not be driven above 40mph. Torque converter had come apart into transmission. Replaced torque converter and rebuilt transmission. 
62000 mi

US $866
transmission solenoid pack leaking. remove input speed sensor from trans. remove solenoid pack. clean gasket surface. install new solenoid pack and top off fluid. 
90000 mi

US $2000
Problem 2: Transmission locked up. Towed to AAMCO who rebuilt transmission and added cooler in front of radiator. 

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2002 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

19566 mi replace flywheel was found to be unbalanced and tore out new rear oil seal 
105000 mi

US $1800
Transmission failure, tried to rebuild, failed after 50 miles. New rebuild installed 2nd time. successful. Transmission shop warrantied their work. 
72740 mi

€4288
Replaced Automatic Gearbox (Blew Up!!) 
78000 mi

US $350
Transmission got in limp mode due dealer fault to tighten screws correctly on torque after filter changed in Louisiana, resulting extra cost in FL where the dealer wanted to condemn my tranny because couldn't get the code to see what was wrong. 

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

22000 mi Transmission slipping and giving a "clunking" noise when put in drive from park or reverse. Chrysler is having to redo a computer program for my car. Transmission oil is not going thru the transmission properly. Have had this problem 6 mo 
45000 mi Thrust washer fragmented and damaged numerous internal trans. components. Covered under CarMax warranty. 
59000 mi

US $250
"Shuddered" shifting from first to second gear. Bench testing revealed faulty switch in trans. valve body. Valve body replaced. 
96000 mi

US $600
Transmission cooler broke loose and wore a hole in the radiator until it leaked all the coolant out. Had to replace the radiator. The radiator could have been repaired if I had seen it sooner. 
180000 mi

US $2000
transmission slipping due to high miles. Transmission had to be rebuilt. 

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

215-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

29000 mi

US $800
Electronic control of transmission malfunctioned. Replaced sensor unit 

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

123000 mi Had transmission replaced. Check engine light comes on constantly. Indicating a problem with transmission 
128000 mi

US $1500
Transmission has gone out again, since repair in Feb 2012. 
85000 mi

US $180
Solenoid pack on transmission failed, and was replaced. 

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

93000 mi

US $40
Hard shift and wavering idle between 500 RPM and 1300 RPM when vehicle is stopped and in drive. Also Tranny was leaking fluid very slowly. I had to top off about 1 quart a month for the last 2 months. 
98000 mi

US $40
Transmission shredded its ring gear also causing damage to rest of gear train. Shop repaired under warranty. 

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2001 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

133000 mi Rear transmission seals (AWD). 

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2000 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

118000 mi

US $200
replaces transmission solenoid pack 

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2000 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

124000 mi

US $550
Transmission solonid developed a leak and needed replacement Axle shaft replaced, defective inner cv joint causing excessive vibration 
130000 mi

US $600
Center drive shaft had torn boot. Both rear drive axles had torn boots. Drive axles replaced, boot replaced on center drive shaft 
127000 mi

US $1180
Transmission seals replaced,new rear plate on transmission,new cooler lines to rear A/C 
180000 mi

US $330
Problem with the propshaft connecting the front to the rear axle. Noise from front UJ. Tried to fit in a part from a wreckers yard but same issue of bad UJ. Currently running the van without the propshaft so a FWD rather than AWD. 
185000 mi

US $620
Replaced the propshaft with a used one from pick and pull replaced solenoid 
172000 mi

US $1000
Rear drive shaft had to be replaced with a dealer only part. U-joints were not servicable and aftermarket does not support a replacement part. I had to wait almost six months for the part to arrive. 
248000 mi Transmission lost 3rd and OD 

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2000 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

158-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

115000 mi

US $1800
Transmission damaged. Had to replace with rebuilt. 
140000 mi Transmission leak. Car stopped silently while driving. Traded in for Odyssey. 

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2000 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

249000 mi TRANSMISSION OUT, TOO COSTLY YO REPAIR 

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1999 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

139300 mi

US $1100
Replaced gasket causing transmission fluid leak. 

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1999 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

257000 mi Transmission pump slipping on start up. Noticed leak in that area also. 
258500 mi

US $130
in line oil filter and hoses cracked and leaking due to old age. 
260000 mi

US $350
Found leak was transmission in-line filter and rubber hoses. Replaced filter and hoses, drained and refilled with fluid. Transmission does not slip at all. 
122760 mi

$1200
Flex plate (part between the engine and the torque converter) was damaged, causing the crank shaft sensor sensing wrong signals which led to engine computer malfunctions. No other major parts were replaced, transmission works fine again.  

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

230000 mi transmission died again after 2nd total transmission rebuild by transmission shop. never chrysler again. gave car away 
250500 mi

US $410
Replaced frt tires due to alignment problem, also discovered cv boot on drive axle Lt front damaged. Replaced tires, align front end, replace drive axle. 

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

132000 mi

US $400
Rear drive shaft failed on awd 

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

155000 mi Transmission makes loud howling noise. Changed fluid,did not help.  

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

145000 mi Transmission self destructed at 146k miles. Hauled the old beast off to the scrap yard to be crushed. 

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

110000 mi mechanic said tranny stuck in second gear, won't shift have to take to a tranny shop for a scan, could just be a solenoid have not attempted a repair as of yet. 
247000 mi

US $200
Vibration noted while mechanic took vehicle for a road test after front end alignment... Mechanic found one of drive axle worn which caused vibration during around 35-40mph. Ordered rebuilt axle and replaced. 
250000 mi

US $400
Front axle broke. Replaced. 
262000 mi

US $442
Mechanic noticed fluid coming out of solenoid pack. Recommended replacement before any problems with transmission operations will occur. Also van needed service on the transmission and had it drained & replace fluid, filter, etc. 
225000 mi Transmission failed. Planet broke, leaving the vehicle with only 1st gear. No higher gears and no reverse. This is the third transmission failure for this vehicle and will not be repaired. Vehicle will be sold or sent to salvage yard. 

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