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2005 Chrysler Town & Country repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 362 repairs.
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (34%)

Chart based on 130 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Chrysler Town & Country

Engine not specified

101000 mi

US $1200
coolant system, water pump, timing chain 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi Took to independent shop, which had it towed to dealer. Dealer replaced TIPM 51029669AB ($732.82) and the power control module (which was under warranty). Also incurred $700 in rental fees, later reimbursed by Chrysler. Van shuddering after picked it up. Returned a few days later, given $371.34 estimate for a tune-up. Wonder if this was the problem to begin with. Decided to trade instead. 
95000 mi Accelerator was sticking. Cleaned Throttle Body 
99400 mi replaced valve cover gasket 
105000 mi replaced intake manifold gasket + replaced PCV valve 
118000 mi

US $400
Had to replace the catalytic converter. 
156000 mi

US $192
Valve spring broke and was replaced 
194300 mi

US $185
Engine fan kept running and would run battery down. Sensor changed 
198000 mi Accelerator was sticking. Needed cable lubed, no charge. 
192000 mi

US $300
Check engine light was on, a sensor needed to be replaced. Had to wait on parts coming in 
103000 mi

US $500
Fuel pump out. Van would not start 
62000 mi 3.8L v6 is consuming oil at the rate of 1qt/750miles. This is the 2nd attempt for dealer to repair. Dealer noticed evidence of oil burning on spark plug so they rebuilt the heads. During first attempt replaced the rings. During previous repair trip, spark plug wires were damaged during their removal. After prior repair, engine was missing, and finally fouled a spark plug. Dealer only replaced one wire and one plug. I ended up replacing all wires, which fixed prob. 
81100 mi

US $100
Vehicle was leaking oil from intake plenum. This was AFTER being worked on for another issue by previous repair shop. Took it to a different dealer who discovered gaskets were leaking. They replaced gaskets and cleaned oil off motor. 
72000 mi

US $100
water pump leaking. replaced pump, t-stat, flushed and drained coolant. 
74000 mi When the dealer replaced the rings, they did something wrong and caused the #6 cylinder to become scorched and go bad. Continued to consume oil. At ~72K miles, we had a new motor put in. Dealer paid. Required 3 follow-up visits to fix outstanding issues.  
30000 mi

US $100
Overheated on highway -- defective water pump. 
81000 mi Oil pressure warning light went on and off. Dealer replaced the oil sending unit. 
86000 mi

US $400
Coolant pipe was rusted and had to be replaced. 
94500 mi

US $1383
Replaced intake manifold gaskets due to leaking coolant. 
113000 mi Muffler noise. No heat. 
130800 mi

US $200
O2 sensor failed 
154300 mi

US $500
Replaced failed ignition coil 
157500 mi

US $100
Broken fuel line. 
94400 mi

US $145
needed new oil pan gasket and water pump. 
94000 mi

US $50
Misfire cylinder three (P0303). Lots of troubleshooting, but finally figured out that spark plug had shorted to ground. 
99300 mi

US $150
EGR Valve Stuck - P0404 
105700 mi

US $240
Water Pump replacement 
116000 mi

US $100
P0305, replaced cylinder 5 injector. Problem still there. Before this replacement, also swapped, plugs and wires - still had P0305. The replaced coil pack. none of these items has resolved the P0305 issue. 
127000 mi

US $150
Replaced radiator - pin hole leak on rear side, upper left corner. 
127000 mi

US $150
Replaced muffler due to hole 
50000 mi

US $60
Fuel injection 
77000 mi

US $250
EGR valve 
259000 mi

US $340
Oil pressure sending unit was leaking. It was replaced. 
93000 mi

US $65
replaced water pump, coolant extension tube, upper and lower hoses, and thermostat . also replaced idler pulleys and serpentine belt while in there ! 
147000 mi

US $250
Computer went bad, it gave low voltage to coil pack 2 cylinders. Big miss fires. Car was very shaky. 
153200 mi

US $950
Head gasket broken, leaking coolant into engine. 
241000 mi Air not working, Add freon. Found leak. 
91000 mi

US $100
Car simply needed a water pump. I have an extended service contract and only paid $100 ded. 
95650 mi

US $65
Received check engine light. Code reported EGR system problem. replaced EGR valve. The car has a warranty but the deductible is $100. The part cost me $65 shipped so I replaced it myself. Replaced EGR Valve 
101000 mi

US $100
Original radiator started leaking at lower tank seal. Dealer installed a new one. After changing the radiator, dealer pressure tested system and found intake manifold leaking coolant. Gasket replaced. 
134500 mi

US $100
Oil pan and trans pan leaking, noted burning oil smell while ascending hills. Engine idles too low while warm in drive at a stop light.. 500-600 rpm. 
103800 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt tension-er pulley and crank pulley (Harmonic balancer) were replaced. vehicle made slight noise at idle. This did not fix the problem. The car needs to be brought back again. 
127600 mi

US $75
EGR valve went out, Again! First bought a dealer part, this lasted about 3 years. Now I bought an aftermarket part with lifetime warranty. 
129000 mi

US $200
Fuel pump went out, replaced it. 
142700 mi EGR valve went out again. This happens every 2 or 3 years. 
147500 mi

US $20
Oil Pressure light would come on intermittently. Changed the oil pressure sender. 
155000 mi

US $3000
Motor mounts changed while transmission was out along with rear main seal. 
160000 mi

US $50
Sparkplugs. Didn't seem to last as long as original set. Only 35k. Still used factory spec champions Rear heater flow valve at firewall. Slow leak 
139000 mi

US $500
Leaking oil pan gasket - remove pan, replace gasket, reinstall. 
145000 mi

US $500
Replaced Water Pump Replaced Fuel Pump 
151500 mi

US $90
PCV Valve failed, causing engine to consume oil @ 1.5 qt. per 1000 miles. Because the PCV is a permanent part of the rear valve cover, the rear valve cover and gasket were replaced. 
172000 mi

US $45
Code P0404 for EGR valve performance out of range. Replaced EGR valve. 
179000 mi

US $245
Catalytic converter plugged, causing loss of power and P0420 code. 
104300 mi

US $230
Radiator leaking fluid along driver side seam. Replaced radiator. 
111000 mi

US $1700
coolant leaking. Shop pressure tested system and then replaced radiator cap for free. 
109700 mi replaced leaking radiator 
113000 mi Radiator fan stopped working. 
165000 mi

US $40
Tensioner spring broke for no reason. Lost power steering immediately. Could have been dangerous if I had not been going on a staight away. Removed and replaced tensioner was the fix. 
102000 mi

US $371
Replaced an EGR Sensor. We noticed that the engine was shuddering when the car was warming up and driving. 
51000 mi

US $217
EGR valve malfunction. 
76000 mi

US $40
Downstream oxygen sensor failed, signalled high voltage. 
99000 mi

US $50
Water pump internal seal leak. Replaced water pump. 
153800 mi

US $75
EGR valve stuck partially open. Replaced part. 
165000 mi

US $250
EGR valve failed. Replaced EGR valve 
172000 mi

US $750
Catalytic converter inefficient 
184700 mi

US $130
Radiator leaking. Radiator replaced. 
49000 mi

US $100
Replaced leaking water pump. 
52000 mi

US $110
Diagnosed problem with EGR valve -- needed replacement Replaced EGR Valve 
84000 mi

US $600
Replaced leaking radiator 
113000 mi

US $50
Radiator electric cooling fans inoperable. Replaced cooling fan relay. 
78000 mi

US $100
Water pump showed signs of possible leakage. Water pump showed signs of possible leakage. 
51000 mi Water pump leak discovered less than one week after taking delivery of used vehicle. Dealer apologized for not detecting problem before sale and covered the entire cost of the repair. 
64000 mi

US $278
Check engine light came on. Shop connected scan tool, determined that the EGR valve had failed and installed a new part. 
118000 mi

US $1485
Check Engine light was on. Shop confirmed another mechanic's diagnosis of a bad catalytic converter and replaced it at a lower cost than the other mechanic had quoted. Van had a slow coolant leak. Shop diagnosed the problem as a leaking radiator and replaced the radiator and the coolant. 
122000 mi

US $334
Shop discovered a water pump leak after doing an oil change and a transmission flush. Water pump was replaced. 
130600 mi

US $898
Excessive drive belt noise traced to bent alternator pulley and weak tensioner. Alternator, tensioner and belt replaced. Shop also found a front main oil seal leak and replaced the seal. 
137700 mi

US $1029
Engine oil pan gasket leaking. Replaced gasket. 
143700 mi

US $858
Fuel pump failed. Van had to be towed to the shop for diagnosis and replacement of the fuel pump module. 
176000 mi

US $1150
Replaced leaking radiator and transmission fluid cooler lines Replaced leaking gaskets on intake manifold and rocker arm covers to eliminate coolant and oil leaks 
51000 mi Check Engine light came on. Reset and told to report if it happens again 
53000 mi Replaced EGR valve. 
85000 mi

US $230
Radiator was leaking 
108000 mi

US $42
Replaced oxygen sensor 
28000 mi

US $200
Check engine light was on. After 2 hours, problem was determined to be a wire that was chewed through. They took two hours to "fix". The next day, on second trip with van, light came back on. Appointment made to leave van with dealer to repair. 
28000 mi EGR Valve was replaced on return visit 
77000 mi

US $324
Coolant leak from water pump. Replaced water pump. 
77000 mi

US $325
Water pump leaking-dealer replaced water pump 
77000 mi Check engine light code P0420-catalyst system. Dealer replaced catalytic converter under Federal 8yr/80k mile warranty. 
52000 mi

US $121
EGR valve failed. New EGR valve was purchased from dealer and installed by owner. 
65000 mi

US $56
Replaced ignition wire set and spark plugs to correct engine misfire error code. 
47000 mi

US $388
Engine light was illuminated. Dealer replaced EGR. 
55000 mi

US $340
The mechanic found a leak in the oil pan gasket when performing normal maintenance inspection. Gasket was replaced under warrenty subject to $100 deductible. 
81000 mi

US $385
Water pump was leaking. Replaced water pump and T-Belt 
119500 mi

US $80
Check engine light on - Catalytic converter and O2 sensor needed to be replaced 
96000 mi

US $45
water pump leak 
55000 mi

US $100
I had a collapsed lifter. The dealer tried to tell me they didn't hear it. I started it and "wow, it does it now." 3 days later and a set of lifters we're all better. 
55000 mi

US $100
The van developed a ticking noise. The tech installed lifters. Problem still existed. New engine was ordered and took 2 months to arrive. 
88000 mi P0700 code again after spinning on ice. 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan, ext.

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

US $1400
coolant tube under engine had been used as a jack point and was smashed into the engine crank pulley. It had been leaking coolant. Water pump had crystalized fluid and had been leaking out the weep port. I opted to have it replaced since it was connected to the smashed tube from problem 1. Intake manifold leaking oil. Gasket replaced. 
64988 mi

US $354
EGR Valve replaced because engine light came on. EGR Valve replaced because engine light came on. 
68000 mi

US $200
emission evaporation pump for canister 
162000 mi Radiator cracked on highway, water pump gave way, engine light activated. Repair code indicated engine rod/cylinder damage. 
81000 mi

US $700
Leak in coolant system, had to be flushed, fixed, and filled. Dealer mechanic said was rusted through. Apparently not protected from the elements as this is a pretty new van. 
84000 mi

US $1100
Took it in. They "flashed" it. It didn't work. Was told would be over $1000 to replace PCM. 
84000 mi Needed new PCM when sold. 
57000 mi Water pump replaced 
68000 mi

US $100
intake manifold gasket 
77000 mi

US $100
replace radiator 
165000 mi

US $350
ignition coil pack started shorting out on a nearby bolt. had to replace the coil, and sparkplug wires engine mounts all worn completely through 
78000 mi

US $350
Replaced coil pack, evap canister, spark plugs. 
104000 mi

US $575
NVL repaired. Part of evap emissions system that pumps unused gas vapors back to tank. 
105000 mi Radiator leak, too expensive to repair so traded car in. 
240000 mi

US $100
radiator replaced 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan

207-horsepower 3.8L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

157000 mi

US $125
Replaced radiator due to a seal failure. 

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2005 Chrysler Town & Country 4dr Minivan

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

17000 mi fuel sending unit 
80000 mi

US $55
EGR Valve/Sensor replaced. Cured Problem/Trouble Code 
62000 mi

US $278
replace EGR valve 
85000 mi

US $388
Smoking over left headlight, loss of heat. Radiator had small brake on seam. R & R radiator  
97000 mi

US $100
Oxygen sensor (#1) damaged by myself (incorrect tools) Prev. repair caused "Check Engine" light to come on. Oxygen sensor replaced (again) and had "Check Engine" light reset. 
103000 mi

US $25
Oil pan gasket leaks - replaced gasket and OK (for now). 
65000 mi

US $60
EGR codes appeared. Replaced via YouTube videos using 1/4" drive socket without needing to take out the alternator. 
52000 mi

US $300
replace EGR Valve 
80300 mi

US $1279
leaking radiator 
61000 mi

US $250
water pump was leaking 
153900 mi

US $20
Thermostat was bad. 
114000 mi

US $40
Check engine light for EGR Valve. Replaced EGR Valve and reset light. Check engine light back with 4 codes (mixture too lean and mixture too rich on each bank). Gas mileage down to 13 mpg. Still unresolved at this point. 
105000 mi

US $425
fuel injector 
121000 mi

US $550
radiator replacement 
161000 mi

US $500
HEAD GASKET 

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