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Chrysler Town and Country, Van
Oct 11, 2002 (10:48 pm)
I would not worry about your T&C based on the two issues you have already mentioned. The clicking steering wheel is a very common "problem" and doesn't mean anything serious. Our 2000 Town & Country clicks when you turn the wheel as well. Regarding the front suspension, I would have a mechanic at Chrysler check it out. Chrysler van suspensions have been known to be a little noisy at times. Good luck.
Oct 12, 2002 (8:45 pm)
The clicking in the steering wheel sounds like its from a part we call the "clock spring" this device lets you have radio/cruise controls on the steering wheel, and still be able to turn the wheel . Not a big problem , just an annoying clicking noise when you turn the wheel. If all the controls work and you can ignore the noise and don't want to spend money fixing it , don't worry about this one.
Now the front end clunking sounds like the front sway bar links, or tie rods. This I would get checked. It could be minor but don't fool with suspension problems.
I hope this helps you out.
#1253 of 2160 Color options on 2000 T&C LXi AWD
Oct 16, 2002 (2:19 pm)
Can anyone help describe difference in the color of leather interiors for the LXi 2000 AWD T&C? I notice the options are camel (which I have now in my 96) but also mist grey and silver fern. I want a dark leather interior this time. Is my only option for darker leather the taupe in the Limited model? Suggestions or comments?
#1254 of 2160 Check For Fuel Leak Recall
Oct 16, 2002 (6:58 pm)
I read a news from New York Post that Daimler-Chrysler announced a recall of 143,100 minivans to check for fuel leak. It covers both the Dodge and Town & Country - manufactured on Sept. 1, 2001 to March 11, 2002.
Oct 17, 2002 (12:35 am)
you are correct, johnnyc4. the recall effects the 2002 model year. as i recall from previous threads in other forums that this problem occurs in model year 2001 and chrysler didn't do any recall for the 2001 model. as i recall the fuel tank ruptured in an off-set crash test done by consumer report back when the new 2001 was introduced. i wonder if there ever was recall for the 2001 model? anyone can shed light on this? thanks
#1256 of 2160 2001 Crash test results
Oct 17, 2002 (3:29 pm)
The test was done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety not CR. If you go to the IIHS site and look up the DC tests, you will see the picture of the leaking tank.If you look closely at the enlarged version, you will see that the tank is removed and tipped at what appears to be a 45 degree angle to show the leak area. They stated that the flange that leaked is on the TOP of the tank. Unless the laws of physics change liquid cannot flow uphill! So the tank could only leak under the following conditions: 1. Full tank (including filler neck) and a 40 mile per hour crash. Just pulling out of a gas station or within 20 miles of a fillup. 2. 40 mile per hour crash with van on its side or roof. And remember in the first test it did not leak. The government mandates that on a rollover crash no fuel should leak. Let them make the decision. You should not top off your tank if you are worried until this is resolved
Oct 19, 2002 (6:51 pm)
I have a 96 T & C. Tuner works intermittently, like 2/3 of them seem to do. Is there an easy fix to this apparently common problem, or is the easiest and most economical fix to buy an aftermarket one?
#1258 of 2160 service engine soon light
Oct 22, 2002 (4:30 pm)
I have a 99 T&C limited With 123,900 miles and the service engine soon light came on and stays on. Can I check the fault codes with out a DRBII by the blinking of that light and how ?
Should I replace O2S then The PCV (both OE) and will that erase the code if that is the problem.
Any suggestions would help.
Oct 22, 2002 (4:41 pm)
Auto Zone (and some of their competitors) offer a free check of the codes when the Check Engine Light comes on.
Oct 22, 2002 (4:58 pm)
Will stop in to get them checked.