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#1763 of 2160 Re: Reliability of 2004 Chrysler Town and Country when towing [caissy]
Sep 29, 2004 (5:03 pm)
Depends on if you have the towing package or not .I'm not sure what the tow capacity without the towing package is. I have a 2004 with the package and it's rated at 3800 lbs . I'm towing probably a 3500 boat and trailer . It's a load and fortunetly don't have to trailer it very far . If the load is less than 2000 you'll probably be ok if you keep the tranny fluid changed at 30K intervals , and I would always drive it in 3rd when towing .
#1764 of 2160 Re: T&C owners. It could happen to you [bsaxon1]
Oct 03, 2004 (6:00 pm)
I am having similar problems with my 1998 T&C.
Many electrical problems, but problem with not starting is the worst. My mechanic is telling me the anti-theft device is engaging itsself and not letting the van be "stolen". Replaced the computer board-worked well for about a month-just started again. I am so frustrated! The van is no longer under warranty and I've spent over a grand on repairs! I know you wrote this a long time ago, but I would love to know if your situation was resolved and what exactly your mechanic did to fix the problem
#1765 of 2160 Re: Power Window Malfunction [masterpaul1]
Oct 14, 2004 (9:06 pm)
My 2002 Town and Country has the same problems that Zinman61 described. I had that problems since last year. The dealer refused to fix the window because the warranty is over (mileage). So I try not roll the driver's side window down. Today I brought my van to Tire Kingdom to fix the water leaks onto the passenger side floor. They rolled both windows down for me because I can't use the air conditioning for 3 hours. Unfortunately, the driver's side window couldn't go up any more . Any ideas how to repair?
#1766 of 2160 Window Problem on my 2001 LTD
Oct 15, 2004 (12:18 pm)
Happened to me 2 weeks ago (driver side) and hasn't happened again since. And I thought it was just hot weather causing the problem.
#1767 of 2160 Re: speedometer/transmission problem [dan15]
Oct 16, 2004 (8:58 am)
In case you haven't found the answer yet. My '98 T&C AWD had the same. Turned out the speed sensor went and everything was fine after having it replaced.
As explained to me, when the electronic speed sensor goes, speedo don't work, which tells the transmission not to shift. CEL turns on because tranny won't shift.
#1768 of 2160 Help - i need information
Oct 17, 2004 (7:21 pm)
can anyone tell me the number of months for the factory warranty that came with the chrysler 2001 town and country mini van?
#1769 of 2160 Re: Help - i need information [pitty]
Oct 18, 2004 (9:04 am)
it depends. 2001 is the year that the extra powertrain coverage came out. it could be 3/36 or 3/36 and 7/100 (the original powertrain pledge). A dealership can run a VIP check on the vin and it will tell you the original in service date and remaining miles. You will need the last 8 digits of the vin and the current mileage. This is also how a dealership would check for open recalls (if this is a van you are considering purchasing).
#1770 of 2160 dead motor
Oct 18, 2004 (12:36 pm)
i have a 1996 t&c lx,3.3 v6,cruising about 68 the engine dies,no check engine light but thirty minutes later it starts.It will start after it stops but has no power,after about thirty min. it's o.k. for about another fifteen miles.Does anybody have any ideas.
#1771 of 2160 2001 T&C LXi Battery Failure
Oct 22, 2004 (3:55 pm)
We purchased a 2001 T&C LXi in June of 2001, near the end of the model year. According to the invoice date, it sat on a dealer lot for several months.
During the fall of 2003, we occasionally had problems starting the van. The battery had enough charge to open and close the doors, but not enough to start the vehicle. It always jump started easily. We took it to the dealer (15 minute drive Ė enough time for the battery to charge), were charged $40 for load testing, and advised that the battery was fine. After a few more dead battery incidents, we purchased an after-market battery at Mills Fleet Farm in February of 2004.
The battery worked fine for several months, but over the past few weeks started to exhibit the same symptoms as the OEM battery. We do not have the DVD player, but Iím sure the remote side doors and lift-gate draw a considerable amount of power. Iíve also heard that a significant amount of reserve power is required to maintain stereo and climate control settings.
The vehicle has 45,000 miles. Day-to-day use is primarily short trips (less than two miles, perhaps not long enough to properly charge the battery). Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#1772 of 2160 Re: 2001 T&C LXi Battery Failure [tps_coversheet]
Oct 22, 2004 (4:31 pm)
Sorry to hear about your problem. When it comes to charging systems, it can be very difficult to pin point the problem. What you might have to do is have the whole charging system tested. (starter, battery, alternator, voltage regulator (if they use this any more) and the battery wires/connectors). It is possible for a brand new battery to go bad within a year. It's happen to me in the past. My suggestion of things you can do first is: 1) Clean the battery post and connectors form any dirt or corrosion. 2) Then make sure that the battery is secure where as it doesn't move when you try to move it. If the battery is loss, tighten it up. A lose battery can sustain damaged cells from moving around to much.