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Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#1970 of 2160 Re: What is the difference between these 2 T&C country configs? [aaron_t]
Nov 17, 2005 (3:22 pm)
In our humble opinion, if you have the money get the Limited with the DVD Player and Sunroof.
We've had a 1998 T&C, a 2001 Grand Caravan ES and now the 2005. It is the best car we have ever owned. Better than our Hondas, Acuras and anything from the US.
On the Tuesday after Labor Day 2004, we went off to our local Honda dealer and put down a $1,000 deposit on a 2005 Honda Oddy Touring with NAV & RES, black or tan. When we went to the Chicago auto show on Valentine's Day we ran into our Chrysler/Dodge friend who was offer a great deal on a new T&C. Sale price + Loyality Discount + Auto Show special, any way, we jumped. We asked for and received our deposit back, but as of March 16th, the Oddy still wasn't in stock.
...and btw, the Oddy was full sticker w. no dikering!
#1971 of 2160 Re: T&C Electrical Problems in Dash [ltsc]
Nov 20, 2005 (7:06 pm)
I have similar problem, but my stalls and the dianostic computer does not give a code of what the problem could be, so the mechanic has no clue where to start or what could be the problem. Any tips?
Thanks in advance
#1972 of 2160 Re: 2001 Town & Country nightmare [lecor]
Nov 23, 2005 (7:46 pm)
See my homepage for my littany of problems, also electrical.
You can complain to the US Dept of Transportation thru a link I have supplied. (It is hard to find!)
Please distribute my homepage link as you see fit.
Also, make sure that you have complained to Chrysler.
#1975 of 2160 Re: 2002 Town and Country fuses? [sandrubies]
Nov 25, 2005 (8:47 pm)
I know where the fuse box is, but there is no fuse for the radio and rhe cig lighter. Did you find a solution to your problem? I have the same problem now.
#1976 of 2160 water leak?
Nov 27, 2005 (12:31 pm)
I have a 2005 Town and Country and have noticed something I think is very wrong. When I first start the car in the morning, or after it has been off for a long time, water will leak from the exhaust pipe, not tailpipe, near the clamp. The clamp however seems tight. Water also leaks from what feels like a small hole in the catalytic converter. Once the car runs for a while, even after the car is turned off and on the leak doesn't continue. It doesn't leak when the car is shut off after operation. The temperatures have been cold to mild (20s to 50s). What can be causing this and is it dangerous? Thanks
#1977 of 2160 Re: 2001 Town & Country nightmare [lecor]
Nov 28, 2005 (7:44 am)
This same thing happened to my husband this weekend. The yellow engine light when on only gave him about 5 minutes to get off the the road and just died right there in the middle of the road,then he lifted the hood and smoke was coming out of the area where he thinks you put transmission fluid. What did they find out was wrong with yours,ours is in the shop now and we are waiting to hear from them,it only has 45,000 miles on it,we have the regular maintanence on it. I also keep having problems with the power steering fluid being low making the power steering grind,no evidence of it burning or seeing it anywhere outside the car but when I add more fluid the problem goes away. Im sure these are two seperate problems. We are outside our warranty by 9,000 miles and its a lease we were getting ready to purchase it but now I dont know,I really dont know what to do,I am not made of money and I need a car. I have been using the morning to read up on these Chryslers and its not a pretty story,I am amazed to see all the recalls on my car and not once ever a notice received. Im really scared to drive it now once its fixed. Any help appreciated.
#1978 of 2160 Re: water leak? [kvy107]
Nov 30, 2005 (4:09 am)
Those are probably weep holes at those locations to prevent standing water, should exhaust not heat up (short trip) Most DCX mini vans exhaust systems (stainless steel) out last the life of the van even when 10-15 years old.
#1979 of 2160 Re: water leak? [kvy107]
Nov 30, 2005 (8:08 am)
Water is one of the major products of combustion. When it is cold out and you don't run the car long, this water condenses in the exhaust system because the pipes are cold. There are built in weep holes to drain this moisture out. Sometimes it will come running out the end of the exhaust as well when the engine and exhaust pipes are still cold. Nothing to worry about. Same goes for the white clouds of vapor you get out of your exhaust when the weather is very cold, just harmless water vapor.