Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 2:11 AM
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#3541 of 4276 Differential repair cost $3000 at 62000 miles
Dec 22, 2005 (12:30 pm)
I have a 2001 Town Country AWD with 62000 miles. Car broke down and I need a rear differential housing and the coupling which will cost $1900 and $1300 respectively. On top of that I need three $300 items, solenoid, heater line, and I think valve covers. I'm getting the full parts list from the dealer. I just got off the phone with Chrysler and not only will they not pay for any of it, they were downright nasty.
Any comments on the repair costs?
These Chryslers are absolute garbage.
#3542 of 4276 Re: Differential repair cost $3000 at 62000 miles [bhill1]
Dec 22, 2005 (12:50 pm)
These Chryslers are absolute garbage.
Sorry you are learning the hard way...we did the same thing so I know how you feel.
#3543 of 4276 Re: 2001 voyager blower problem [justaskin]
Dec 22, 2005 (3:30 pm)
I had the same problem on my 2001. Blower fan only worked on the highest speed. It turned out to be the resistor. It's located behind the glove box and took me 5 minutes to change. Cost for the part was $20.
#3544 of 4276 Re: My 2002 T&C LX has had NO front end alinement [shipo]
Dec 22, 2005 (3:38 pm)
I put two studded tires on the front of my 96 GC. Pulls well in snow and ice as I live on top of a hill. However, the rear end of the van will come around on you in a curve if you are not EXTREMELY careful, especially at speed if you hit ice on an overpass. I am ordering two more for the rear. I am getting four used rims to mount the tires and swap them out in the spring. I buy my studded tires on line from Vulcan tires. I drive the van in foul weather instead of my new Buick. Less of a loss if you get wacked.
#3545 of 4276 Re: Chrysler customer assistance? [strokeoluck1]
Dec 22, 2005 (3:55 pm)
I also have had bad experiences at my 5 Star dealer when I had a 97 neon. Chrysler did help me out in two instances after being gouged by dealer service. How do they expect repeat customers? My 2001 Caravan (bought used with 24,000 miles) now has 50,000 miles and has been trouble free. Only repair was evap pump diaphram under warranty, and a set of front brake pads which I installed myself. I still have the original tires, which need to be replaced soon. Most of the items you listed I could probably repair myself. If you are not handy, you must find a good, honest independant garage to service your vehicle.
#3546 of 4276 Re: Heater is blowing cold air [motoringmama]
Dec 22, 2005 (4:14 pm)
Sound like the same problem or issue we had on our used 01 DGC EX that we bought back in Sep. 2003. I had noticed the same thing you described. I found out the cover for the inside cabin filter, which is located on the passenger side under the dash, was missing. I bought another cover from the dealership for about $12. That fixed the problem.
#3547 of 4276 Re: Heater is blowing cold air [masterpaul1]
Dec 23, 2005 (12:28 pm)
Thanks for the response.It makes perfect sense and is a lot less then I was sure I would spend!
#3548 of 4276 You folks have all of the luck...
Dec 23, 2005 (1:04 pm)
I should have said, "You folks with the unreliable (by your definition) DC MiniVans have all of the luck."
Mrs. Shipo and I own two 3.8 liter GCs, both of which have been such models of reliability that even the Toyonda crowd in our neighborhood is envious. Unfortunately I wish all of that wasn't so. Why? Well, we don't really need two minivans, and I'd just love to have a practical reason/excuse to buy a new car. That having been said, I'm having a very difficult time trying to justify replacing a minivan that has cost me all of $200 in unscheduled maintenance over the last 7.5 years and 104,000 miles, and currently has no squawks what so ever. Oh well, given that the 1998, which is now my daily driver, is as close to a free car as it gets, I guess I'll just have to live with it for another year or maybe even two.
Hmmm, two more years... Let's see, at my current rate of piling up the miles, the 1998 GC would have around 160,000 miles on the clock by January of 2008. I wonder just how much maintenance it will require to keep it running for the next 60K miles. Any bets?
#3549 of 4276 Re: You folks have all of the luck... [shipo]
Dec 23, 2005 (11:41 pm)
Mrs. Shipo and I own two 3.8 liter GCs, both of which have been such models of reliability that even the Toyonda crowd in our neighborhood is envious. Unfortunately I wish all of that wasn't so. Why? Well, we don't really need two minivans, and I'd just love to have a practical reason/excuse to buy a new car. That having been said, I'm having a very difficult time trying to justify replacing a minivan that has cost me all of $200 in unscheduled maintenance over the last 7.5 years and 104,000 miles, and currently has no squawks what so ever
Congratulations Mr. LUCKY!!! Keep it up, and keep us posted!
#3550 of 4276 where are the grounds?
Dec 24, 2005 (9:04 am)
Hi alll i am new to this but here goes I own a 1998 plymouth voyager that has ground problems I just cannot seem to locate the right/left cowl ground and instument panel ground Can anyone help with this one
losing ground in Maine