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#3597 of 4276 Town and Country AWD driveshaft
Jan 16, 2006 (1:10 pm)
I own a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country AWD 3.8 L with 40K.
I noticed an almost imperceptable vibration from the rear at 50-55 MPH (It goes away above 60MPH). I had my dealer check the tires for broken belts, balance, etc. The verdict is the tires are OK, but I need a new drive (propeller) shaft at about $750. I'm told there is no repair of the shaft and that the problem is most likely a bad CV joint which is part of the shaft. Has anybody heard of this, or have a cheaper fix?
#3598 of 4276 Re: 2002 T&C EX lights flickering at idle [gino45]
Jan 16, 2006 (2:02 pm)
I have an 03 LXI that seems to have the same problem. It doesn't hesitate, but the headlights and interior lights do flicker to some extent when idling. I have alo noticed that when braking, the headlights seem to dim for a split second.
#3599 of 4276 Re: Fuel Filter Issues Chrysler T& C minivan [martha4]
Jan 17, 2006 (6:17 am)
I wondered if you resolved the problem. I have an 2004 Chrysler T&C that is having that problem, but I haven't contacted the service dept yet. If spark plugs and wires replacement worked, I want to suggest they fix that first instead of the whole fuel filter/pump. Appreciate your response!
#3600 of 4276 Re: Stiff power sliding door - 2001 Grand Caravan [eric6]
Jan 17, 2006 (8:13 am)
Thanks for the warning. On my '01 Grand Caravan, neither door opens/closes by pushing the button and the passenger door is a lot of work to open manually. To top it off, the liftgate unlocks, then locks before it has a chance to open.
You can find great deals on these vans but I'm wishing I would have held out for a Toyota Sienna.
#3601 of 4276 Hole in Middle Row Seat
Jan 17, 2006 (11:52 am)
I recently discovered a small hole in the back of the right middle seat on my '05 T&C. Looking closer it seemed as if there was a screw in the seat that was poking out slightly and that pressure is what caused the hole. I took it to the dealer and they had a Chrysler technician come in and do the repair; it was under warranty. The dealer has not had any other T&C owner with this problem, and just wondering if any one else has experienced this.
#3602 of 4276 Chrysler Minivan Starting Trouble
Jan 18, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Help! Engine on my Town & Country would not turn over at all when the ignition key was turned. Mechanic diagnosed starter motor problem and replaced it. Things worked fine for a day then problem recurred. Then the mecahnic diagnosed ignition switch as faulty and replaced this. Van worked worked like a charm for 6 days. Now it won't start again.
Any idea what could be causing this problem to get fixed and then reoccur a few days later? It's driving me nuts! Thanks.
#3603 of 4276 Re: Town and Country AWD driveshaft [davwhite]
Jan 18, 2006 (6:08 pm)
Your question seems to indicate you have had no experience with CV issues in the 20 some years they have been in common use. I replaced an an axle on a Subaru a couple months ago for $175 at 125K. I have replaced others, but none before 90K and then due to boot failure and CV contamination by road debris. So a failure at 40K seems out of place and $750 seems over-priced. I would seek another opinion probably from a quality independent mechanic.
2 other points, 1 failure symptom usually begins with clicking during turns and the early symptoms can be ignored for a long time before the joint completely fails. Roy
#3604 of 4276 LIGHTS ARE STROBING INSIDE
Jan 18, 2006 (6:43 pm)
WATER KEEPS COLLECTING IN THE REAR OF MY 2000 GC.REAR DOOR INDICATOR IS TELLING ME THE HATCH IS OPEN. (ITS NOT)CANT TELL WEAR THE WATER IS COMING FROM. NOW MY LIGHTS ARE STROBING (CONTROLLED NOT SHORTING) AND I CAN STOP IT BY USING THE DIMMER SWITCH. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON. :
#3605 of 4276 Re: GAS ODOR FROM MINIVAN [justaskin]
Jan 20, 2006 (7:42 am)
I have a 2001 Town & Country and experiencing a gas smell when starting engine. The smell happens periodically. May not happen for 2 or 3 days, then it comes back. Could this be fuel filter or fuel pump? Any suggestions?
#3606 of 4276 Re: GAS ODOR FROM MINIVAN [stonegate]
Jan 20, 2006 (9:31 am)
I don't suppose you smell the gas more often right after you've fill it with gasoline. If yes, I have a pretty good idea of what the problem is.