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#1152 of 2067 Re: 98 Town & Country Multiple Minor Problems [showme1325]
Jul 22, 2006 (8:33 am)
hi i just read your post please read my posts on this sight chowbuick i have a 1998 plymouth voyager the transmission pump seal was found leaking like a siv during a routine oil change when they took the tranny out to find the problem my torque cover and case had ahuge crack resulting in rebuliding my tranny to the tune of 3600 and beacause i have over drive it cost that much trannys for my van were impossible to locate even thru plymouth i had 120,000 miles on mine and no shifting problems if you swee my many other postson this sight i have had a nightmare with my van also just for saftey sake watch you serp belt and tensinor if the tensenor is out of alignment it will chew you belt good luck to you ihope you have better luck with your tnc then i have with my voyager
#1153 of 2067 Re: 98 Town & Country Multiple Minor Problems [chowbuick]
Jul 22, 2006 (9:49 am)
"...crack resulting in rebuliding my tranny to the tune of 3600 and beacause i have over drive it cost that much trannys for my van were impossible to locate even thru plymouth..."
I'm really thinking that you need to find a different dealer. These transmissions are VERY easy to find and they do not cost any $3,600 either. We have the 3.8 liter engine in our 1998 DGC (which means that we too have the 4-Speed OverDrive transmission), and when the torque converter failed this spring my local dealer located AND installed a factory remanufactured transmission in three days. Cost? $2,600.
#1154 of 2067 Re: 98 Town & Country Multiple Minor Problems [shipo]
Jul 22, 2006 (2:46 pm)
shipo i dont have the 3.8 i have the 30 everytime i post truth or anything on this site you slam me down i also had to replace my case i have no idea of where you are but i have the bills to back me up if you can find your parts go for it with my blessings but please dont act like this ios a joke because it is not after all there are some lemons in everything i was just unlucky and got one
#1155 of 2067 Re: 98 Town & Country Multiple Minor Problems [chowbuick]
Jul 22, 2006 (6:26 pm)
Dude, I'm trying very hard to be the voice of reason here in spite of your very negative rhetoric. The fact is that I have a real problem with folks using anecdotal evidence of one vehicle (with an unknown an unknown service history no less) as a blanket indictment an entire model or brand (even brands that I'm not fond of for one reason or another).
Your most recent post about your transmission woes seem to indicate that you've been dealing with a less than scrupulous dealer (not an unheard of thing for any brand). That you had to pay as much as you were charged (and then apparently had to wait for the pleasure) leads me to believe that you've not necessarily been treated the best. As for which engine and transmission you have; yes, I know that you have a Mitsubishi engine. What I was trying to say is that our vans have nearly identical transmissions and to refute what ever you were told about the availability. Like it or not, there have been millions of these vans made over the years, and there are plenty of these transmissions in the rebuilt/remanufactured pipeline.
#1156 of 2067 auxiliary transmission cooler
Jul 23, 2006 (7:52 pm)
Anybody able to recomend a quality cooler for my '05 T&C LX.
Prefer not to deal with Chrysler on this item due to excessive markups on parts.
#1157 of 2067 Re: auxiliary transmission cooler [gregman]
Jul 24, 2006 (4:29 am)
I have used a Hayden unit from PepBoys with my 1999 DGC with no problems. You may want to check those out.
Jul 25, 2006 (8:38 pm)
Thanks for the info vcheng. There are no PepBoys where I live but can you give any details? Did you do the install yourself? Is there any difference amongst coolers?
#1159 of 2067 Oil Cooler
Jul 27, 2006 (5:35 am)
Hayden oil coolers are sold by a number of outlets. Check whatever chainstores are in your area. You can start your search here:
There are several models, rated according to GVW. I put in the biggest "Rapid-Cool" unit I could fit in there. I did the install myself. The kit comes with everything that one needs. The cost was about $70.
If you have a choice, choose a plate-and-stack type cooler as there are more durable and efficient. The pipe-and-fin types work too, just not as well in my opinion.
#1161 of 2067 Re: auxiliary transmission cooler [vcheng]
Jul 28, 2006 (10:22 pm)
How difficult was it to install? I have a 2006 SXT with a "mini" trans cooler already installed (that is what the dealer called it) so the lines are already running from the transmission.