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#654 of 2067 Re: 2003 transmission trouble [volfan4]
Feb 06, 2005 (4:47 am)
I have a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country with 31,000 miles and 22 months in service. At first the dealer tried to tell me that failure to shift into reverse and rough shifting during acceleration was normal for Chrysler T&C. Two tranmission rebuilds later, one at 7500 miles and the other at 31,000 miles, and I am still have no confidence that there won't be more rebuilds in the future. This transmission continues to tear itself up. No rough driving, no towing, just my wife driving in town mostly. Chrysler's response is that I don't need to worry the warranty is for 7 years/70K, but I didn't pay $38,000 to have a vehicle that needs a transmission rebuilt every year. I am initiating a claim against Chrysler through an attorney. You may want to consider getting your vehicle into the repair shop until they find the problem. You need to pursue the repair before you can have a case. I suspect Chrysler still has a design problem with these tranmissions.
#655 of 2067 Re: I've noticed a trend here... [uga91]
Feb 06, 2005 (4:52 am)
You got surprise coming. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I used to think the same as you do. Chrysler has not fixed their transmission problems, that is why the warranty is 7years/70K. I know, my 2003 T&C with 31,000 miles and 22 months service has had the transmission rebuilt two times. Take a look at the numerous problems with new Chrysler mini-vans, you will find a lot of transmission problems.
#656 of 2067 Re: 2003 transmission trouble [chryslerjunk]
Feb 06, 2005 (5:36 am)
You got a lemon. Most owners of recent DC minivans are NOT having transmission problems.
BTW, the darlings of CR (Odyssey and Sienna) are now having transmission problems. Just go read in the problems forums for Odyssey and Sienna here in the Town Hall.
#657 of 2067 Re: I've noticed a trend here... [chryslerjunk]
Feb 06, 2005 (5:50 am)
I also smell a lemon. Instead of repeatedly rebuiling that lemon transmission you should insist that they install a "new" one. It won't be new, but it has to be better than the one you have now, and will carry the same warranty.
Feb 10, 2005 (9:24 pm)
I have a '90 Plymouth Grand Caravan 177k mi approx that suffered a tranny problem while driving up a slight incline at freeway speed. No bang or anything, just disconnected engine from wheels. It's left with first gear only (no reverse either).Tranny makes grinding noises while moving. Is this fixable with parts, or is the unit toast? It's been a great van, but it is 15 yrs old and my wife doesn't want to fix it if it's big bucks...
#659 of 2067 Re: Diagnosis, Anyone? [homechanic x]
Feb 11, 2005 (9:56 am)
3 speed or 4 speed?
#660 of 2067 Chrysler transmission are JUNK
Feb 11, 2005 (11:29 am)
I have a 96 T&C LXI(3.8L ) the trans was replaced almost 30 mos and 38 k miles ago after it broke a shaft on the inside at 101k miles. Dealer did not want to open it up just replace with new reman form Chrysler. Now the reman just broke a shaft for the 3rd gear (bad weld). Called Chrysler and they went
in for have of the repairs $700 total. Now I have a van with 140K two trans repaired for a grand price of $2900 in 38k miles. We were going to look at the new PACIFICA but who can keep putting in money for junk like this. HELLO LEXUS they might not be any better but they will stand behind it.
Now to make our government start working for us and not the car company s. If they build junk make them recall it and not suck up to the big 3 any more.
#662 of 2067 Re: Diagnosis, Anyone? [dougd7]
by homechanic x
Feb 11, 2005 (9:01 pm)
I think it's a 4 speed. There's no O/D control switch anywhere, but the dashboard indicator lists "OD", "D", and "L". PS Thanks - help is really appreciated...
#663 of 2067 Re: Chrysler transmission are JUNK [bozo4344]
Feb 11, 2005 (10:16 pm)
Go read in Odyssey problems forums to read about much newer Odysseys that have had more transmission repairs than your '96 T&C LXi lemon.