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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Van
#1423 of 1446 Re: 2006 Chrysler Town & Country oil consumption [old_school1]
Mar 09, 2010 (3:24 pm)
I have a 2005 T&C with 3.8 and my brother has a Pacifica with 3.8. Both of our Chryslers started consuming oil at about 30,000 miles. I was baffled. No leaks and no obvious burning or smoking. I mentioned it to my brother and he had the same experience. It uses 3-4 quarts between oil changes. I changed the air filter and it made a huge difference in oil consumtion on my van. It still uses oil. but only 1-2 quarts between oil changes (3000 miles).
#1424 of 1446 Re: 2006 Chrysler Town & Country oil consumption [frazer1]
Apr 08, 2010 (2:20 pm)
I have a 2006 that does this also; I was told that this is common on the 3.8 engines and the dealership won't do anything about it. My guess is that the valve seals are faulty and either we'll have to get a rebuild or deal with it. And Chrysler can't understand why people don't like their vehicles...
#1425 of 1446 Re: 2006 Chrysler Town & Country oil consumption [abashal]
Apr 08, 2010 (2:35 pm)
How often do you all have to add oil? 3-4 qts between oil changes doesn't tell us a whole lot.
Leaky valve stem seals manifest themselves as a brief burst of gray smoke when the engine is first started up. What happens is that when the engine sits overnight, the oil that has collected above the head seeps past the seal and into the cylinder. When you start the engine up, this oil is burned.
#1426 of 1446 08 Dodge Gr. Caravan Alarm
Jun 12, 2010 (4:29 pm)
Just purchased 08 Gr. Caravan, on several occasions alarm goes off when opening a door prior to unlocking with the RKE (remote keyless entry). Unable to shut off alarm either by pressing unlock on the RKE or inserting and starting the van? Is this normal behavior, do you have to unlock prior to opening one of the power doors or liftgate?
Seems like it may be an issue for just one of the RKE's, have not duplicated the issue with the spare RKE?
Cannot duplicate issue at will?
#1428 of 1446 05 chrysler town country cabin filter
Sep 01, 2010 (3:49 pm)
I've checked behind the glove box and under the dash on the passenger side for the door to change filter. The manual says 'if your car is so equipped" The maintainance mannual says to change it every 12,000. Is it likely my van doesn't have this filter?
#1430 of 1446 Re: Overhead console [cbwilsha]
Nov 08, 2010 (7:24 pm)
Thank you this gave the fix for my dad (it was very frustrating for him when service personel did not return the display to temperature/compass)
#1431 of 1446 Re: Trans Issues + Other Comments [mtl1977]
Mar 09, 2011 (7:13 am)
Hi, I have a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with a shudder in the transmission. The gas mileage has dropped down from 21 to 16 mpg. It happens when shifting from 2nd to 3rd or from 3rd to 4th at a slow acceleration. Runs good with a heavy foot on the gas.
Someone told me it was the torque converter. I think it is the solinoid shifting in and out of gear???
Any advise other than a tranny rebuild?
#1432 of 1446 Re: Trans Issues + Other Comments [unclehank]
Jan 23, 2012 (8:41 am)
Having same problem with my 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan - shudder in the transmission. It happens about 1500 to 2000 RPM when in 4th gear, slow acceleration. Goes away with increasing gas and RPM...
Told to put in additive called Shudder Guard