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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Exterior, Van
Jun 08, 2006 (4:54 pm)
Ok so i have a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country LXi that we bought barely used in 04. it had under 15k on it and was spotless in and out...
after wrecking our first T&C LX in a 7 car pile up and with no injuries we decided um....well get another...we tried every tactic possible when we found the 03 LXi and they finally gave in and we got the price from 21k to just over 19k (thank-you thank-you...lol)
We have not had one problem since but recently have run into our first mishap and have no idea what to do...
We are in Keywest Florida and have limited times to get to the dealership...and so i thought this would be the best way to see whats up with it..
The left side backdoor which is power was cracking open but then stopping instead of opening all the way....today about a month after this started it is opening all the way....but not closing and stopping right before it moves back in towards the van to close and click shut...
Can anyone give me some insight, a quick fix, anything as i have no time to get to the service department and dont feeling like losing an arm and a leg over this problem...
also my other problem is when it rains my accelerator foot and the passengers left foot get wet after a rain? has htis happened to anyone here.....the carpet get soaked back where the carpet meets the back on the center console..
thanks very much for your time....sry i didnt get to the point right away lol....any help is appreciated..
apart from that has been a great car! suprisingly powerful and good on gas...about 20.5-21 mpg here lately..which is nice when gas is 3.30 a gallon here
#13 of 411 Re: PLEASE HELP 03 T&C.... [aussie_in_keyw]
Jun 09, 2006 (7:27 am)
A repair for the sliding door has been discussed and solved. You can read about it here:
As far as your water on the floor is concerned, here is a message 97xpresso posted on Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler Minivan Problems & Solutions forum:
"I had this problem with my 2001. The front passenger carpet would get soaked from highway speeds pushing water back into drain tube, thru the firewall onto the carpet. Part # 56000724AB is a hose which curves downward that slips over existing drainpipe. About $7.00. Make sure that the hose is slipped on all the way to firewall to insure bottom notch in pipe is covered. On very hot humid days I still get a drips of condensation from the evaporator housing, but nothing compared to the thouroghly soaked carpet of before."
Give it a try.
#14 of 411 Re: PLEASE HELP 03 T&C.... [chuckg]
Jun 09, 2006 (2:47 pm)
If your drivers side is also getting wet after rain, your drains in the wiper cowl area are probably clogged. If the passenger side only is getting wet after AC use, then the above mentioned post may be the solution. But I think 2003's already have that hose installed on the evaporator drain tube.
#15 of 411 aussie-in-keyw
Jun 09, 2006 (7:08 pm)
Check the electric control in the lower support bracket of the sliding door. Mine was loose and when unplugged and replugged the door worked again.
#16 of 411 Dead buttons - power sliding doors
Sep 27, 2006 (10:07 pm)
My 2002 Town & Country has the power sliding doors. They can be opened fine by pressing the buttons on the overhead console and from the key remote. However, the buttons located near the 2nd row seats (on the B-pillars) stopped working, both left and right at the same time.
This happened about the same time one of the headlights burned out. The minivan was also recently vacuumed, and also our two kids have played in it about the same day, but I don't see any loose wires.
I checked the power door fuse and it was OK. I also disconnected and reconneted the negative battery terminal, but nothing changed. Did anybody have a similar problem?
#17 of 411 Re: Dead buttons - power sliding doors [safecycle]
Sep 28, 2006 (6:19 am)
I don't own one with power doors, but perhaps the child-safety interlock system got reset inadvertantly so that they cannot be opened with switches at the doors from inside the van?
#18 of 411 Re: Dead buttons - power sliding doors [safecycle]
Sep 28, 2006 (7:05 am)
We had the same problem on our '05 van. It ended up being that our kids were playing in the van and pushed the on/off button near the HomeLink buttons. I didn't even realize the van had this feature until I started to look at why the doors didn;t open.
#19 of 411 Re: Dead buttons - power sliding doors [fish8]
Sep 29, 2006 (8:00 pm)
This was the exact problem. We had the kids playing in the minivan too. And that button is not very obvious.
#20 of 411 Re: Dead buttons - power sliding doors [safecycle]
Oct 02, 2006 (6:03 am)
Glad I saved you a trip to the dealer!!!
#21 of 411 2001 T&C Power sliding Door Not Working In Cold Weather
Oct 28, 2006 (5:53 am)
My power sliding door will not open in cold weather. It will unlatch when I push the open button but will not open the rest of the way or close if already open. In warm weather it often works but not always. It is not difficult to open manually. Found a motor on ebay but the seller told me it was not a motor problem but a tape track wiring problem. Anyone else had experience with this?