About Chrysler Town & Country
Though from 1941 to 1988 as a wagon, the contemporary Chrysler Town & Country was produced by the Chrysler Corporation from 1990 to 1998, DaimlerChrysler from 1999 to 2007, Chrysler LLC from 2007 to 2009, Chrysler Group LLC from 2009 to 2014 and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada from 2014 to 2016 as a luxury passenger minivan. You should be aware of the fact that Chrysler group minivans including Chrysler Town & Country have ranked as the 13th best-selling automotive nameplates worldwide. But it is a pity that after five generations and 27 model year runs, Town & Country was replaced by the Chrysler Pacifica minivan for the 2017 model year.
The fourth-generation Chrysler Town & Country was produced from July 24, 2000, to July 2007 based on Chrysler RS platform. It came with trim levels: entry-level LX, mid-level LXi, range-topping Limited and value-packaged eL and eX as well as Touring. Back then, Town & Country was powered by 3.3 L V6 engine rated at 180 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque and 3.8 L V6 engine producing 215 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque and both engines sent power through the 4-speed automatic transmission to front wheels or all wheels. Then the fifth-generation went on sale in 2007 as a 2008 model. LX, Touring, S, Touring L, Limited, Limited Platinum, 30th Anniversary Edition and 90th Anniversary Edition were available trim levels. Besides the 3.3 L and 3.6 L V6 engines, Town & Country got new 3.8 L and 4.0 L V6 engines and 6-speed automatic transmission.
Chrysler Town & Country Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Having long appealed to families and empty-nesters seeking a practical vehicle with a dash of luxury inside and out, Chrysler Town & Country with navigation, multi-zone automatic climate control and a power liftgate is an excellent minivan. But still, you need to be careful about these common problems in your Town & Country:
First, the engine won't turn over or won't start ranks first among all other problems on Chrysler Town & Country. It may frighten you a lot if this situation occurs while driving, thus, the best way is to diagnose symptoms in advance and solve them before the issue happens. According to some experienced Town & Country drivers, the main reason for engine failure lies in the failing of the cooling system. So, if you could find leaking coolant, engine overheats, misfires and a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy, you had better inspect the Town & Country camshaft, intake manifold, radiator cap and thermostat gasket thoroughly and immediately.
Second, steering failure is also a serious and terrible as well as tricky problem for Chrysler Town & Country drivers. You may only under steering system as a system that allows drivers to guide the vehicle. But in fact, apart from that function, failure in it could result in fatal consequences. Some Town & Country drivers said that they could feel difficult steering, loose and shaky steering wheel, see leaking power steering fluid and uneven and excessive tire wear, hear clunking noises. Sometime, the steering would be pulled to the left or right unintentionally. Under such conditions, you are supposed to inspect if the Town & Country power steering hose, leaf spring insulator, control arm bushing, and tie rod end are working properly.
However, apart from above mentioned common problems, performing routine maintenance on some rather vulnerable auto parts to prevent them from happening seems to be wiser. In Chrysler Town & Country, lash adjuster, wiper arm, rocker arm pivot, door lock actuator, and wiper blade should be maintained on a regular basis to make sure a comfortable and safe driving environment no matter under what kind of weather conditions.
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