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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: What's the mileage on your 5th generation?

    Since the 3rd and 4th generations have a thread about mileage, and I just hit a milestone on my 2009, I decided to start this thread for 5th generation owners. I hope the "High Milers Club" still exist, I want to get the 200,000 mile license plate frame.

    Started by georgef, 12-03-2016 11:50 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Uconnect Module DIY {PIC HEAVY}

    So the 2015 GC I bought came with a 430N-RHB radio, but no uconnect module (so no bluetooth for the phones). Here is a DIY of how to install the module after the fact. It was really easy to do. Mopar kit #1-82212159 Tools Needed: Phillips Screwdriver Torx #10 Driver (Steering Wheel)

    Started by Myst420, 05-01-2016 12:33 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2010 DGC 4.0L timing belt, water pump, and spark plug change write up

    Our 2010 DGC 4.0 V6 just crossed 101,000 miles so it was high time to replace the timing belt, and spark plugs while I was in there. Turns out, removing the spark plugs while doing the belt service makes it that much easier. There's not much on the old intarwebs about the 4.0 V6. There's a bit...

    Started by BenS, 06-23-2014 02:51 PM
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    05-01-2017 08:43 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: 5th Generation - Brake Types/Modifications

    The 5th Generations can be fitted with a regular single piston brake package or a heavy duty dual piston package, depending on year and options selected. The regular brake package can be upgraded to the heavy duty package. This Sticky on 5th Generation brakes starts out with reference to these...

    Started by Jeepman, 01-14-2014 10:43 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Shop for Your Chrysler Minivan at AutoGuide.com

    Looking to buy a new Chrysler Town & Country minivan? See all the details by trim level, build your own car, compare with other vehicles and even get a price quote in the updated AutoGuide.com New Cars Section. Start your new Chrysler Town & Country car shopping search here. Plus, check out...

    Started by Autoguide.com, 06-16-2012 07:16 AM
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  1. Just changed rear brake and rotor and its got to the touch, burning smell

    The right rear is a lot hotter and smells like rubber burning. Just got off the freeway and it's hot to the touch. Twice as hot as the other three. I thought the smell was just the rotor coating like the fronts I did a week ago and that it would go away. On this wheel the caliper piston rubber...

    Started by KCB, 06-28-2017 12:26 AM
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    06-28-2017 01:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Wink Heater Core Leaking

    My heater core is leaking on my 2008 T&C 3.8L (189,000 miles) and I was wondering if anyone has seen a DIY or done it before. The quick searches I've done say the A/C lines have to be disconnected and the adjustable pedals have to be removed, or at least the brake pedal. Is it easy to do or should...

    Started by CabeMorphew, 06-27-2017 10:15 AM
    diy, heater core
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    06-28-2017 12:46 PM Go to last post
  3. Rear Vibration at high speed

    I started to get vibrations at high speeds on my Dodge Caravan 2014. At around 110km/h, I have some vibration in the rear of the car. I can see all the 3rd row seats in my van shaking like crazy. However, the car feels relatively smooth. Anyways here what I did. OEM Yokohama were EOL (3/32)...

    Started by Crew, 06-24-2017 05:42 PM
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    06-28-2017 11:42 AM Go to last post
  4. Unexpected passive door unlock

    Earlier I was approaching the van, which has the keyless entry where you put your hand in either front door handle and it unlocks if you have the fob with you, whatever that is called. Well I was opening a sliding door, and without thinking to slip my hand in the front door handle first to unlock,...

    Started by J Wikoff, 06-24-2017 09:22 PM
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    06-28-2017 11:41 AM Go to last post
  5. Question 2010 3.3L only getting 13.5 mpg combined

    We recently bought a 2010 T&C 3.3L with 75K miles. We took it on a trip up to the mountains and when I refilled the tank I was dismayed that we only got 13.5 mpg on the way up. Two thirds of these miles were completely flat. On the way back it still only scored about 15, and hasn't done any better...

    Started by chispito, 06-28-2017 01:28 AM
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    06-28-2017 10:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Squeaky sliding door

    Apologies if this question has been posted before, but I couldn't find anything in the thread search. We recently purchased a 2011 Grand Caravan from a government surplus auction. It had pretty low mileage (kilometereage?) and was a good deal, but there's a persistent high pitched squeaking and...

    Started by Rhoda, 06-27-2017 11:35 AM
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    06-28-2017 06:36 AM Go to last post
  7. Has anyone used 100k miles aftermarket spark plugs instead of the stock 60k?

    Which ones did you use and how did they work out? Have you reached 100k?

    Started by KCB, 06-24-2017 08:40 PM
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  8. Need some seatcover advice

    Hi. I'm a noobie here, just bought a 2012 Town & Country Touring L, really nice. It has leather seats and I'm trying to find some good seatcovers for the front seats. Need them to fit nice and stay in place. Wondered if anybody out there has advice or recommendations that might point me in the...

    Started by Hellnbak, 06-24-2017 10:29 PM
    seat covers, seatcovers
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  9. Upgrade 2012 to 2013 RCA input to HDMI input.???

    Hello ! New here. 2012 Touring L with dual DVD system. It has spots for RCA in on left area near second seat. Is there anyway to upgrade to 2013 inputs? How about upgrading the inverter to a larger one? Anyone tried that? Thanks in advance for suggestions and help.

    Started by awandkw, 01-01-2017 09:05 PM
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  10. lowfat's projector retrofit thread

    Hello. Instead of hi-jacking other peoples threads I'll just make my own. Originally I had planned on just buying T&C HID housings and just using them. But after buying the housings and bulbs I realized I couldn't use my aftermarket ballasts. I would need to buy D1S ballasts which would run...

    Started by lowfat, 01-04-2015 11:57 PM
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  11. Spark plug replacement 5th gen vs. 4th gen

    So I just replaced the plugs in my 2009 3.8L. It took about an hour. My old van, a 2006, was a much messier affair. I just want to express my thankfulness to whomever gave that extra space under the hood. Even the O2 sensor looks easy to replace.

    Started by dartslantsix, 06-26-2017 10:52 PM
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  12. Checking Trans fluid level

    2016 TC Easiest, most straightforward way? Does the chart require that the vehicle be ran through all the gears even at the 70 degree measurement? So lets say I go out after it's sat all night. I crank it up, run it through the gears a few times, put it in Park, check fluid and compare to...

    Started by silver007, 06-26-2017 09:52 PM
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  13. Better heavy duty rotor on '14 T&C? please help

    So we have 4 kiddos and when the wife and I are fully loaded with strollers and ice chests for a family outing, going down hill and braking almost instantly gets brakes hot and they start to glaze and fade. To get by for now, I pump the brakes allowing a few seconds in between for them to cool...

    Started by Norcalfamilyman, 06-26-2017 12:36 PM
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    06-26-2017 06:43 PM Go to last post
  14. What Gen 5 Should I Get?

    Thinking about finally trading up from my 2002 T&C to a generation 5 minivan (can't afford a new Pacifica). I understand that the first Gen 5 vans had the old 3.8 OHV and 4.0 SOC engines after which the newer 3.2 Pentastar engines were used. Which year is considered best among the Gen 5 minivans?...

    Started by crymar, 06-22-2017 08:57 AM
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    06-26-2017 06:00 PM Go to last post
  15. Passenger slider won't lock

    2012 Grand Caravan. The passenger slider lock won't move - it's stuck in the unlocked position. Is this most likely a failed actuator? The lock on the other side, however, can be engaged or disengaged easily by hand. The passenger side one won't budge.

    Started by buckslayer, 06-26-2017 05:04 PM
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    06-26-2017 05:55 PM Go to last post
  16. 2012 T&C Touring L Possible Trans Leak?

    Hello everyone. I was doing some maint. on my 2012 T&C Touring L today (Flushing Radiator 77k miles). I noticed what appears to be some sort of burned up / dried oil or fluid around and on the transmission. Its pretty caked up and looks to be older. I have not seen any puddles under the van at all....

    Started by J1Time, 06-26-2017 11:33 AM
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  17. At what mileage did you replace STRUTS ?

    I have a bumper to bumper warranty through MOPAR till 118.500 miles and that includes struts / shocks. Mine are now feeling like they are not working........vibration, bumps hit hard just not smooth. I have new tires and that is not the issue at all. If you have replaced the front struts why...

    Started by Damoncaravanman, 06-12-2017 03:25 PM
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  18. 2012 T&C starting to make a new sound at 28 mph and 56 mph

    My 2012 T&C has started to make a low pitch sound at 28 mph and 56 mph. The sound is as if there were a motorcycle along side. The sound happens on the straight road and on left curves, but not on right curves. What would cause this? 55,000 miles.

    Started by StanHilliard, 05-22-2017 01:26 AM
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    06-26-2017 01:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Dome light switch

    My dome lights don't come on any more when I open the drivers door. That also means things like the chime for leaving the headlights on doesn't work. On the plus side, the van sill still turn the lights off after a while, so no dead battery. Is the switch that tells the van the door is open in...

    Started by pmccloud, 06-21-2017 11:03 AM
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    06-26-2017 11:31 AM Go to last post
  20. 2011 Chrysler Town and Country

    Van initially had trouble starting. Now after driving for about 5 minutes all the dash lights come on and the RPM's go crazy and the van loses power. Doesn't stall, but no acceleration ability.

    Started by MikeyG579, 06-25-2017 11:37 AM
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    06-26-2017 11:01 AM Go to last post

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