Is this cracked flywheel a problem on just the AWD vans? I've never heard of it before- but if that professor has a shelf-full of bad units from the CHRYVans then perhaps its a bit more severe than I thought. I'm assuming that getting regular transmission inspections/fluid changes would be the best way to counteract such problems from causing the transmissions to auto-destruct.
2000 Chrysler 300M [Daily Driver] 158,000 miles as of Nov. 2014
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LX [Always and forever the favorite.]
2000 Chrysler Town & Country Limited [Gone, but not forgotten.]