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  1. opinion on motors

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    My 3.3 grand Voyager all wheel drive had enough power and delivered 26 mpg on the highway. Over 100,000 miles with no problems. I never added coolant or oil between oil changes. Traded that for a loaded Town and country with the 3.8. That engine only has marginally more power, never...
  2. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Problem solved. When I replaced the defective axle shaft (bad inner c/v joint causing the bad vibration under acceleration) I apparently disturbed the axle seal on the transmission. I replaced that seal, and all seem well. No more fluid loss, no more transmission trouble. The new solenoid...
  3. Solenoid pack for 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I just did this repair on a 2000 town and country. The solenoid pack was leaking where the plastic and metal pieces join. Although I replaced it due to the leak, the transmission shifted much more smoothly with the new solenoid pack. There must be a reason most auto parts stores stock this...
  4. 41TE Transmission and AWD Questions - '98 Gd Cvn

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Your van is full time all wheel drive. This is actually an ingenious system that works very well and is quite reliable. The transfer case is mounted to the transaxle, and there is a drive shaft going to the rear differential, with an axle shaft going to each wheel. This is an open...
  5. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    More trouble... The shaking was caused by the right c/v shaft. I put the new one in on Saturday and all was well, the shaking was gone. The transmission was full of fluid and no leaks anywhere. Today, it started to slip again and the light came on. It slips when first started, and after...
  6. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Update, the transmission "failed" again on Friday. An inspection revealed the fluid level was low again. I checked the cooler lines and they were fine. I put the van on the lift and ran it in drive. I found a leak on the solenoid pack. The mounting gasket was fine, it was leaking out by the...
  7. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Well... It appears I have gotten lucky. I was out of town when the van died. The local repair shop diagnosed it, stating the transmission was gone. I decided to try to rebuild it myself. Everything I read suggested it was an easy transmission to rebuild, and the rebuild kits are not too much...
  8. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I've been thinking that rebuilding it myself may be the best option. The people I've spoken with at transmission shops say it is a really easy transmission to rebuild. I've priced the parts, and they are not too much. There are informational videos and manuals available on line. I've rebuilt...
  9. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Was that price $1,450 installed, or just for the transmission? I have had the transmission out to replace the flex plate. I have a two post lift and a transmission jack so I can remove and replace the unit, saving on labor costs. This transmission went fast. The front end was shaking...
  10. Bad transmission

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    2000 Chrysler Town and Country all wheel drive, 120,000 miles. Transmission went today. Slip, BANG! Metallic grinding noises, front end badly shaking. What are the best options for replacement? Local shop to rebuild or purchase a rebuilt/exchange? I can remove and install, that is not a...
  11. Brake line size?

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    I was sitting in traffic today, and the brake pedal went to the floor. I pulled over and saw brake fluid pouring down from over the gas tank. I will be going to the autoparts store first thing in the morning, but I don't know what size it is. What size is the metal line? Any tips from...
  12. Detroit T&C concept

    6th. Generation Chrysler Minivans: 2017 and Up Chr
    This looks like the product of a union between a Honda Odyssey and a Chevy Lumina APV minivan. Just my $.02
  13. 98 AWD Questions

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    These shocks charge themselves up with the up and down motion of the car. I would try to bounce the van up and down a few time to see if they pump up. They are load leveling, and pump up to level the vehicle when it has a load in it. I transported a load of slate floor tiles once. They were...
  14. Hose for front valve cover to airbox?

    3rd Generation Chrysler Minivans: 1996-2000
    Universal pvc hose, any local autoparts store should be able to set you up. Mine cracked years ago, I replaced it with an off the shelf hose at advance auto
  15. Gen five key fob looks like an engorged tick

    The Fireplace
    Does anybody else think the gen 5 key fob looks like an engorged tick biting the dash?
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