9th Oct 2003, 14:03
I too have a 2000 Dodge Caravan that has leaky transmission cooler lines with only 36,000 Km on it.
17th Dec 2003, 08:07
I too have a year 2000 Town & Country van. It has 65,000 miles on it and lately the transmission has been slipping. The problem is worse when the car is cold. The transmission fluid level is fine, but I have noticed a small amount of low viscosity, clear fluid on the garage floor. The fluid does not appear red like the transmission fluid. Are all these signs and symptoms pointing to a leak in the transmission cooling hoses? Your feedback is appreciated.
30th Dec 2003, 07:02
I have a 2000 Town & Country. It only has 36,000 miles on it and the transmission cooler lines have started leaking. The Chrysler dealer says the warranty does not cover hoses so I am going to have to pay them $350. Am I driving the car incorrectly for this to happen?
29th Feb 2004, 14:33
I have a 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager and the transmission is slipping, it only has 37,000 miles on it. This is a great disappointment to our family, our warranty has run out and the van isn't even that old. Are there any solutions to this problem that won't cost an arm and a leg?
15th May 2004, 21:20
I have paid $1000 in repairs for my 2000 T&C since buying it in Oct 2003. The radiator had to be replaced and one of the oxygen sensors failed. I am told that the h block was sticking and although my mechanic got it unstuck, he says if it happens again that will be another $400. OK that is the bad news.
The good news is, I absolutely adore this vehicle! It is a limited and has every possible feature. In the winter when I got into it in the morning before the heater kicked on well enough, the heated seats kept me very comfortable. I can ride over train tracks at speeds that my other car's Cd player would skip badly, without a beat missed. The vehicle rides like a dream, I do not find the braking slower, I do not find it shakes, I do find that sounds can be heard from inside the car, sounds of the seats rattling a little, some items that may have slipped under the seats and if the windows are even a tiny bit open, the wind makes unreasonable noise inside.
But I think we T&C owners are fortunate to have them, admit it, it is a classy looking van. I have seen no other van that looks better. I also have never had so many compliments on a vehicle, I get them at traffic stops, car washes, even at my children's school.
The repairs come with the territory. If the engine fails then I will complain! But then again I have a full warranty on that. Buy some warranties!!
13th Jul 2004, 10:16
The transmission fluid should be replaced with one that is specifically designed for Chrysler vehicles. My auto parts store manager told me of a customer who put regular Dextron III in and had to replace the transmission after only 350 miles. Aside from the transmission, this car is great. I just bought mine with 68500 miles on it and have not had any problems. The car has lots of power, all options and looks great. I traded a 1988 Plymouth Grand Voyager for it, and noticed right away that the TC rode much smoother and quieter, with less road feedback. I love this car and plan on keeping it for a long time. BTW, the retail price was great too. I got mine for $14,000, and it looks and rides like new. Imagine that someone paid $35000 for it new.
14th Aug 2004, 12:13
2000 Plymouth Voyager transmission is stuck on low gear. It will not auto shift. Only 60K miles. I have maintained this vehicle well and followed all maintenance schedule. Looks like I will be asked to replace transmission. I see a few notes from many owners about the transmission problem. Is there a solution that someone can recommend? In my view, this should be re-call from Chrysler. What are your thoughts? How can we make this a recall? Yes, I do like all the features Voyager offers as long as it runs!
4th Sep 2004, 19:12
2000 Town & Country Owner with 51,000 miles. Transmission is now out. I had read about problems such as this with Chrysler minivans, but choose to think it would only affect someone else. I took it to a major brand repair shop and they charged me $100 to look at it and tell me that it needed a $1,500 new transmission. I will not buy another Chrysler, ever.
6th Jan 2006, 16:56
I agree. I had to replace our transmission at approximately 60k and now @ 180k transmission is missing and leaking fluid. I will never by chrysler again.
7th Jan 2006, 13:06
That is tough to replace a transmission at 60,000 miles. I'm not sure all of the ire should be directed at Chrysler, though. I think some blame should go to the "major brand repair shop". If it's the one I think, it's standard practice to charge you the $100 "diagnostic fee". I put that in quotes because they know perfectly well they aren't diagnosing anything, they fully intend to completely rebuild it from the outset. Then they quote you a price of about $1,000, but when they get it up on the lift the charge magically ends up being $1,500. Same thing happened to me, so I went to an independent guy who did it for 1/3rd the cost. As to the guy who's mad that his transmission is going out at 180,000 miles---well, you DID get 120,000 out of the rebuild, and that isn't so bad. Not bad enough to swear off Chrysler forever.
17th Feb 2006, 12:54
I've owned a Chrysler Town & Country for over three years now and have had it in twelve times for various reasons. Coolant system, strut mounts, five times for the transmission. At 30K lines starting leaking, dealer repair 6 months later back again, again dealer repair, 6 months later it has to be rebuilt. Twice now the transmission has “blown-up”, fluid everywhere and again all have been dealer repairs. The Town & Country is a "LEMON" and we should all ban together and sue Chrysler into oblivion! This is not the only board I have found complaining about the TC and the "Faulty Transmission". By the way my TC only has 76K on it to date.
17th Feb 2006, 20:24
"The Town & Country is a 'LEMON'"
If so, then why is my Mom's 2001 T&C still running strong? Don't judge an entire model of a car just because of a bad experience you had with one. People are so ignorant these days...
23rd Feb 2006, 09:07
Ignorant? Get your facts straight buddy; this is one of “HUNDREDS” of websites all complaining about issues that Chrysler knows about. There has been two transmission changes in this model both failing miserably, to fix the issue what’s Chrysler do? Change the consistency of the transmission fluid, different additives and so on, hence the “special” fluid you have to get from the dealer to service your transmission. Does this fix the issue, NO. All this shows is an “attempt” by Chrysler to fix an on going issue, so when asked by critics and share holders they can show proof or in my opinion “lack there of” that they are working on it. I’m happy for you and your mother in that you haven’t had major issues with your TC, your one of the lucky few. If you do some research, “you know the thing people do when they want to learn something” you’ll find that Chrysler has more than one lemon on the market. Such as the Durango and Dakota where they have more serious issues causing fatalities. I’m not criticizing just the TC, I’m criticizing Daimler-Chrysler in general for knowingly putting out “LEMONS” and putting people at risk.