1997 Chrysler Town & Country Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country Problems

Reasons for Excess Oil Consumption

Excessive oil consumption—defined as more than one quart per 1,000 miles (on vehicles with less than 50,000 miles) or more than one quart per 750 miles (on vehicles with more than 50,000 miles)—is common. Common causes include exhaust valve guides, valve cover gaskets, camshaft plugs, camshaft seals, and crankshaft seal.

Head lights turn on/off

Headlight switches can fail, causing the headlights to intermittently stay in the on or off position. Repeatedly turning the switch on and off may temporarily fix the problem. Replacement of the switch is needed to resolve this issue. 

Shifting Harshness and Shuddering Issue

Shifting harshness and shuddering issues related to the operation of the automatic transmission have been addressed by factory service bulletins. The shuddering can feel like the vehicle is being driven over rumble strips.

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Van shifts into neutral driving down road.you kill it & crank and go a mile does same thing.Had it hooked to test got codes p1899-p0700-p0734-p1776po720 (1 answer)

Do I need to replace my transmission or the torque converter and the pump. There has to be some form of logical explanation for these issues. Can anyone suggest any fixes? (1 answer)

My car seems to run just fine when started however after shifting into gear easily it will drive fine until it gets warm then it starts to stall as if it no longer wants to go any faster than 30 or 40 miles an hour, though it will make it home 5miles away but rather slowly. There is also a whinin...

Oil light n bell still going off after oil change. Only at 55+mph (1 answer)

Got a oil change and still light n bell going off only when I'm going 55+mph. Is this dangerous?Its horrible annoying and I have a 8 hr trip coming up

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls

Recall 03E045000
AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT FUEL FILTERS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17, 2002, AND JANUARY 20, 2003, SOLD UNDER THE BRAND NAMES LISTED ABOVE. THE FILTER MAY EXPERIENCE MALFUNCTION OF THE QUICK CONNECTOR EITHER BLOCKING FUEL FLOW TO THE ENGINE OR CAUSING A FUEL LEAK. THIS DOES NOT INVOLVE ANY PR...
Recall 02V293000
ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN WOUND INCORRECTLY DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.
Recall 02V076000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, SOME TRIM MATERIAL CAN LOOSEN AND DROP INTO THE REAR OUTBOARD SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY, CAUSING THE SEAT BELT TO BECOME INOPERATIVE.

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

I have 1997 Chrysler town Country since 1998 is in good shape and run good but three time transmission has been rebuild
I 've had my Town & country since Febuary 2004,it has 163,000 miles on it,the transmission has been out standing, but my body paint is peeling across the rear top,rear rt side, & back of car My dad bought this car from the Bob Hope Classic Golf Tournament in 1997, he had it serviced by the Palm Springs Chrysler Dealer, when any maint was due, religously on time. I change my own oil and fil...
I have 155000 miles and is still going strong, great car, no major work yet to be done.

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