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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Chrysler Town & Country
1997 Chrysler Town & Country
1997 Chrysler Town & Country Problems
Intermittently, the key may not start the car or release from the ignition. If it is excessively worn, replace the key. If the new key doesn't work, replacing the lock cylinder including tumblers should correct this concern.
It is not uncommon or the power window motor and/or regulator to fail. In most cases the door panel will require removal to determine the exact failure.
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
On higher-mileage vehicles, engine oil leaks from the valve covers and front crankshaft seal are common.
1997 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls (Recent)
Summary: ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN WOUND INCORRECTLY DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRATED CHILD SEATS. THE SHOULDER HARNESS RESTRAINT ON THE INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT CAN BECOME DIFFICULT TO EXTRACT WHEN THE SAFETY BELT LATCH PLATE BECOMES CONTAMINATED.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRAL CHILD SEATS. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. ON THE INTEGRAL CHILD SEAT, THE SHOULDER BELTS RESTRAINING THE CHILD RETRACT AND LOCK IN PLACE AFTER THE BELT BUCKLE IS CONNECTED TO THE LATCH PLATE. THE LATCH PLATE MOVEMENT LOCKS THE BELTS TO MAKE SURE THE CHILD IS RESTRAINED IN THE CASE OF A VEHICLE CRASH.Learn more »
Summary: THE MASTER CYLINDER REAR SEAL, BETWEEN THE HYDRAULIC FLUID AND THE VACUUM RESERVOIR, MAY NOT SEAL ADEQUATELY ALLOWING HYDRAULIC FLUID TO BE DRAWN INTO THE POWER ASSIST VACUUM RESERVOIR.Learn more »
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MINI VANS BUILT WITH 3.3L AND 3.8L ENGINES HAVE FUEL RAILS WITH NITROLE RUBBER O-RING SEALS THAT CAN DEGRADE OVER TIME. FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE UNDERHOOD FUEL INJECTION FUEL RAIL COULD RESULT, INCREASING THE LIKELIHOOD OF A VEHICLE FIRE.Learn more »
1997 Chrysler Town & Country Questions and Answers
hi my van is leaking oil from around the oil filter. what is it. i have replaced the oil filter but still oil is comeing from some where.
97 chrysler T&C van 6cyl auto w/ 124 K miles began slipping trans engagement in 1st gear & reverse when cold weather arrived. Trans fluid flushed &screen changed.Trans works ok when ...
Gauge cluster on 97 Town&Country intermittently goes crazy, 1 gauge will quit, then start working, then all gauges quit. Other times I can drive it all day with no problems. Checked all elect...
What is the engine's firing order
in very cold weather below frezzing the trans jumps in and out of gear and gives the code p0700, p0701, p0702,
1997 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews
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 filter, using synthetic oil, and the best oil filter,maintaining everything on the car, as I am a retired mechanic. But recently the 3.8 V6 engine developed an major oil leak on the left side of the motor, and its not coming from the oil filter or cooler or valve covers or intake manifold, possibly
I have 155000 miles and is still going strong, great car, no major work yet to be done.
had this vehicle since new. only problem had to have transmission replaced at 68000 miles. typical of the chrysler brand. have 98000 miles and counting. very versatile and a good ride.