1998 Chrysler Town & Country Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Chrysler Town & Country

1998 Chrysler Town & Country Problems

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.

Instrument cluster failure

Instrument cluster periodically failed. No speedo, gas gauge, tach, temp. gauge,etc.(had this same problem with 1995, and 1998 models of chrysler/dodge minivans, the 1999 would 'correct' if I hit the dash board just right, the others would not-I would just drive them without the gauges and eventually they would come back on). This 1999 had anti-theft also, so if instrument cluster was 'out' when trying to start the van, it would not start. I g...

The Power Window Motor and/or Regulator May Fail

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.

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Serpentine Belt keeps slipping off. (1 answer)

I am having problems with my serpentine belt coming off my Town and Country Van. Someone suggested an "enhancement" kit to remedy the problem. Do they work?

Why does my battery light comes on when I turn on my fan? (2 answers)

I've replaced the alternator & battery! I can't use my heat or air

Missing out, and fouling on #1 plug. Never used oil before, but has used 1 1/4 Qts. In the last 1700 miles. Pretty sure it's a ring issue, but it was running fine before. This came on suddenly during a long trip. Only missing out below 3k rpm. (1 answer)

Van was fine during trip from Indiana to Phoenix. Made it through the mountains fine, but when we hit the lower speeds here in town we noticed it was missing out. After investigating we found the fouled plug and lower oil level.

Think it's a ring issue, but not positive. This is the first ...

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1998 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 04V480000
ON CERTAIN MINIVANS, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MAY BECOME DISABLED DUE TO A FAILURE OF THE CLOCKSPRING, WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF THE STEERING WHEEL.
Recall 02V293000
ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, THE CLOCKSPRING ASSEMBLY MAY HAVE BEEN WOUND INCORRECTLY DURING THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.

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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

Presently own a 1998 Chrysler T&C/LXI, I am very pleased with my vehicle. Which I purchased at a Honda dealer in July 2009. It has EVERYTHING but! the Sunroof which I really wanted. It is Pearl White outside, with camel leather Captain seats inside. I keep it just like it was when purchased it. I go from Va., to Florida every year for the past 5 years since I brought. Replaced rack/pinion, star...
To the guy who posted before this post. If car is not starting or starting and stalling. Check to see if odometer and gear indicator is on or off. If the milage and gear select screein is not working there is a printed circuit board on the back of instrument cluster where a soldered area breaks. What i usually do is smack the instrument cluster a few times and if the milage come back on you can...
I put a alternater and a new ignition switch and its not starting still..

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