2003 Chrysler Town & Country Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chrysler Town & Country

2003 Chrysler Town & Country Problems

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.

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.

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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2003 Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Van parked for 2 days-very humid weather. No issues before this. Speedometer goes to 0 and then back to normal. Shift indication goes from highlighting D to all. Transaxle shifts up and down abruptly and RMPs jump then return to normal. Tried to cycle power on and off to see if they will clear. N...

A leaking transmission was discovered and the fluid was low. The vehicle surged when downshifting while breaking at or above 45 mph. The solenoid gasket and the transmission pan gasket have been replaced. New fluid has been added/changed to the proper level. The Town and Country still surges, but...

The check engine light has been on and I took it to a local Chrysler dealership. The report says "retrieved code 0740 Torque Convertor Clutch out of range". The recommendation was to replace the transmission to the tune of $4,500. The van is now over 11 years old and nearly 160,000 mile...

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country Recalls

The power liftgate latch may not engage the striker completely when closing. This means it could open while driving and an unbelted passenger could be ejected from the vehicle in a crash. Dealers will replace the power liftgate control module. The recall began April 26, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E06.

ON CERTAIN MINIVANS EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 OR 3.8L V-6 ENGINE, THE UPPER POWER STEERING COOLER HOSE MAY SPLIT AND CAUSE A FLUID LEAK.

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2003 Chrysler Town & Country Reviews

Purchases new, eL version. Approx. 75K on the odo. Great ride and utility. Interior fit and finish OK/average. Drive train has performed quite well; engine/tranny holding up fine. Steering pump whines and gets really noisy in cold weather. Had the lines to the PS pump replaced under recall, but still noisy. Power rear gate works only intermittently now; passenger side door power lock has...

Purchased new and has 99,000 miles. Great vehicle with great tire wear, few realignmnts, no transmission or electrical problems, and is a great hauler with seats removed. Replaced one window motor, one set of brake rotors and pads and two batteries. Power steering makes a noise every now and then, but not for long. Mostly in very cold weather. Last week the front brakes did overheat twice ...

Bought new in 2003 with the Braun Entervan conversion (lowered floor and wheelchair ramp). Now has 128k miles on it. Front brakes at 50k mile and 100ks Rear brakes at 85k miles because of a really WIERD sound coming from the right rear which had been going on since we owned it.. Basttery needed replaced early on (probably problems with the Alternator that were never found). Chriping of bel...

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