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

Key May Not Start Car or Release From Ignition

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.

Surging While Driving Between 40 and 50 MPH

V6 engines may experience surging while driving. The condition is more noticeable between 40 and 50 MPH while accelerating up a hill/slight incline. Replacing the powertrain control module (PCM) and updating the transmission control module (TCM) software may be required.

Rear brake drum rust
While driving through deep or blowing snow/water, moisture may enter the rear brake drums, causing rust to develop on the rear brake drum and shoe friction surfaces. Over time, repeated (and sometimes infrequent) exposure to the snow can lead to temporary freezing of the rear brake linings to the drums. A revised brake drum and brake drum backing plate is available.

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1997 Chrysler Town & Country Questions

What is a hydraulic pump? (1 answer)

Got a diagnostic test on the car and was told it was the hydraulic pump. I have no idea what that is. The car doesn't start after it sits for a long period (over night) jump starts easily and will usually restart after a short period of time.

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...

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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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