Town & Country

Engine Oil Leak From Oil Filter Adapter on Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Description and Possible Solution

An oil leak from the oil filter adapter may be evident. Chrysler has made a revised oil filter adapter is available.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 127,111 (43,000–201,000)
Engine affected: 3.3L V6
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2006, 2010, 2014
23 people reported this problem
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Oil leaking from the Oil Filter Adapter where it bolts into the block.
Oil leaking down side of filter.
Oil leaking all over my driveway. Repaired by dealer.
the oil leaks from the filter in little drops. the top of the filter and oil all over it
Oil spots on driveway. Took to dealer who replaced oil filter adapter
Oil leaking from oil filter adapter
engine leaking need filter gasket
Oil is dripping from the union of engine and oil adapter,
Leaking oil behind the oil filter
oil leaks on the oil filter. 1 qt every 1000 miles. Not fixed.
Oil leaking from the oil filter adapter housing.
I have the same issue with mine. I recently bought it and when I checked it out I noticed evidence of oil running down the filter. I just replaced the oil and filter for the first time (the Fram has a narrower gasket) and it still leaks. I sinched a little tighter with the oil filter wrench but that didn't help. It's definately leaking at the filter not the adapter mount.
The adaptor was over machined with the ID of the filter contact surface too large. when the filter is installed the fileter gasket sits only half way sealing surface.

have not repaired yet, will most likely replace the adaptor with one that was correctly machined.