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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Chrysler Town & Country Surging While Driving Between 40 and 50 MPH
Chrysler Town & Country Problem
Average Mileage: 98,742 mi (14,600 mi - 182,000 mi)
Same surge issue since purchased with 50000 miles, though more pronounced now. At 65 mph the stutter is essentilly nonexistent. Below 60 mph, I can sense an occasional stutter. Around 35 mph (common street speeds) the engine will sometimes surge with noticeable tach fluctuations. Pressing further on the gass pedal will make the surging go away. The throttle position sensor change did not help. Would like to get this fixed if possible.
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 142,000 mi
Replacing the EGR fixed the surging issue I have had for a couple of years. Pull the vac hose and plug/cap. Take the van for a test drive. If the surging goes away, the EGR needs replaced. Apparently crud gets into the EGR valve and prevents proper operation
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 44,000 mi
At light acceleration, there is some feeling of engine missing/trans surging. Dealer said it was not detected but installed updated software. Still happens especially when engine is cold.
Visitor, 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
Exact same problem!
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 170,000 mi
Shakey, surging, feels like transmission is not engaging correctly.
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 14,600 mi
when idleing or driving more than 45 miles per hour, the 2001 van shakes
Visitor, 2001 Chrysler Town & Country, 148,000 mi
Same as others describe. Seems to surge between 50 and 60. Not really noticeable
above or below those speeds, at least not yet.
Visitor, 2007 Chrysler Town & Country, 75,000 mi
I have a surge when coasting around 40-45 mph. This has gotten worse lately and is starting to drive me crazy. I haven't diagnosed it yet but had a similar vehicle in the shop the other day with this problem and it turned out to be an EGR valve. Unable to verify that repair yet with my van but soon.
Visitor, 2002 Chrysler Town & Country, 182,000 mi
Same issue. Good at hiway speed but bad between 40-50 MPH.