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Chrysler Town & Country Surging While Driving Between 40 and 50 MPH

 
Chrysler Town & Country Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 98,742 mi (14,600 mi - 182,000 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    Shakey, surging, feels like transmission is not engaging correctly.

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  • Visitor, , 14,600 mi

    when idleing or driving more than 45 miles per hour, the 2001 van shakes

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 182,000 mi

    Same issue. Good at hiway speed but bad between 40-50 MPH.

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  •  Rookie

    Haven't had it looked at yet, but it is getting worse over time

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  •  Rookie

    experienced similar problem at lower speeds as well. Result was no gear shifting - high rev's during a twenty mile highway trip and the transmission now needs replacing.

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