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Chrysler Town & Country Transmission May Fail Causing Slipping in First or Reverse Gear

Chrysler Town & Country Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2002

Average Mileage: 94,333 mi (72,000 mi - 107,000 mi)


If the transmission is slipping in first gear or Reverse—or if you experience delayed or loss of gear engagement after initial startup—the transmission may require removal and disassembly.

  • transmission wont go into reverse

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  • Visitor, , 107,000 mi

    the gears wont engage wont go in reverse only in drive

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  • only when cold, once the transmission warms up it works great.

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  •  Rookie

    I am having similar problems. Today, when I shift it to drive, it will not engage until I step on the gas. The stop engine light was on for a while and it would delay downshifting until about 3/mph, causing a jerk when trying to stop. I can handle that part. The fluid level is good. No leaks. Does this mean that it is time to "PAY". I would rather just get another vehicle, than pay that kind of cash. Love my Van. Infact, I don't even think I paid that much for the van. Is it possible that it is just too cold..... -20 with windchill last couple of days.

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  • same thing here. slippage in 1st and rev...just totally lost reverse today.

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  • Visitor, , 104,000 mi

    My 2002 Chrysler T&C will not move in 1st gear or reverse if you press the gas pedal too hard, you have to press it very gently so it wont slip. It also will not move from a stand still on a grade, it just sits there with the engine reving. I have been told that my transmission is shot.

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