Town & Country

Timing Cover Oil/Coolant Leaks are Common on Chrysler Town & Country

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Timing cover oil and coolant leaks are common, the oil and coolant don't normally mix. Our technicians recommend to replace the timing chain and cam sprocket if the timing cover is removed to reseal - or for any other reason.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 131,445 (75,000–176,000)
6 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2002
17 people reported this problem
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alleged leak from the time cover. Does not make sense, no water jacket in the time cover, the actual problem looks like the solenoid sitting above the timing cover. So this fix is suspect since there is no water jacket inthe cover.
Coolant leaks out of timing cover when engine is cool. I already replaced water pump. And radiator a year earlier. I think wrong coolant was added. Should be green, not red. Auto store suggest mixing coolant makes mud, which explains the water pump. Having problems with engine coolant may have warped the aluminum timing cover.