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4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,771 miles

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country engine problems

engine problem

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jan 211999

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine cylinder head blew, causing the oil to leak on the engine, and smoke appeared in the engine compartment. Dealer has been contacted.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #14

Dec 081998

Town & Country

  • miles
The engine uses a single serpentine belt for all engine-driven accessories. The idler pulley has failed twice, each time breaking its shaft off and falling into the engine cradle and causing a horrible racket as the crankshaft pulley continues to spin against the fallen idler pulley. The belt, of course, is thrown off and all accessories cease to operate. The items that will no longer operate are: Air conditioning compressor, engine coolant pump, alternator, and power steering pump. Both times, the failure has occurred at relatively low vehicle speeds, but it is very upsetting with the noise and sudden heavy steering effort. My wife was driving at the time of the second failure and was happy to escape having an accident. A similar problem apparently occurred in range rover vehicles since a recall of virtually identical circumstance was issued on their 1995 4.0se vehicle.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

problem #13

Jun 161998

Town & Country

  • miles
Tension pulley snapped causing loss of power steering.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #12

Oct 051998

(reported on)

Town & Country

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving at approximately 35 mph and exiting off highway on dry pavement, engine shut off. Driver was able to coast to a safe place. No indication from engine check light. Oil pressure light came on. Unable to start the vehicle for 1/2 hour. Dealer contacted, and stated they are unable to duplicate the problem.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 011998

Town & Country 4WD

  • miles
Dealer informed owner not to use fram trans oil pan gasket as it will cause a loss of prime and rapid clutch wear an only to use Chrysler special silicone gasket sealant or the warranty will be voided.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #10

Mar 171998

Town & Country

  • miles
While driving the vehicle at any speed the vehicle stalls. When vehicle was taken to dealership, dealer discovered that there was a problem with the rocker arm located in the engine.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 211997

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bolt that secures belt tensioner sheared which resulted in serpentine belt operation to become disfunctional from steering to braking.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #8

Nov 021995

Town & Country

  • miles
Faulty fuel filler tube, causing fuel leak prior to recall. In addition replaced windshield wipers/ emergency brake actuator and cable /starter motor/radiator fan relay/leaking valve cover gasket and air conditioning condensor. (96V-002).

- Remsen, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 201996

Town & Country 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Piston rings failed.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 201996

Town & Country 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine heads failed.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 201996

Town & Country 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Engine gaskets failed.

- Downey, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 221996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission fluid gasket leak.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 141997

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving engine stalls in traffic, cannot be restarted for approximately 20 minutes, no warning, causes loss of vehicle power. Dealer does not know cause, replaced camshaft, crankshaft sensors.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 201996

Town & Country

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Purchased truck new at 2,200 miles the camshaft broke.

- Shallotte, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 061996

Town & Country

  • miles
Timing belt/engine sensor crank malfunctioned, causing engine failure.

- St. James City, FL, USA

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