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Trans. filter and gasket change

Steps on how to change the transmission filter and gasket on a 1997 town and country LXI

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Its probably best to have a shop flush your trans fluid rather than replacing those parts, unless its already leaking because you open yourself up to creating a leak.

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My transmission is slipping any ideas whats wrong with my 98 chrystler town & country van?

Have the transmission flushed, if you have a lot of miles on the car, the fluid may be too dirty to do it's job efficiently. It's a relatively cheap fix.
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Jan 22, 2013 | 1998 Chrysler Town & Country

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1997 town & country stalls intermittently. ... my chrysler town & country lxi dashboard cluster ligths go out

I had the same problem in the past with the lights. I repaired it by removing the the dash panel and re-soldering the pins where the harness plugs into. I am currently having the stall issue. in my research it seems to be the crank shaft sensor. I was told that the crank shaft sensor and the cam sensor work together and have decided to change them both along with the gas filter.

May 27, 2011 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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Trans. cover wet with Trans Fluid (52,000 Miles)

sounds like you need a new gasket for the pan, you can have a shop change the filter and put a new gasket for a reasonable price dont delay because if the trans is low on fluid it becomes burned and no longer lubricates and can ruin your trans

Mar 06, 2011 | 2003 Chrysler Town & Country

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Yes I have a 97 town & country and it has a couple problems.. one is a sqeeky belt and the tranny feels like its slipping once in awhile but and then when checked they say its. fine..

Belts these days aren't as forgiving as the old V belts, when they go bad they glaze, slip, make noise etc. They may LQQk good but squeaking is first warning of belt going bad. I'd replace it for peace of mind. Re: Trans - have you ever had trans fluid and filter changed? It's one of the most overlooked maintenance items of all time. It should be changed every 50k, 30k if you tow a trailer. The $50 you spend on a trans filter service will save you a $2000 transmission job.

Jan 04, 2011 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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When to service transmission and what kind of fluid 2006 town-country 3.8

trans fluid & filter should be changed every 60k miles. Dexron III for fluid

Jan 02, 2011 | 2006 Chrysler Town & Country

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Firing order for 1997 town and country LXI 3.8 engine

1997 Chrysler Town & Country 2WD 3.8 liter V-6 VIN "L"


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Apr 09, 2010 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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Transmission... 1996 town n country lxi

A generic OBDII scan tool will not read the TCM.
Sounds like a reman transmission is needed. I would get it diagnosed by a transmission shop first, should be less than $50.

Sep 19, 2009 | Chrysler Town and Country Cars & Trucks

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How do I change the transmission fluid in a 1997 chrysler town & country?

remove the trans pan this is the one facing down and towards the front dont pull end cover or diff cover. filter is under it install new filter and reinstall pan refill to correct level. keep in mind that changing the fluid this way only gets out about half the fluid because there is no way to drain the torque conveter also dont try to change the fluid when van is hot let me know if you need anything else

Jun 03, 2009 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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Transmission fluid change

More than likely, like most automatic transmissions, yours does not have an oil plug. You need to drop the transmission oil pan to drain the old oil... You need to buy a transmission filter/pan gasket kit. The filter is located on the bottom of the tranny. You will see it when you remove the pan. Replace the filter, thoroughly remove any traces of old gasket material, clean the mating surfaces, and reinstall the pan with the new gasket. Torque the pan bolts to the manufacturers spec (you should be able to get this where you buy the filter/gasket kit). Refill the transmission through the dipstick (Capacity for the Voyager is 4 quarts, make sure to use ATF Plus (Type 7176) for your particular tranny, NOT Dexron, Mercon, or generic automatic transmission fluid, Chrysler transmissions do not like any other kind and tend to fail quite quickly with the wrong fluid). Fill to the full cold level. Start the engine, move the shifter through all gear ranges, and put it back in park. Leave the engine running and refill to cold full. Drive the car for 5-10 minutes and, with the engine still running and the car in park, fill to Hot full. You should be ready to go!

Aug 26, 2008 | 1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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