2008 Chrysler Town and Country



September, 4, 2010 AT 11:13 PM

Noises problem
2008 Chrysler Town and Country 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 15,000 miles

Today when I turn on my minivan town and country 2008 limited I hear a strange noise, after checking the location I have detected that it was coming from this part location:

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It looks like it is coming from the transmission, Since I hear this noise I have not move the minivan or have try to move it to Reverse, Park, or Neutral.

At first the noise was very loud but after turning off the minivan and trying later the noise is not so loud. When I first hear the noise it sounded like an engine without oil.

The light engine from the OBD computer that reports problems is off.

Do you think that is safe to drive the minivan? Do you think that the sound could be a issue that is not important?

Could it be that another thing close to the transmission is making the noise?

* Later I will try to upload a picture because right now I am using an ipad.


4 Answers



September, 5, 2010 AT 1:05 AM

Hi max. Welcome to the forum. Is this a new noise you've never heard before? If it only occurs for a second when you shift into drive or reverse, that is the solenoid pack and it is normal. It will also occur when you slow down almost to a complete stop. By " duty cycling" the solenoids on and off rapidly, it slowly ramps up the fluid pressure to cause a mild clutch engagement instead of a harsh jolt. This sound is like a short buzzing noise. If in doubt, let any mechanic listen to it and they will confirm it if that's what you're hearing.




September, 5, 2010 AT 3:23 PM

The transmission strange sound only appears when the minivan is in park.

After moving the lever to Reverse the sound disappear and right now it does not sound even when it is on park.

Do you think this is an indication that the transmission will fail, or it could be anything that will not affect the transmission at all.

The sound was loud at first, could it be also that the filter is clogged or it needs oil the transmission.

Do you recommend me to use the minivan as normal or go to the dealer immediately.

How can I check the oil level of the transmission if it does not have a stick.



September, 5, 2010 AT 6:01 PM

At the mileage you listed, the transmission should still be under warranty so I would suggest a visit to the dealer. Let them listen to it while it is making the noise and get their opinion. The normal noise I described earlier will not occur in " park" so you're hearing something else. It should be looked at before serious damage occurs. Call the dealer's service department and ask them if you should drive the van there or if they should tow it to be safe.




September, 5, 2010 AT 6:35 PM

Help for your reply today while trying to move the minivan I detected that the transmission is DEAD.

It does not move in reverse or drive.

I have no other option to go to tow the minivan.

It looks like this new minivans have a transmission problem.

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