Chrysler Town & Country - valve lifter repair observation

I own a 2012 and a 2013 Chrysler T & c. Both cars have had valve lifter failures, that required engine teardown for repair. THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE WITH THE 3.6 Liter engine. Easy but costly repair.

Your title says 2023 T&C, but the body of your posting says 2012-2013. Typo?

Lifter problems associated with the active fuel management function seems to be a topic here sometimes.

There is no active fuel management on the 3.6 . The new ones have stop/start but thats it . The older ones had some issues from the roller bearings I believe .

The 3.3 and 3.8 engines also requires pulling the heads to replace the lifters.

The vast majority of valve lifter and/or cam issues are caused by lubrication issues; as in not changing the oil often enough, running the oil level low, etc.

Yeah, but the lifters on early 3.6 Pentastar engines was a pretty common occurrence even on well maintained engines.

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Yes. Have a 2012 and a 2013.

Glutton for punishment :grey_question: :smiley:

The beauty is when you have a problem with one, you know what to expect on the other one.

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