I have a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. 96K miles, a/c works, interior in very good shape, exterior has recent small ‘hole’ put into the rear bumper. Power window motor on passenger side needs to be replaced. Radio/cassette/CD player works, power sliding door, power trunk, digital display… all working. Someone bent the antenna into a lightning bolt shape, but body otherwise in very good condition.
Transmission went. TOTALLY went… gears are completely stripped, pump is shot, etc. Apparently it cannot have a rebuilt transmission put in; it needs a new one. Another CHRYSLER transmission.
I’ve been told that Chrysler Town & Country vans are notorious for their transmission problems. So… do I get another ‘new’ Chrysler transmission put in the van for approx. $1400-1500 and risk that one either going at any time OR driving my van into the ground by getting a lot more mileage out of it, OR do I junk it, OR do I try to sell it to a mechanically inclined individual??
If I could afford a new car or even another decent used car, I would do that. I can’t.