I was not aware the trans's in the 4th gens were the same connectors for the most part. R emanufactured transmissions carry a longer, 3 year, nationwide warranty with additional upgrades while a rebuilt unit generally carries up to a 1 or 2 year warranty and upgrades vary from shop to shop. Making a wire harness to adapt it. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. I have seen people not change fluid in a vehicle for 80,000 to 100,000 miles and then change it. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
I put this in the same category as people who use premium gas in engines designed for regular. The Ultradrive was a significant technological advancement in transmission operation, one of the first electronically controlled automatics. This one is just to easy to do, to justify not doing it, in my opinion. New filters generally help with this, and new fluid generally doesn't have any new crud in it that will clog up the new filter. Also, there is an extra bolt boss on the 2001 and newer transmissions. You might want to let people know to check that. Turning the ignition on and off a few times would fix it temporarily.
It pioneered many now-common features such as adaptive shifting. If high mileage and you have not or don't know if it has not been change, my suggestion is not to change it. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. The van requires undoing 3 of the 4 mounts, take the starter off, support the engine with a floor jack, have a cherry picker on the trans, wrestle the damn thing around trying to squeeze it out of a space that barely fits it in, you have to rotate the thing around to clear the engine cradle and other things. Dexron has long since passed its prime, and modern transmissions require modern fluids, which more refined properties. Chrysler is not the only company to require a unique transmission fluid. I've done this maintenace on both vans i've owned.
Some claim faster shifts from using a 50W engine oil in their transmission which will be fine. Advance Auto Parts has 3 different Automatic Transmission Fluid for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up. My van has 70,000 miles on it and I am wondering if I should have my automatic trans fluid and filter changed. Posthumous advice Jim, the owner of Gene Poon's transmission shop, died of cancer some years ago. I used to use the rubber gasket provided with the filter but after it leaked twice on me, I switched to the rtv. Some have the same filter in boxes with different numbers! Used transmissions, since there is no way to know how many miles are on them, may fail at any time.
Gasket: Another plus would be the reusable gasket. This isn't a quick trans to do. I bought the Chrysler reusable gasket when it first came out about 10 years ago and it has never leaked, but I stopped dropping the pan at about 150k because more and more of the threads from the trans case were coming out with the bolts each time. It helps protect against the formation of sludge, varnish and foam. Engine oil has been used as an automatic transmission fluid, again in the antiquity of automatic transmissions; it is still used in manual transmissions, but generally a single-grade oil is used. Bring them to the shop and insist that they are put in. What I did was put a drain plug in the rear side of the pan the last time I had it off.
The shifter works more smoothly then it has in a long time. Not really a problem since the vans are popular and plentiful in salvage yards. Integrated child-safety seats are optional. Visit for more information on the Chrysler Town and Country. They have the 5 pinion planitary, the metal tabs holding the pinion shaft and the larger pinion gears.
Performing this routine maintenance keeps the gears shifting smoothly and can prevent engine damage. Under the Hood A 3. Don't assume your mechanic or dealer knows what fluid to use. In that case, a trip to the dealer will solve it. Licensed fluids are periodically sampled from stores to assure quality.
But if you are really determined, knock yourself out! With the seats removed, cargo capacity is 167. Again let the van run for at least 5 seconds in 4th between kickdowns. If anybody has anything to add, feel free. Extended-length minivans ride a 119. If you install a newer transmission in one of these years, this hole will need to be ground out to round like the other three or, you can get a newer flexplate. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.