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Re: Your thoughts on a Van? [Re: artificialist] #4761176 05/18/18 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: artificialist
Since transmission failure is a major event that gets people to sell their Chrysler T&C, transmission shops and freelance mechanics buy them, rebuild the transmission, then resell them. They do this so often that it takes them little time to do the job. If you know this was done, then you only have to worry about the less expensive repairs that are more common on the Chrysler T&C. Actually, you might be able to get a Honda that way, but it will be more expensive because Honda transmissions cost more to rebuild, and because most of the other stuff on a Honda tends to outlast that of a Chrysler if you live where there is no road salt.


Curious, how much would it cost to rebuild a transmission on a Caravan?


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Re: Your thoughts on a Van? [Re: maverickfhs] #4761182 05/18/18 03:13 PM
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Since transmission failure is a major event that gets people to sell their Chrysler T&C, transmission shops and freelance mechanics buy them, rebuild the transmission, then resell them. They do this so often that it takes them little time to do the job. If you know this was done, then you only have to worry about the less expensive repairs that are more common on the Chrysler T&C. Actually, you might be able to get a Honda that way, but it will be more expensive because Honda transmissions cost more to rebuild, and because most of the other stuff on a Honda tends to outlast that of a Chrysler if you live where there is no road salt.


Curious, how much would it cost to rebuild a transmission on a Caravan?


I'm not really sure. The reason I mention freelance mechanics and repair shops is because some guy does it without marking up the price of parts and he sets his own price of labor. That is why buying a T&C with a dead transmission and paying a rebuilder costs more than buying a functioning van from a repair shop or freelance mechanic.


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Re: Your thoughts on a Van? [Re: maverickfhs] #4761201 05/18/18 03:30 PM
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Lots of 2005-2008 Grand Caravans running around with way over 200,000 miles.

Make sure to get the 3.8


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Re: Your thoughts on a Van? [Re: Linctex] #4761344 05/18/18 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Lots of 2005-2008 Grand Caravans running around with way over 200,000 miles.

Make sure to get the 3.8


Found an 07 3.8L Grand Caravan with 191K miles. No issues, as per owner.

Should I go and look at it?


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Re: Your thoughts on a Van? [Re: maverickfhs] #4761366 05/18/18 06:40 PM
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2011 and newer Grand Caravan, you should be able to squeeze one in on that price range. 2011 and newer have the Pentastar.


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Re: Your thoughts on a Van? [Re: maverickfhs] #4763025 05/20/18 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Lots of 2005-2008 Grand Caravans running around with way over 200,000 miles.

Make sure to get the 3.8


Found an 07 3.8L Grand Caravan with 191K miles. No issues, as per owner.

Should I go and look at it?
Why not? If it's in the price range and truly doesn't have issues, it might be a go.


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