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Boy you just can't beat these vehicles . The most trouble free vehicle I've owned in a long time 198 thousand and running like brand new. And I have a lot of fun tinkering with it . It's like I'm 16 yrs old again
Amen to that.
Go to the copart dot com website and check out how many miles these minivans have on them- they were all running until they got totaled- I just looked a Dodge minivans from 2005 to 2015, they had 115 wrecks that had over 200K miles---- 300K to 350K miles is not unusual! My neighbor gave his 2009 Dodge Journey to his 30 year old adult son with over just over 100K miles, and the full dealer service was done on the car with the 3.5L- timing belt, the works, at the Chrysler dealer- over a $1000 repair bill
His son turned it into a junker by ignoring a cooling system problem, I think the radiator developed a leak. He ran it hot until the head gaskets blew. Hey Pop- you gotta another car you can give me?
 

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Amen to that.
Go to the copart dot com website and check out how many miles these minivans have on them- they were all running until they got totaled- I just looked a Dodge minivans from 2005 to 2015, they had 115 wrecks that had over 200K miles---- 300K to 350K miles is not unusual! My neighbor gave his 2009 Dodge Journey to his 30 year old adult son with over just over 100K miles, and the full dealer service was done on the car with the 3.5L- timing belt, the works, at the Chrysler dealer- over a $1000 repair bill
His son turned it into a junker by ignoring a cooling system problem, I think the radiator developed a leak. He ran it hot until the head gaskets blew. Hey Pop- you gotta another car you can give me?
I hear you on that of all the vehicles I've owned ( and there were plenty ) Chrysler products were the best for me .

I've had Dodges and Plymouths mostly . I think this is my 2nd Chrysler . I've always liked Mopars even before l started buying them.
 

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Having worked for Chrysler from 1994-2009, I too, liked the products I helped make-
My first Chrysler product was a 20 year old 1947 Windsor Club Coupe. I did a ring & valve service overhaul on the flathead engine under an oak tree- An 80 year old mechanic came out to the house and ground the valve seats. for me. One new piston, new rings, rod bearings, oil pump, as I recall. I hit the starter button, drove it around the country roads, then took a 700 mile trip later that week. That car was a smooth driver. Not fast, but reliable! I even got the AM tube radio working- I could pick up a station in Texas and in NJ from Illinois in the evening!

It had red highlander plaid interior-


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Having worked for Chrysler from 1994-2009, I too, liked the products I helped make-
My first Chrysler product was a 20 year old 1947 Windsor Club Coupe. I did a ring & valve service overhaul on the flathead engine under an oak tree- An 80 year old mechanic came out to the house and ground the valve seats. for me. One new piston, new rings, rod bearings, oil pump, as I recall. I hit the starter button, drove it around the country roads, then took a 700 mile trip later that week. That car was a smooth driver. Not fast, but reliable! I even got the AM tube radio working- I could pick up a station in Texas and in NJ from Illinois in the evening!

It had red highlander plaid interior-


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Ironically since you mention it the very first engine I ever worked on was a 46 Plymouth flat head six .The instructor ( TEACHER ) in Jr high auto shop was showing us how to do a valve job . We lapped the valves in and as I remember the valves seated in the block .

And we lapped them by hand .By the way the first truck I ever drove was an old Dodge early 50s with a hydraulic clutch :D
 

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Ironically since you mention it the very first engine I ever worked on was a 46 Plymouth flat head six .The instructor ( TEACHER ) in Jr high auto shop was showing us how to do a valve job . We lapped the valves in and as I remember the valves seated in the block .

And we lapped them by hand .By the way the first truck I ever drove was an old Dodge early 50s with a hydraulic clutch :D
I think we are a couple of dinosaurs! I only got to rebuild a lawn mower engine in auto mechanic class-
 
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Having worked for Chrysler from 1994-2009, I too, liked the products I helped make-
My first Chrysler product was a 20 year old 1947 Windsor Club Coupe. I did a ring & valve service overhaul on the flathead engine under an oak tree- An 80 year old mechanic came out to the house and ground the valve seats. for me. One new piston, new rings, rod bearings, oil pump, as I recall. I hit the starter button, drove it around the country roads, then took a 700 mile trip later that week. That car was a smooth driver. Not fast, but reliable! I even got the AM tube radio working- I could pick up a station in Texas and in NJ from Illinois in the evening!

It had red highlander plaid interior-


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Did it have fluid drive transmission?
 

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Why, yes it did- 2 speed- I used a clutch to get under way. 10W oil in the converter and transmission. It had a 3 color speedo, too. The color at night started out green, then as you went past 35mph it changes more to an amber/yellow color around 45 mph, orange at 50mph or so,then if you really had a "lead foot", and hit 55, the color changed to RED. 😨
 

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I remember driving an old Chrysler with the Fluid Drive transmission. A neighbor traded in an Austin A-40 for a late 40s Chrysler which had been side swiped. I believe it was a woody but not a station wagon. His wife wasn't very happy when he brought the vehicle home. Blamed me for helping him buy it. I had nothing to do with it. :)

The Windsor name was around for a while.
The Chrysler Windsor is a full-size car which was built by Chrysler from 1939 through to the 1960s. The final Chrysler Windsor sold in the United States was produced in 1961, but production in Canada continued until 1966. The Canadian 1961 to 1966 Windsor model was for all intents and purposes the equivalent of the Chrysler Newport in the United States.

The Windsor was positioned above the entry-level Royal from 1939 to 1950. With the demise of the Royal for the 1951 model year the Windsor became Chrysler's price leader through to 1960. For the 1961 model year the Chrysler Newport was made the marque's price leader with the Windsor positioned one level above the Newport. Chrysler replaced the Windsor name in 1962 with the introduction of the non-lettered series Chrysler 300.[1]
 

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I bought my 2014 T&C Limited with 34.5K miles on the odometer in 12/2015. It had just come off a short lease, and was a "Certified" Used Vehicle at a major dealer. It had all the bells & whistles I wanted: power moonroof, tow package, etc., plus a few that I've discovered I like. I'm now looking at 145K, and hope to run it out to at least 200K, and more if I can. I changed the spark plugs at 100K and the transmission service at 100K as well (easy to remember to do 'em at the same time). Other than that, it's no worries, mate. Change the oil every 5K, and new tires about every 65-70K. I'm getting brake pulsations beginning about 12-14-16 months after each time I've replaced rotors & pads all the way around. I don't do all that much towing, only a small utility trailer lightly loaded. Not sure what to do about that.
 

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I bought my 2014 T&C Limited with 34.5K miles on the odometer in 12/2015. It had just come off a short lease, and was a "Certified" Used Vehicle at a major dealer. It had all the bells & whistles I wanted: power moonroof, tow package, etc., plus a few that I've discovered I like. I'm now looking at 145K, and hope to run it out to at least 200K, and more if I can. I changed the spark plugs at 100K and the transmission service at 100K as well (easy to remember to do 'em at the same time). Other than that, it's no worries, mate. Change the oil every 5K, and new tires about every 65-70K. I'm getting brake pulsations beginning about 12-14-16 months after each time I've replaced rotors & pads all the way around. I don't do all that much towing, only a small utility trailer lightly loaded. Not sure what to do about that.
Likely rust buildup, or surface delamination, on the back side of a rotor.

Do you drive your vehicle every day? infrequently?

What quality of rotor and pad are you using? white box?
 

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Likely rust buildup, or surface delamination, on the back side of a rotor.

Do you drive your vehicle every day? infrequently?

What quality of rotor and pad are you using? white box?
Thank you for your response. I've read a number of responses that talk about buildup of deposits on the rotor surfaces as opposed to warped rotors, and that might have something to do with it. I'm retired, so there are days, and strings of days, when the T&C snoozes in the shade. First few times I replaced the rotors & pads I went for coated rotors that were higher quality from Advance, Auto Zone, and the like. I'm thinking that between rotors (more expensive) and pads (less expensive), the rotors should offer higher quality and durability, and the pads should be more in the consumable/replaceable item category. Last time, summer 2019, I used a brand of rotors and pads that are unknown to me, but the standard used by a gent that runs a shop in a heavily Mennonite community, and the local folks all swear by him in terms of "doing it right". I'll try the high-speed braking exercise mentioned in posts by others, and see if that has any effect. Also think I'll move away from the ceramic type pads and toward the semi-metallic direction next time around.
 

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Only 35K on my 2015 Town & Country Touring L. Bought it new Oct 2015. Going to make it last.
 

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Likely rust buildup, or surface delamination, on the back side of a rotor.

Do you drive your vehicle every day? infrequently?

What quality of rotor and pad are you using? white box?
Tried the "hard braking" exercise. Noticeable improvement. I'll do it some more.
 

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My 2008 T&C just turned 200k, but I'm bummed because I got the email response from FCA that they have discontinued the High Milers program. :( Anyone want to sell their Chrysler 200k frame? ;)
 

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I think I am going to make a trip to Florida when I buy my next one. They are all rusted out around Ohio.
If I were to buy another one I will certainly go below the Mason Dixon line . You don't really have to go as far as Florida . I've found exceptionally rust free clean vehicles as close as Richmond VA and Charlotte NC .

I've bought vehicles in both those locations within the last ten years
 
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