how long to replace a valve cover gasket for a 3.8 liter engine

bear
25

Asked by bear Jan 22, 2008 at 06:33 PM about the 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

how long does it take to replace valve cover gaskets on a 2001 chrysler town and country with a 3.8 liter engine

6 Answers

casper271
4,345

The front one is ok to do, the rear is a pain in the butt it is more of a "do-by-feel" job, If you never have done this before it will take awhile, There is alot in the way and very ackward to get on, just remember where everything gets removed from. this job is a pain, if it was my van I would take it to someone else to do. But if you take it to a shop that has done a few of these it should take forever, about 4 hours. Drop the van off, rent a car for the day. That is what is best. Hope this helps, best of luck.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
littlehorn
27,095

Yes, the 3.8L V-6 was the "big" engine which meant service times typically increased for anything on it due to constricted space in the engine compartment. For example, water pump on a 3.3 = 2 hours, 3.8 = 4+ hours. I would say an estimate of 4 hours would be pretty close, didn't see too many of these come through at the Dodge dealer, typically saw them with the 3.3L engine. Never had to write a service order for valve cover gaskets on a 3.8.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
papa
Not Active

hay fellows try it on a 3.8 supercharged engine.

casper271
4,345

I'll pass.... LOL (sorry had to throw that in).

melmel
10

ok in front but in the rear its a pain and bruises in your arm and also in your back!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
rchristian
100

Try this tip or pull the wiper assembly. Then anyone can do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7CccL0vSYk

10 out of 10 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • oil usage 36 answers

    I have an 08 with the 3.8 engine, it is using over a quart of oil between changes, there are no leaks it runs good does not smoke or anything. Does anyone else have this problem or any ideas where the...

    2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Does a 2008 Chrysler town and country have two oil gaskets? 2 answers

    I have a repair shop who said they would replace my lower and upper oil gasket for 670.00, but another shop said my vehicle has only one gasket and would only charge 200.00 to replace it. who is righ...

    2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to change valve cover gasket 1 answer

    2002 Chrysler Town & Country

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing chain cover removal 3 answers

    I have removed all bolts and moved a/c compressor and alternator, how do you get the timing chain cover off?

    2002 Chrysler Town & Country EX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where is the EGR valve located on a 1993 Chrysler Concorde? Is it easy to repaoce? 1 answer

    3.5 liter engine, automatic.

    1993 Chrysler Concorde

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Town & Country
Looking for a Used Town & Country in your area?
CarGurus has 42,968 nationwide Town & Country listings starting at $1,000.
ZIP:

Search Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 800
#2 Sereptia Tucker
Sereptia Tucker
Reputation 780
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 660
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan"
973 Great Deals out of 37,648 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Odyssey"
576 Great Deals out of 26,889 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Sienna"
465 Great Deals out of 24,764 listings starting at $1,990
Used Dodge Caravan"
43 Great Deals out of 1,576 listings starting at $1,195
Used Kia Sedona"
153 Great Deals out of 7,769 listings starting at $1,799
Used Nissan Quest"
112 Great Deals out of 3,431 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer"
952 Great Deals out of 51,804 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
978 Great Deals out of 30,605 listings starting at $2,800
Used Ford F-150"
2,925 Great Deals out of 154,938 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango"
400 Great Deals out of 21,684 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Chrysler Town & Country Limited For Sale
372 listings starting at $28,941
2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 112 listings starting at $23,491
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Limited For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 166 listings starting at $20,798
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $15,895