really bad gas mileage

Asked by Oct 16, 2015 at 02:36 PM about the 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Chrysler T&C Touring that has been well maintained by the dealer and averaged around 17-18 mpg when I bought it in 2005.  At that time it has 35,000 miles on it and was a dealer maintained rental return.  No is is pushing 11 years old and get an average of 10-11 mpg (around town).  The mileage on the vehicle is all city driving, but has been well maintained in accordance with the schedule in the owners manual.  Why is the gas mileage so low?  I've tried additives, put in a K&N air filter, new plugs, use synthetic oil, new cabin air filter, oxygen sensor, etc.  Do I need to take it out on the highway and blow the carbon out of the engine?  Could it need a ring job?  I'm just out of ideas on how to make it more gas efficient!

2 Answers

62,085

As cars get older,with higher mileage,and wear,it will decrease in overall performance,this is due to internal engine wear,if engine does not use oil,and drives good,have the throttle body cleaned,if this does not help,have the compression checked on the engine,

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
62,805

Be sure that the transmission is shifting correctly and into all the gears. You might see a drop of 1 or 2 MPG from new(er) but anything more means something is going on. My '03 S- 10 Pick Up, 4 cylinder with 287,000 miles on it still gets 20 MPG around town. HTH. - Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,860
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,550
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
234 Great Deals out of 31,800 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Odyssey
271 Great Deals out of 28,008 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Sienna
248 Great Deals out of 28,406 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chrysler Pacifica
76 Great Deals out of 26,576 listings starting at $2,588
Used Dodge Caravan
647 listings starting at $2,500
Used Kia Sedona
84 Great Deals out of 8,446 listings starting at $1,695
Used Nissan Quest
64 Great Deals out of 2,733 listings starting at $2,800
Used Ford Explorer
764 Great Deals out of 73,775 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
619 Great Deals out of 27,508 listings starting at $600
Used Dodge Durango
242 Great Deals out of 22,890 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,418 Great Deals out of 209,612 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Suburban
383 Great Deals out of 18,327 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Pilot
358 Great Deals out of 20,107 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
137 Great Deals out of 6,128 listings starting at $14,993
2015 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 1,882 listings starting at $12,500
2014 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 2,960 listings starting at $9,556
2013 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 1,319 listings starting at $7,000
2012 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 876 listings starting at $7,800