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Old 10-28-2012, 12:50 PM
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I have a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country 257,xxx 3.3L Flex. I have the code P1391. It started on a trip from MO to IN. It would buck at about 3000-3500 rpm but at 75 down the highway it drove great. I made the trip up and back and now that I am home the buck and knock is getting worse and worse. It knocks and bucks randomly now at any RPM under load. I have replaced the crank sensor, cam sensor, egr valve, spark plugs, wires, all to no avail. I have not been able to get under the van yet to check the plate through the inspection plate. I would like to know if anyone has any pointers or advice before I start this adventure. I would also like to know where to find a new flex plate. I cannot for the life of me find a new one anywhere online. I found these two plates:

Pioneer FRA-427 Flywheel Assembly : Amazon.com : Automotive Pioneer FRA-427 Flywheel Assembly : Amazon.com : Automotive

ATP Z-331 Automatic Transmission Flywheel Flex-Plate : Amazon.com : Automotive ATP Z-331 Automatic Transmission Flywheel Flex-Plate : Amazon.com : Automotive

through another forum that claim they would work but no one ever confirmed this. Amazon shows it will work but any other site shows that it is incompatible. Oreilly and Autozone both told me it was a dealer only part and I can only imagine how much their asking price could be. Any help would be a blessing. Thank You
 
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Ebay has a used one


Advanced auto parts has one
 
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I do not want a used one. I have seen that this is a common problem and I want to avoid a used but however I do not want to spend as much as the dealer is asking. I cannot find any on advanced auto parts. If you could send me a link that would be great.
 
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You are a life saver. Thank You my friend. I do not know why I could not find that on the website. I tried searching under my vehicle and just a general search and all that I could find were the nuts and bolts but not the actual plate. You have been a great help. If there is any other advice you may have I would be all ears. I am very certain it is the flexplate and I do plan on getting under it this week to try and see it through the inspection plate. Again thank you greatly!
 
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:37 PM
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When u look at the plate look around the bolts and the spot welds U will see cracks that is what I have seen cause all kinda issues like that
 
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Thanks have a great day!
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:30 PM
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I have contacted APT and I was told that the one from advanced does not fit my van. This is what they said:

Josh,



Advance does buy from us, but their application data is wrong in this
instance. I will work with them on the correction.



Regards,



Ron Haimbaugh

Data Content Manager

ATP-Inc

Direct Line: 847-597-9168

Fax 847-637-8357



cid:[email protected]



From: Bob Benisek [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 9:19 AM
To: 'Ron Haimbaugh'
Subject: RE: flex plate



No, we do not have a flexplate available for this vehicle at this time.





From: Ron Haimbaugh [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 9:00 AM
To: 'Bob Benisek'
Subject: FW: flex plate



Hi Bob,



Will our Z-331 match the OEM flexplate on a 00 3.3L Chry minivan?



Thanks,





Ron Haimbaugh

Data Content Manager

ATP-Inc

Direct Line: 847-597-9168

Fax 847-637-8357



cid:[email protected]



From: Joshua B [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 8:26 AM
To: Ron Haimbaugh
Subject: RE: flex plate




Advanced Auto Parts carries another flex plate:




ATP Automatic Transmission Flexplate



Part No. 04651







Advance Auto Parts
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<Advance Auto Parts
c-transmission-flexplate-atp_15610014-p?searchTerm=flywheel&SID=1c9yg8rtg26i
1&cm_mmc=aff-_-cj-_-4178555-_-10711125#fragment-2>
&SID=1c9yg8rtg26i1&cm_mmc=aff-_-cj-_-4178555-_-10711125#fragment-2





Would this one be correct or does ATP not make one for my van at all?



-Josh





10/29/12, Ron Haimbaugh <[email protected]> wrote:


From: Ron Haimbaugh <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: flex plate
To: "'Joshua B'" <[email protected]>
Cc: "'Bob Benisek'" <[email protected]>, "'Anna Richardson'"
<[email protected]>
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:42 AM

Hi Josh,



We do not have a flex plate part number for this application. Z-331 fits on
older mini-vans, but not a 2000. This is a snap shot of the applications
for Z-331 from our electronic catalog. ATP - automatic transmission replacement parts



10-29-2012 7-41-01 AM.jpg





Ron Haimbaugh

Data Content Manager

ATP-Inc

Direct Line: 847-597-9168

Fax 847-637-8357



cid:[email protected]



From: Anna Richardson [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2012 7:31 AM
To: 'Joshua B'; [email protected]
Cc: 'Bob Benisek'; 'Ron Haimbaugh'
Subject: RE: flex plate



Joshua,



I have forwarded your question to our Tech Support Dept. Someone should
respond shortly.



Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.



Thanks,

Anna Richardson

ATP, Inc

Customer Service Specialist

[email protected]

Phone: (847)967-6790

Fax: (847)967-8686



From: Joshua B [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:28 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: flex plate




I need to know if this part number is the correct flex plate for a 2000
Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L Flex Fuel 2wd. Thank You.




ATP Z-331




-Josh



Can anyone else please help? Thank You.
 
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