2014 Chrysler Town & Country

Asked by Apr 12, 2017 at 11:38 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Van taken in for check engine indicator. Diagnosed
as needing an oil filter housing and switch. I'm
needing to find out if this is able to be fixed at
home, or if it's better to take it in to a repair
shop/technician? Thank you!

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I was advising my friend the same...it's so new and completely computer-controlled that I could probably change the oil for her at most! Yikes. She's told me that the folks who diagnosed it gave an estimate of around $500 for the total-I felt that is fair, do you think so or should she go for a secong opinion/estimate?

Haaaha!! I was sooo hoping to be able to fix it for her but it's not in my realm of capability. I'm the friend that has always been Mrs. Goodwrench (yes indeedy I'm a female grease monkey!) and keeps my girly-girl pals from panicking over car troubles! And from being totally confused and financially traumatized by auto shops. But the newer of vehicles folks are getting that are fully computer controlled, & have closed systems ( transmissions and power steering and such...) the less I can help. Which of course infuriates me...I just can't get my head around why vehicles are produced that cannot be fixed up, or customized or NOTHIN' solely by the owner. Scary modern horsefuckery at it's best. Sigh. Thanks again so much for the feedback...much appreciated!

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