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2000 Chrysler Town and Country Transmission Question
Brand new here, so 'sorry' if this particular topic had come up in the past and discussed.
Purchased a used 2000 Chrysler Town & Country LXI if I remember having about 142,000 miles on it.
When slowing down to a stop, at about 8 miles per hour, I hear and feel a 'clunk' from the transmission.
Know someone that had the same model, and told me this was common with these models because of some overdrive system in them?
Contacted a transmission place, and was also told that this was common in these vehicles.
Was advised by both to drive the vehicle in  when doing a lot of driving around town with lots of starting and stopping. But on the highway, basically going over 40 mph, to keep it in [D].
Did read in the user manual that driving in  reduces gas mileage. When I do drive it in  I do not experience the clunk when I slow down to a stop.
However I've noticed 'a little' erratic shifting sometimes in the transmission, driving about town in .
I had asked the transmission shop if that 'clunk' I'm hearing is causing damage in the transmission, and I was told that it will eventually need to be serviced/rebuilt.
Have to wonder if that is true giving the reputation of transmission shops...
Anyway, can anyone help me here? Is this something common in this model? Should I just ignore it as something particular with this vehicle, or am I facing some major repairs down the road?