Last post on Feb 03, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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Chrysler Pacifica, Wagon
#2623 of 2626 Re: Put key remote through washer? [brennam]
Jan 19, 2013 (7:42 pm)
Do like I did and glue a flat keychain decoration on the back. I used an alum bottle opener key chain, but those tacky Hawaii or souvenir key chains work as well. Use epoxy glue and it will hold. I couldn't find a key fab remote cozy like other cars have that slip over the remote.
Also on the timing belt replacement that richardlee1 did; my 2006 3.5l pacifica was also a bear. I removed the engine mounts and used a jack under the pan to lift the engine to gain clearance for removing and accessing the bolts. Also rent a serpentine belt remover from Autozone.
And lastly, my 3 alignment marks did not want to line up. When the bottom crank mark was aligned the other cam marks were either 1/8in to either direction of the mark on the engine. I tried it with the marks just to the left and got P0016 error, so had to mess with the marks to get the just to the right and then the error went away. With the first try the engine ran great until the hwy and then it shuttered when downshifting to pass at about 65. The check engine light would light in about 5 sec of starting. And thanks for the tip of leaving the one bolt out behind the power steering pump since I had to remove the cover about 3 times to finally get the timing right. I can see why the dealer charges 1500 for the labor.
Jan 24, 2013 (10:56 am)
Does the 4.0L have a timing belt that needs replacing also?
#2625 of 2626 Re: Oh oh [nvbanker]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:36 am)
There is a timing belt. And you need to replace the water pump while doing it. The best price I got was $375. Lots of labor to get it done. You should replace the serpitine belt while your at it. The owners manual says the belt needs to be r&r at 100,000 miles. We have a 2007 touring AWD with 138,600 miles on it.
We really enjoy our PAC, but it is a real expensive vehicle to drive. We bought the Max Care Chrysler Service Contract. The repair the warranty has paid is $8,100 and we have spent out of our pocket $ 6,300 and that includes $ 2,000 for 4 sets of tires. On top of all this we spent $ 2,550. on the Max Care Contract. So for the Pacifica is really a expensive car to own.
#2626 of 2626 Re: Oh oh [farout]
Feb 03, 2013 (4:59 pm)
Wow - thank you - I'd better get on it then. My daughter drives this car back and forth from Vegas to LA ever couple of weeks. Thanks for the info - and yes, this IS an expensive car to drive.