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#190 of 289 Blinking odometer and clicking sound
Nov 02, 2008 (9:11 pm)
I just bought off-lease 2005 Pacifica in grate shape. I never had a Chrysler car before.
I noticed that the "Check Engine" Light is on with “gas cap” message. I decided to read and reset trouble codes by following a post I found on one of the Chrysler forums: depress odometer reset button, turn key to on position, release button. I tried it several times and may did something wrong, but instead of codes I’ve got messed up computer that started blinking dash lights including odometer. The odometer is blinking even with key off. I can not start my car anymore. No crank at all. Because constant blinking and clicking relay in the fuse box I had to disconnect battery.
Have you experienced anything similar and know what to do to fix this problem?
#191 of 289 Re: Starting problem in '04 AWD [annie4315]
Nov 03, 2008 (11:23 pm)
thanks, I am with you , I wont by another chryser either, the dealer's try's to do everything to the car while under warrenty that doesnt need to be done , and the problem you take it there for doesnt get fixed, I still have both front ends clicking whenever i make a right or left turn, click ,click,click, they claim they replaced the front end bull!!!, thanks again I will try that next time it acts up ..
#192 of 289 Re: Starting problem in '04 AWD [tizlam]
Nov 03, 2008 (11:30 pm)
yeah I havent, I am going to take it to the dealer soon, it seems from this board they know full well there is a problem, I have 15,000 miles left b4 the warrenty is over , everytime I start the car I am scared its not gonna turn over, and everytime I make a hard left turn or right turn all you hear is clicking from the front ends, the dealer claimed they replaced it thats bull, its not gonna be pretty when I get back to the dealer..
#193 of 289 Re: 2004 PAC it up because its dead [merrami]
Jan 17, 2009 (7:12 am)
I OWN A 06 PAC & IM HAVIN STARTIN PROBLEMS 2 IT SEEMS THE CAR STARTS FINE A FEW DAYS OR A WEEK THEN IT STARTS THE CLICKING AGAIN IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE THE STARTER BUT WHEN IT DECIDES TO STOP DOIN IT IT STARTS JUST FINE LIKE NOTHING IS WRONG.SO I TRIED TIGHTING THE STARTER WIRE THAT WORKED FOR AWHILE BUT IT ALWAYS START DOING IT AGAIN SOMETIMES IT TAKES 5 MIN TO START THE CAR CLICK 5 MIN . THEN IT WILL START AS IF NOTHING IS WRONG.ITS A MISTERY
#194 of 289 Re: 2004 PAC it up because its dead [blueflame1]
Jan 17, 2009 (12:04 pm)
no mysteries there. You have a bad batterie cell. I had the exact same problem (see one of these posts).
The clicking is heard every once in a while and it usually click in sick with the lights flickering.
Sometimes it will work just fine. Sometimes, it won't. I changed the batterie 18 months ago and it never happened again.
#195 of 289 Re: FILE A COMPLAINT (URGENT) [joerauh]
Feb 05, 2009 (3:08 pm)
WELL BELEIVE IT OR NOT I SKIPPED ALL OVER THE STARTER BECAUSE MY PACIFICA STARED SO NORMAL WHEN IT DID. BUT IT WAS THE STARTER THAT CAUSED MY PROBLEM.I CHANGED IT AND I HAD NO PROBLEM SENSE I HOPE THIS FIX YOUR PROBLEM TOO. I DIDNT THINK IT WAS THE STARTER AT FIRST BECAUSE IT ALWAYS STARTED SO NORMAL WHEN IT DID BUT I WAS WRONG.
#196 of 289 Not covered by warranty
Feb 11, 2009 (12:55 pm)
I can't believe this, I had the same problems as a lot of you, my pacifica seemed to be dead 15 min after i parked, and had flickering and stuttering when it tried to start, but with just a little help it kicked on. So after a month of letting it sit and waiting for some $ to take it in for a diag. we find out a week later its the battery cables that are corroded and the corrosion spread throughout the wiring harness under the engine and they have to replace the whole harness, not just the cables!!! So i whip out my "platinum extended warranty" and lo-and-behold, its not covered, as corrosion is preventative maintenance. so now i'm stuck with a $2,000 bill to pay before they will get to the rest of the car problems, which are 1. No heat, 2. Pass. seat will not adjust (motorized) and 3. Transmission will not shift through gears... i've had so much work done on this thing and it only has 50K miles on it.. its a 2004. I wish i never bought the thing.l
#197 of 289 starting stalling issue
Mar 06, 2009 (4:04 pm)
I have a 2004 pacifica. About 1 month ago I started having the problem with starting the car. It would act like it was going to start, then die. After a few tries it would catch and start, to run just fine. Took it to dealership. they said the code was for not recognizing the key. They were very nice, fiddled with some wires, could not duplicate the problem. Worked fine for about 3 days. Car would not start but lights, radio, etc worked fine. The dealer had me go to another Chrysler place better equiped to handle problem. The new place had it for 2 days, charged me 90.00$ for the dx. Wiggled wires, sent me on my way. Happened again. back to same dealer. They kept car for 3 days, wigggled wires, drove it around, no duplication to be had. Drove it for 7 days working just fine. Drove on a 3 hour trip.. and stopped 2 times with no problems. Arrived at destination. Car sat for about 4 hours and then would not stay started. Had to keep foot on throttle to keep it running. If I let go it would die. Tried to drive it in the parking lot just to see if it would snap out of it. Oil light came on then flickered off. I left car in lot until next morning, with the same results. HAD TO LEAVE the car there and go home! They towed it to a chrysler dealership down the block . They have experienced the problem a few times, but have no idea what to do with the car. They say the only codes so far are the ones for not recognizing the keys. They have had my car for over a week. No end in sight. Any thoughts. I am getting very concerned about the fact that there are a lot of problems similar to mine that I have read about here, and no solutions. They service guys have been very nice, they just do not know what to do.
#198 of 289 Update to my previous post
Mar 06, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Well, after a few weeks searching and trying to find an alternative solution to the dealerships dx, I decided to just go in and talk to the service tech. I told the guy, I just cant afford to toss $2K into this thing after 2 recalls and a few different service problems just to get to the next problem, so he went back to his mechanic and they talked for a few minutes and he came back and said the mechanic can just cut off the ends of the battery cable and replace the corrosion... ??? why didn't they just say that in the first place? it seems like they could have given me that option in the beginning and been done by now.. but no. SO, they did that fix and came to the conclusion that the seat and heater problems are not related to the starting issue and that apparently was fixed by the battery cable replacement. Apparently the heater is a common issue and covered by my warranty as is the front pass. seat... so I was able to talk them down to $420 in the end for the labor and parts to do the battery cables.. but am now waiting on the parts to get in for the heater and seat. the transmission was acting up due to a low amount of ATF, which i discovered on my own after thinking about it for a few days... :S duh. but why would ATF even get low if this thing is run at normal speeds and not pushed to extremes? i have a honda element and before a toyota corrola and before that a ton of newer cars, all of which never had the trouble of loosing ATF... it doesnt make sense to me. anyways, problems solved at this point, Until Next Time...
#199 of 289 Re: starting stalling issue [simonesutton]
Mar 07, 2009 (9:14 am)
I had a 05 Pacifica 3.8L with the same problem you've described. I would start it but the engine wouldn't stay running. I would have to keep the accelerator pressed down to keep the engine running. Thankfully I have a competent service department and they fixed it quite easily. It was the throttle assembly that was sticking. They took it apart and cleaned all the gook off it and lubricated it. Apparently the throttle assembly needs to be cleaned periodically, like every 15k or so. They also loaded the onboard computer with an update for this problem. I would think your dealer would be familiar with this issue. My check engine light didn't come on and I didn't get a code. Not all problems are going to have a code. I can't believe your maintenance dept couldn't troubleshoot this without a code? Do an internet search on the trottle issue. You'll find some additional information.