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#771 of 780 Cost to replace shocks/struts etc
Mar 13, 2013 (5:02 am)
We have an '04 Pacifica with ~ 105k miles on it. It's been a great vehicle with almost no problems, but the miles are starting to add up.
Noticed recently that ride quality and handling have gotten worse - ride is rougher and there is more bounce and sway. Mentioned this at my dealership during last service visit and had them give me an idea of cost to address - ballpark number came back at $3k! Obviously I'd have them take a closer look to see what really needs to be done & probably have someone else check it out as well, but ... wow. Add in the additional work I need to have done between brakes & 100k intervals and that's a lot of money for a 10 year old vehicle.
Curious if anyone else has had anything like this addressed and if so what it set you back.
#772 of 780 Re: Cost to replace shocks/struts etc [mick0212]
Mar 13, 2013 (7:14 pm)
Stabilizer bar links 30.79 strut 43.79 strut assembly 152.00 rear shocks 235.79.Take it to an independent shop it will be a lot cheaper. Why would you replace the rear shocks if there is nothing wrong is the car riding level in the rear? They are self adjusting Try to do the work yourself and save 2500 dollars
#773 of 780 Re: Rusted cradle [farout]
Mar 13, 2013 (7:33 pm)
Chevy Trailblazer is worth the same as yours so how is yours worth almost nothing? the repairs you had done only cost you 100 dollars each time no matter how many repairs were done at the time. so how did you spend 4,500 dollars? Normal maintenance is tune up and brake system parts, tires, tire pressure monitoring system battery's only last average 5 years, battery and other wear items that you would have with any other car.
#774 of 780 Re: Cost to replace shocks/struts etc [charger3]
Mar 14, 2013 (7:57 am)
Thanks for the reply, good information & now will definitely take it to an independent shop for evaluation.
No chance I'm doing it myself, though. Don't have the skills or anything else necessary.
Mar 19, 2013 (5:14 pm)
My dash went out completely and the brake lights didn't work It was found to be a pinched wire under the fuse box by the battery they fixed the problem and the cost was 260 dollars . I checked the codes there were none no fuses out no relays not working. I replaced the brake switch not the problem. Just letting people know that this could happen to them 113,000 miles
#776 of 780 Re: Rusted cradle [charger3]
May 13, 2013 (2:30 pm)
Could you please email me a copy of this?
#777 of 780 Re: Rusted cradle [kgrimwood]
May 13, 2013 (3:36 pm)
I'd be happy to but I need your e-mail address.
#778 of 780 Re: 2004 (03/03 build date) [anniev49]
May 23, 2013 (4:37 am)
In Juy, 2011 my mechanic noticed the rust in the engine frame. After much haggling and after contacting the Ohio Attorney Generals office, Chrylser agreed to complete the repairs under the recall. fast forward to ths week...on Monday I noticed that when I turned the ar to the left that there was mething wrong with the steering. On Tuesday while on the way to my mechanics I lst all power steering. When my mechanic looked at the steering column he noticed that it was loose and that it was coming appart. When he put it up in the rack, we both noticed tht the engine was literally falling out. The mechanic and the tow truck driver said iwas licky to be alive. Apparently, when the repair was completed in 2011, the dealer forgot to put in the safety washers tht are necessary to hold in the engine fame. The dealer has taken full responsibility and is making the necessary repairs. My problem now I am afraid to drive the car. I was thinking of asking the dealer today for an independent mechanic o look at e repairs. Any suggestions?
#779 of 780 Re: 2004 (03/03 build date) [sue80]
May 23, 2013 (5:07 am)
Seems you've done a lot better than I did so far. NY Attorney General was useless, as was every other consumer advocacy representative I could think of, after being completely ignored/lied to by Chrysler. However, that sounds like an alarming development. In your position I would find a trusted mechanic to look it over. You haven't had to spend much at this point, right? It would be worth it for peace of mind.
#780 of 780 Chrysler Pacifica
May 23, 2013 (1:36 pm)
Sorry your Attorney Generals Office wasn't much help. When I first spoke to Ohio's they said there was not much they could do either but agreed to send a letter to Chrysler with my complaint. That was all it took. No, I have not spent much yet but I have asked the dealer to,pay for an independent mechanic to look over the repairs. As of this moment I have not heard back from them. Playing the waiting game!