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#752 of 838 Torque converter replacement
Dec 22, 2009 (11:25 am)
Well I hoped it wouldn't happen to me but it did! 2006 Chrysler Pacifica 52000 miles, transmission locked up in the driveway of my house because the torque converter went bad. Brought it to a experienced transmission shop and they rebuilt the tranny and installed a new torque converter(tc). That one lasted a week. I developed a shudder at 35 mph and 1800 rpm. They pulled the tranny and and found metal shavings coming out of the new tc. After cleaning out the tranny they installed another new tc. This one didn't last 2 days and it was shuddering even worse. Brought it back and they installed a 3rd tc. Before they gave it back to me they test drove it and it shuddered again. My mechanic is now installing a 4th tc and replacing mounts and he says that if that doesn't fix it he won't know what to do.
Ok, from some of the more experienced Chrysler owners, very simply what are my options? I have no warranty, bought the car less than 10,000 miles ago from a used car lot, and have spoken to the chrysler cust service people but haven't been satisfied with them. Anyone? (i am pretty sure i could find the answer to this question in other posts but at this point i am just pissed at the world)
#753 of 838 Re: Torque converter replacement [rockhunter71]
Dec 22, 2009 (12:34 pm)
Is your transmission man using after market converters, or are they coming directly from Chrysler. I believe that your car has the aspd automatic, and they are not as problematic as the 6spd.
#754 of 838 Re: Torque converter replacement [rhollis]
Dec 22, 2009 (4:05 pm)
I just left the mechanic and they let me have my car. It isn't fixed yet. They actually took the car to a tranny guy they know at a chrysler dealership. They reprogrammed everything and it didn't get better. They checked all the part #'s and everything is good. At this point it has had 4 tc's installed.
The problem now they feel is the actual fluid. They bought fluid from chrysler and (i think it was +4?) the next step is to bring the car in after the holidays and they will tear everything down again. The parts that can be cleaned will be and the clutch plate (which absorbs a little fluid) will be replaced. Their objective is to totally start fresh with this new fluid and see if this was the culprit. Heard of this? Sound like a good idea?
My transmission shop has been in business for 60 yrs and have been really cool with everything. Other than being without a vehicle for so long it hasn't been too bad. This is the first 06 Pac. they have seen in their shop and apologized for all of the inconvenience and that they too were learning. At no further cost to me. $1800 is what i have paid up to now. I am just REALLY scared at the outcome of all this if it doesn't work. Whatcha think?
#755 of 838 Re: Torque converter replacement [rockhunter71]
Dec 23, 2009 (6:06 am)
It would appear that they are covering all bases. If all of this fails, I will give you the phone number of my transmission shop. They are good. That is not saying that yours isn't, but sometimes it takes a different perspective.
#756 of 838 Re: Torque converter replacement [rockhunter71]
Dec 24, 2009 (1:58 pm)
Unfortunatly you did not get a Chrysler Scrvice Contract. (extended warranty) Perhaps the tranny shop is making a very small mistake somewhere. I take my 07 Pac to a dealer that is honest and carefully looks at all areas when doing a job.
Have you kept the schedule A or b on your servicing the PAC? There is hardly anyone who qualifies for schedule A. The transmission you have needs sericed every 30,000 miles have you done that? If your tranny shop is learnining that is not a good sign at all.
For $ 1800. that tranny shop sure should stand behind it, The cost is on the high side, and at under 60,000 miles it never should have needed anyting. Do you have a trailer?
I hope you can get this taken care of, as most PAC's are a very good car.
#757 of 838 Re: transmission level [rhollis]
Dec 29, 2009 (6:34 pm)
hello can you send me a e/mail on how long it took to get your car buy back thanks simonedipaolagmail.com
#758 of 838 Re: transmission level [08pacifica]
Jan 02, 2010 (3:43 pm)
We started ours Feb. 16, 2007 and we got the new Compass on April 4, 2007 and by May 8, 2007.
Don't go the arbratation way it takes longer and you pay out more.
#759 of 838 Re: transmission level [farout]
Jan 03, 2010 (10:21 am)
You have me stumped. I cost me no more to go to arbitration. I got back every penny that I paid for the car and was not charged for mileage.
#760 of 838 Tranny slips into neutral
Jan 04, 2010 (7:44 am)
at time my 2004 Pacifica AWD will slip into neutral before catching. sometimes it happens when I shift from reverse-forward, sometime I'll be sitting at a red light and when it goes green I step on the gas on it doesn't move. I shift out of and back into drive and I'm ok. Am I looking at a total rebuild of the tranny?
I had the Power Transfer Unit replaced 9 mos ago. Is this related?
#761 of 838 Re: Tyranny slips into neutral [jathga]
Jan 31, 2010 (11:48 am)
I have the same car with the same problems, bought a used tyranny and TC and it worked better but not right. I'm starting to think the tyranny cooler built into the radiator is collecting tyranny dirt instead of the transmission filter. My reason is my tyranny/raditor return hose popped after my tyranny was installed (the NEW fluid was dirty looking coming out of that cooler) with the hose repaired and fluid added the Tranny seems to be working better) I'm considering adding an in-line filter on the out side of the radiator. It might even be the tranny fluid is breaking down the radiator.