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#785 of 838 Re: 07 touring pacifica HELP!!!!! [farout]
Oct 07, 2010 (8:23 pm)
Thank you for all of the input- I called the Chrysler dealer here, they won't just look at the torque converter or replace it, they will dismantle the transmission, and check everything (which is good and bad as I am on a budget) This whole process will be $1500 before anything is actually fixed or any parts paid for. If I am reading correctly my car won't qualify for a Chrysler extended warranty due to it having over 36,000 miles on it and being the second owner.
Has anyone had any luck or good experience with any of the other extended warranty companies, most of the input I am finding on extended warranties are complaints that they cover what mostly isn't needed/ powertrain issues- which in my case is exactly what I need- I really like everything about the Pacifica besides the one day of bad driving and the knowing that it will cost me an arm and a leg very soon- if I had my choice I would just have my Tacoma back, because I felt assured that I could trust it to keep me driving and out of the shop, but that aside the Pacifica is all together a very great running car.
I was looking at Carchex warranties, as they were the one that came up through carfax which made me feel a little more at ease that they were a valid company, and for the price I would pay to have my transmission fixed I could have a warranty that would fix it this time, and cover it for a while after along with other odds and ends
#786 of 838 Re: 07 touring pacifica HELP!!!!! [amberh]
Oct 07, 2010 (10:16 pm)
Just to give you an idea that when ours was new we got the LifeTime Max Care Service Contract (Chryslers extended warranty) with $100. deuct. and it cost $2,750. We got 0% financing with Chrysler Service contracts for three years. The PAC if financed elsewhere. So extended warranties are expensive, but as you are finding out an arm and a leg cost a lot as you will know soon.
Just so you can know the 4.l engine is a new design as well, but taken from the 3.5 which is a great engine as well. The only things you will need to know is use only 10-30 oil, I use Mobil 5000 and that is what Chrysler uses as Mopar oil. I change ours about 4,000 to 5,000 miles, we go between 2,500 and 3,000 miles each month. thus is 37 months we have 81,000 miles on our PAC. We had front brake pads put on at 75,000 miles. there was still lots of pad left, but I was concerned as we have never got more than 30,000 miles on brakes before. We are on our second set of tires, and most likely wa will put on new ones by mid November.
The big things to have done are at 102,000 miles the timing belt and a tune up are needed. Thats about 6 to hundred dollars.....ug!
We burn only 87 octane gas and it runs great. For us this is the best vehicle we have ever owned in 41 years of our marriage, and 48 years of me driving. What we like are the heated seats in the cold temp and the Sirius radio. the PAC is so smooth and easy to relax in. Chrysler sure kept this vehicle a well kept secret. The quality and fit and finish are way above anything I ve seen even up to now.
The main thing I dislike....is it's not paid for yet. LOL IT would not hurt to talk to the general manager of the Chrysler dealership you bought it from for some help with this transmission problem, maybe they can do some good will effort for you. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
#787 of 838 Incorrect 2nd gear ratio
Oct 08, 2010 (9:12 am)
The engine light on my wife's 2007 Pacifica came on about 10 days ago. The owner's manual says it is OK to drive if the light is on solid and not flashing. Is that accurate in the case described below?
Today I had Pep Boys read the OBD code (P0732), which suggests, "Incorrect 2nd gear ratio".
Nowhere have I been able to find anything further on this problem. What are the implications? What might be involved in correcting it?
I bought the car used, more than 2 years ago, at Car Max. It has about 56K miles and is past the manufacturer's warranty.
It seems to drive just fine. The only transmission issues I've noticed occur when I come to a full stop, then immediately start again. Sometimes it seems to slip or jump. But If I wait a couple seconds for the RPMs to drop, that doesn't happen.
Also, I saw elsewhere in this forum that there was a Torque Converter recall on the 4.0L 6-speed 2007 Pacifica. I never received a notice of any such recall. Might the OBD indicator be related to that TC problem?
I tried to check my transmission fluid, but in the spot where the manual says the dipstick should be, there is a tube with a plug, stamped "Dealer Use Only".
Should I take it to a dealer, or to a transmission shop?
Thanks. For your suggestions.
#788 of 838 Re: Incorrect 2nd gear ratio [bs65]
Oct 13, 2010 (7:27 pm)
Pep Boys is NOT the place to take you PAC to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The code MAY mean the tires on the PAC are the wrong size. P235 65 17 is the correct size. Check and make sure that's what you got.
I had my TC replaced at 10,000 and again at 74,000 miles. The recall can be checked by calling you Chrysler dealer and have them run the VIN. If yours has not been replaced I think they might still have the open recall.
The transmission is sealed. The fluid is a new type in 2007 and often places wont put in the correct fluid as it is expensive, and not allways easy to get. DO NOT attenpt to force the sealed plug open. There is a light that will come on if its low on fluid. The fluod shoul be changed at 60,000 miles.
PeP Boys hire thecs that are unable to secure a job at a better place. They pay less than $13. andn hour. The readers for the codes are not equal to the dealers. I encourage you to have technical service at least checkes out by the dealer, or call to see what they charge. I would rather pay a dealer $65.00 for 1 hour at a dealer than $ 80.00 for two hours work at Pep Boys. I used to think Pep Boys was great, when I was in my twenties. Now at 65 I have learned that lesson long time ago. I have two dealers that I trust and in the final cost is cheaper and warrantied for longer then cut rate places. Check it out and I think you might agree. I was allways afraid of over charges, and fast expensive work at the dealer, but thats not the case at all. Hope this helps. I would sure like to hear how this turns out.
Oct 17, 2010 (1:15 pm)
I have a 2007 Pacifica that is stuck in park. I did what the manual says but did not work.... any suggestions? Has anyone had this happen to them?
#790 of 838 Re: Car Stuck in Park [pacifica2007]
Oct 17, 2010 (2:06 pm)
The 07 has a touchy transmission. These were the first year they saw service. The very best solution is get to a Chrysler dealer. Don't take it to some transmission shop that is not fimular with all the querks of the 07's.
#791 of 838 help on used 2007 pacifica
Nov 18, 2010 (7:40 pm)
I bought a used 2007 pacifica and I am now told it already had on tranmission put in it. Dealer said the problem I am having, car shutting off when I try to put it in drive is a torque converter problem. He wants to replace whole transmission. Any Advice? Was there a recall on these torques?
#792 of 838 Re: help on used 2007 pacifica [connie22]
Nov 19, 2010 (1:43 pm)
You don't say how many miles are on your 07 PAC. I am assuming your PAC is a 4.L with the 6 speed Trans. Our PAC TC was replaced under recall at 7,500 miles. At 72,400 miles the TC went out, and replaced again. The shudder takes about 3,000 miles to retrain the Control Module. It sound like you bought the PAC at a dealer other than a Chrysler dealership? You can call and Chrysler Dealer and ask a service advisor to check your VIN and see what has been done under warranty. The PAC we have is a Touring AWD and we like is very much, best vehicle we have ever had. Last week we got 28 mpg!!!!! We were totally amazed, but the wind was behind us as well, generally we get on a average 24 to 26 mpg. We mow have 85,500 miles on the PAC. Hope this helps.
#793 of 838 Progamming transmission module/ECU
Dec 03, 2010 (9:16 am)
Posted in wrong section earlier. Seems better here:
I have been searching for quite a while for someone who can modify the ECU of my 2007 Pacifica FWD.
At the very least, I want the program changed to hold gears in 'manual' mode "no matter what" (only leave low RPM and high RPM limit in).
I have been changing programs on other cars (either via flashing with programmer, or via sending ECU in to do the change), but have not found ANYBODY to touch the Pacifica ECU.
Can someone please suggest any likely candidates that MIGHT be able to change my ECU?
#794 of 838 Re: Car Stuck in Park [pacifica2007]
Jan 10, 2011 (2:05 pm)
I have the issue right now - I at first thought that it was just jammed into gear since I wasn't driving it at the time ?
But I started finding allot of others that have had the issue also .
There is a bad part in these Cryslers and Dodges that causes this a cheap little plastic piece that breaks, it is tied with the saftey feature that you have to push your brake down when you start the car.
Anyway if you do what the manual tells you you can get the car out of park and drive it until you get it fixed, two pink plastic tabs one on the back right closet to 1st gear and the other which is a little harder to get engaged is the front one its in the middle front just look for a little pink dead center that tab slides forward. Here is the process start car push the brake down push the back pink tab down slide front pink tab shift car from park into gear. you might need two people to do it the first few times. A long flat head screw driver (skinny) works pretty good for the front tab(its pretty tight) you off and running at least to the shop!