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#805 of 853 Re: Car Stuck in Park [halc]
Jul 26, 2011 (5:56 pm)
Just experienced the same thing yesterday. It is the shift mechanism. It freezed up and I was told this is not unusal. But it was not bad to replace and not to costly. Mine has 115,000 miles and this is the first thing I have had go wrong, not bad.
#806 of 853 2006 Pacifica Transmission Problems
Sep 01, 2011 (10:03 am)
I have a 2006 Pacifica Touring with 73,000 miles on it. A month ago it got locked up in park.
I had it towed to the dealer and it cost about $500 to replace the shifter. Its always shifted rough with a hesitation when you accelerate from lower speeds but now it feels like the transmission is about to fall out and the hesitation is almost a temporary stop. I took it back to the dealer and they told me it had internal damage and wanted $1,000 to drop the transmission and take it apart plus whatever they then found it needed. I've already replaced the engine because I didn't check my oil often enough and didn't realize how bad they burn oil. So I told the dealer put it back together, charge me you inspection fee and I'll trade the piece of junk in on a Honda. I'll never own another Chrysler!!!!
#807 of 853 Re: 2006 Pacifica Transmission Problems [honda_bound]
Sep 20, 2011 (10:20 am)
"I'll trade the piece of junk in on a Honda"
Sorry for your Pacifica Problems, but when buying a Honda you can expect the same transmission problems. Google "Honda transmission problems"
The Honda engines are great, but when hooked up to poorly designed a/ts, what's the point?
#808 of 853 Re: 2006 Pacifica Transmission Problems [honda_bound]
Sep 21, 2011 (2:28 pm)
Let me see if I got you right. Your engine is messed up because you failed to check it often enough. Your tranny is messed up also. And you did not get a Chrysler Service Contract right? Too much money? It sure seems it would have paid you back to protect you investment better.
There is not a vehicle made that runs for long with our keeping up on oil changes, checking the oil and changing the tranny fluid on a regular basis.
Even an Army Tank needs regular oil changes! Big expensive need care too.
Hondas are great cars just like Chrysler Pacifica's....if you go by the owners manual........its the little book in the dash. Have you ever read it?
Pacifica's will last a long time IF YOU take care of it.
By farout 07 Pac Touring AWD 109,800 and going strong. Very well protected investment we made!
#809 of 853 Re: 2008 15k miles SUX [hollybarry]
Nov 25, 2011 (11:45 am)
Hi, we have a 2006 Pacifica having some of the same problems. Only mine had been making that horrendus thud in when going into reverse. We have had it looked at when under warranty and said there was no problem jus a noise it made when shifting. Then as soon as out warranty was up within 500 miles it quit shifting into reverse, and stating need a new transmission. We bout it used so didn't have chrysler gurantee. I should have pushed the issue when had the warranty. Have you had any issues with the battery getting drained suddenly for not apparent reason, or it not starting and then an hour later starting jus fine...or the key getting stuck in the ignition. I know this was a while back, but the only post I could see that were having the same kind of issues. thank you
#810 of 853 Re: Pacifica transmission problems [07pacifica]
Nov 25, 2011 (6:23 pm)
hi, I have on '05 PAC. Must we use Chrysler Transmission fluid on these cars ? someone mentioned something.. any word ?
Dec 02, 2011 (10:10 am)
Good afternoon, Well I have a 2007 AWD Pacifica and had a very nice experience with it yesterday. Driving here in good ole Chicago heading to work on the toll road with NO warning or anything my transmission decided to die. I had to have it towed 48 miles back home to a transmission repair shop (I know the owner) to have them look at it. Last night they called me to tell my I lost the torque converter and today I will find out if there is anything else wrong. Like I said NO WARNING....No service engine light, no trans light, no oil light only when I would put the car into park and restart then put it into gear to try to move to the side of the road did the oil light appear. Has anyone else experience this issue and what was the outcome. I did email Chrysler about the problem but from what I am reading seems like they wont do anything about it. I bought this vehicle used and had the trans serviced just after since I didn't know how the previous owner drove it. Until now I have had no real issues with this vehicle and all my driving or at least 98% of it is highway.
#812 of 853 Re: Transmission [starcruiser]
Dec 02, 2011 (11:40 am)
HOLD IT! DON'T LET ANYONE TOUCH THIS TRANSMISSION! There is recall on these torque converters! If you bought it used the odds are in your favor it might not cost you anything. Call a Chrysler dealership, give your VIV# to the Service rep and see if it was ever replaced.
Many transmission shope try to be honest. I hove found only one or two I have ever used. They do NOT know about recalls and want the $ so it does not pay for them to call and see. The 2007 PAC was Chryslers first vehicle to use the brand new 6 speed trans. It requires special fluid, and if the shop does not use the special kind you will be tottally replacing the whole trans.
How many miles on yor PAC? We had the torque Converter replaced at about 6,000 and again at 72,000. Bothe were recalls, the last one just went out all ar once.
Personally I ALways go to the Chrysler dealership. The service is the best I have ever had, and their prices are cheaper than most private repair shops. But I also know not all dealerships are the same. Perhaps Missouri has a more honest and better work ethic than other places.
We now have 113,500 on our PAC. I will say that at 110,00 miles is when we had the timing belt replaced and the belt tentioner was all but broken. So do not neglect the timing belt and the spark plug replacement, it is a must and will add years to your driving. The tune up and the water pump repacement and the timing belt cost a total of $ and coolant replacement cost less than $600. I doubt you will find that anywhere else. So check and see at severla places.
I sure would like to know how this turns out, good luch. Merry Christmass!
#813 of 853 Starcruiser - 2007 tranny
Dec 02, 2011 (12:45 pm)
Sorry to hear of your bad experience. How many miles do you have on your used '07 and how many miles have you put on it? I also have an '07 and had torque converter problems from almost day one (April 2007). No more problems with that since replacement, but I only have 18000 miles on it almost five years later and it continues to be of future concern. Extended warranty, given to me after much complaining to Chrysler corporate over other problems (still unresolved) expires April 2012. Good luck and it never hurts to give a manufacturer a little (or a lot) of heat. You have nothing to lose in that regard.
#814 of 853 Transmisson, TC, and Motor mount issues
Dec 06, 2011 (9:55 am)
We have a 2007 Pacifica. We too have had many of the same issues you have all spoken of. It just reached 100,000 miles, but to make a long story short, we are on the third new transmission from Chrysler, third TC and 2nd set of motor mounts. It was never right from the day we bought it brand new. It would clunk when shifting. Then it started stalling when I would stop and start. We took it in several times and Chrysler told us there were no codes, it was fine. It is in the shop again. Chrysler called yesterday and said we were once again approved for a new transmission. It is full of metal particles. This time though, it was really scary when it went out. I would be driving at 65 mph and it would suddenly and randomly shift itself down. The car would lock up with no warning. I had taken it in several times, once again to be told, unless it was doing it with the camera in it, they could not prove it was doing it. They installed the camera and got it to do it. So just saying, be careful, and do take it to Chrysler. It clearly is a major problem with these cars, and so far we have had three transmissions, all paid for by Chrysler (less a $500.00 deductible) and all installed by the dealer. Not that is has solved the problems. Seems so crazy to me that it can't be fixed with a new transmission?? If it weren't for the transmission, it would be a nice car.