Last post on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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#3 of 12 Ticking/Buzzing behind the Dash
Jul 28, 2009 (8:37 pm)
I have a 2007 Pacifica. That makes a loud ticking noise during driving. It sounds like the speedometer cable. The faster I go the louder it becomes. The slower the quiter it is. Any thoughts would be great.
#4 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [arrie]
Jul 29, 2009 (8:48 am)
Mechanic says viscous coupler needs replacing. Evidently it's related to the PTU.
I don't know what to think. Any thoughts are appreciated.
#5 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [jackjackson1]
Jul 29, 2009 (7:39 pm)
Ask him why would the "viscous coupler" make noise only when you turn?
Did you try driving reverse and turning to see if it makes the noise?
#6 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [jackjackson1]
Sep 19, 2009 (11:12 am)
I just had my Control Arm replaced and am waiting on a new right front axle. I am told that clicking and popping during turning is a common problem. According to my service adviser there is a TBS that recommends the replacement of the control arm for popping noises. The clicking noise I am told is loosened axle nuts. My axle needs replacement.
#7 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [jackjackson1]
Sep 21, 2009 (2:54 pm)
I have an '04 and you may want to check the motor mounts. This has been a chronic problem with the Pacifica. You would hear clicking, clunking when turning or when stopping and starting...We replaced ours in Apr of '09 (under warranty) after a 5 month waiting period for the parts because over 2000 were backordered across the country at the time. We just found out this weekend that they are broken again and need to be replaced. Check your motor mounts!!!
#8 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [jackjackson1]
Nov 11, 2009 (5:17 pm)
this happened to mine and they finally fixed it. It was my front axel passenger side. Now the clunk everytime i turned while backing up out of my driveway is finally gone!!!!!
#9 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [kevlau]
Nov 14, 2009 (9:52 pm)
Scratch that!!! It is back as of today. only when i fully turn the wheel...in reverse or forward. I will be screaming at the dealership on monday. I can't believe this!!!
Nov 14, 2009 (9:54 pm)
We owners of pacificas with clunks should try to get a recall done on this problem it seems everyone has it. Anyone know how to get that started???
#11 of 12 Re: Ticking/Buzzing behind the Dash [bthawk]
Dec 19, 2009 (7:10 am)
I have a 2007 Pacifica AWD and at around 50,000KM I heard the same ticking from the dash on one cold morning driving to work. I found out at noon when I left for a lunch meeting. The AWD transfer case blew apart on an exit ramp on the highway. What a mess!! And $5,600 later because it damaged the driveshaft and some power steering hoses. Likely I took it to a private garage and he saved me a ton of money. I hope I got to you before this happens.
#12 of 12 Re: 05 Pacifica Makes Noise When Turning [jackjackson1]
Dec 19, 2009 (7:20 am)
I have a very good idea. I have an 2007 and after I blew my AWD transfer case and it was changed for $5,600, my Pacifica was still jerking and binding while I turned corners. I noticed that the longer I drove it and the warmer the vehicle got, the worse the problem. What my mechanic discovered is that the rear end has an added clutch in it on the input side of the differential which allows the vehicle to turn without binding up from front to back axles. It's a common AWD solution. So what was happening is the rear differential clutch was messed up. He checked it with a Chrysler dealer and their best mechanic was aware of this issue. We tried a couple changes of fresh rear end lube and it was a little better, but not much. He then found another used rear end and did the swap... and it was great!...no more binding and jerking at all! and that's 20,000km ago.