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Chrysler Pacifica Starting and Stalling Problems



  • i rebuilt me alternator about 6 months ago and have not had a problem sense everyone tells me that could not be the problem and well so far its worked great for me. im not trusting any one that tells me im wrong because guess what no one has done it. all the problems i was having are now gone :P i even forgot about this problem until i got an email a few days ago. if anything happens i will post on here again but for 6 months it has not happened and i have put over 10,000 miles on sense made lots of long trips for work out of state. before i rebuilt it was stalling almost every week. so just try rebuilding the alternator for about $80 if they are selling bad alternators dont go buy a new one. take it to a small shop and have it rebuilt there auto zone and all them will send it back to a dealer and have it rebuilt there. i feel they have bad parts so i would never take it to them.
  • no start at all after shutting off doing 65 mph on the highway and getting it towed to my home,whts the problem i need help
  • My old car actually always started right back up. I took it to the mechanic several time and since it wasnt doing it for them they never did figure it out. I almost wrecked doing 50 on a back road with my kid in the car and scared me half to death so I traded it in and have had my new car for a month now! And it NOT a pacifica. So glad to me rid of that headache. GOOD LUCK TO YOU
  • You are not alone my 2006 stalls. I have had all of the mounts changed, sensors, catalytic converter, gear shift mechanism etc.... I use to love my car but I've just had too many problems. My mounts needed changing at 40,000 miles. I'm driving and the car just stalls. Its scary. Someone mentioned it could be the fuel pump.
  • all i did was rebuild my alternator and it has been working great for 7 8 months now no more stalling for me :shades:
  • sysebosysebo Posts: 2
    Hello, forum. My frustration level with my PAC is at its boiling point. I have had multiple problems, each of which are so complex I can't fix it without going to the shop. This time is no different.

    When the temperature is hot outside, my car will not turn over - at all. No clicking, no noise, complete silence. I turn the key in the ignition switch all the way to the right, and I have to either apply so much pressure to get a response that my key may break (it is already bent) or I have to open all the windows and doors and allow the inside of the car to "cool down" before trying again. This can take anywhere between 15 minutes and a half hour. In winter it isn't as bad, and I can get it started better if I park the car under shade or inside a covered garage area, but even it is getting worse.

    How would inside car temperature affect the ability to turn over the engine? Is it my ignition switch?
  • KCRamKCRam Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,516
    Certainly sounds like the switch. Remember that everything expands in heat, albeit to different levels depending on the material. This includes the gaps between the components - when you have a tight jar lid, you run hot water on it to loosen it... the heat expands the metal lid more than the glass jar, and results in a larger gap, making the lid easy to open.

    Something in the switch mechanism may be damaged just enough to not allow proper operation during that heat expansion.

    kcram - Pickups/Wagons/Vans+Minivans Host
  • I was wondering what tsb was because I'm having the same problem with my pacifica. I replaced the plugs, map sensor and evap selanoid. How is your car doing
  • It ended up being a damaged ignition switch. A plastic piece broke off deep inside of it. When it heated up outside, the broken piece would expand, causing difficulty to turn it. Tried to fix it and disabled the starting mechanism. Cost about $650 to replace. :(
  • bdrobsbdrobs Posts: 1
    I know this post is alittle older but we had the sameissueand replaced the EGR Valve and it has seemed to fix the problem
  • My 2007 Pac dies in reverse, every time. It makes it touchy getting out of a parking place. I have to put it in park and restart it. It started doing this last year. (I have put 180,000 miles on it since I bought it.) Now, it has a problem starting. The battery is ok: it can be jumped- but for no reason, it dies overnight. Doors are shut, lights are off, but it dies. Also, the heat quit coming on. Blower comes on, AC ok, but no heat. It has been a good car, I would like to finish driving it, but if anyone has had these problems and fixed them, let me know what you did. This sounds like something electrical, maybe. I would like to try the cheap fix first.
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