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Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Problems



  • gthosgthos Posts: 15
    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.
  • 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.
  • jtg61jtg61 Posts: 43
    Why would there be a $500 deductible? The Lifetime Powertrain Warranty doesn't have a deductible that I'm aware of.
  • lexyflexyf Posts: 1
    I own a 2004 Pacifica, and 2days ago it would change from 1st gear, it drives but would change, tried using the speptronic system that would work either.
    The mechanic said it is electrical fault and it has to do with the brainbox .
    Please any body with these issue before


  • According to Chrysler, there was no warranty on the transmission. It had roughly 70,000 miles on it, but I had brought it in several times prior stating there was something wrong. We had to fight with corporate Chrysler to get it fixed. They made it seem like a rare thing that they did it for us. They said the transmission would cost about $5,000.00, so the $500.00 should not seem like such a big deal. I just picked it up today, and the transmission that they just put in 10 months ago has a 3 year warranty. We only have 2 years left, even though they just put in another brand new transmission.

    I was just reading though that there is only one kind of transmission fluid that should be used in Chrysler's and that most dealers, and mechanics do not know about it, that for some reason Chrysler does not make it clear. It stated that 90% of the transmission failures are caused by that? I'm not sure, but I am going to ask what they used.
  • longo2longo2 Posts: 347
    You are right, Chrysler has used a special a/t fluid for decades. ATF3 and now ATF4. It has an extra Lubrizol additive mix that is specific for the Chrysler a/t's.

    There are several off the self a/t fluids that are certified for use in the Chrysler a/ts, even the ATF 3 and 4 sold by WalMart are.
    No need for exotic expensive brands, these work great.
  • Still thuds. Only gave me a 3 month warranty!!
  • EVERYONE WITH 04-07 Pacifica problems, call 888 327 4236. It is the national traffic safety board and let them know your complaints. If enough people call and complain of same problem, they will force a recall.
    I have an 05 pacifica I just bought , shimmy and rattkle when I take off. Broken Motor mounts. Seems to be an issue with Chrysler. I called chrysler ( # from website) got a case assigned, and I will update everyone on how much they are going to help pay on this issue. I had a POS 06 jeep commander, everything went bad, they were going to pay for half of new transmission and ignition switch. Just call Chrysler and the safety Board. Stand united.
  • how have you made out as everything I read on this page I have been through with this tranny...and now the end of April 2012 I learn all this!! I called a dealer there are no recalls on mine. but it is on its way out I can hear it slip between 3 n 4
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    I have bought more than 10 Chrysler made vehicles and purchased a Service Contract on each of them. I have never lost a dine. I found dealers go the xtra mile to help if you hae a Service Contract.

    What is your reason for purchasing one? Or why didn't buy a Service Contract?

  • caren2caren2 Posts: 1
    I have a 2005 Pacifica that is out or warranty,and I just happened to make my last car payment in March after 6 years. (ARGH!) I bought it used in Feb.2006,with very low mileage. The reverse has totally failed. After speaking to several people,one a diy mechanic said that I probably only need a reverse linkage bushing. ? . Then I took it to the Chrysler dealer who said I need a whole new transmission, at a cost of about 3,000. Anyone else have this kind of problem? Sometimes when I put the car into drive, I get this heavy clunking noise. And Over the years Ive had lighting issues, headlights on driver side has been replaced 4 times, the lights just not working at all, even the dashboard went totally blank, but came back on after I stopped the car and restarted. also the car use to stall going uphill. That stopped. ANyway, any advice certainly would be appreciated.
  • jtg61jtg61 Posts: 43
    2005 was the only year that Chrysler offered the 7/70 transferable powertrain warranty. You might be close to the 7 years and probably over the 70k. If it had very low mileage, you still might be in luck. Good luck.
  • sallyp1sallyp1 Posts: 1
    I have a 2006 pacifica and ayear ago I started having problems. I check online and saw that alot of people were having issues so I called Chrystler and they paid for the motor mounts to get fixed. Eight months later the same thing happen but now the shifter wouldnt shift. I called Chrystler again and they talk to the dealership and came out with the excuse that it was the shifter only and not the motor mounts so I had to pay $300 some to get it repair. Now driving from Idaho to Texas my Pacifica would shift but It wouldnt run. I got it towed to the nearest town and they ended up saying now that the transmission is falling apart. It had metal particles in it and they dont know why. The only thing they could tell me is that it would be 3500 to fix it. So now Im stranded in a strange town without a vehicle and Chrystler is saying there not responsible. Im a single mother of three stranded and cant afford to pay to get if fix. Please help any suggestions
  • hollybarryhollybarry Posts: 11
    I can tell you right now, 2008 Pacifica, brand new. Four times my motor mounts have been replaced and all four times I had to SHOW them. BTW, they're broken again. They don't lift up the hood to see, rather they hook our cars up to computers to see if there's an "update". These motor mount issues/transmission problems THEY know about. Oh and they will hear again (trust me). STAND YOUR GROUND!
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    Motor mounts are a common problem with many vehicles today especially those larger vehicles like the Pacifica which weigh's in at nearly 4,500#. The PAC is one of the larger cars made in 2007 by Chrysler.

    You don't say how amny miles on your? PAC (use PAC easier than spellin it all out) on the 2004 to 2006 PAC's transmission service was to be dome about 30,000 to 50,000 miles. If you bought your PAC from a Chrysler dealer surely they offered you an extended warranty (Service Contract) We have bought 16 brand new Chrysler made vehicles and on every one, except one in 1971. I sure made a mistake by not bbbbbbbbuying one. I have not failed to buy one on all the rest. I have always got my monet returned in the repair. I say never buy a vehicle without a extended Warrant,

    Here is what I would do if we were in your shoes. Call Chrysler at
    1 800 992 1997. Listen for the complaints or problems, I think its the last choice. I would call the dealer where you bought it. Call the BBB and get that started.

    Thay transmission used sshould not go for $ 3,000. Perhaps if it's a Amco or some transmission place, I think a Chrysler dealer can do for you a lot. Talk positive, don't down grade Chrysler or the car, dealers hate that and have no incentive to to help someone who is mad at Chrysler, the car, or something related to chrysler. Go in with a pleasent, kind attitude. If you do not have an extended warranty there is no reason to help you, except you come accross like someone he cpuld please, and is nice to talk to. Ask the General Manager or owned what he would siggest.

    It is always possible to run into a monkies butt. so if you have the luck to run into such a jerk ( proberly was a old YUGO owner manager long time ago) Just see if there is a near by Chrysler dealer.

    I do not know if you are a Christian, ( I am) the Lord is there don't be afraid to ask Him for wisdom and direction. God is faithful and we can trust Him

  • I just called 1-888-327-4236 to complain and request a recall, and he said chrysler is willing to help with the cost! So we will see in the am what they can do for me. I'm happy about that.

    I bought my 2005 Chrysler pacifica in 2008 with 30k miles on it. I did buy a protection plan and used it for multiple repairs(F&R motor mounts & transmission solenoid) that same year. I tried to get my money back and return the car to the dealer but they screwed me around till they just went out of business one day!.. :lemon:
    Now 4 years later i'm going to pay it off this December and it's in the shop again right now. This is the 4th time over the past four years i've replaced the motor mounts!! I do have 108k miles on it now and i drive it a lot, but still i parked it for 8 whole months and only drove my 99 ford escort and had no problems! This pacifica is a nightmare! The motor mounts and the whining noise are driving me crazy!
    The mechanic says the whining noise is my altornator because it's about to go out. I didn't tell him it's been making that noise since 08.. its $200 + labor to fix that. $300 a visit for the motor mounts! And my 99 ford escort has been in the shop once in four years... to get an alignment! To me that don't sound right! I love the inside of the pacifica, but under the hood is a disaster and parts are too expensive! :sick:
    Also this last summer and this summer as well, my A/C is acting weird. when i first start the car it will not blow air from the front vents, but it is blowing from the rear vents. It only does this sometime and will just kick in randomly after about 2-5 minutes and start working fine till the next time i start the car. Not sure if it's the fan, motor or I'm thinking it might be clogged somewhere with debris? Either way I'm spending too much money already on the motor mounts to worry about that right now. :confuse:
    Well I hope more people call Chrysler and get some help!
  • I have 06 Pac (wife's car) and noticed the trend when I applied the E-brake. When released then put in Reverse, it would sieze and then not go in Any direction. If I started in Drive, no problem. Eventually, the car would go. We stopped using the E-brake, but took it to local dealership and left it. The service manager called me a few hours later and said that the brakes were worn and needed replacing, but they could not replicate the problem I reported, and that it would be ready when I arrived. On arrival, the mechanic was still under the car (raised up) with the wheels off and working on the brakes. I walked in and noticed a worn groove in ONE brake and no normal wear. I got the service manager and asked him to show me where the brakes were worn and he questioned the mechanic who showed him the scratch. I told him it was probably from whatever the E-brake was doing, but he never fixed that problem, yet wanted me to replace the brakes so they can wear AGAIN? I told him to put everything back on and I did not pay a penny and have not been back. I got numerous phone calls from the SM and then from the GM and told him what they had done and that I would not return. I like the Pacifica, but I DON'T like their service policies.
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    Not all ealers are the same. Call Chrysler at 1800 992 1997 and make a complant! I have been going to the dealer I use for a good long time, and if they ever do as was done to you I will let a lot of ppppppeopel know,
  • Vehicle: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica, Touring, 4.0 FWD, 180,000miles.
    My wife pulled into a parking spot and as she was slowing to a stop, the car engine stalled. She placed the transmission in Park and was able to restart the engine. She was able to put the car in reverse and back up, but each time she selected Drive, the engine would strain, load up and stall. I could back the car up a hill, allow it to coast in Neutral until it reached 2 or 3 mph and then shift into Drive. The car would behave normally until I reached the point of stopping, and then the engine would begin laboring and the engine would stall. There was no unusual noise coming from the transmission before this began or even now. The DTC is P2763. I do most of my mechanic repairs for my vehicles, including engine rebuilds, but I'm not sure where to look for this issue with the transmission.
  • i have a chrysler pacifica and i love the car i really do but all the problems that i have been having with it is not cool i replaced my motor mounts at around 70,000 miles and yet at 97,000 miles they are out again. on top of that my transmission is acting up i hear a loud banging noise when i go to put it into gear and when it changes gears from 1st to 2nd gear the whole car bangs. also when i go up hill the car will start to shake. and on top of all that the car makes this loud annoying sound when ever i push the gas like something is lose in the engine chrysler said there was a hole in my muffler but when i took it to other places they couldnt find anything wrong with that so im a little confused i have spent over 1,000 dollars trying to fix the car but if its not one thing its another. when i go to stop in a parking spot the car will like slip in the transmission its all getting to much for me i have called chrysler and they said that there is nothing that they can do for my car so its either keep paying for the car to get fixed or just get a new car if anyone has any ideas on what i can do to help fix my car i would love to get your feed back
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