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2005 Chrysler Pacifica-Multiple Issues
The AC and Heat have been off/on. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. Most of the time they will blow in the back even if they will not in the front. On occasion there is noise while operating them. When it first started happening I thought the heater core was going. I waited and waited and it never went out. Anyone else experience this?
Late 2012 the transmission started being a little jumpy. It does not happen regulary, just on occasion. So, you take it to a shop and they cannot duplicate the issue. :/ It is annoying! Anyone else experience this?
During 2012 the gas pedal begun to stick when parked. Ex: The car is parked, I get in it to go wherever I may need to go. I put the car in drive or reverse and the gas pedal is stuck. I have to stomp it to get it to go. It happens frequently from parked position, but rarely from stopped position (at sign or light). I was told it could possibly be the throttle sticking, but I am not 100% convinced. Anyone else experience this?
Late 2012/early 2013 the dowels sheared off on the rocker arms. We rebuilt the rocker arms. No help needed here, just adding it to the list of issues. :/ I am assuming this issue, which is fairly common on Pacs is due to their oil usage issues. I honeslty thought we had an oil leak with the amount of oil we are burning, but appearantly it is normal (Pac wise) to burn around 1 quart per 1000 miles. Thats about what my old neon was losing when I had my blown head gasket. Sad really!
In Feb we had to replace the alternator, which is not bad considering it had around 138 thousand miles on it. We were told this may help with the transmission and AC/Heat issues. At first it seemed as it did, but now they are back to acting crazy again (on occasion). *shrug*
NOW TO THE CURRENT AND MOST BOTHERSOME OF OUR ISSUES!
End of June the car started shuttering and threw 2 codes. Camshaft position sensor and crankshaft position sensor. We parked the car until we could get the new sensors, in fear that we would do some damage that would be extremely costly. When we parked it, it sounded fine it just did not have power and shuttered when you tried to accelerate. We replaced the sensors, but the codes did not clear. On top of that the motor is now knocking like crazy and has no power. We took the new sensors off and put the old ones back on, code is gone. Car is still knocking. We were told it may not be serious it may be LIMP Mode. I am no pro, but I do have some automotive experience. It sounds serious to me (motor work/motor replacement serious). Anyone know anything about limp mode or have a similiar experience to what we are having?