2005 Chrysler Pacifica Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Chrysler Pacifica

2005 Chrysler Pacifica Problems

Ticking Noise From Engine

The engine may develop a ticking noise, often caused by a broken retaining pin on the rocker arm shaft. When the pin breaks, the shaft can spin blocking the oil passage the rocker arms (which causes the ticking noise). The rocker arm shafts, rocker arms, and pedestals (sold as a kit) are commonly replaced in order to correct this condition.

Check Engine Light Due to Carbon Buildup on Valves

Carbon buildup on the valves may illuminate the Check Engine Light, indicating "Multiple Cylinder Misfires." The combustion chamber must be cleaned of carbon. There are updated valve spring retainers that will help prevent a recurrence.

Water Leak Due to HVAC Case Not Sealed at Bulkhead

If the HVAC (heater) housing is not properly sealed at the bulkhead (firewall), water can leak into the passenger compartment. Foam sealant should be used to seal any gaps and the evaporator drain tube can be modified to prevent further water entry.

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Questions

all of my indicators lit up on my dash and i lost radio and air, what is wrong? (1 answer)

I started up my car to leave work and my warning indicators all lit up and I lost the radio and AC and my car is locked in park, what could be going on with my car? I've had people say it could be my alternator or a bad ground but I need to narrow it down.

Car running perfectly then simply killed as though it was out of gas. Did this 5 X's towed. Engine lite on. fuel pump has been replaced + OK.but codes show misfiring codes and crankshaft misalignment. Suggested computer module may be going out. (1 answer)

Just started. No warning. As if it was out of gas. Died like the battery was dead. (Battery fine)
Bucking slightly then kills. Restarts...bucks, kills. Killed when it was on a slight grade like it wasn't getting gas...but the fuel pump was replaced less than 500 miles ago and is fine.

My ABS light was on for a while in my chrysler pacifica and now all of a sudden since yesterday its been off it turned on and usually it turns off but after a couple of minutes will turned back on and stayed on but since 2 days it turned off completely on (1 answer)

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Recalls

The Engine May Stall Due to Fuel Pump or PCM Fault

The fuel pump module and/or the powertrain control module (PCM) software may allow the engine to stall under certain operating conditions, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the PCM and in some models, replace the fuel pump module to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on November 21, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F44.

One or Both Headlights May Fail

Vehicles equipped with halogen headlamps may experience an intermittent and eventual total loss of headlamp function. This could impair a driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the low beam bulb and wiring harness on both headlamp assemblies. This recall is expected to begin on March 28, 2005. This Chrysler recall number is E04.

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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Reviews

I have had my Chrysler Pacifica for 9 years ant almost at the 100k mark. Overall I love the space and the way it drives. Has enough space to travel and transport dog. Supposedly it has mercedes parts but compared to most used cars and other pacificas I think I was lucky. I bought new when I graduated. Saved me during recession and payment not too bad. Gets about 20mog and hasnt failed me ...
I bought this 05 Pacifica 2 yrs ago to help transport my wheelchair bound mother. Other than typical headlight, brakes & rotors....I had to put in a new AWD Transmission which luckily I got for under 2k. what the mechanic also did, is ADD a small separate cooler for the transmission bc apparently the radiator doesn't adequately cool the transmission!!! car now drives better than EVER!!!! He (o...
My daughter bought this SUV in 2009 and had 86,000 miles on it, now it has 180,000 on it. The only problems that she has had with it is brake pads and rotors which is normal and a thermostat stuck on it. But I think it has a broken motor mount now. But actually this has been a pretty good vehicle. Knock on wood she's been lucky compared to others.

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