Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Chrysler
Excessive oil consumption—defined as more than one quart per 1,000 miles (on vehicles with less than 50,000 miles) or more than one quart per 750 miles (on vehicles with more than 50,000 miles)—is common. Common causes include exhaust valve guides, valve cover gaskets, camshaft plugs, camshaft seals, and crankshaft seal.
Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.
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.
A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.
Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.
Chrysler Recalls (Recent)
Shoulder Belt Turning Loop Bolt May Not Be Secure
The front shoulder belt adjustable loop bolt may not have been properly tightened. This could cause the shoulder belt to separate from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Dealers will tighten the turning loop bolt to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D30.Chrysler 300
Rear Seat Belt and Child Anchor May Not Hold
A spot welding operation for the rear floorpan reinforcement may not have been performed during vehicle assembly. This could cause the rear seat belt anchor and/or the child seat anchors to separate in certain crash conditions, increasing the risk of injury to rear seat passengers. Dealers will inspect the rear floorpan reinforcement for missing welds and install structural rivets if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall is D21.Chrysler 300
Rear Brake Lines May Wear And Leak
There may be inadequate clearance between the rear brake lines and the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube. Over time, contact between the brake lines and EGR tube can wear the brake lines and cause a leak. If the brake lines leak, stopping distance can increase, and there is potential for an engine compartment fire. Dealers will inspect the rear brake tubes for damage and replace them. A clip will be installed to secure the brake tubes to the strut tower and maintain proper clearance to the EGR tube. The recall began June 26, 2006. The Chrysler recall number is F18.Chrysler 300
Transmission May Not Hold in Park Position
On certain automatic transmissions, the cup plug that retains the park pawl anchor shaft may be improperly installed. If the shaft moves out of position, the vehicle may not be able to achieve "park" position. If this occurs and the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle may roll, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the transmission and install a bracket to ensure the park pawl anchor shaft is retained in the proper position. This recall is expected to begin on November 28, 2005. The Chrysler recall number is E14.Chrysler 300
Potential Electrical Fire Due to Loose Battery Cable
The battery cable fasteners could be loose at the bulkhead. This could result in overheating of the electrical connection, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will tighten the bulkhead stud battery cable fasteners to the proper specification. This recall is expected to begin on July 6, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D28.Chrysler 300
Chrysler Questions and Answers
I have a sand rail that I am running a 3.0L chrysler motor from a 90 town & country now mated to the vw trans tha vw trans is worn out my question is what chrysler auto transaxel will fit this...
We smell gas on the front driver's side of the car when we turn on the ignition. What is the cause? I have read about problems with the fuel injector.
HAVE HYDRALUIC BREAK SYSTEM. THE PEDAL IS VERY HARD. SEEMS LIKE THE POWER BREAKS ARE NOT WORKING. wHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?
need help ignition switch
Seems like a film gets in there and dims the light. Have gotten them professionally cleaned several times but it doesn't last.
Chrysler Owners' Reviews
Have had my little car for about six years now. Hardly had any problems with it. Very reliable and fairly good mileage. Only have about 48,000 miles on it, however. I was trading in used cars regularly until I got this car. Negatives -- have to open back end with a key, turning ratio not easy. Love my car!!!
I own a 2007 Pacifica Touring. Purchased it with 17,000 miles on it, as it was a rental vehicle. I have 104k on it now. It has leather seats, dual air, rear air, and a nice stereo. I have owned this car for 5 years, and the only problems I have had is the "skreem" module failed at 45k, leaving me stranded in my driveway, and the dreaded shifter link spring that broke at 100k. Also, motor mounts replaced at 45k with the skreem module. Other than those three issues, I have not had any other problems. I get 20mpg in mixed city driving, and 26 on the hwy loaded down with passengers and cargo. Like this vehicle a lot.
Unfortunately, we have most every review beat...
We purchased our '06 Pacifica in late '09 with low miles. We loved the look and the 50/50 rear seats for our growing family of 5 (now 6)
It started with our engine blowing in 2011, that repair cost us a cool 5k. Shortly after that, the A/C went out in the middle of summer where our temps reach up into the 100's. Luckily a family friend fixed that for us but it was still a couple hundred out of pocket. Shortly after that, the motor mount gave out, luckily it was under warranty due to the engine being replaced, but it was scary because it had happened so soon after the repair. When they were replacing said motor mount, our mechanic noticed play on both tie rods, needless to say they were replaced as well...costing us another few hundred dollars. This last month the back hatch won't close properly or stay up when opened (hurts like heck when landing on your head...) and the display screen for our radio is out. Which brings me to today, when our motor mounts broke...again! Two words, MONEY PIT! The other words I have to describe this vehicle all contain 4 letters and may not be appropriate.
bought our town and country used in oct 2011.good car but after we put close to 20,000 miles on van it started using oil. plug up cat converter.had enine tore down. 1 burnt's value and rings where leaking oil.
we did buy warrenty but the company wouldn't stand buy it saying it was ware not defect. so much for buying warrenty that stated the repair eninge.
new motor on the way. i will be glad to have it back on the road. it only had 108,000 miles on her
I HAVE A CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY AND IT WILL DRIVE BY ITSELF WITHOUT ME PUTING MY FOOT ON THE GAS .AND WHEN I DO PUT MY FOOT ON GAS IT GOES NO MORE THAN 30 MILES AN HOUR CUT OUT THEN CATCH BACK THEN CUT OUT AGAIN..ALSO ITS IDLED UP TO 1 RPM DRIVING BY ITSELF WITHOUT ME PUTTING MY FOOT ON THE GAS...PLEASE HELP...