My 07 Pacifica will either turn over the first time or it will take two or three times to start. Also have lately had the battery die when I vacuum out the car and have only had the doors open for maybe a half hour, and now the engine light is on. Had the battery and started checked and was told they are good. Any opinions? Thanks!
Does this sound like a crank sensor issue? on 2007 Chrysler Pacifica
by renee65 in Union City, IN on July 19, 2014
ANSWER by vinnie8701 on April 04, 2015
NOT IF CRANK SENSOR ITSELF IS BAD IT WOULD NOT START EVER, CHECK ELECTRICAL CURCUIT FOR BAD CONNECTION, SHORT OR CORROSION ON CONTACTS AND CHECK FOR GROUND. ALSO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THE AUTO SHUTDOWN RELAY IS WORKING ONCE BATT GETS UNDER A CERTAIN VOLTAGE THE RELAY IS SUPPOSED TO STOP ALL ACC. DRAWING FROM K.O.E.O, OR LAMP ON WHILE DOOR OPEN IF RELAY IS BAD IT WILL DRAW BATT DOWN AS FAR AS IT CAN. ALSO CHECK FUSE BOX IN CAR AND UNDER HOOD WHERE EVER THEY HAVE PUT THEM FOR A DRAW WITH KEY OUT AND DOORS SHUT AND HAVE A TECH CHECK YOU BATT TAKING IT TO THE AUTO PLACE YOUR DEPENDING ON SOME KIDS KNOWLEDGE OR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT GIVE A SHIT AND NEEDS TO LOOK BUSY. SOME PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO LOAD TEST BUT THERE MACHINE COULD BE OUT OF CALIBRATION TOO A TRUSTED MECHANIC WILL BE ABLE TO TEST A FEW WAYS. ANYWAYZ YOUR SUPPOSED TO LOAD BATTERY WITH HALF THE C.C.A. OF BATT TO REALLY GIVE BATTERY A LOAD TEST IF PROPER VOLTAGE STILL REMAINS BATT IS GOOD TESTER HAS INDICATOR TO PASS OR FAIL DEPENDING ON AMP DRAW. START CAR TURN ON EVERTHING RADIO LIGHTS WIPERS ECT... AND CHECK VOLTAGE AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF JUST CONSIDER THE SIZE OF BATTERY AND IS IT THE PROPER BATT FOR O.E.M SPEC