Notes: Engine cradle rot is a serious problem in the 2004-05 Chrysler Pacifica. Chrysler admits they didn't apply enough coating to the vehicle's sub-frame during assembly, but only offered to cover a very small portion of the vehicles they messed up.

So what happens when your engine cradle rots? Well, the engine could fall out for starters. It could also cause problems with the suspension and other components but did I mention THE ENGINE CAN FALL OUT? The worst part is you might not know because there's no way to see the problem without getting under the car.

If you have a 2004-05 Pacifica, make sure to have your mechanic inspect your sub-frame for rust and corrosion.


definitely annoying
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Average Mileage:
64,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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Most Common Solutions:

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012011

Pacifica FWD 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


I have been noticing this incredibly annoying high pitch squeak that comes from somewhere around the plastic trim in the 3rd row seats (where the cup holders are on the sides). It will sound constantly when driving over uneven/rough pavement which is everywhere! Even slight bumps will generate this.

I tried knocking the panels to see if it works to no use, I can def feel the squeaks if I force the panels by moving them in all directions (as if there are contact points with each other that create the squeak.

I forced some latex gloves around the main squeak (it sounds much louder from the driver's side trim) to see if I could quell it but I only noticed a marginal improvement as the noise is still VERY clear when driving...

I am ready to take the whole rear piece apart and see if that is indeed the problem but I have no clue how to get in there.

Anyone else have any rattles/squeaks/noises in their cars? Any luck tracing them and better yet, FIXING them?!

- , Alpharetta, GA, USA

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