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.


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2004 Chrysler Pacifica drivetrain problems

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182004

Pacifica 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased my 2004 Chrysler Pacifica approximately one year ago. I currently have over 18,000 miles on the vehicle, which has been plagued with problems. My engine light has stayed on almost continuously since July 2004. The service department can't seem to repair this problem. The egr sensor failed on a recent trip and my vehicle began to lose power and make loud noises that could be heard by other drivers on the road. The ball joints have had to be replaced. The axle seals have been replaced and now an axle has to the replaced. Either my vehicle is the only lemon in the orchard or Chrysler has a serious problem with the Pacifica.

- Goose Creek, SC, USA

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