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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
78,300 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace cracked flex plate (1 reports)
2004 Chrysler Pacifica engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Chrysler Pacifica Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 142007

Pacifica Sport Tourer 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,300 miles


We bought the car used from a dealer in a local town. There was no transfer of the vehicle warranty for us. We have no real problems with the car besides a blown headlight occasionally. THEN all hell breaks loose the car doesn't even have 80000 miles on it yet. This is what happened next. A cracked flex plate according to the Chrysler dealership (BRICKNER Chrysler Center) in Wausau Wisconsin (715) 842-4646. Engine misses between 2-3k rpm checked codes, P0016 Crank/Cam Timing misalignment DRB shows crank / cam are in sync, They checked star online removed and inspected cam sensor, wiring, all looks ok. called Chrysler reported findings they said (Chrysler) flex plate is starting to crack. WHY IS THIS? How can they know that it is starting to crack if they don't drop the trans and inspect it visually. It will cost us around a thousand dollars to fix. The actual part is only around 50 bucks but the labor is what kills you (8.5 hours)

- , Marshfield, WI, US

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