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I just changed my oil and everything went well until the test drive. The car started knocking and sputtering bad and smoke idk wha
Hi Andrew. Thanks for sending the question tonight. Changing the oil involves three basic steps, draining the old oil, removing the old oil filter, and installing new filter and oil. In some cases, if the oil filter is not correctly...
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Will a 4.0l engine and AWD 6 speed automatic from the 2007/8 Pacifica fit in the 2005 Pacifica?
You cannot use the engine and transmission combination in your vehicle. Your vehicle is not AWD and the two computer systems are not the same. The two have different wire harnesses as well as different body designs. I recommend not...
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Will a 4.0l engine and AWD 6 speed automatic from the 2007/8 Pacifica fit in the 2005 Pacifica?
You cannot use the engine and transmission combination in your vehicle. Your vehicle is not AWD and the two computer systems are not the same. The two have different wire harnesses. Different body designs lead to changes in engine cradle...
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Why is my engine knocking?
A loud knocking noise coming from the engine can be any of several issues. Having to put 5 quarts of oil in the engine means that the engine was completely empty, basically. The engine oil's main purpose is lubrication, and...
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Sunroof leaking
Hi. The most common problem with a leaking sunroof is a clogged drainage pipe that runs down the side of the car. They usually run from both sides of the sunroof down the channel that runs beside the windshield and...
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Jerking reaction when accelerating
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Car overheating
There are many gaskets on your car; there is no way for me to tell which gasket the coolant is shooting out of without directly inspecting your car. I can say that it is not common for a head...
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Can't shift gears
This is a common issue. There are several components that can fail to prevent the shifting out of park. The interlock system has two things that often fail, the switch itself and the electronic interlocking mechanism itself. If the switch...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica when I put in drive motor shuts off but when I start it in neutral then park it rattles but don’t shut off
The engine shuts down in drive because once in drive the transmission places a load on the engine and obviously the engine's operation is marginal enough that it can't accommodate that load. The engine has an ignition, fuel, or air...
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Outer cv joint popped out
If the outer CV joint has popped out, there's a likelihood that it is damaged. It can be examined to determine if it is safely re-usable but the best course will likely be to just replace the axle that has...
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Brown liquid leaking under passenger side no dash lights
The brown liquid you are seeing sounds like you may have a leaking heater core or radiator that may have some rust inside, which may explain the brown color and steaming. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come...
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Chrysler Pacifica gauges go haywire - I'm told it's an "actuator valve" problem.
The electrical issues are likely caused by a faulty Body Control Module (BCM) and/or a deficient circuit ground and Controller Area Network connections to the PCM and other modules. You principally have an electrical problem and that should be resolved...
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I recently had my radiator, fan assembly, and thermostat replaced and cooling system flushed on my 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. Prior
Before the overheating problems were fixed you may have leaked out some freon and would need to have pressures in the system checked to see if it is low on freon refrigerant? If it is low then have system recharged...
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The engine light just started blinking and it would jerk once I've accelerated to 20 mph.
Based upon the symptoms you are describing, it sounds like you may have a faulty camshaft position sensor. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection timing. It gathers...
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I replaced my radiator ,now transmission fluid is shooting from the front of my raditor
You need to check the transmission cooler line connections at the radiator are not leaking or came disconnected from the radiator. The line connection may have been damaged during assembly or the radiator had the wrong connectors and the ones...
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Car loses power and makes whirring sound when warm
Depending on the specific type of sound, this may be related to an alternator that may be starting to fail. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery...
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Car is jerking and then correcting itself while driving. Especially when getting off gas pedal and then when pressing again. Not
Hi there. In general, when this situation occurs, it's due to loose or damaged suspension components as you've described above and indicated were recently replaced. It's quite possible that one of the components has come loose and is the source...
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Would a rack a pinion cause popping when I turn?
A rack and pinion steering system will not make a direct popping sound, but if the bushings are broken or damaged, then the system will move around and pop against the frame. Billing question was sent to CS for the...
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My car was misfiring so i replaced spark plugs coil packs and fuel injectors my cylinder 1 is still misfiring what can it be
Since you were first showing misfire on number 5 cylinder and now you are showing misfire on number 1 cylinder. I have to say you introduced a problem on number one cylinder. I suggest first removing and checking the spark...

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