2004 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD 3.5 V6 from North America
Comfortable and nice for trips
Not sure what is wrong yet, I am hoping someone will read this and offer an opinion. When the car is cold and you put it into gear (any gear) you hear popping/clunking noises from the front end. It only does this the first time you put it into gear when it is started cold. After that you hear no noises and the car drives just fine. Anyone have any idea what could be making the noise? Most mechanics think I am nuts when I tell them what is going on and they all seem confused.
Overall we are very happy with the Pacifica. It has a very comfortable ride and the options are great. It gets much better mileage than my Rodeo that I traded for this vehicle. We love the space and my two dogs ride comfortably in the back with their dog beds.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th June, 2007
1st Oct 2007, 15:21
I am the original writer of this review and I finally figured out what is making the popping/clunking noise in the front end. I took it into the Chrysler dealer and they said it is the control arms. I replaced them and it is quiet now. The dealer in my area was very nice and took the time to explain everything to me. I guess there is a TSB out on the issue, so it must be a common issue. Still very happy with the vehicle and would buy another one.
14th Feb 2008, 11:12
What is the TSB?
14th Feb 2008, 18:21
Technical Service Bulletin.
14th Feb 2008, 18:30
TSB is the "Transportation Safety Board"
16th Feb 2008, 07:55
A TSB out on a vehicle is a Technical Service Bulletin, which is sent to service departments.
Nice try though!
15th Sep 2008, 13:02
Thank you for your review. I just picked up an 04 pacifica, and noticed that sound too. I'll have the dealership check it out. Thank you again!