04Pacifica Tire sensors (2) need rep...

04Pacifica Tire sensors (2) need replacing

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Kellirich

Kaneohe, HI

#1 Jul 18, 2008
We have an 04 pacifica with 26K miles on it. We were getting the "service tire system soon" message and it wouldn't go away. We brought it to the dealer today and after a 109$ diagnostic fee, they told us we needed two new tire sensors at $240 a pop! All these sensors do is monitor the tire pressure and my husband is very frustrated because he does that manually on a regular basis. The dealership says they can't disable the message and if we don't replace the sensors, we just have to drive around with the error message and can't take advantage of any of the other features in the messaging system (mpg, mte, etc.).

Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do? We are very frustrated and feel like Chrysler is taking advantage of its owners with such a small, insignificant repair costing over 600 dollars to fix.

Thanks for any help or insight anyone can offer.

Kelli
Gil

Beloit, KS

#2 Aug 5, 2008
I had this same problem with my Pacifica. I researched this on the internet and got the instructions on retraining the tire sensors. The dashboard menu has an option for tire sensor retraining. Once you initiate the tire retraining, you have 30 seconds or so to hold a magnet against the valve core on the drivers front tire till the horn honks. Takes about 10-15 seconds for each tire. This has to be done in a sequence starting with the drivers front, passenger front, passenger rear and ending with the drivers rear. I used a common telescoping magnet. You do not need to buy the special magnet. If you have rotated the tires, they have to be retrained. You have to hold the magnet against the valve cores close to the wheel until the horn honks, and there is a time interval between each tire. I don't remember the exact website I got the information from, but it was easy to find. Hope this helps..
Muh

New York, NY

#3 Mar 9, 2010
hi i change my car every 6 month i find with hard way that going to delears is not good if you have lots of money then is ok. my sonata have one sign and deler was talking about 300 doll but.

now i have the pacifica and have the same problme machnic said they cant fix this they did not find any code on the internet i did not find any thing what can help you. yes you can try to check the presser and make sure is 35 this is what i am going to do today.but good luck
George

Suffolk, VA

#4 Nov 18, 2010
The threads on the oil pan of my 04 Pacifica
came out with the oil pan bolt. Does anyone
know if there is a fix for this other than
replacing the oil pan (at $400.00 plus labor)

Thanks

Since: Mar 12

Ogden, UT

#5 Mar 19, 2012
try out TPMSManager.com , they have all the information need to service TPMS. Its a software that tire retailers use in their shops, but consumers can also use it. They have a 7 day free trial.
Auto Guy

Portland, OR

#6 Mar 23, 2012
Only thing to do is order news sensors from the local dealer.

Auto Guy
http://www.chryslerpacifica.net/

Since: Mar 12

Ogden, UT

#7 May 22, 2012
Why would you order new sensors and pay upwards of 400$ for "broken" sensors? Before siging the check, probably should do a little more research on exactly what the problem is with the sensors. Tire retailers sometimes say the sensor needs to be replaced when in reality they are the ones who broke it, or they jsut don't know how to service it properly.
Seriously check out TPMSManager.com , it was designed for the tire retailer, but everyday consumers can use it too. TPMSManager provides all the information you need to properly service TPMS. It's becoming quiet the buzz in the tire industry as a whole. TPMSManager.com
Carlos

Headland, AL

#8 Jun 4, 2014
George wrote:
The threads on the oil pan of my 04 Pacifica
came out with the oil pan bolt. Does anyone
know if there is a fix for this other than
replacing the oil pan (at $400.00 plus labor)
Thanks
you can go to the parts store with your old plug for sizing it up with a new one which will recut the the threads in the oil pan but be careful not to overtighten the new plug.
Kodiac76

Harriman, TN

#9 Jul 19, 2014
Does anyone know what takes a vacuum live under the battery on a 04 Pacifica???

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#10 Dec 25, 2014
Kodiac76 wrote:
Does anyone know what takes a vacuum live under the battery on a 04 Pacifica???
The vacuum line for the cruise control is under there. Have you had problems with your cruise?
Nat

Niantic, CT

#11 Mar 4, 2015
My Pacifica chair can't move because of electric problem. Tire sensor light on. American should make better car then that
Butterfly

Decatur, GA

#12 Mar 8, 2015
My 04 Pacifica says check tire system soon.what does that mean. My tires seem to have the right amount of pressure. Also my horn stop working. Can someone help me figure this out.
Caskew70

Montgomery, AL

#13 Sep 17, 2015
My 06 pacifica gas sensor is bad so I can only use about half the gas in my tank bc I can fill it up but at 200 miles to empty the gauge suddenly drops to 20 miles left and the light comes on and the car will die at 0.. even thou I know I just filled up.
Also it takes FOREVER to fill up bc the pump keeps clicking off..
My car has been a great family car but omg this has thing is crazy and dealership says to replace sensor I am looking at $1200.
And today now my service the tire system soon light is on so I can't see the miles to empty anymore.... crap
jabeauy

Nassau, Bahamas

#14 Nov 26, 2015
I have a 2005 pacifica and when I turn the wheel I have a unusual noise

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#15 Nov 27, 2015
jabeauy wrote:
I have a 2005 pacifica and when I turn the wheel I have a unusual noise
While moving or sitting still? If it is turning while moving I would suspect the axle shaft CV joints to be bad- it will be a steady click,click,click noise when turning. If it is a 'clunk' when you turn the wheel you might look at your lower control arm bushings -look for the lowest part of the assembly that the wheel is attached to and follow it back to where it mount to the frame of the car- that is you lower control arm and control arm bushing which are known to cause a clunk on Pacifica's ( more so when braking). It is is a 'squeak' you might look closely at your sway bar bushings and sway bar links.
Pat

Houston, TX

#16 Apr 7, 2016
jabeauy wrote:
I have a 2005 pacifica and when I turn the wheel I have a unusual noise
((I have 2004 Pacifica, and my car makes a noise when I turn my wheel too. It sounds something cracking or something. Also my sensor light stays on. I had my timing done, and now I have a dragging ragedy noise too; like something is loose. My mechanic says it's bad gas, or that the spark plugs need to be replaced.
s_norton

Roberts Creek, Canada

#17 Apr 27, 2016
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JMiller6425 wrote:
Why would you order new sensors and pay upwards of 400$ for "broken" sensors? Before siging the check, probably should do a little more research on exactly what the problem is with the sensors. Tire retailers sometimes say the sensor needs to be replaced when in reality they are the ones who broke it, or they jsut don't know how to service it properly.
Seriously check out TPMSManager.com , it was designed for the tire retailer, but everyday consumers can use it too. TPMSManager provides all the information you need to properly service TPMS. It's becoming quiet the buzz in the tire industry as a whole. TPMSManager.com

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