Wont start

10

Asked by Nov 04, 2016 at 04:50 PM about the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 06 Chrysler Pacifica Touring.
We have been having the problem with stalling
when decreasing speed.  That is what led to the
current problem. When turning in to the park where
I live, the engine stalled and I coasted to my home
(about 100 yds). At about 50 yds there was a
backfire anf now it wont start. We've had the
battery tested but I really dont know where to start
due to the backfire. Some of the dash lights come
on. Sometimes the door dings and sometimes it
does not.

3 Answers

71,705

Sounds like a timing belt or chain problem. If you have the 3.5L V6 you have a timing belt which may have broken. If you have the 3.8L V6 you have a timing chain which may have jumped. Especially if this is a higher mileage vehicle. Do a compression test. If all cylinders test very low or zero, it's jumped timing (3.8L) or the timing belt has broken (3.5L). If this is the case, you'll want to find out if these are interference engines. Meaning that if the timing belt breaks or the timing chain jumps if your valves got damaged. I don't know off hand if these are interference engines or not. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
261,765

Yes, backfiring usually means it's a timing issue.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

This is what I posted.... I have an 06 Chrysler Pacifica Touring. We have been having the problem with stalling when decreasing speed. That is what led to the current problem. When turning in to the park where I live, the engine stalled and I coasted to my home (about 100 yds). At about 50 yds there was a backfire and now it wont start. We've had the battery tested but I really dont know where to start due to the backfire. Some of the dash lights come on. Sometimes the door dings and sometimes it does not. 2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring I wouldn't be so inconsiderate as to just say 'It won't start'. If I was that car ignorant it would be in a shop. Since the post 6 days ago...I've added a 4gauge ground from the -negitive battery post to the starter. I have also replaced the starter even though the starter tested good. The ingintion and actuator have not been checked because power is getting to the starter. Tomorrow I will check to see if the engine has seized. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Alicia Can't do a compression test as the car will not turn over.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Pacifica

Looking for a Used Pacifica in your area?

CarGurus has 29,397 nationwide Pacifica listings starting at $2,800.

ZIP:

Chrysler Pacifica Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    660
  • #2
    Ramchargermopar_freak
    Reputation
    580
  • #3
    Jonathan Furse
    Reputation
    250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
439 Great Deals out of 30,332 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler Town & Country
331 Great Deals out of 13,609 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Sienna
474 Great Deals out of 26,039 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
399 Great Deals out of 26,445 listings starting at $1,750
Used Kia Sedona
197 Great Deals out of 7,692 listings starting at $2,698
Used Ford Explorer
1,037 Great Deals out of 70,321 listings starting at $2,100
Used Dodge Durango
310 Great Deals out of 23,890 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
530 Great Deals out of 39,997 listings starting at $300
Used GMC Acadia
966 Great Deals out of 52,761 listings starting at $3,741
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
807 Great Deals out of 41,938 listings starting at $1,980
Used Toyota Highlander
538 Great Deals out of 33,958 listings starting at $2,450
Used Nissan Quest
87 Great Deals out of 2,914 listings starting at $2,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.