Wont start

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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