2005 Chrysler Pacifica Overheated Troubleshooting

Asked by Jun 07, 2016 at 02:44 PM about the 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The Pacifica ran hot on me first time I used the ac
in spring, and I smelled a chemical smell. I filled it
up with water and drove home with ac off. My
husband topped it off with water and said it was
fine but I did not use the ac in fear it would
overheat again. It drove fine. We had a family
emergency and had to drive it out of state to
Georgia. It was hot and my husband began to use
the ac with no probs, but I found liquid in the
passenger floor board one day, and the ac stopped
working as well.  Weeks it ran fine and didn't run
hot. Last week it was raining and not even as hot
as it has been and it suddenly ran hot. Bubbles
were in the overflows, and it was steaming. The
car shut off and would not crank. He let it cool off,
filled it with water and it finally cranked, but was
steaming and had a bad smell, like gas but we had
to get it home. It now has steam coming out tail
pipe when cranked and under car. This family
emergency  drained every penny we have and
caused my husband to lose his job. We have 7
children and are not mechanically inclined but we
have to have a car. Therefore, we will be diligent on
following step by step instructions on finding out
what is wrong with our car and fixing it. Anyone
that could tell us how to troubleshoot the problem
would be awesome. Someone told my husband to
get blue devil head gasket repair, and I am leery
about shucking out 60 dollars we don't have to
temporarily fix a problem especially if we don't
know where the leak originates.

3 Answers

12,035

Blue devil, is a last ditch try to fix a blown head gasket, the head might have a fracture as well as the block having an issue. The most cost effective cure is to change out the engine with an identical '05 Pacifica vehicle that has damage in the rear.. been in accident (back end crunched) with a low miles engine inside power up the vehicle and read the odometer a good salvage yard can do this. Regards

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you. So you think the head is shot?

12,035

At the very least the V6 head gaskets are cooked and shot. Its so labor intense to service the engine and heads.. Once again your best action would be to locate a low mileage, complete engine and change it. IF the vehicle is not all rusted and or beat!

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