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Reply #15 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 3:04am

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so, there are no "aftermarket" parts yet available for the Pacifica and Chrysler service departments (three different ones we've been to)SUCK! there is a definite feeling of hesitation when switching from reverse into drive and when cruising around 35-40 there is a feeling of uncertainty like the 9 speed automatic can't decide which gear to settle into but the dealer has run complete diagnostics and "reprogrammed" the control module twice now and still we have this feeling--if this is "normal" then I'm glad we purchased the extended warranty because this thing is going to implode sooner or later. not a fan of Fiat-Chrysler at this point and Kim has racked up over 22000 in the first year so, this is going to burn through the factory warranty by April-May of next year again, glad we got the extra coverage.
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Reply #16 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 4:20am

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I have installed a aftermarket Tune in my tow vehicles from 2003. The biggest difference is the tune increases the trans fluid line pressure about 20-40%. This causes the trans to shift faster & harder which makes it work more efficient & last much longer, but most people don't like the bang in the seat of there pants...so you now have a slippy trans. In the old days we called it installing a shift kit now it's done by tuning the computer. I Dynoed my 2003 Tahoe after doing this & gained 28hp & around 35 lb of TQ at the rear wheels after a tune & the trans shifts like a manual....did the same to my Avalanche. The dealers are idiots look for a aftermarket tune or chip.
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Reply #17 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 2:39am

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Kim is down the NJ shore (Ocean City) with the kids and told me she has another "check engine light" she said it's running a bit rough I told her to nurse it home which she is doing later today and I'll take it in tomorrow to have it checked last time it was 23 days at the dealer waiting for parts to be available oh well, they're going to either fix this thing or we'll just keep the loaner (lol) either way, this will exceed the 30 days cumulative of being out of service so I will start PA lemon law paperwork once the van is at the dealer I was leery of Chrysler going in because their reputation has not been the best the past few years so, we'll see what happens here
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Reply #18 - Aug 21st, 2017 at 2:32pm

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Hope she gets home safe!
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Reply #19 - Aug 22nd, 2017 at 11:47pm

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got the Pacifica in the dealer this morning at 2:45 I got a call from the service advisor telling me that it checked out and has another fuel pressure sensor fault part not on hand had to order it and it's supposed to come in later today we'll just see this is the second time for a fuel pressure sensor and the last time NO part was available Nationwide and they had the van for 23 days! I'm hoping it's more than 3 this time because that puts me over the required Pennsylvania threshold to file a Lemon Law claim (30 days or more out of service in one year's time) so, we'll see how this goes this time.
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Reply #20 - Aug 23rd, 2017 at 1:22am

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Good  luck
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Reply #21 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 2:19am

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well, we're at 28 days we got the van back yesterday but I must say that this dealer's (not the selling dealer) service was top notch!! they ordered and paid for overnight shipping of the required part (something the selling dealer refused to do) they were courteous and kept us informed every step of the way on the status of the repair, they recommended some items which will get taken care of at the next service interval so, I may have found a dealer's service department that I can actually work with.
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Reply #22 - Aug 24th, 2017 at 7:57am

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That in itself is valuable!
Good deal!

Glad all is well!
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