Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Problems & Cost | 41TE | 62TE | 9HP48

The Chrysler Pacifica was initially equipped with the A604 (41TE) transmission and 6-speed 62TE transmission. Then the Pacifica name was applied to the redesigned Chrysler Town & Country in 2017, and the posh new people-hauler got the 9-speed 9HP48 transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Chrysler Pacifica transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

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What Transmission Do I Have?

Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Models

Chrysler Pacifica: 41TE Transmission
Chrysler Pacifica: 62TE Transmission
Chrysler Pacifica: 9HP48 Transmission

Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Prices:

TransmissionStreet Smart TransmissionAutozoneAdvance Auto PartsDealer Retail
41TE (A604)1587148015492800
62TE2240265028993330

What are the DTC codes related to Chrysler Pacifica transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0716Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance 
P0721Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0726Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0729Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
P0730Incorrect Gear Ratio
P0731Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0736Reverse Incorrect Ratio
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0750Shift Solenoid 'A'
P0755Shift Solenoid 'B'
P0760Shift Solenoid 'C'
P0765Shift Solenoid 'D'
P0791Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0792Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0810Transmission Fluid Pressure Manual Valve Position Switch
P0841Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Range/Performance
P0845Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit
P0846Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit Range/Performance
P0848Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit High
P0850Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit
P0868Transmission Fluid Pressure Low
P0869Transmission Fluid Pressure High
P0870Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “C” Circuit
P0885TCM Power Relay Control Circuit/Open
P0887TCM Power Relay Control Circuit High
P0933Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Range/Performance
P0934Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Circuit Low
P0935Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Circuit High
P0942Hydraulic Pressure Unit
P0960Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit/Open
P0962Pressure Control Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0973Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit Low
P0974Shift Solenoid “A” Control Circuit High
P0975Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0976Shift Solenoid “B” Control Circuit Low
P0978Shift Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Range/Performance
P0979Shift Solenoid “C” Control Circuit Low

Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Recalls

None Found

Chrysler Pacifica Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

None Found

Common Problems with the Chrysler Pacifica Transmission

Delayed forward and/or reverse engagement with a double ‘bump’ sensation – 41TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice a significant delay when they shift into Drive or Reverse. They may also experience a series of ‘bumps’ or ‘bucks’ when the selected gear does engage.
Solution – The retainer that separates the lockup control valve and the TCC accumulator valve may need to be replaced.

PRNDL lights malfunction – 41TE/42LE transmission (1996>)
Problem – The PRNDL lights in the driver information center (in the gauge cluster) may work properly when the vehicle is shifted into reverse, overdrive, drive and low. However, they may malfunction when the vehicle is shifted into Park or Neutral. There may be no diagnostic trouble codes or apparent transmission problems.
Solution – There may be an issue with the ignition switch, or a short in the related wiring.

Speedometer reading when the vehicle is not moving – 41TE transmission / 41TES transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the speedometer can jump to over 20 mph while the vehicle is stopped in gear. There may also be a jerking sensation that feels like a 1-2 shift. Gear changes may also feel unusually rough.
Solution – The most common cause of these 41TE transmission problems is a malfunctioning alternator. However there could also be a wiring problem related to the output shaft speed sensor OSS signal going back to the TCM.

Engine stalls while in Drive or during coast down – 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may experience an engine stall when they place the gear selector into Drive. They may also notice that the engine starts to run excessively rough or stalls when they are coasting to a stop.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems may be caused by mechanical failure with the electronically modulated converter clutch variable force solenoid / EMCC VFS solenoid, which can cause the torque converter clutch to engage when it shouldn’t. To fix the problem, the EMCC solenoid will have to be replaced.

Transmission shifts into neutral on the 1-2 shift – 2007+ 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the vehicle shifts into neutral upon the 1-2 shift. This may cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, where the transmission becomes locked in 3rd gear. In some cases, the vehicle may not move and will require the engine to be shut off and restarted before limp mode can be activated.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems are often caused by worn sealing ring lands on the low clutch housing. To correct this condition, place the housing and possibly the piston from the direct clutch.

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Chrysler Pacifica transmission slipping

If your luxury crossover was made after 2007 and has the 62TE gearbox, then a Chrysler Pacifica transmission slip may be in your future. Usually during the 1-2 or 2-3 shift, the transmission will go into neutral instead of the gear it was supposed to. If this does happen, the transmission will go into something called limp mode, where the only forward gear that you have is 3rd. If the transmission goes into neutral during the 2-3 shift, it won’t be able to go into 3rd or limp mode, which means your crossover will not be able to move until the ignition is cycled off and then back on.

What’s causing the Chrysler Pacifica transmission slip?

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for the 62TE Chrysler Pacifica transmission to slip out of gear. But there are actually two different causes for these transmission problems. If your transmission goes into neutral during the 1-2 shift, the most likely culprit is worn or damaged sealing ring lands (i.e. the bit of metal that the seals sit on) on the low clutch housing. This causes the direct clutch to experience a sharp pressure loss. To repair the problem, the low clutch housing will need to be replaced if any damage/wear is found in the places where the seals go. If you upgrade to a reman Chrysler Pacifica transmission from Street Smart Transmission, you can rest assured that there will be no sort of damage to the 62TE low clutch housing.

The 2-3 Chrysler Pacifica transmission slip usually occurs after a transmission rebuild. What will happen is, a mechanic will inadvertently put the 2-4 clutch feed pipe in backwards, causing a major pressure leak that will affect that clutches operation. To fix it, the transmission will have to be torn down again and the feed pipe put in the right way.

How much is it going to cost to fix my Chrysler Pacifica transmission?

Unfortunately, the problem described here will require the removal and disassembly/partial disassembly of your transmission. Given the labor time involved to remove the transmission from the vehicle (this is not a simple task), most repair shops will recommend that you go ahead and rebuild the entire transmission while it’s out. Since they already have to tear it down to replace the Chrysler Pacifica, it sort of makes sense to spend the extra money to do that. After all, you should get a lot more mileage out of your transmission once it’s rebuilt. And since they’ve already got the transmission apart, might as well, right?

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Chrysler Pacifica can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Chrysler Pacifica transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Chrysler Pacifica transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Chrysler Pacifica transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Chrysler Pacifica transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Chrysler Pacifica transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Chrysler Pacifica transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Chrysler Pacifica transmission, the vehicle has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Chrysler Pacifica transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Chrysler Pacifica transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Chrysler Pacifica Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Chrysler Pacifica Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Chrysler Pacifica Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Things to consider with a transmission rebuild

You’re the test driver – Most transmission repair shops and mechanics will only put a few miles on your vehicle to make sure the transmission works. But it’s not uncommon to experience transmission problems during the break-in period.

Everything might not be fixed – Most mechanics and transmission repair centers don’t have the equipment necessary to perform a thorough inspection on hard parts like gear sets, clutch drums and valve bodies. This means that your rebuilt transmission could actually have small cracks in key parts that aren’t visible to the naked eye. As time and mileage progress, these cracks can grow and create an even larger problem. Similarly, a slight warp in the valve body can seriously impact shifting performance over time.

Warranty – Although most mechanic shops and transmission repair shops will warranty their work. That coverage is usually only good at the shop or franchise that did the work. If you travel out of town and suddenly experience transmission problems, you’ll be on the hook for any transmission repairs unless you pay to have your vehicle towed back to the shop that did the work.

Quality – Nearly every time you get a transmission rebuild, all of the work is performed by a single technician. This may or may not be a good thing, depending on your point of view. But the end result is dependent on that technician’s level of experience working with your specific type of transmission. In addition, there is usually no standardized quality control checks at a mechanic shop. So an improperly torqued bolt or gasket that isn’t fully seated, might be overlooked and cause you major problems in the future.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Chrysler Pacifica Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Why a remanufactured transmission might be a good option

If you plan to keep your vehicle for as long as possible, then getting a transmission rebuild is certainly a viable option. However, a remanufactured transmission is a much better alternative. You’re getting as close to a brand-new transmission as it is possible. Companies like Street Smart Transmission also modify the transmission to correct all of the factory design flaws, allowing you to get a much longer service life from the transmission. You also get a 3-year/unlimited mile nationwide warranty, which allows you to get necessary repairs performed at any licensed repair shop of the country. So in terms of value for the money, a reman transmission might be the better way to go. 

Remanufactured transmission companies like Street Smart Transmission put each of their reman transmissions through a rigorous build process that ensures a quality product every time. It starts with nearly 100 trained technicians that specialize in different aspects of the build process. 

This remanufacturing process begins with the inspection team that test all of the critical components from the donor transmission to ensure that they meet the original equipment (OE) tolerances and specifications. The case, pumps, gears, shafts, valve body and torque converter are checked for hairline cracks, metal tensile strength, warping and other parameters. If any component fails to meet the required specifications, it’s discarded and replaced.

All the parts are then cleaned and sent to the appropriate stations on the assembly line for reassembly. Throughout the process, quality control managers inspect the build to ensure that it meets the desired specification. Any necessary modifications or upgrades that are needed to correct factory design flaws are also performed or added. The valve body is rebuilt and tested on a special dyno machine to ensure that it performs according to the specifications. All of the solenoids are also tested prior to installation.

Once the build is complete and passes its final quality control inspection, the newly remanufactured transmission is sent to the dyno room, where it’s tested on a special dyno machine using a proprietary software program called C.A.R.S. (Computer Aided Real-world Simulation). This cycles the transmission through a number of real-world driving situations, to ensure that it performs according to the factory specs. It also helps to break in all of the friction components, that way it’s completely tuned and ready to go once it’s installed.

Warranty – One of the benefits of buying a remanufactured transmission vs. a rebuilt transmission is the warranty. Street Smart Transmission for example, covers all of their reman transmissions with a 3 Year/Unlimited Mileage Nationwide Warranty (there is a mileage restriction for commercial vehicles). This covers parts and labor for transmission repairs performed by any licensed repair shop in the country. It’s also completely transferable if you ever decide to sell the vehicle. Compared to a mechanics warranty on a transmission rebuild, a remanufactured transmission warranty offers superior financial protection.

Is a remanufactured transmission worth it?

If you plan to keep your vehicle for as long as possible, then getting a transmission rebuild is certainly a viable option. However, a remanufactured transmission is a much better alternative. You’re getting as close to a brand-new transmission as it is possible. Companies like Street Smart Transmission also modify the transmission to correct all of the factory design flaws, allowing you to get a much longer service life from the transmission. So in terms of value for the money, a reman transmission might be the better way to go.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Chrysler Pacifica Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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richard sterling
3 months ago

2007 pacifica 4.0 168,000 miles shudder at 55-65 mph

Anonymous
4 months ago

2005 Chrysler Pacifica doesn’t shift through gears. It’s stuck in first

James
5 months ago

200000 miles po700 code stuck in first gear all dash letters lite up sometimes works just fine shifts great but then goes back to limp mode

Lana
5 months ago

Good day!
I haven’t gotten any transmission codes on my car at all. My only problem was fuel filter/pump-done ✅. I’ve changed everything from MAP sensor to evap hoses? Car will start and sound perfectly smooth, runs for about 10 minutes maybe more. Soon as I put it in gear- reverse, drive etc, shuts off. Starts right back up every time. I even got as far as driving it to the corner with my foot on the gas because if I let up or stop at a red light, shuts off. I just don’t know but the car is perfect and I’d like to keep it. PLEASE HELP 🥺

Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Lana

Throttle body position sensor? $60. I had the same problem! I changed it myself in my driveway.

Anniss
8 months ago

Does not shift into gear cannot go into drive or reverse

Drew
8 months ago

My 06 Pacifica won’t go into fourth gear it tries but doesn’t engage

Jesus Rodriguez
9 months ago

07 Pacifica was during when it lost gears won’t drive in any gear

Jesus Rodriguez
9 months ago

I was driving when it went out ofgear now I won’t drive an any hear

Katherine Smith
9 months ago

My 2019 Pacifica had a big leak in the front of the car. We took it to Dave Dennis Chrysler in Dayton and they had it for two weeks and said they replaced the transmission. They let us pick it up on Nov. 28th, today. I drove it five and a half miles to my home and it had a high pitch whine and rumbling sign. It purely was not fixed. Do you have an idea what is wrong.

Mellory
10 months ago

08 pacifica 4.0 awd slowed down and press on the gas peddle car will not move. Put it in revers no movement, had to get it towed.

Edward Joseph Button
10 months ago

gose in reverse an second gear will not shift into drive had motor mounts changed

Wayne Defenbaugh
1 year ago

Hi I have a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica. When shifting from park to reverse it sometimes will make the engine go wide open and only way to stop from moving is to apply a lot of pressure to the brake pedal until I can get it into neutral. Then the engine goes to idle. This is an intermittent issue but a dangerous one. I was wondering if anyone else ever had this issue as I have done many a search and haven’t found anything. I haven’t had the car scanned for codes yet as I am replacing all the engine mounts. Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you

Wayne

Konnie
1 year ago

Won’t shift to overdrive. 06 Chrysler Pacifica touring with 389,900 original miles replaced shaft sensor. Didnt do it

Teodoro
1 year ago

Es una Chrysler Pacifica Awd 2005 mesalio el código p0760 que puede ser disculpe

Teodoro
1 year ago

Me sale el Código P0760 que puede ser

Dan
1 year ago

Wont shift out of 1st gear

Anonymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan

How do I fix this

Aleecia
1 year ago

2008 chrystler pacifica. 140,000 miles. Code p083B. It is making a whining noise and randomly will stall once put into drive.

Kevin Green
2 years ago

Kevin, my Pacifica is a 2004 model it has codes p0700 and p0733 . It will not shift to 3rd gear it will go in to 3rd than pop out how can I fix it myself

Donna
2 years ago

P0404,P0325,P0700,P0715. This is the problems that my Metro Smart Ride detected. What should I do? Three,60 and above,handicapped people depend on vehicle.!!

Christy
3 years ago

I got the po700 and po526 codes makes me sad cause i love my car but not sure how expensive it will be to fix

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