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2004 Pacifica won't take gas. I have spent $800 trying to…

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2004 Pacifica won't take...

2004 Pacifica won't take gas. I have spent $800 trying to get this fixed.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

No, I can't get more than $5.00 worth in at a time and then the pump turns off. This is a very common problem I see people talking about.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pacifica yourself? What have you tried so far?

No we took it to the dealership in Wichita Ks. I don't remember what they did but it was OK for about 1 month and then it started happening again.

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Chrysler Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago
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is the engine light on? do you have the invoice to see what was replaced?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Not on me. Yes the engine light comes on. This is a well known problem with this pacifica. Just wonjdering if anyone has a fix for it. It will show 1/2 tank of gas and then drop to empty.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No.
Chrysler Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago

can yiu tell me what codes are present...and generally the vent solenoid is the cause

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I don't know what you mean by codes
Chrysler Mechanic: john -aka eauto, The Car Guy replied 10 months ago

The check engine light comes on when the on-board computer detects a fault in engine driveability or performance, transmission control system or transmission, or the emissions system, and a fault code is set and stored in the computer. Faults that can set the check engine light can range from a vaccuum leak, engine mis-fire, low engine compression, faulty sensor such as O2 sensor or other engine sensor, hydraulic pressure loss in transmission, transmission shift solenoid, open/short in wiring harness, emission evaporative system leak, or one of over a hundred different reasons.
The only way to know what set a fault code and turned the check engine light on is to have a diagnostic scanner hooked up to the on-board computer and read it for stored diagnostic fault codes. Many auto parts stores will do this service for free- (like auto zone)check with you local parts stores. If none in your area do, then you will have to take it to a shop and pay to have the computer read for stored fault codes.

Without knowing the fault codes numbers, it would be irresponsible to guess as to the cause as there are hundreds of possible causes

if you provide me a diagnostic code we can narrow down the cause of failure

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