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Replacing oill pain on 2004 Chrysler Pacifica

How are you doing? Can you please do me a favor...have you heard of replacing the oil pan because the plug that is unscrewed to drain the oil gets worn out. In my case the bolt that is unscrewed from the oil pan, the threads have come off the bolt and are stuck in the oil pan walls where the bolt is to be screwed in after the oil is drained. The dealer is telling me due to normal wear and tear this happened because one part is made of metal, the other part is made of aluminum, and this happens. I hope this makes since...Thanks and have a great day,

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  • Anonymous May 30, 2008

    I too have a 2004 Pacifica with a stripped oil pan. I spoke to Chrysler this week as I have been waiting a month for this part. The part is on back order and will not be available until the 2nd week of August.

  • annesjones Jul 14, 2008

    Still waiting for oil pan--over two months-dealer says it hasn't been retooled yet--I'm ready to sell car but I have conscience about selling a car with that problem. I am ready to consult an attorney about my situation--anyone interested??

  • mleewray Jul 29, 2008

    I went into the chrysler dealer for oil change and filter last February and I have not driven my car since that date. They told me that I needed a new oil pan due to wear and tear and my car did not have any oil in it and I could not drive the vehicle. I towed vehicle to another shop for second opinion and he said oil pan was broken during oil change due to someone scewing in plug crooked and this made hole larger and the pan would not accept plug again. Chrysler tells me new oil pan on back order until September and when I get oil pan I will have to drop the transmission and change the motor around because 2003-4 oil pan for chrysler pacifica no longer being made. I had to consult an lawyer. Should not chrysler guarentee a part within 6 years of owning the vehicle? Who would by a $40,000.00 vehicle if they told you if you needed a part to drive the car we may no longer make that part?

  • eyw1109 Aug 11, 2008

    I have been waiting for a replacement oil pan since December 2007 and was told that the oil plug was too big. A friend recommended taking it to a mechanic (not the dealership). The mechanic stated he could try to find an pil pan in a salvage yard or replace the current oil plug with an oversized oil plug to keep the oil from leaking.

  • teamhicks Aug 18, 2008

    I have the same problem and have used an oversized oil plug for the last 3000 miles. It has held but is already leaking. I need to have the new oil pan installed with the next oil change because it likely will not hold any oil after removing and replacing the plug again. Chrysler is non responsive to getting the oil pan and acts like the dealer isn't doing anything. The dealer of course cannot conjure an oil pan out of thin air and is waiting on Chrysler. Has anyone found another source for an oil pan? I just can't keep waiting on Chrysler!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    started to remove oil drain plug, saw that threads/insert is getting loose and if i push on the drain plug bolt the leak stops



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If you fequnt any quick lube places they use air tools to remove the drain plug and it often strips the threads in the oil pan. So in answer to your question, yes the oil pan needs to be replaced or else the iol leaks out at a pretty fast rate. I would suggest gettting this and future oil changes done at your local Chrysler dealer.

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Posted on Dec 01, 2008


Take the pan off and to a good weld shop that can wweld aluminum.
They can weld in a new "boss" (threaded piece) and away ya go!

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

I too have this problem and I change my own oil, now this time I cant get the drain plug to budge!

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