Where did you hear about this issue?
Have you found any documentation about this or a recall or something?? Very interesting, I have almost 40k on my 09 R/T ,so far so good.
Originally Posted by raVenX
I have been finding many reports of the timing chain breaking on the Dodge Challenger, mostly in the 5.7L Hemi engines. The timing chain breaks in most reported instances around the 35K-40K mile range.
There seems to be a problem with the timing chain tensioner springs. When the springs fail and thus the tensioner, the timing chain will be free the flap around and ultimately break. Once the timing chain breaks, the end result is usually the valves smacking the pistons which bend the valves, damages the pistons and leads to catastrophic engine failure. This often requires a new long block.
How many of you have had the timing chain break? How many miles on the car when when it happened? and what was your experience in getting it repaired?
Mopar or Nocar!! 2009 Challenger R/T , 5.7 Hemi , 5sp Autostick, Magnaflow Mufflers, 180 t-stat, Moroso Oil Catch Can , Modern Muscle 85mm Throttle body, Airaid T-body spacer, Mopar CAI, Predator tuned, Pettys Garage shock tower brace,Custom 345 HEMI hood badges, Billet fuel cap, SRT Functional hood scoops and hood struts, Custom pistol grip shifter, Classic badges , Custom Bumblebee Hemi stripe., Custom Dyno tune 343 RWHP / 386 lbs Torque / 405-410 HP at crank.