Originally Posted by raVenX
Sorry to hear about your troubles but thank you for taking the time to post about it.
Did the car do anything out of the ordinary prior to the timing chain breaking? Anything in particular you noticed or remember?
This happened on 4-8-12
Nothing out of the ordinary. I was on 285 (the unofficial Nascar track, if you've been on it you know what I mean)going around Atlanta. I was at speed, 80ish, when the check engine dinged and the car died.
After I pulled/coasted over out of the way I noticed what turned out to be the Throttle Control Sensor light was on. Googled it and found someone who said his truck had done the same and he disconnected the battery to reset the sensor which allowed him more driving time. Tried it to no avail.
Had it towed to Dodge in Cartersville, Ga. On Monday afternoon they told me it was the Cam Position Sensor that was bad and had to order one for Tuesday. They said the Cam sensor would make the Throttle sensor light come on(?).
Tuesday they put in the Cam sensor. They said it started but was not running right, backfiring, sputtering and spitting were the technical terms and would keep it until they had it right.
They spent Wednesday, Thursday and Friday communicating with "Stars" to Chrysler to try and figure it out. All week they told me they had no clue but would stay on it. Friday afternoon they noticed that the cam wasn't turning.
Monday/yesterday they told me that the timing chain was broken. On order for Tuesday. They would put it in make sure of no other damage like bent valve rods, damaged pistons, etc and then put the car back together. And I could possibly have my car by Thursday.
I asked about my bill and so far it is $39.00 for the Cam Position Sensor. Everything else is warrantied.
I have not rushed them. They have apologized profusely for taking so long. I told them not to worry and make sure they check everything and do it right. It's been a long week.