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please tell me none of the 6 speeds have this problem .. have any come forward? cause i dont have a warrenty anymore and u guys got me spooked..
No 6-speeds. All automatics.

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Then it's said that using autostick does not completely disable it from kickin in.

This would be news to me. I can tell the difference in the sound of the motor when MDS kicks in, with auto stick, it doesn't kick in at all. Also, the "Econo" on the evic stays off.



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I just reread most of the posts that are linked in the first post of this thread. Looks like most were cruising at highway speeds. Lately a few mentioned the cruise control. Am wondering if most actually used the cruise control when it happened (or have been using the cruise control a lot when driving on the highway)?

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No 6-speeds. All automatics.
THANK U! things started to cross my mind over the past few days.. was gonna trade her in for something else....
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All failures on hiway?
None in city traffic..
Maybe just autostick it on the hiway once you're over 55 mph if you don't like to shift it other times.. Just a thought..

I've been autosticking it. Stays in V8, to me, its no biggie.
I start in 2, shift to 3 & stay there until 2500-3000 rpms, then 4.
Will only go to 5 over 55 on the hiway..

Pretty easy to do... No MDS for me..
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A few months back, someone posted that Chrysler had "sold out" of factory 6.1 crate motors. Not building anymore either.
I thought that any car made had to have 7 years worth of parts available. If that is the requirement, seems that they cannot opt to not make the motors yet.
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Your excellent summary is truly appreciated!

Excuse my lack of mechanical knowledge, but if the TC failure occurs to an out of warranty vehicle, how easy/difficult is it to replace the 5.7 with a crate 6.1? Can it be done by simply dropping it in & without replacing/modifying anything else?
There's also the matter of the MDS that's part of the 'auto 5.7 PCM. If one did such a swap, leaving the MDS connectors not attached will set codes and the check engine light - in areas (such as Oregon) where you have smog inspection/ test, they won't pass.

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I thought that any car made had to have 7 years worth of parts available. If that is the requirement, seems that they cannot opt to not make the motors yet.
I'm sure that they have plenty of engine parts, and that's how they can do it. Enough parts to build an engine, but they don't have to stock a crate engine any more than they have to "stock" a completed car. LOL

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Does driving in autostick all the time put more wear on the tranny?




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Does driving in autostick all the time put more wear on the tranny?

Thats a good question. Iv'e been wanting to know this myself.

Anyone?
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