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I think less than half (of the around 34 reported failures (am including reported Chargers and 300s on here as well)) had 10 posts or less at the time of reporting. So it has happened to long term members here as well as some who probably found this thread via an Internet search.
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Can you verify with him that it was an R/T automatic. As soon as you do, I'll add it to the list on the first post.
Verified automatic according to him the tension-er has a revised part number. He should get parts in a week.
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Originally Posted by SAVOY1964 View Post
Verified automatic according to him the tension-er has a revised part number. He should get parts in a week.
Thanx. I get it added to the list.

Yeah, the revised part number was the switch from the old black tensioner to the new white tensioner. Both have failed, so the composite wasn't the problem.
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I did a google search a couple weeks ago and this thread DID NOT come up... Not even on the first page.

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Originally Posted by SAVOY1964 View Post
Verified automatic according to him the tension-er has a revised part number. He should get parts in a week.
Revised tensioner or guide? The guide's color changed from black to white. Out of curiosity I ordered a tensioner when DestertBum said that the part's price tripled. But when I compare it to the pictures he had posted of his original one I don't see a difference.
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Revised tensioner or guide? The guide's color changed from black to white. Out of curiosity I ordered a tensioner when DestertBum said that the part's price tripled. But when I compare it to the pictures he had posted of his original one I don't see a difference.
Revised tensioner number.
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Revised tensioner or guide? The guide's color changed from black to white. Out of curiosity I ordered a tensioner when DestertBum said that the part's price tripled. But when I compare it to the pictures he had posted of his original one I don't see a difference.
I would expect the externals of the parts to look the same. After all, they have to fit in the same tight spaces and use the same screw holes. I would expect that the internals of the tensioner would be different. I doubt you would see the difference if they just replaced the spring.
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Good point! Especially since I am just comparing it to a photo. I wonder if DesertBum noticed any difference...
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OMG, there is alot of posts here.
Can someone sum this up? has there been any fixes for this, or what can you do to avoid it(if possible). What is the "target car" for this to happen too?
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OMG, there is alot of posts here.
Can someone sum this up? has there been any fixes for this, or what can you do to avoid it(if possible). What is the "target car" for this to happen too?
There's a small summary on page 1 - post 1. Drive around with auto stick all the time and the chances of this happening seem to be zero as its only happening to 5.7 autos so far.
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