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Timing chain break at 27k miles
I haven't been on the site regularly in a while, so have missed the conversation around the timing chain failures. My Challenger is a 2010 5.7L R/T w/ auto. Last weekend I was traveling from central Indiana to Des Moines IA for a conference. 20 miles from Des Moines I experienced the same thing others have posted... cruising on the interstate at 70, MDS on, when suddenly loss of power, ETC and CEL warning lights, then engine dies. Towed to the dealership and after tearing it down, they show me the broken timing chain. Both that dealer, and my local dealer swear this is the first time they've heard of anything like that....hmmm. Got a call today, the dealer says Chrysler is approving replacement of short block and heads. They think potentially 2 weeks to fix, will update when I get the car back with comments on availability of parts and the service.
This car is my 4th vehicle with a 5.7 in it. I previously had a 2007 Durango, and 2009 Challenger, and now own the 2010 Challenger and a 2011 Ram. I traded the Durango at 56k miles, and the 2009 Challenger @ 26k miles, and only have 10k on the Ram, so not sure if I just was fortunate enough to get rid of the others before this cropped up, or if it's w/ newer engines that have been using cheaper parts.
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