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Not again...

Please don't dismiss the issues a number of people on this forum alone have had simply because of what your computer tells you demand is. Fact: People continue to have problems with the timing chain and/or tensioner. It's borderline insulting to basically tell people there's no problem when the car they've paid good money for says otherwise.

Is it an epidemic? No. Is it a problem? Yes.

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truthfully we have 6 or 7 people bashing the same scenario on 8 or 9 forums,

im truly sorry that a few people have a problem, ok 20 failures on 2 millions vehicles is simply going to happen.....

we constantly get bash for transmission failures, yet our national % of failure is 3%, national average for all manufacturers is closer to 7%, thats means we are nearly 4 % below national average for failure on transmissions, we sell 3 times more Honda transmission a month than we do Chrysler.....nobody talks about that

Im sorry that a few have had a failure, would totally pmo if it happened to me, however the chance of it happenining is so slim, probably more likely to win the lottery

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truthfully we have 6 or 7 people bashing the same scenario on 8 or 9 forums,

im truly sorry that a few people have a problem, ok 20 failures on 2 millions vehicles is simply going to happen.....

we constantly get bash for transmission failures, yet our national % of failure is 3%, national average for all manufacturers is closer to 7%, thats means we are nearly 4 % below national average for failure on transmissions, we sell 3 times more Honda transmission a month than we do Chrysler.....nobody talks about that

Im sorry that a few have had a failure, would totally pmo if it happened to me, however the chance of it happenining is slow slim, probably more likely to win the lottery

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Luke, any insight/guess as to why the OP would have this happen repeatedly? Would seem to me something else is going on there. He's on his third engine!
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the chain is the same on all 2009 thru 2012 5.7L & 6.4L hemi's, cars, Jeep & all trucks etc
weekly demand is less than 20.......

again the failure rate is nearly non existent......less than 1%, its in the decimal point.....

its a shame that some people have had some issues, but in the large scheme of thing, the failure rates is nearly 0%
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Thats funny they have had 7 engine (timing chain) failures (2 were mine) at 2 different dealerships in my area over the past 8 months. Maybe your blind to the problem or they are not reporting these accurately. I ran a car fax on my own car to see what the dealership reports it doesn't show replaced engine, its shows replaced heads or service. No sign of 2 engines replaced. Thats inaccurate. It is happening all over! It sounds like they are covering up a problem by not reporting it correctly. That's also in my lawsuit against them. Will see who prevails.
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All this has got me worried. I've got a little over 70,000 miles on mine and now I'm thinking about going ahead and replacing my timing chain. The one from MOPAR is only $30, would I be better off to get a different brand though if these are breaking?



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All this has got me worried. I've got a little over 70,000 miles on mine and now I'm thinking about going ahead and replacing my timing chain. The one from MOPAR is only $30, would I be better off to get a different brand though if these are breaking?
I wouldn't just replace the chain as it's only failing when something else fails. Like the tensioner or ? who knows!
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All this has got me worried. I've got a little over 70,000 miles on mine and now I'm thinking about going ahead and replacing my timing chain. The one from MOPAR is only $30, would I be better off to get a different brand though if these are breaking?
With 70,000 miles and a 6-speed manual you should be fine. AFAIK, this has only been happening to autos and relatively early on, like 30k-40k. I don't think I've seen anyone post up that this happened with their 6-speed manual.

$30 for the part, have you priced labor yet?
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With 70,000 miles and a 6-speed manual you should be fine. AFAIK, this has only been happening to autos and relatively early on, like 30k-40k. I don't think I've seen anyone post up that this happened with their 6-speed manual.

$30 for the part, have you priced labor yet?
No I haven't priced the labor, I know it would be expensive. So is it basically just a problem with MDS motors?
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Luke, any insight/guess as to why the OP would have this happen repeatedly? Would seem to me something else is going on there. He's on his third engine!

i think the cause wasnt resolved, they may have fixed the result, but not the cause

you could have anything from a damage block, maybe a poor casting, where the angles are incorrect, poor workmanship......

we have a problem on late 2009 and 2010 3.5L v6 making a valve noise, what we have found is the bore for the camshaft is off center causing the cam to walk and eat up the casting, in most case we replace the cam and the cylinder head, initialy we were just replacing the rocker arm for broken rockers, but that wasnt the cause, but a result

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ps on the second event, we would have replace the short block or a long block, also would have got the field service engineer involved
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Thats funny they have had 7 engine (timing chain) failures (2 were mine) at 2 different dealerships in my area over the past 8 months. Maybe your blind to the problem or they are not reporting these accurately. I ran a car fax on my own car to see what the dealership reports it doesn't show replaced engine, its shows replaced heads or service. No sign of 2 engines replaced. Thats inaccurate. It is happening all over! It sounds like they are covering up a problem by not reporting it correctly. That's also in my lawsuit against them. Will see who prevails.
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If your engine has gone through two timing chains then I highly doubt the chain is the root cause. Your engine has another problem that results in premature timing chain failure.

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