What if this "new and improved" tensioner hasn't been fully tested? How do we know for sure that it will fix the problem? If there is any doubt as to whether or not this will remedy the situation then Chrysler will not offer it as a recall or preventative measure.
1.The car hasn't really been touched as of yet! And the reason why?....wait for it...... PARTS ARE ON BACK ORDER!!!!!!! Not surprised in the least bit. Even Chrysler customer care acknowledged this.
2. I had called Chrysler care last friday, and demanded a rental. Got it tuesday. The Chryler rep said we could only have the rental for two(2) days after parts had shipped. I told the rep that they would pay for the rental until the Challenger was finished, and the repairs were done to my satisfaction. She got someone who was farther up the food chain and he agreed to my demands.
3.Off the "record" phone discussion with the service mgr. Yes this is becoming very common in his shop. He's pissed they won't ship a long block because it would be a lot easier on his shop. Thinks its mainly due to the weak timing chain, but couldn't rule out any other variables posted here. Of the two cars with timing chain issues ahead of me 1 2009 challenger rt auto, and 1 charger state police car 5.7 obviously auto. No other info on either one.
4. Didn't get any pictures because, like a dumb_ss I forgot to grab the extra set of keys when I picked up the rental! It was after the shop hours and the sales people didn't have the keys to open up the lock box where the service dept. puts all the customers keys in at night.
Very interesting info!...and I'll share some in kind. When I paid a visit to my local dealer to inquire on the topic, I saw 3 patrol cars parked in a group in the service area. Who knows what they were there for, but "something" was being done. Of course, they denied they were there for chains (which may very well be completely honest). It was a pretty conspicuous context to note upon first arriving to the facility, though, or it could mean completely nothing.
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Off the "record" phone discussion with the service mgr. Yes this is becoming very common in his shop. He's pissed they won't ship a long block because it would be a lot easier on his shop. Thinks its mainly due to the weak timing chain, but couldn't rule out any other variables posted here. Of the two cars with timing chain issues ahead of me 1 2009 challenger rt auto, and 1 charger state police car 5.7 obviously auto. No other info on either one.
If you followed my thread about "engine broke" well coming home from work this am 2:30 car stopped running at 75 mph all lights lit up on dash coasted to side of I10 timing chain broke again. This is will be the THIRD engine, FOURTH for the car. The last motor was put in in February of 2012 six months ago, I had roughly 16,000 miles on the engine (total milage is 59300). And guess what according to Luke's part numbers for the upgrade to the tensioner and guides I had them in the car the last time it was replaced. So now what??? Good thing for Life Time Warranty......
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Very sorry to hear! Sounds like you are commuting a lot... so do I understand this correct that you had 4 engine replacements? Three of those due to a broken chain? What was the other one for? And what were the mileages?
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Holy Christ, you must have the record for this sort of thing!
I agree with SC...seems like a premiere subject to practice a no-mds round after it gets repaired. If it STILL breaks, that's going to be a shocker for a lot of people...so let's hope it breaks the pattern this time around...
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