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04-16-2014 11:07 PM
19johned53
Originally Posted by FWB View Post
Mine does the same thing you are describing with the fuel meter and it's a 2013.
My 2010 was doing that too, and eventually the check engine light came on, and the car wouldn't go into MDS. Took it to my dealer, and had them check it out.

Testing showed that I had a faulty fuel sending unit, and they replaced it. Now the fuel gage goes down more evenly from F to E.

No problem since.
04-16-2014 10:05 PM
FWB
Originally Posted by randycat99 View Post
For you guys with early model year Challengers, have you noticed a change in behavior of your fuel meter (as in something a firmware flash could do)? All the way since it was new, my fuel gauge seemed to always "drain more quickly" on the lower 50% than it did on the upper 50%. I could take a small in-town trip, and the needle might drop by an absurd 1 or 2 clicks while in the lower 50%. The same trip in the upper 50% might barely move the needle.

After the timing chain service, the lower 50% of the fuel gauge seems to now be more natural (no real difference from the upper 50%), as far as how fast the needle drops.
Mine does the same thing you are describing with the fuel meter and it's a 2013.
04-16-2014 05:33 PM
randycat99
Originally Posted by KentuckyWaterfall View Post
These came out of my 2011 RTC at 31,979 miles.

Sorry, KW...I couldn't get much extra detail out of your pix. Getting good focus and lighting on these black parts can be a real tricky matter.

04-16-2014 05:10 PM
randycat99 For you guys with early model year Challengers, have you noticed a change in behavior of your fuel meter (as in something a firmware flash could do)? All the way since it was new, my fuel gauge seemed to always "drain more quickly" on the lower 50% than it did on the upper 50%. I could take a small in-town trip, and the needle might drop by an absurd 1 or 2 clicks while in the lower 50%. The same trip in the upper 50% might barely move the needle.

After the timing chain service, the lower 50% of the fuel gauge seems to now be more natural (no real difference from the upper 50%), as far as how fast the needle drops.
04-16-2014 04:55 PM
1badx Just had mine done on Monday and it was a great experience. My local dealer is not good so I called a dealer an hour away I had heard good thing about. They were great on the phone and returned a call to let me know they had an extra kit in stock for my car.

I drove up early Monday morning and let them know I would be waiting for it. They were close to a mall so I went shopping and walking around while they worked on it. It took a while, almost 8 hours, but the service manager said they would rather take their time and do it right. They work was flawless, no leaks and no scratches. I had pictures of the radiator before I took it to them, I didn't need them because the radiator is unblemished after the work. They protected it while they worked. They had no problem showing me the parts after it was done.

Like other have stated, the car runs better and the tick at startup is gone.

Anyone around the Atlanta or Columbus GA area, call Mike Patton Dodge in LaGrange. Everybody in the place was great.
04-16-2014 03:57 PM
hemib5blue Iam trying a another dodge dealership tomarrow.Ilet everybody know what they said.I hope they tweet me better.
04-16-2014 03:08 PM
salvy59
Originally Posted by 72/340 View Post
Just picked mine up, no charge, as it should have been. I had 42,559 at the TC failure, recall done at 67,888....ready to roll another 100k plus......



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04-16-2014 02:39 PM
72/340 Just picked mine up, no charge, as it should have been. I had 42,559 at the TC failure, recall done at 67,888....ready to roll another 100k plus......
04-16-2014 12:12 PM
Lord Warlock They may tell you it could take more than 3.7 hours, and it probably will, but dodge should cover their costs and no expense to you. If I'd been told that I'd have gone to a different dealer. My dealer had the car for 2 days to do mine, got it installed and put together then realized the timing was off and had to take it apart again and fix it, no cost to me, just the inconvenience of no car for 2 days. The did not provide a loaner or rental.
If the radiator was damaged during a service call, the dealer has to fix it at their cost, or prove that the problem existed prior to the service, If i'd been put in that position, I would have told them I have a lawyer on retainer and if they are sure they want to pursue it this way, the lawyer will be contacting them for full costs plus lawyer fees and court costs. Usually the dealer will back off, but you have to sound convincing and not like someone blowing smoke up their wazoo, they've hear plenty of threats before.
04-16-2014 09:23 AM
salvy59
Originally Posted by KentuckyWaterfall View Post
These came out of my 2011 RTC at 31,979 miles.


>>>have you driven the car in mds all the time? the guide looks all chewed up at the top of the pic?
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