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06-11-2016 05:30 AM
bwbike
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Originally Posted by StingerRT/C View Post
Hmmmm, I'll have them look at it and let them tell me what they think it is. I don't want to skew their judgment. Though, after I get a diagnosis Ill mention that too.
You'd know it if the water pump is bad by looking at it while the engine is running. If its bearings are bad (what failed in mine), you'll see the belt pulley wobble/vibrate and the noise will be coming from there. There should be no play in the pulley while the engine is off; Mine wiggled.
06-10-2016 10:05 PM
StingerRT/C
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Originally Posted by bwbike View Post
I would check your water pump. Mine failed at around 45,000 miles on my 2009 R/T. It made terrible noise for about 60 miles and finally spewed coolant as I was pulling into my garage. Repaired under warranty.
Hmmmm, I'll have them look at it and let them tell me what they think it is. I don't want to skew their judgment. Though, after I get a diagnosis Ill mention that too.
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To stinger
If you haven't had the P01 campaign do everything get it done
The plastic guides wear and the updated part won't. Your '10 would have the black plastic guide
That could possibly be the chain with excess slack rubbing on something inside the timing cover
I just checked Dodge.com and came back with "No Outstanding Recalls or Customer Satisfaction Notifications Exist." message on my 2012. Hmmmm I will push the P01 campaign. As rampant as this is, I would think this should be a dang recall by now. What on earth is Dodge doing? Again, 40k miles should still be brand new on any modern vehicle nowadays. This is my daily driver, and I NEED it everyday.

Thanks for the advice guys...continuing this adventure. Will update to keep the counts on the first post up to date.
06-10-2016 07:30 PM
Hal H To stinger
If you haven't had the P01 campaign do everything get it done

The plastic guides wear and the updated part won't. Your '12 would have the black plastic guide

That noise you mention could possibly be the chain with excess slack rubbing on something inside the timing cover
06-10-2016 06:10 PM
mikeb33 Just got my recall today for my 2009 300C of which I am the third owner. I received an airbag recall today as well.
06-10-2016 08:00 AM
FWB Just checked on dodge.com and my '13 has been included in the P01 campaign.
06-10-2016 05:39 AM
bwbike
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Originally Posted by StingerRT/C View Post
Good lord!!! Hope you were ok when it happened. I can't imagine that happening.


Yeah all I know is it doesn't sound good at all, and from a 4 year old car with just 40k miles at that. Ive had cars/trucks with WAY more intrusive mods last 10x that. This is ridiculous. Now I have to see when my warranty expires/ed. This should be fun.

Now, for your listening pleasure...MY ROCK TUMBLER

https://youtu.be/mug_-vFqYHA <<<<Still can't believe this...
I would check your water pump. Mine failed at around 45,000 miles on my 2009 R/T. It made terrible noise for about 60 miles and finally spewed coolant as I was pulling into my garage. Repaired under warranty.
06-10-2016 04:25 AM
72/340
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Originally Posted by 19johned53 View Post
Crap, hate to hear this.


Keep us posted.

Oh, sorry, no not again. Was referring to the guy with engine noise. Mine happened at 42k, she's happily rolling at almost 102k now!!!
06-09-2016 11:17 PM
19johned53
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Originally Posted by 72/340 View Post
Mine just went out at 70 mph in cruise control, there was no warning. I would not start that motor again, get her towed in NOW....

Crap, hate to hear this.


Keep us posted.
06-09-2016 11:01 PM
StingerRT/C
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Mine just went out at 70 mph in cruise control, there was no warning. I would not start that motor again, get her towed in NOW....
Good lord!!! Hope you were ok when it happened. I can't imagine that happening.
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Agreed... everything I've read is that you may get little to no warning noise when it goes out. When it's time, it just goes poof, and that's it.

If you are hearing a rock tumbler sound, I'd be thinking about a cracked harmonic crankshaft damper. Should be easy to get that noise checked by a tech if that kind of sound is occurring.
Yeah all I know is it doesn't sound good at all, and from a 4 year old car with just 40k miles at that. Ive had cars/trucks with WAY more intrusive mods last 10x that. This is ridiculous. Now I have to see when my warranty expires/ed. This should be fun.

Now, for your listening pleasure...MY ROCK TUMBLER

https://youtu.be/mug_-vFqYHA <<<<Still can't believe this...
06-09-2016 10:15 AM
randycat99 Agreed... everything I've read is that you may get little to no warning noise when it goes out. When it's time, it just goes poof, and that's it.

If you are hearing a rock tumbler sound, I'd be thinking about a cracked harmonic crankshaft damper. Should be easy to get that noise checked by a tech if that kind of sound is occurring.
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