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08-22-2014 06:09 AM
3boystoys
Originally Posted by 2004Jack View Post
What about a 2012 Challenger SRT. Understand same chain is used. Are we just left out there to chance it...Would really hate to have that chain and guide fail. Not sure what route to take..first thoughts are to drive without mds or a tune...actually an aftermarket double chain set up would give me more piece of mind. Waited 30 years to get back into a muscle car ...if I knew this would have gone the manual route. Any sugestions out there...
The chain is NOT the issue, it's the tensioner that breaks and takes the chain with it.You break a tensioner, it won't matter if you have a double chain since I don't think the chain actually breaks, it comes off the sprockets because of too much play. The manual transmissions have even worse issues from what I've been reading.
08-22-2014 05:46 AM
salvy59 you're mistaken a tic from fuel injectors lol also sounds like you have some sort of exhaust leak
08-21-2014 07:33 PM
70TA-09RT My question has anyone heard what's called tick knock after the recall was preformed. It's not Hemi Tick as the sound is actually coming from the lower front of the motor, it's noticeable unless you are along a building or standing outside of your car.
Here's a video of it which developed about 5 days after the timing chain repair, at first we thought it had to do with all of the updates as the car is a 2009 Challenger RT built in April of 2009 it has 17,000 miles.

Tick Knock 5.7l Challenger - YouTube
08-21-2014 06:35 PM
pdx.challenger
Originally Posted by diver88 View Post
also my local dealer said they saw several 6spds with NO MDS with the same exact problem...
I'm calling BS on the dealership's claim.
There hasn't been a single report of a chain breaking on a manual car, but suddenly one dealership has repaired several? Not.
08-21-2014 06:11 PM
salvy59 this is not what was reported on the 2010's that had the majority of failures. also my local dealer said they saw several 6spds with NO MDS with the same exact problem, do


>>this is what i didn't want to hear!!
08-21-2014 06:03 PM
diver88 yea, they said it was fixed... until I see several bonified cases of late 2012's and 2013 YM's I'm not going to worry.
what do you know no one else knows? the problem and fix was explained to me and it sounded like it made sense, my MDS seems perfectly smooth and really can't tell when it engages at all... this is not what was reported on the 2010's that had the majority of failures. also my local dealer said they saw several 6spds with NO MDS with the same exact problem, do I know for sure... no I don't but I don't know what happened to the 2013 mentioned a few posts ago either.

I'd love to buy a tuner and just deactivate the MDS system but Dodge tells me they will know and if something like this happens anyway I would have no warranty. that's bold talk considering they recalled and repaired cars out of warranty that had superchargers and tunes on them.

I just don't understand why Dodge won't deactivate the MDS system for those who want it gone. there may be another chapter to this book, I'm ready to read it but calling owners that bought their cars and drive them as intended "old stubborn dogs" is pretty offensive. unless you have specific info to share.......
08-21-2014 02:04 PM
salvy59 You guys didn't think the problem was fixed with a new part? I said before and i'll say it again
it is only A band aid of A fix!!

Here let me repeat myself for those that really love there cars, keep it out of MDS and if you 're still hard headed well you must be an old stubborn dog...
08-21-2014 12:41 PM
pdx.challenger
Originally Posted by Badbee View Post
I was at my local dealer yesterday talking with their best tech who advised they just replaced a broken timing chain, etc. on a 2013 Challenger with about 20K miles. He advised it had the new chain and was surprised that there still appear to be problems! Dealer is Tuttle Click in Irvine CA.
2013? I hope it's an exception & not the rule.

On a side note, I went to the first post of the thread to check the affected date range & noticed the fourth post, by Stevewhiteparts:

"if they were breaking, we would see them!!!!"

I wonder if they still feel the same way.
08-21-2014 12:25 PM
Badbee
2013 with Broken Timing Chain

I was at my local dealer yesterday talking with their best tech who advised they just replaced a broken timing chain, etc. on a 2013 Challenger with about 20K miles. He advised it had the new chain and was surprised that there still appear to be problems! Dealer is Tuttle Click in Irvine CA.
08-17-2014 09:21 PM
ODB DT RT My car kept overheating come to find out they never plugged the fan back on. Other then that no issues
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