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07-12-2016 09:35 PM
pdx.challenger
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Originally Posted by StingerRT/C View Post
Sadly the next closest ones are managed by the two most recent service managers that were let go from this one. They are on their 4th manager in 6 months and not getting any better.
I'm gonna have to somehow find the time to take it to Seattle to get it looked at as that is the closest competent dealer from what I've been told. Dealers here suck. But, I'll do what I have to, to get someone to listen to me.
With the high turnover, maybe it's more the dealership's fault than the service managers'.
07-12-2016 08:18 PM
StingerRT/C Sadly the next closest ones are managed by the two most recent service managers that were let go from this one. They are on their 4th manager in 6 months and not getting any better.
I'm gonna have to somehow find the time to take it to Seattle to get it looked at as that is the closest competent dealer from what I've been told. Dealers here suck. But, I'll do what I have to, to get someone to listen to me.
07-12-2016 11:36 AM
pdx.challenger
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Originally Posted by StingerRT/C View Post
So, this is what my local Dealerships are calling normal on the 5.7 HEMIs... I know damn well this isn't what it used to sound like. Bought it brand new off the showroom floor and it always ran smooth and emitted music to my ears (after cutbacks of course). Though, when I requested they bring up some of the 5.7s on the lot, they flat told me, "we don't have any on the lot". I called BS and pointed out 7 R/Ts sitting up front. They wouldn't bring them over because they are a different model year and are different engines... Will be writing Chrysler Corporate about these stealerships here along with over 2 dozen local county owners of Mopars with their experiences there. Just sitting here driving my Challenger until it blows itself up I guess...Got 2 more years of warranty left...
Did you take it to a different (more competent) dealership?
07-12-2016 12:18 AM
StingerRT/C
These mechanics are idiots

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https://youtu.be/mug_-vFqYHA <<<<Still can't believe this...
So, this is what my local Dealerships are calling normal on the 5.7 HEMIs... I know damn well this isn't what it used to sound like. Bought it brand new off the showroom floor and it always ran smooth and emitted music to my ears (after cutbacks of course). Though, when I requested they bring up some of the 5.7s on the lot, they flat told me, "we don't have any on the lot". I called BS and pointed out 7 R/Ts sitting up front. They wouldn't bring them over because they are a different model year and are different engines... Will be writing Chrysler Corporate about these stealerships here along with over 2 dozen local county owners of Mopars with their experiences there. Just sitting here driving my Challenger until it blows itself up I guess...Got 2 more years of warranty left...
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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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.
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