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06-11-2015 12:58 PM
diver88
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oh man if it brakes under warranty can they install a crate motor without the MDS for a stick shift car in an automatic? I am really nervous about my 2015 now, I have to take my wife's 06 Charger in with 53k miles to have the rocker assemblies replaced because they used non hardened shear pins in the V-6. Does shutting off MDS stop this from happening to the Hemis? Oh wait after reading back several pages it seems that they recalled the cars and updated the parts years ago so my 2015 should have the newer parts. (guessing)
my 2013 is supposed to have all the updated parts so I'd assume your 2015 is fine.
06-11-2015 07:34 AM
Frank Julian oh man if it brakes under warranty can they install a crate motor without the MDS for a stick shift car in an automatic? I am really nervous about my 2015 now, I have to take my wife's 06 Charger in with 53k miles to have the rocker assemblies replaced because they used non hardened shear pins in the V-6. Does shutting off MDS stop this from happening to the Hemis? Oh wait after reading back several pages it seems that they recalled the cars and updated the parts years ago so my 2015 should have the newer parts. (guessing)
05-31-2015 07:37 PM
PMMAGIC I also have a 2010 R/T and mine went at 30K. The dealer ended up replacing the engine. It was at the dealer for a total of 4 weeks but since I got a brand new engine I found the patience. I hope your situation works out well and takes less time.
05-30-2015 01:09 PM
greyghost19 Add me to the list. I know this is an older thread but I have a 2010 RT and my timing chain came off on the interstate on Christmas eve 2013 at 59,000 miles.
I had to get it towed to the closest dealer and they had to rebuild the engine because it damaged the heads.
When Dodge sent me the recall notice I ignored it because I assumed they fixed the issue when I had the engine repaired. Come to find out they put the original faulty part back on so now I am without a car for 3 days while they do this again.

At least I had the sense to drive in manual most of the time to try and avoid mds causing problems again. I think it's safe to say by now that this is a fiasco.
04-23-2015 07:14 PM
PMMAGIC Based on the information you've given me I will try to contact service at the dealer and discuss the matter. I appreciate your response.
04-23-2015 04:21 PM
brandy16
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I recently encountered catastrophic engine damage as a result of a timing chain failure in my Challenger R/T 5.7L automatic. The car is now at the dealer awaiting the new engine. I had 30K on the original motor so needless to say I'm very pleased with the fact that I'm getting a new one with 0 miles on it. I had the 306 rear swapped out for a 373 with LSD and had put a 91 Octane CAI tune on the motor with my predator tuner. Does anyone know how that will work out with the new engine? I would appreciate any response concerning that or any other issues I should be aware of.
As long as they don't flash the computer or change it out you will be ok with your predator. If they do flash it you will need proof they flashed it and call Diablo they will talk you through resetting the predator to work with the new flash.
04-22-2015 07:49 PM
PMMAGIC It's a 2010.
04-22-2015 07:40 PM
SoCalChallengerLover
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I did not know anything about the recall. I initially had the car towed to my mechanic who made me aware of the recall. I then had it towed to the dealer who is covering the expense.
What year is your Challenger?
04-22-2015 07:33 PM
PMMAGIC I did not know anything about the recall. I initially had the car towed to my mechanic who made me aware of the recall. I then had it towed to the dealer who is covering the expense.
04-22-2015 06:53 PM
Harleylay Was the recall taking care of before this happen


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