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Old 02-15-2014, 02:00 PM
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Uh oh... heads up, people! This does not sound too good, as I heard that Hsong before from Chrysler

Software change, you say? I previously owned a CRD Liberty (RIP ) that got a recall for the tranny (torque converter too weak for diesel output) and the cheapest solution Chrysler came up with was reducing torque and HP through the infamous F37 mod to the tranny and engine control modules. Needless to say I bypassed that poor idea with appropriate SW & HW aftermarket tweaks that kept the lil' tank going strong, running better and giving great mileage, which should have been the case when this Jeep was originally produced!

Still, this is what pisses me off when they try to correct a flaw. Bean counter mentality: take the cheapest road, and always to our detriment in the end. I would not appreciate to find out the HP and torque outputs required to be lowered because of a fundamental flaw Chrysler overlooked or missed entirely. Are they going to make me regret purchasing the V6 instead of the Hemi? Sure hope not, but I'll have the eyes of a hawk all over this situation as it evolves...
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I just can,t quite bring myself to take my truck in for there joke of diagnostics...10 full throttle bursts with the brakes locked down in 4WD..
If tranny breaks they replace it..But not the valve train that over revved when the output shaft broke..Or..If it don,t break , just hand it back and send you down the road...
What about all the over stressed components from there bull crap test??
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I haven't taken my truck in for the drive shaft recall notice (march 2014) yet, since I read the testing method used ( 10 full throttle bursts with the brakes fully locked). If something breaks they replace it. Has anyone heard if this is still the procedure used.
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Same old story, detune the computer so the engine doesn't ping and owners have a drop of mpg because of it. That's what they had done on my 2000 1500. I know a guy who has the same truck since new and since he has his own shop has never let Chrysler touch his. He gets 22-25 mpg all the time on the highway even pulling an 18ft travel trailer. The only thing he does different is, he went to a mid-grade fuel.
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I had my 5.7L Hemi 8Speed fail on me the other day in traffic...Just shut off....

Then I had an issue flipping it into park, The little light showed it was in Park and so did the dash and then it started rolling back and the light under the R was lit up. My dash gave me a warning saying that it was in the wrong gear or something and it auto corrected...weird....probably going to get it checked just in case
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