Update on my son's truck. A local trusted mechanic put in a crank kit, the truck, with]
56k on the 3.7, was all gummed up from oil - we were blown away when he showed us
the parts. I called Ma Mopar and they told me to get bent, that it was way out of
warranty and that my sone was the 4th owner - yikes!!! So, he paid 700 in labor and
500 for the crank kit. Well, so far he has put about 600 miles on it and guess what -
it now developed a tick in the engine. I am just unbelievably disappointed in Mopar 6 cylinders....this is just too much. Diagnosis - either a lifter tick or timing belt tensioners - anothe $600 to do both from our trusted wrench friend. Frankly, we are scared to do it and being a Mopar family - gulp -thinking of going to buy a truck from
Obama Motors or Ford. I can't believe I am saying this but this is the 2nd Mopar I have
had (out of literally very many) that has been a mechanical nightmare......Just to update you. Truly a sad story.......and Mopar -they can blow me. No help at all, not even a free diagnosis - just pay at the front window....wow.