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Old 12-30-2013, 09:18 AM
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[QUOTE=paulswagelock;1278887]Have your dealer contact Hillview Motors in Greensburg Pa. They saw mine though resolution and were heavily involved with the factory.

Or, Have them refer to Chrysler case

Help I'm confused. Was your resolution to the issue resolved by changing the Coolant using same coolant with new hoses or did they flush replace hoses using older coolant?
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Have your dealer contact Hillview Motors in Greensburg Pa. They saw mine though resolution and were heavily involved with the factory.

Or, Have them refer to Chrysler case

Help I'm confused. Was your resolution to the issue resolved by changing the Coolant using same coolant with new hoses or did they flush replace hoses using older coolant?

It is hard to follow the thread with so many pages in between, but here is a brief summary:
Original plan was to change all rubber hoses, double flush, and fill with 2012 HOAT coolant. That plan had too many legalities and liabilities because of the potential for coolant cross contamination.
Chrysler engineering eventually determined the root cause to be the contamination in the casting debris, not the coolant itself.

Final fix - new rubber hoses, double flush, refill with model year correct OAT coolant.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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[QUOTE=paulswagelock;1280228]
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It is hard to follow the thread with so many pages in between, but here is a brief summary:
Original plan was to change all rubber hoses, double flush, and fill with 2012 HOAT coolant. That plan had too many legalities and liabilities because of the potential for coolant cross contamination.
Chrysler engineering eventually determined the root cause to be the contamination in the casting debris, not the coolant itself.

Final fix - new rubber hoses, double flush, refill with model year correct OAT coolant.

Do you know for certain if this is the ongoing approved fix? If so, why is Chrysler not fixing my truck!!!
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:33 AM
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It is an approved fix per chrysler engineering.
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It is an approved fix per chrysler engineering.
Is there a tsb? I just got off the phone with Ram, what a waste of time! They want me to run around to other dealerships.
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I hate to be a negative nancy here but I doubt you'll see a TSB for a while if ever. They know they will loose hundreds of thousands of dollars replacing hoses and coolant, along with the flushing process on several thousand vehicles. Im going to bet they hope most deal with it, figure out a fix on thier own, or just pass the truck on to another unsuspecting owner, then repeat........Not a good way to do business!
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It is hard to follow the thread with so many pages in between, but here is a brief summary:
Original plan was to change all rubber hoses, double flush, and fill with 2012 HOAT coolant. That plan had too many legalities and liabilities because of the potential for coolant cross contamination.
Chrysler engineering eventually determined the root cause to be the contamination in the casting debris, not the coolant itself.

Final fix - new rubber hoses, double flush, refill with model year correct OAT coolant.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:48 AM
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Has any one with stink issue also found out the windows in the truck fog easy and will not clear easily in auto? That is usually a small heater core leak that causes foggy windows. It would also cause the the smell.
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Can somebody fill me in? Since the cooling system is a closed system how does the smell get into the cab? Wouldnt any coolant smell be contained within the system? It has been my experiance that only when there is some type of leak will you get any type of coolant smell. What am I missing? Thanks
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The smell is leaching out from the hoses from what I can tell. After mine were changed, I smelled one of the contaminated ones, unbelievably pungent. So that smell is all around the engine bay of the truck and gets drawn in by the hvac system.
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