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Old 02-06-2014, 10:06 PM
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Check this thread: http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....141837&page=42
looks like Ramit355 is having a dealer change the hoses. Let's see how that goes - it could help set a precedent.

Paulswagelock is another member who's been through this, and has posted many times in these forums. He had his work done at Hillview Motors in Greensburg Pa.

Look for this: "Star Case", Case# 1307000003, Release Date: 10/24/2013

Truly disturbing.
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I believe it was the "Star" case where the release mentioned that engineering had determined the cause of the odor was the reaction between the hoses and the coolant. I think they're suggesting the compound of the hoses needs to be altered. If that is,in fact true, I'm not sure replacing the old hoses with identical hoses is going to solve the problem. It still comes back to the problem where it doesn't seem to be affecting ever truck. Surely, with the resources Chrysler has they can figure this out. They're going to have to fix it eventually, anyway, or people will start to think twice about buying a Ram. As I mentioned earlier, this is not yet common knowledge with the general public, but at this rate, it won't be long.
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I don't have the smell issue. When I was at the service Dept. I asked the manager if it is a problem. he said no one has been in complaining about it. I asked him to look it up and he did find something in the computer about it but hadn't heard anything until I brought it up to him.
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So far, at over 6000km I've only had the hint of a smell, sometimes, when at a complete stop. *hope my luck holds*
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Good luck Shadow. Hopefully, if it's already at 6000 km, that's as bad as it will get.
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I would think it would get worse over time. Longer the contact between coolant and hoses along with heat cycles should get worse. At least that would be my way of thinking.
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I have an 09 with 55,000kms on it and I have the smell. It comes and goes depending on how warm it is.
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CanadianRam, I didn't realize trucks other than the 13's and 14's were experiencing the smell. If it's the same smell, that kind of throws a wrench into the idea that it's the new OAT coolant that could be contributing to the problem. Have you had the coolant changed or replaced any rad hoses?
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Is the smell more noticeable in the colder months when using the heater?


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Is the smell more noticeable in the colder months when using the heater?


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It is more noticable on the inside when the HVAC is on, cold or hot.
It has been 2 months and several thousand miles since mine was fixed. The horrid smell has not returned. I sometimes get a whiff of coolant in the cab, but not stinky yet. I won't consider it fixed until I cross ~5k miles past the repair as that seems to be the longest I have read where it started for someone. Mine originally started around 1000 miles and got horrid by 3000, inside and outside the truck.
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