I've got almost 60k miles on my truck. warranty was out at 36,000
. except the powertrain covers all the way too 100k.
Anyway... I found the leak. A weld on the factory AC condenser is broken and leaking all of the fluid out. Nothing ever hit it, just looks like the factory piece failed (of course). A new AC condenser from Chrysler is $600
which the parts guy knew off the top of his head because he's had to order so many of them recently. I found the part from Rockauto.com so I ordered it myself. They called the next day saying it was out of stock. Started searching again and found that autopartswarehouse.com had a few in stock. KOOL-VUE part#: KVAC3878 which claims to be a direct fit for a '12 ram 1500 5.7L. Needless to say I received the part excited to put it in and it doesn't fit. The transmission cooler lines do not adapt to the aftermarket cooler which on the box is stamped for a 09-10 ram 1500...
Anyway I've talked to autopartswarehouse and they are accepting the return but not sure where I'm going to go from here. Can't seem to find any place that I'm confident in having the right part other than the dealer. Id really like to not have to spend 600 buck on a friggin' AC condenser but I guess that's what I get for buying this damn Dodge. About ready to set this thing on fire. I've attached some pictures for everyone to see what I'm talking about for if/when this happens to your truck. Glad I could be the guinea pig
I'll keep everyone posted on what I find out.