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Old 01-29-2010, 08:00 PM
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Hello everyone,

Sorry to come to the site for my first time with such grim news, but its true.
I just bought a 2009 5.7 4x4 quad, New, had it for 2 months. Brought it to the
dealer today to have it checked out, it kept jumping out of drive, into neutral.
They could not find any thing at first, sent me on my way. Got on the Hwy
and it slipped again and then it dropped into a very low gear, that caused me
to go forward in my seat. Pulled off the Hwy, headed back to the dealer and
suddenly it was completely slipping, just made it back, went through some test again. Then they told me I had a big problem, its completely shot. The dealer said they never saw this after only 5,000 miles, of course.
Has anybody else experienced anything like this.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:07 PM
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Nope, this is a first. What is the dealership doing to fix this? Replacing the engine and tranny under the lifetime powertrain warranty?
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:11 PM
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hello and welcome, dang that sucks are the going to replace it.
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Welcome to the Z!!! Sorry to hear about this, this is the first I have ever heard of a new one going bad. Hope you like the site though. Glad to have ya, enjoy the board!
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:48 PM
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It's just the tranny, yes they are on it. Gave me a rental and said it would be a few days. I absolutely love it, the power, the ride, the room, not the gas milage. But I did not buy it for that, I bought it because it was a DODGE.
Can anybody tell if you can reprogram the fuel saver mode so it does not activate until about 50 MPH. I dont like it on at a low speed. It should be for Hwy use.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:53 PM
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It can't be done by the dealer but I can't say for aftermarket tuners.
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I can't say I've heard of any programmers that deactivate the MDS at low speeds, they can only deactivate it totally. The only way I can thing of doing this is to hit the "tow/haul" button which deactivates the MDS and O/D then just turn it off when you're at highway speeds. The biggest saving that the MDS gives is at the lower speeds where you burn the most fuel in stop and go traffic.
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congrats on the new truck!!! sorry to hear you are having problems already!
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Sorry to hear of your misfortune . Well atleast their on it . If you could go to the top of the page to the User Cp and complete your profile that would be great . Helps us see what you have when your posting a question . Any pictures of your truck ? Any mods done or plans for future mods ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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