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Old 05-02-2011, 05:56 PM
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Default Safety recall k36: Rear axle fluid drain-back flow restrictor

There's a recall on some 2011 Ram 1500s. The problem is the rear axle pinion bearing on the truck may not receive adequate lubrication under certain driving conditions. This lack of lubrication condition could cause the pinion bearing to seize and cause a loss of vehicle control and/or a crash without warning.

If you didn't get the notice in the mail like I did today, you might want to call the dealer and verify.
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You also need to call before you take your truck in and make sure they have the silicone sealant for the kit. The engineer at dodge omitted that from the kit.
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The kits are back ordered for a LONG time according to my dealership. They can only order 1 kit every 14 days. I should get mine done around June/July timeframe. Guess I'm driving my Charger around for a while...
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Been waiting a month for a call from the dealer that the part is in. I have nothing else to drive so if something happens I guess I will have a law suit...

Why put out a recall if you don't have the parts available to fix it?
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This has been a long discussed topic see below thread

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=78910

just keep on your dealer.. Mine was repaired before I got the notice in the mail.

also the main part of this recall according to the dealership was the back flow restrictor was failing at temps under 40 degrees.
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Hey guys thought this might help out. Techconnect repair instructions for the k36.
recall K36.pdf
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Thanks for the PDF svetlecic, I too have been waiting 3 weeks now on parts and got nothing in the mail, I heard about it hear on the forum, checked my VIN on dodge.com and called to get my part on order.
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I heard about it on the forum as well and decided to call my dealer today. Gave him my VIN# and he said my 2011 Laramie 4x4 was not on the recall list. That's a relief considering I just bought it last week. I wonder if it only affects certain models? May also be possible they fixed it at the dealer before they sold it to me.
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I lucked out and just got mine done. I never did get a letter from Chrysler other than finding out about it when I requested my build sheet.

The PDF file listed above looks interesting. I can only hope they installed everything correct. That's the chances you take when you take your vehicle in for repairs.

I like my truck more and more as I drive it. I finally have the display figured out. Now if i could just get about 20 mpg with it. Gas is $4.04 in my neck of the woods.

Thanks again for any information I get on this forum. I always said, forget what the magazines say about any particular vehicle, just ASK THE GUY'S that drive them.

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Rec26...if your in Centereach any time soon, go to Brown's Dodge in Patchouge, he's got plenty of kits..... got mine done a few weeks ago and he said he had like 80 kits in stock at that time. Less than an hour in and out...They are good there!!!!
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