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View Poll Results: Have you experienced the torque converter problem?
Yes, I had this problem and had or plan to have it fixed. 189 32.36%
No, I have not noticed this problem. 284 48.63%
I can't determine for sure if I have this problem. 111 19.01%
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:48 PM
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I had my tourque converter replaced at 20000km and now my rpm,s flutter in 1000 to 1500 rpm increments. At cruising speed and cruise set at 100km/h it fluctuates between 1500 rpm and 1800rpm on straight flat roads. It also kicks out Eco mode. They are bringing me in for another tourque converter replacement. Hope this fixes it
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23k miles and nothing noticed. But will keep an ear open....
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Just brought mine in this morning will be ready tomorrow. I hope the noise will be gone. At first they said everything was normal, until I took the shop manager for a ride and showed him the star case.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:59 PM
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All fixed, no noise runs smother too. I love my truck again!
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Good morning. I just purchased my Ram about a month and a half ago. It's a 2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab w/ the 5.7 Hemi. I will upload some pics soon. I bought it with about 23,500 miles on it. Loaded down and was hard to pass up this deal. Absolutely beautiful truck.

After a week or so of driving through my subdivision (stop sign heaven) I did start to dial in on the quite noticible drop down into ECO mode and the change in the exhaust sound. It completely sounds like it's bogged down and it only amplifies when you give it a bit of gas until it kicks back to all 8 cylinders (then it's perfectly fine). I read all about this converter poll and read plenty to realize I might have had the same issue so I took it to the dealer. They had it for two weeks and I just got it back yesterday with a new torque converter and about 3 or so flash updates they said. Sadly, when I got to my subdivision I got the same exact rough drop down by the MDS and the bogged down sound/feel again. I brought it back to them and they said they drove another 2011 and it did the exact same thing. I just have a hard time swallowing that this is "normal" and if it is, shame on you Dodge. They told me that it's opperating the way it should and there isn't anything else that can be done about it except to complain to Chrysler (which will probably do nothing). They said I could always leave it in Tow Haul mode which would leave it in all 8 cylinders in which it doesn't do it by the way. That is such a cop out and I shouldn't have to do that. They should have designed a system that works or don't do it at all. Sounds to me like it's something with the MDS system. Has anyone else had any luck with a similar problem after having the torque converter replaced and not fixing anything? Thanks in advance for the replies.

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What you're describing is it going from 8 to 4 cylinders and then back to 8. That's mds. It is normal
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What you're describing is it going from 8 to 4 cylinders and then back to 8. That's mds. It is normal

Really? Normal? When it drops into MDS and shakes the truck quite a lot? Plus the bogged down feeling? I am sorry but that's very disappointing. Is there any chance that there is a flash update or computer update of sorts in the works that could correct this? Sounds like that wouldn't be a mechanical problem but a computerized problem. I do understand the bogged down highly underpowered feeling, but it's the rough transition into 4 cylinders and change in exhaust sound that is my biggest gripe.
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Really? Normal? When it drops into MDS and shakes the truck quite a lot? Plus the bogged down feeling? I am sorry but that's very disappointing. Is there any chance that there is a flash update or computer update of sorts in the works that could correct this? Sounds like that wouldn't be a mechanical problem but a computerized problem. I do understand the bogged down highly underpowered feeling, but it's the rough transition into 4 cylinders and change in exhaust sound that is my biggest gripe.
Not sure if there's a flash or not. Both of mine have a pretty smooth transition so haven't checked for one. And change is exhaust sound is cause of the change in firing order. When you're in mds you pretty much are like a Honda with a too big exhaust, but we got saved and don't sound like a bunch of pissed off bees lol. Honestly I would just do the tow/haul thing or put the shifter into 5. I've heard many people that turn there's off with a tuner(pretty much the same as stated earlier but 2011+ can't be tuned so we're stuck to the tow/haul or shifter in 5th gear) have gotten better mpg without it
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Not sure if there's a flash or not. Both of mine have a pretty smooth transition so haven't checked for one. And change is exhaust sound is cause of the change in firing order. When you're in mds you pretty much are like a Honda with a too big exhaust, but we got saved and don't sound like a bunch of pissed off bees lol. Honestly I would just do the tow/haul thing or put the shifter into 5. I've heard many people that turn there's off with a tuner(pretty much the same as stated earlier but 2011+ can't be tuned so we're stuck to the tow/haul or shifter in 5th gear) have gotten better mpg without it

Thanks. Yes I was just reading about dropping it down to "5" or using tow/haul so I will definitely give it a try. We will see what kind of difference we see in the MPG. Thanks for the info.
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After waiting for more then 2 months the dealer finally got my replacement torque convertor in. I had been calling every 2-3 weeks for an update and they told me they were waiting for a new part number to issued that would address the problems Dodge has been having with our trucks.
I dropped the truck off tonight and asked what part number convertor they were installing in my truck, He told me R8051146AB and said the "R" meant re-manufactured.
Does this seem correct? has Dodge issued a new part number and are the parts re-manufactured?
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