So I have a meeting set for the Service Department General Manager, myself, and my attorney for next week. One way to tell if it has security is looking at the key,is grey and the black key is non security. Come to find out, after getting it towed, the mechanic shop cant remove the dipstick to check the oil level, its wrapped around the crankshaft. For those of you tracking, that's only 52,000 miles in 4 years. I serviced this truck regularly because I know how. I am no mechanic so I looked to the dealer for answers.
I had it towed to a garage where ti spent the next week getting the entire cooling system replaced, starting with the thermostat and ending with the radiator. Threw in tons on money on several repairs. I had copies of all my receipts. Any one of those things will cause a vibration. I think you're better off staying with the original engine due to hidden costs involved with the swap. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. I got back the cost of these two costly repairs in miles driven and expect to get 350,000 miles out of this truck.
The lesson here is do your best to check the engine out before you install it and even that may not be enough. If anyone has any words of advice or helpfulness. I have taken good care of it too. I am fed up with this vehicle. Even that would be better than my ole wore out 125,000 mile, been worked to the bone powerplant that presently sits under the hood. Keep in mind that my check engine light keeps coming on.
Horsepower ranges from 302 horsepower with 329 lb. . My question to you guys is, will the 360 bolt right in? Recently I wanted to take a 200 mile trip away from home with a check engine light on that would not go off after taken it to the dealer they said it would be fine after they had looked at it. I then called Spotlight Towing and had the truck delivered to Crown Dodge dealership. In 2004, Dodge changed the crankshafts reluctor ring from 16 tooth to 32 tooth.
Was this review helpful to you? In 2010 another valve spring failed at 100,000 miles. Although an owner may provide evidence of regularly scheduled maintenance on the vehicle, evidence of oil sludge, metal shavings or failure to replace parts at scheduled intervals could void the warranty. Not 1 problem with the truck motor, used the 4-wheel drive maybe 10 times. Towing and hauling capacities depended on the bed length and drive configuration. At 75,000 miles the engine went out while going on vacation. They restored oil pressure but the engine is still knocking and has a few shavings in the oil pan. Up until then it ate no coolant and never ran hot or over-heated.
I'm afraid to take this truck out of town now and I fear cruising up to the mountains because the motor seems like it is struggling and rpm's get up to 6500. Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information questions. Call Tri Star at 1-855-459-6671 for customer service, availability and technical assistance. A couple miles down the road it dies. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.
The engine needed to be replaced. It was nice to read on this site knowing I was not an isolated incident. I am thinking oil sludge, how is that possible when I had just got an oil change recently. Ram 1500s with the 4. Any how, told Brian at telegraph chrysler jeep the last mechanic noticed sludge problem.
So you got me again Dodge, what a sucker am I? Unless you have very sophisticated test equipment and a thorough understanding of what is allowed in an engine swap, you are much better off keeping the stock engine and, if need be, simply rebuilding it. The common things everyone complains about have happened, dash all cracked and the actuator is stuck. I took it to the dealer that I bought the truck from because I luckily got an extended warranty through them. Other complaint is the front dash is cracking and the dealership said this is a common problem for this year. A diagnostic of the radiator, thermostat, water pump and gauge should pinpoint the problem. I was driving at about 55 mph, engine suddenly sounded really rough, shut off, I pulled off the road.
I have only 39, 800 miles on my engine. They know they have a problem. We changed this out and everything was fine for about 5 months. Although engine failure in the Dodge 4. With new cylinder head castings. Originally Posted By Klee: The 02 with the 360 is another one of those halfbreed combos dodge throws out there from time to time. I had the oil changed every 3000-5000 miles and keep it mint condition, it still looks new.