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jdillon
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4/20/2007
11:53:50

Subject: Engine Failure Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L
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Driving down the highway in mid February, I noticed a check gauges light and audible alarm. I looked down to see that there was no oil pressure. I immediately pulled over and turned the truck off. I popped the hood checked the oil noticed it was a little low but not dysfunctional. It is about 600 miles from oil change time. I figured it must have been some mishap electrically and started up the truck sure enough the oil pressure came right up. I set there idol for a moment or two and then decided to proceed on cautiously watching the gauges. Shortly after getting up to speed the oil pressure started to drop off again. I pulled over again and called the local dealership Smith Stokes Dodge in Reidsville, NC and discussed warranty with the service department. I then called Tar Heel Towing and had the truck delivered to Stokes’ dealership. I received a call late that evening from George the service rep saying he did not see anything wrong with the truck and wanted more information (no tech had looked at the truck at this point). We talked and he said he would have the techs look at it the following Monday and get back with me. When Monday came and passed they had not checked out the truck no big deal. Tuesday came and I received a call from George saying the truck needed a new engine and would not be warranty covered. I told him I would come by. When I got to the dealership George had a estimate of over $7K for parts only for a new motor. (Keep in mind it was running fine when I had it towed, I had it towed as a precautionary method). To beat all he said it would be up to me to pay this out of pocket. Now the truck only has 69,043 miles on it and has been serviced by Crown Dodge in Greensboro, NC three times, once by a local garage and he the remaining six time by me at home. George said with out 20 receipts showing oil changes I would be out of luck. I then started going to the owner’s manual and showing them where there Manufacturers suggested maintenance ever 6000 miles and no receipts were required. Then George said he would contact the corporate rep and see what he could do. He would call me the next day and let me know. I did not here from George so on the second day I called back to see what the situation had progressed to. He wanted me to come by again and I did to talk about the Corp rep would be willing to come out and inspect the truck if I agreed to pay $580.00 for rmoval of oil pan and put back together if Corp Rep said no warranty coverage. Of course I told him that I had no choice that I had done all the things required of me and OK’d the work. It would be three to five days before they would have an answer. We agreed to talk again on Thursday the following week. Again George did not call and I had to contact him. The Factory guy did not come in but would be there the next day. George calls me Friday and tells me that the Corp Rep said no coverage, I went to the dealership and looked at the motor and sure enough it had some sludge in the valve cover area. George said he would have the oil pan and valve covers re-installed and call me when the truck was ready. I went to the Service Manager and he said he had no control and I would have to call a 800 number to Chrysler to get assistance. I contacted an attorney and asked about my situation and he suggested I follow a arbitration process and see where that would go. I started the process and began calling Pete Stokes General Manager. I called on three different occasions and went to the dealership to try to see him personally with no luck. I will make this very long story shorter by saying I am currently working with the NC Attorney General trying to resolve this issue legally. If any one would be interested in helping with this problem I would like to get a reply from you. They should not be able to get away with this. I have also filed claims against the Corporate and Smyth Stokes Dodge with the BBB. Any information I get I will post back.
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Jeff




jdillon
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4/20/2007
12:06:17

RE: Engine Failure Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L
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I did intend to post this as well...
TSB #1802901 -- SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION WHERE IN THE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE INTERMITTENTLY DROPS TO ZERO. *TT (NHTSA ID #629157, DECEMBER 28 2001)
TSB #01025 -- SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4.7L OR 5.9L ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT A CONDITION IN WHICH THE OIL PRESSURE GAUGE MAY INTERMITTENTLY DROP TO ZERO. *TT (NHTSA ID #628203, NOVEMBER 07 2001)
Chrysler knows there is a problem now they must correct their failures.



TexasTodd
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5/12/2007
03:21:58

RE: Engine Failure Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L
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Had a remote gauge been tried, or is it actually dropping to alomost zero psi?

My 01, 4.7, with 118,000 miles, has no problems.

I use Mobil 1 myself, ~5-7k miles. 6 quarts, right?



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5/13/2007
10:05:26

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I heard that the V8 magnum engines had problems with sludge and low oil pressure. Something about the design of them. Synthetic should do away with the sludge and should be ok. What kindof oil pressure does it hold before it messes up?

'97 RC V6, 5spd, soon to be V8, 5spd!

windak03bill
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5/20/2007
15:05:21

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Hey Guys,

The dealerships are getting away with murder, my dads 03 ram QC 4X2 5.7L blew its engine with 27,000Km (17,000mi) on it, and the dealership refused to fix it even though with his warranty, all his oil changes till 115,000km (70,000mi) were free, they had all paper work, mind you the engine had only been serviced three times, which is normal oil change intervals, he ended up having to refinance the truck with the 9,656.42 for the new motor, on top of the truck that cost him 45,000.00
again with the original post, it wass sludge in the engine, which i find hard to believe, because all the mileage on the truck was done on the highway, since we live out in the county, i've heard of other people with hemi's suffering from engine failure due to sludge at low mileage, i'm just wondering if there is a problem with the magnum engine design, which worries me because i drive a 03 CC 4x2 with a 3.9L mind you it has 70,000km (45,000mi) on it, but i had a 02 intrepid prior that blew its 2.7L all over the road causing me to crash, hence the new truck, but chrysler accepted no responsibility for the intrepid stating that there had been tampering with the engine, and that it was my responsibility. im just wanting to know if chryslers engines are turning the way of there transmissions, and if we should just be careful about the power trains in these new cars?



chuck
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7/01/2010
15:27:46

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replaced EGR valve
now stalls at every stop light
thoughts?



Zach Orzech
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11/10/2011
14:46:48

RE: Engine Failure Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L
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The quote I copied from your original post below
is exactly what just happened to my dodge ram last
week. When I had it checked out they told me they
believe the problem is bad cam bearings. The
mechanic said he believed it was bad cam bearings
because the oil pressure doesn't go down until the
truck has warmed up.

"I noticed a check gauges light and audible alarm.
I looked down to see that there was no oil
pressure. I immediately pulled over and turned the
truck off. I popped the hood checked the oil
noticed it was a little low but not dysfunctional.
It is about 600 miles from oil change time. I
figured it must have been some mishap electrically
and started up the truck sure enough the oil
pressure came right up. I set there idol for a
moment or two and then decided to proceed on
cautiously watching the gauges. Shortly after
getting up to speed the oil pressure started to
drop off again. I pulled over again and called the
local dealership Smith Stokes Dodge in Reidsville,
NC and discussed warranty with the service
department. I then called Tar Heel Towing and had
the truck delivered to Stokes� dealership...."
"...Tuesday came and I received a call from George
saying the truck needed a new engine and would not
be warranty covered."



benfish5
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12/20/2011
23:02:27

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I've heard that several 4.7 engines have had problems with front&back timing chain break in the middle. Several owners are having to pay for new engine. have any of you heard this I have 2008 ram 4.7. Please help.



jim
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5/24/2012
10:15:48

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How can we get a class action law suit to remedy the problem with the 4.7 engine failure at or near 100,000 miles



Cory Washingt
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4/23/2014
14:11:09

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Mine has white steam coming out of the
tailpipe...Any suggestions on what it is. And
how to fix it????



Cory Washingt
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4/23/2014
14:15:24

2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L
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Mine has white steam coming out of the
tailpipe...Any suggestions on what it is. And
how to fix it????



Cory Washingt
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4/23/2014
14:19:48

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Mine has white steam coming out of the
tailpipe...Any suggestions on what it is. And
how to fix it????



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5/04/2014
15:22:33

RE: Engine Failure Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 L
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That's moisture you fool!



daddio
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5/04/2014
23:41:59

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Unless your losing coolant i wouldn't worry about it.



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