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O4 SRT Cam issue VIN\'s

X marks sold vehicles

64v100795
84v100619
24g184272
24v101247
74g170754
44v100567 x
04v101148
24v101149
14g157885
x4g184258
94g185080
x4v100427
44v100701 x
74g157874 x
64v100683
44v100682
34g157873 x
x4v100637
14v100638
34v100219
94v100709
14v100669 x
34g170722
54g170753
04v100890
84v100846
14v100736
x4v101092 x
x4v101125
44g185082 x
84g157883 x
14g170718
64v100702
x4g170717 x
94v101133
54v100531
14v100428 x
64g184260 x
64v101168
74v101101
04g185077
34g170735 x
24g157880
x4v100220 x
74g185075
24g157877
54v100786
34v100625
x4v101089 x
84v100801
x4g185135
64v100425
44v100942
74v100434
04v100775
34v100981
34v100737
74v100210 x
54g167240 x
x4v100847
54v100738 x
94v100838 x
04v100839 x
24v100423
84v100426
84g185068 x
14v100901
74v100837 x
x4v100430
24v100941
74g204448
14v100221 x
54g187486
74g187487
14v100963
24g170730
04v100436
04v101103 x
74v101082
04v100789 x
04v100212 x
14v100218
44v100939
54v100223
94v100791
34v100432
04v100209
34v100544 x
94g157876 x
94v101021
94v100435 x
74v101129
34g170721 x
24g157878
84v100684 x
34v100222
14v100431 x
44v100424
84v101043
94v100211 x
94v100760
94g170755 x
54v100433 x
34v100429
84g184261 x
04v100940
54v100772
84v100748 x
74v101065
x4v100749 x
44v101055
04v100663
64v101008
 

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And it is for both the Viper and the Ram. DC is not paying the technicians worth a damn to do it. I have one here in the shop now that DID drop the cam gear. Bent valves, bent push rods, busted gears, busted timing chain cover, a really nasty event. The truck has 1999 miles on it. It started with a check engine light for a cam/crank out of sync code. Customer just HAD to drive it home and it cratered on the way. I have 4 of them to do. Not looking forward to it!The "g" in VIN indicates trucks and the "v" is Vipers.


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I don't know if your list is complete. My vin # shows mine is effected and it is not on the list. This is the first paragraph of the recall.

NOTE: THIS SERVICE ACTION APPLIES TO
VEHICLES BUILT ON SEPT. 15, 2003 THROUGH
AND INCLUDING JAN. 30, 2004 (MDH 0915XX û
0130XX) AND ON THE ATTACHED VIN LIST.

I could not find the attached list it speaks of. If anyone wants the complete recall or would like their vin # checked send me an e-mail with request to [email protected]
 

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David,
I have two to do also. I just got the D-mail this morning. 3.3 for the Viper and 5.? for the truck...I hope I don't make to much on any of these...where do they come up with these times.
Later,
Joe
 

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BLACK GTS said:
David,
I have two to do also. I just got the D-mail this morning. 3.3 for the Viper and 5.? for the truck...I hope I don't make to much on any of these...where do they come up with these times.
Later,
Joe
I don't know where the hell they get these times. It makes it real hard to make a living doing this with the time allowances they give us anymore. FYI, the oil pan will not come out of the Ram without pulling the engine. The cross brace between the lower control arms (the one with 2 long bolts on either side) is welded on the SRT Rams. You can drop the pan and reach in and take the the pickup tube loose (4 nuts and don't drop 'em!) and then pull the cover. It takes damn near an hour to get the fan/radiator assembly out. Lucky for me, the majority of the trucks we have sold went out of state. The parts are on major backorder as of today. Good luck,

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I don't own an '04 but out of curiousity, there is a known cam gear problem, and they aren't recalling them? It almost doesn't make sense? Instead of doing the recall and spending a small amount of money on parts and a little bit more on labor, they are waiting for a majority of them to break and spend way more on parts and labor as well...that sounds like a dumb move. Limited production and only on a limited # of these vehicles means they should just fix the problem.

Also, the two of you are Viper techs? Any of you happen to be in the New York or Tennessee area?
 

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Sorry to have provided all with an incomplete list. This is the exact list I was given by my dealership when I made inquiry about my car. Because my build date was 17 Sep and my VIN was not on the list I bugged the h*ll out of D/C unitl I got a call back from one of the PVO engineers this morning. I was told the dates 15Sep-1Jan were only a loose reference for chassis. The important info is when your engine was built. To my surprise a chassis moving down the line on any given day can receive a motor built before or after the chassis starts moving down the line. The engineer said they look at the build date of your motor before a Service Action notice is sent out. Hence the reason a general recall has not been issued. D/C can identify each specific motor and notify that specific owner I am told.

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David,
One of mine is on our show room and the other is a customers that I am doing other work to. I saw the availability...what a joke. I had my parts department special handle them, but that usually takes longer than ordering it normal. Thanks for the tip, any help is great when you are working against the Chrysler clock.
Sshorty,
I am in St. Louis and David is in Austin if I am not mistaken.
Later,
Joe
 
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