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2011 RAM 1500 Rear End Recall Info

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:43 PM
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Default 2011 RAM 1500 Rear End Recall Info

I had the recall work completed on my new 2011 Laramie this past week. Here are the details from receipt.

Perform RRT 10-080 2011 DS DX REAR AXLE FLUID ADDITION

Perform RRT 10-080 2011 DS DX REAR AXLE FLUID ADDITION ***
- Tech Cause: RRT 10-080 ***
- Tech Comments:Fluid level ok.
Added 19 oz axle fluid w/ 1oz limited slip additive as per TSB 03-001-10. - Warranty

Hope this helps if you need any info for your dealer to get your rear diff topped off with fluid.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:20 PM
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I wonder what's so different between the three year makes...I mean why are they not recalling the 09's and 10's?
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I wonder what's so different between the three year makes...I mean why are they not recalling the 09's and 10's?
Nothing, apparently Chrysler didn't fill the 11's all the way, or at all by the sounds of it, so they are bringing them back in to fill them up. Sounds like a Friday build to me!
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The fill hole on the differentials is apparently too low not allowing for a proper fill. The additional fluid gets added via the vent tube fitting. Fill to the bottom of the fill hole as previously done in the past, then remove the vent tube, and add and additional 19oz of fluid and 1oz of slip additive.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:23 PM
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The fill hole on the differentials is apparently too low not allowing for a proper fill. The additional fluid gets added via the vent tube fitting. Fill to the bottom of the fill hole as previously done in the past, then remove the vent tube, and add and additional 19oz of fluid and 1oz of slip additive.
If that is the case, why don't they just replace the cover with one that has the fill in the right location?
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If that is the case, why don't they just replace the cover with one that has the fill in the right location?
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ dollars, they will let us buy aftermarket covers. cheaper for them.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:41 PM
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Your are correct! The cost of the current solution is the cost of a quart of differential lube and 1oz of limited slip additive. To replace the cover would cost 86 oz of lube and 4 oz slip additive and a new cover. Over $100 vs $15 x 57,000 trucks. With labor the cost difference is probably close to $12 million. I will probably add a new bung on top of the cover at change time and simply fill with the recommend amounts of fluid including the additional 19/1oz combo in the RRT.
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Your are correct! The cost of the current solution is the cost of a quart of differential lube and 1oz of limited slip additive. To replace the cover would cost 86 oz of lube and 4 oz slip additive and a new cover. Over $100 vs $15 x 57,000 trucks. With labor the cost difference is probably close to $12 million. I will probably add a new bung on top of the cover at change time and simply fill with the recommend amounts of fluid including the additional 19/1oz combo in the RRT.
I could be wrong, but i think the 2011 (1500) does NOT have the rubber plug on the cover anymore.
I heard they put the lube "fill plug" in the front side of the case`s now, and they accidently tapped the "fill hole" to low in the case`s and its not allowing enough lube to be at the right levels. The lube apperently isnt getting to the bearings good enough. I also heard dodge isnt sending out the notices to everyone until february...??? If thats true, thats a HUGE mistake on their part... i smell buy backs and lawsuits in the future due to the fact that they are saying that if the rearend seizes up and can cause an accident. Engineering at its best....dodge gets a BIG DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHH for this mistake...!!!!

Anyone know this to be true or not....?????
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Whoa - I'm glad this came out now. I was going to buy a 2011 Laramie next week. They'll have to get this fixed properly, I could just see an oil change shop taking the fill plug out to check the lube and thinking it was overfilled let it level out and put the plug back - it's gonna happen eventually. I'm going to go measure the height of the plug and watch the new ones for a while to get one set up properly. For 50K there should not be issues like this.
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So it is only 2011 Laramies with POSI?
Weird they would change the rear end from 09 to 11
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So it is only 2011 Laramies with POSI?
Weird they would change the rear end from 09 to 11
I don't think they intended to change anything, it sounds like it could be related to negligence on the part of Chrysler. In September of 2010 Fox News busted a group of Chrysler Plant workers that had been drinking beer and smoking pot during their lunch breaks and filmed it. That's about the time they were building the 2011's so I'd wouldn't be surprised if these guys took part in some of these builds, lol! I think I'd be shoving these videos in their faces wanting some answers and asking for a whole new rearend! Even if it isn't related, the videos could be used as a powerful tool to get results...just saying! EDIT: What other explanation could there be for drilling the fill hole too low (idiots!)...maybe they're waiting for the drug/boose bust videos to die down before they send out the notices!

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Does this recall apply to all 2011 Rams?
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Does this recall apply to all 2011 Rams?
I don't think so, it's most likely only the ones built after the twelve o'clock lunch break, lol!
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57,000 trucks if I recall correctly. That would be the entire early run, even those built after the dopers were given the boot. Looks like an engineering problem, a misplaced decimal point. Feel free to bring the drinking/doper video to your dealer and demand a new rearend. He will laugh...and so would anyone within earshot. You need to prove those workers were working on the driveline assembly line the day yours was built and in fact they worked on your unit(they can tell who built what by the way....thats what all those barcodes are for.) My advice is don't come across like a dick to your dealer...you will probably get alot farther with them than playing lawyer.
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57,000 trucks if I recall correctly. That would be the entire early run, even those built after the dopers were given the boot. Looks like an engineering problem, a misplaced decimal point. Feel free to bring the drinking/doper video to your dealer and demand a new rearend. He will laugh...and so would anyone within earshot. You need to prove those workers were working on the driveline assembly line the day yours was built and in fact they worked on your unit(they can tell who built what by the way....thats what all those barcodes are for.) My advice is don't come across like a dick to your dealer...you will probably get alot farther with them than playing lawyer.
You're absolutely right about having to prove everything...they were most likely assembled in Mexico by cheap pot farm workers during their off time, or should I say...lunch break , lol! I take it you're a representative from Chrysler and you feel insulted and embarrassed...just like I did when I saw the video. Anyways, I was just joking about the lunch bust having anything to do with it. But in my honest oppinion, I think they should be held accountable and replace the housing that was drilled wrong instead of jury rigging it. I could always set up the biggest outdoor screen projector I could find right outside of my dealership and play that video till it snows in hell or they replace the housing. So you can have law suits and last laughs, I'd get much more satisfaction out of that than a stupid suit, lol!
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So it is only 2011 Laramies with POSI?
Weird they would change the rear end from 09 to 11
I believe the recall is for all 2011 1500 trucks (2wd and 4wd)
I also believe they changed vendors who make/supply the differentials
(09/10 diff`s have big issues, thats nothing new to most of us)
Dodge needs to quit cheaping out and go back to the DANA60 for ALL their trucks
DANA60 = BULLETPROOF (...and quite as a mouse)

Imagine whats going to happen down the road later on when some people will go to "jimmies backyard garage" and "jimmie" has no clue that the fill plug is to low and not get enough lube in the differential`s. People will once again BASH dodge trucks as being junk because the truck broke down. And dodge corp wonders why they are the last inline as a good truck. DUHHHH dodge, get your heads outta your azz`s...!!!!!!
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I don't think they intended to change anything, it sounds like it could be related to negligence on the part of Chrysler. In September of 2010 Fox News busted a group of Chrysler Plant workers that had been drinking beer and smoking pot during their lunch breaks and filmed it. That's about the time they were building the 2011's so I'd wouldn't be surprised if these guys took part in some of these builds, lol! I think I'd be shoving these videos in their faces wanting some answers and asking for a whole new rearend! Even if it isn't related, the videos could be used as a powerful tool to get results...just saying! EDIT: What other explanation could there be for drilling the fill hole too low (idiots!)...maybe they're waiting for the drug/boose bust videos to die down before they send out the notices!
I think those workers where from the Jefferson(Detroit area) plant and the trucks(1500) are made in Sterling Heights
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just got mine done today along with the power steering recall
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They will never replace the rearends. At most you may see a "fix" that involves an extension being built to thread into the current fill hole and moving the inlet to the correct height. More likely a "special tool" for filling the rearends will appear. Your dealer will have it available for their techs. You can buy one at the parts counter.

BTW, not a rep for Chrysler and not embarrased in the least. Every company has turds working for them...not all of them end up on the evening news. Perhaps even where you work...

And you are correct 1954Radio, Chrysler axles are manufactured in the Mexican city of Detroit by cheap pot farm workers. They call the plant Detroit Axle. Right across the river from the American city of Ontario. Just keep pounding your gums together to keep your dentures in...
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They will never replace the rearends. At most you may see a "fix" that involves an extension being built to thread into the current fill hole and moving the inlet to the correct height. More likely a "special tool" for filling the rearends will appear. Your dealer will have it available for their techs. You can buy one at the parts counter.

BTW, not a rep for Chrysler and not embarrased in the least. Every company has turds working for them...not all of them end up on the evening news. Perhaps even where you work...

And you are correct 1954Radio, Chrysler axles are manufactured in the Mexican city of Detroit by cheap pot farm workers. They call the plant Detroit Axle. Right across the river from the American city of Ontario. Just keep pounding your gums together to keep your dentures in...
I wouldn't expect an intellect like yourself with such a great sense of humor to get embarrassed or even try to have a little fun on here, lol! But hey bruther, there's no need to get all upset, I'm sure you'll find another job soon if that's your problem...being laid off and all that ya know! I'm funnin about all the weed s****...I just thought it was a good time to bring it up, and I still think it's funny as hell and that it fits right in with this, lol! I would recommend rehab but I think maybe anger management may be the best choice for you, lol! Have you ever thought that your mouth could be the reason that you don't have a job right now...sounds like you might fit right into that category that you're talking about...you said it yourself...not me. You mentioned that they were gonna come out with a special tool to jury rig this huh...I bet you have a lot of those special kind of tools at home...don't you, lol!

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