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Dodge Cares, Why are the manifold bolts breaking?

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Old 02-07-2019, 05:14 PM
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Dodge doesn't care. It's just like all those Hemi's that have dropped valve seats. Dodge doesn't care. Replace the bolts before the break with ARP bolts.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:45 PM
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one of my fca instructors, while at a training seminar, spoke to an engineer about the failure...told him what another company had done to fix this issue...engineer looked at him like he was retarded.
I do not see a fix coming anytime soon. for warranty repairs, fca only pays to replace the broken bolts..the unbroken used bolts are re-installed.
dodgecares can only do what fca allows them to do.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:00 PM
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After Studebaker trucks left me, then Jeep trucks, I went to dodge....a 1995 model being the first. I enjoyed the styling of these trucks, but hated the fact that no "good" fix was ever brought to combat 2 major issues with Gen 2 trucks.....plenum gasket failure and automatic transmission failure. My 1999 Dodge truck suffered the same failures. I might add that I do not abuse vehicles and seldom haul anything heavier than a 16ft car hauler with a Studebaker on it. I skipped a generation thinking maybe the transmissions would be better.....Within 6 weeks of owning my 2009 (89k most of which as a shop truck for local dodge dealer), I had both broken exhaust screws and a bad lifter / cam. The evidence shows Dodge has no interest in dealing with either issue other than the ones they can't avoid due to warranty commitments.

The message Dodge Care can take back to the home office is that this is my last Dodge (or Ram, if it makes you happy). For better or worse, another brand will get some of my money.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Sal View Post
After Studebaker trucks left me, then Jeep trucks, I went to dodge....a 1995 model being the first. I enjoyed the styling of these trucks, but hated the fact that no "good" fix was ever brought to combat 2 major issues with Gen 2 trucks.....plenum gasket failure and automatic transmission failure. My 1999 Dodge truck suffered the same failures. I might add that I do not abuse vehicles and seldom haul anything heavier than a 16ft car hauler with a Studebaker on it. I skipped a generation thinking maybe the transmissions would be better.....Within 6 weeks of owning my 2009 (89k most of which as a shop truck for local dodge dealer), I had both broken exhaust screws and a bad lifter / cam. The evidence shows Dodge has no interest in dealing with either issue other than the ones they can't avoid due to warranty commitments.

The message Dodge Care can take back to the home office is that this is my last Dodge (or Ram, if it makes you happy). For better or worse, another brand will get some of my money.
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Feel your pain. Did the plenum routine twice on my 99 2500. No tranny issues, though, cuz I ordered it with a stick. Had a mid 90s "Cloud" car with a 2.0l four banger. Known issue with the OE head gaskets and when it failed just out of warranty, Daimler-Chrysler response was,"too bad, so sad." 07 Grand Caravan, rear compartment AC evaporator fail just out of warranty. Another known issue. Discover after the repair that hush-hush memo circulating that would reimburse owners out of warranty. Again,"too bad, sucks to be me." Three times, I've done the exhaust manifold bolts on my 09 Dodge 1500. The bolts for cylinder 7 are broken again and have been that way for over a year. No exhaust leak so not too worried about it.

Sad reality: There's no pot of gold when you switch brands. FCA is probably no better (or worse) than other manufacturers when it comes to the abhorrent way in which they deal with individual customer's broken products. They're all the same and customer loyalty means absolutely nothing.
 
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:00 PM
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Feel your pain. Did the plenum routine twice on my 99 2500. No tranny issues, though, cuz I ordered it with a stick. Had a mid 90s "Cloud" car with a 2.0l four banger. Known issue with the OE head gaskets and when it failed just out of warranty, Daimler-Chrysler response was,"too bad, so sad." 07 Grand Caravan, rear compartment AC evaporator fail just out of warranty. Another known issue. Discover after the repair that hush-hush memo circulating that would reimburse owners out of warranty. Again,"too bad, sucks to be me." Three times, I've done the exhaust manifold bolts on my 09 Dodge 1500. The bolts for cylinder 7 are broken again and have been that way for over a year. No exhaust leak so not too worried about it.

Sad reality: There's no pot of gold when you switch brands. FCA is probably no better (or worse) than other manufacturers when it comes to the abhorrent way in which they deal with individual customer's broken products. They're all the same and customer loyalty means absolutely nothing.
No one values customer loyalty. That's why I stick with the older vehicles or I buy 3rd party insurance to cover the cost of repairs
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:50 AM
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If I was going to go through the problem of having the Exhaust Manifold Bolt's replace I would first replace them with ARP bolts and not the factory bolts and I would also consider changing the Exhaust Manifolds to a pair of shorty ceramic coated headers. Just my opinion.

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