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Dodge Magnum, Dodge Magnum SRT-8, Wagon
#1879 of 1963 Re: Vibration front end and felt in steering [toalgang]
Dec 27, 2010 (8:33 am)
I have a 2005 Magnum. Have the same EXACT problem you both are having. I currently have 83,000 miles. About 3 months ago I had my torque converter replaced. After that is when I started feeling this harmonic vibration coming from the front of the car. Not real noticable until above 45 mph. Had it to the dealer that replaced my torque converter, they say they can't find anything. They tell me it's coming from my tires. I take it to where I bought my last set of tires, they find no problems with the tires. I still decided to put new rubber on all the way around. Very high quality Pirelli tires. Still have the same problem. It feels like a humming vibrating sensation that radiates up thru the wheel and just basically feels as if you are driving coarse pavement even when you are driving on a very smooth highway. It feels almost as if it has bad wheel bearings, but they say they are fine. I have had ball joints replaced and alligned twice, still not fixing the problem. I'm just beside myself as this point. Anyone else gain any ground in diagnosing this problem? I'm still finding it very suspicisous that I did not have this problem at all until after the Dodge dealer replaced my torque converter, and they claim that this problem is not coming from the driveline..... i'm just about ready to trade it in and buy a new car. HELP!!!
#1880 of 1963 Re: Vibration front end and felt in steering [tcook78]
Dec 27, 2010 (11:18 am)
My 2005 SXT FWD had a slightly different problem description but thought that I would throw it out to you. All of a sudden it had rough vibrations over uneven road conditions. Had a friend with the same problem. It was the strut arms.
Jun 08, 2011 (3:11 pm)
how does the cold air and flowmasters effect the perfromance of the car?
#1882 of 1963 Re: 2005 Magnum [magnumbeliever]
Jun 08, 2011 (3:15 pm)
did the chip you bought make a difference and if so how??
#1883 of 1963 Re: 2005 Magnum [cantcatchacuda]
Jun 09, 2011 (1:24 am)
The chip worked out fine for awhile, but I never really notice the big differences. You get what you pay for and the chip was really not all that expensive. I later went for the Diablo Predator Programmer and now I can really see the difference. I use the 91 octane pre-programed setting and I can feel the difference in a hard take off and also a much quicker throttle response when I hit the passing gear while on the highway. It is a much faster and more responsive Magnum...NOW
#1884 of 1963 Re: 2005 Magnum [cantcatchacuda]
Oct 29, 2012 (12:38 pm)
The cold air intake and Flowmasters give the car a bit more power as well as a nice, throaty sound. It roars nicely at WOT. My guess is this combination adds about 15 HP. It's worth the investment IMO.
#1885 of 1963 New Dodge Magnum Owners - Give Us Your Report
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
May 08, 2010 (7:58 am)
#1886 of 1963 New Dodge Magnum Owners - Give Us Your Report
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (7:09 am)
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#1887 of 1963 Magnum Wait time and Help needed
Sep 03, 2004 (12:19 pm)
I took delivery of my Mineral Gray Magnum RT on Tuesday. It is a heck of a ride and really gets attention. It took me about thre months from ordering to receing and I did pay sticker (although I did get the $1k Chrysler rebate (joke considering the rate they gave me) and I bargained them to give me deeps discounts on the extras I wanted (warranty paint protectant etc.))
Being used to bargainin my way on cars it was frustrating not having the upper hand but I just chaulk it up to a good idea and popular product.
Now my problem: I have the REC (nav) radio. I turned own the volume this morning and the volume bar graph now says "mute". I went to turn it back up and now the sound will not go back up. The nav voice prompts do work but the Radio does not put out sound for any band (AM,FM SIRIUS, or CD). Being Friday before Labor Day none of the Mopar dealers around me would even look at it. Guess that's a weekend with no sound . If this is a notion of things to come I'm so glad I sprung for the extended warranty.
#1888 of 1963 Re: Magnum Wait time and Help needed [maw1982]
Sep 03, 2004 (7:38 pm)
you have to account for human error. This may have just been one of those that got through the cracks. I hope you will have a lot less problems with your vehicle.The Mopar people are supposed to do their job.Consider contacting Chrysler with a customer complaint. You probably would have got a better deal if you would have waited till they got on the lots. That way you would have had more negotiating power. Always work with more than one dealer and let them know you are working with more than one dealer. Competition brings down prices. That's one of your best negotiating leverages. Did you get the vehicle fully loaded?