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Dodge Magnum, Wagon
Oct 16, 2007 (3:24 pm)
i have a 2006 magnum sxt with about 12000 miles 3.5 engine
I have that bounce when idling that i read about and i do not know if it is all connected.
i keep getting cylinder 5 misfire detected. i have taken to the dealership 2 times now and will be going again because of the same problem. they said the computer was not picking up any problems and that i should try using better fuel. I did that after the second time in and also put in injector cleaner and it came on again. But i also have a shake at 60 and higher speeds. they keep saying it is a bad tire or something but i think they are connected in some way because it seems like after they have had it that it goes away for a day. sorry about being confusing and rambling but really getting frustrated because i hate my NEW car right now and it is a little bit of a drive to keep taking it back every other week.
#200 of 231 06 Magnum problems...any help here would be great!
Feb 07, 2008 (2:51 pm)
Ok, I financed a used 06 in Feb of last year with 10,600 miles on it. Figuring it was relatively new I thought I'd have no problems like I was having with the Honda I traded in for it (which had 110,000 miles). Boy was I wrong. Since then I've brought this car in for problems such as bad vibrations when driving, vibrations under the hood when idle, weird jerky motion when slightly accelerating, popping sound under the car when getting in gear, odd friction I can feel when braking, bad gas mileage, strange high pitched sound that rings from under the front end of the vehicle when I am driving (not when I brake though) and lately I hear a weird buzzy sound when I lower the driver side window and sometimes I get a loud click noise if I decide to be brave and turn on the A/C. Any of these issues should be covered under the warranty, but the only thing they were willing to attempt to fix was the gas mileage issue, with a Fuel Induction Service that cost me nearly $200.00 (also, the service rep claimed this was a normal service done at 17,000 miles...once I told him my car had barely 15,000 miles, suddenly the service was normal between 15-17,000 miles). Overall the response from Dodge has been "we can't duplicate the problem" pretty much EVERY TIME! It's been in there over 11 times for these issues and apparently in my state, the lemon law doesn't apply to used vehicles. I have tried everything from contacting attorneys to tv "investigative reporters" to get help with this issue. Getting none at every turn. Dodge claims they "want to make me happy" and are willing to buy it back at the payoff and apply the difference in value from that to another vehicle. But then I'd also have to re-apply for a new loan and having been laid off from my job some months back, I doubt I'll get as good a loan as I got for this car. Does anyone know what could be the causes to these problems or how to resolve them??? I'm at my wits end with this damn car and know one thing for sure...I WILL NEVER BUY A DODGE OR CHRYSLER AGAIN!!!! (I'm also doing all I can to make sure others I know don't make this mistake.)
#201 of 231 Engine stumble when warm
Feb 22, 2008 (7:54 am)
Problem: My 2005 Magnum RT (5.7) with 18K miles will stumble after a highway drive at 70 mph. After I exit the highway and drive for 1 or 2 miles at residential speeds of 35 mph, the engine will momentarily stumble but will not stall. I let off the throttle and it kicks back in after a second or two.
This happens after the above scenario only. Otherwise the engine runs flawlessly.
Any help would be appreciated as I want to gather as many ideas as possible before tearing into it.
#203 of 231 Hemi extended cranking
Feb 27, 2008 (7:31 pm)
My (N.O.S.) 2006 Magnum Hemi needs to crank for several seconds before firing up. The dealer tells me that this is "normal" (what else?).
The thing is, other cars I have owned start up almost instantly when the key is turned; case in point: my '87 Buick Grand National, after having been stored for three years, roared to life the moment I turned the key. Why doesn't my Magnum?
Mar 13, 2008 (10:32 pm)
I have an 08 R/T purchased November last year. I came from a 300C which was superb in every respect. In comparison, the Magnum is a disappointment. At just 1300 miles the oil was filthy. Same again at 2800 miles. Two oil changes in under 3000 miles. Now, at 3400 miles the engine seems to be breaking down the oil prematurely yet again. I don't drive it aggressively - it's in cruise control most of the time.
The car rides and handles as well as the 300, but the engine is rough overall. In particular it has trouble picking up speed gently say from 20-30mph. The transmission takes several seconds to search for the correct gear and it sounds like a 1940s pick-up truck! Major disappointment. The dealer ran some diagnostics but all that has resulted in is a drop in mpg - from 22 to 20.
#205 of 231 Re: 3.5l Engine Stumble When Cold [2006mag]
Jul 29, 2008 (8:07 am)
This is an easy fix -- I went through this problem some time ago with my 3.5 Concord & the car spent considerable time (& resulting $) in the shop. Eventually I gave up on the shop & started looking myself . I found the problem -- on higher milage 3.2 & 3.5 engines the spark plug boots start to track -- as simple as that. I had replaced ignition coils on the misfiring cylinders (boots included) & the problem jumped to different cylinders. I was looking at the coil assembly & I noticed a faint white track-line in the plug boot. I immediately bought new boots & instant fix.
I applied that fix to my sister's 3.2 Concord which was exhibiting the same symptoms -- bingo -- all gone.
I also have a comment re. 5.7 engine shaking at idle. Calm down everyone, it really is normal. This engine has an agressive cam with plenty of duration, lift & overlap -- it is the only way to get that free-reving hefty performance out of a pushrod engine. Compared to the hi-output pushrod V8's of years ago, the 5.7 hemi's "shakes" are barely noticable. It can't be "fixed", so either enjoy it or change cars. Some folks just don't know how well-off they are with this wonderfully civilized reincarnation of the hemi -- it even has the unmistakable hemi sound, although well muted.
#206 of 231 Hemi shaking at idle.
Sep 04, 2008 (6:42 am)
I don't agree that it is "normal," or at least that it SHOULDN'T be normal.
The reason, is this: sometimes, when I pull up to a light, the idle is smooth and sometimes you can feel the car shaking a bit. The presence or absence of the shaking correlates with idle speed; when the engine is ticking over at just a tad over 500 rpm, it shakes a bit, but when the idle settles in at say, about 650 rpm (I am obviously estimating here, with an analog readout on the tach), it feels smooth.
So the issue is that I have never seen a modern, computer-controlled engine idle speed vary by that much, even in cars twenty years older.
It's just a glitch in the engine management system that shouldn't be there (I noticed no correlation with ambient temperature, how hot the engine is, A/C use, etc).