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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Transmission, Sedan
#54 of 66 Re: 42RLE TRANSMISSION 2008 DODGE CHARGER Shutter problem in tran 1-2
May 13, 2009 (8:28 pm)
I started to notice a drop in shift quality between 1-2 in slow moving traffic situations after 30000 miles. Computer has been reset, fluid exchange performed, and now a road test at a dealer by the leading tech supervisor of tranny and his asst who will drive the car tommorow will hopefully get to the bottom of this.The check engine light has not turned on. I am hoping they dont just find nothing. but that is what I am coming to expect which is what i fear. The cars tranny computer has been flashed fresh three times now and a quart of tranny fluid was added - but no change to the general feeling that the fluidiity of the hydraulics between gear 1 and 2 is in the process of going and the car doesnt feel tight tranny wise. Tranny wise it is more like a dodge caravan from whence this tranny apparantly had descended from.. It is intermittant, not on all gear shifts. I am worried that its is a quality issue of the 4 speed which is apparantly the weakest link in this car. Any luck on your end???????????
#55 of 66 Re: Charger performance [michelle35]
May 25, 2009 (6:05 pm)
I have driven mine for 2 winters and we have 5 months of snow each year. The first year I left the all season tires on and it was hard to get going in deeper snow so the second winter I put Nordic snow tires on the car. The difference was like night and day for handling and traction in 12 inches of snow. I have driven front wheel drive cars since 1970 and would put the charger with the snow tires against any one of them that I have owned. Mine is 2 wheel drive so I would think all wheel would even be better.
Can't really think of any reason not to buy a Charger anymore then any other car. What people buy should be their own choice if they like it or just want it. Good luck on your decision.
#56 of 66 Leaky rear end..
May 25, 2009 (6:40 pm)
Ok, I have been on here for a while now trying to figure out the "shimmy" with the tranny...well I just noticed that now I have some kind of fluid leak coming from the rear end. Will be taking it to the dealership within the week. Anyone else notice this? I mean it is not enough to drip on the ground yet, but it is definitely all over the rear end!
#57 of 66 Re: Leaky rear end.. [charge_it]
May 29, 2009 (5:32 am)
Ok, from what I was told on another forum, there was a recall on our trannies for an O-ring defect. I am getting ready to take mine in just to avoid potential issue now that Chrysler is going belly-up, plus means a free tranny flush... lol . This may explain your leak as well.
#58 of 66 What year Charger?
May 29, 2009 (5:45 am)
what year charger has the O ring issue?
#59 of 66 Re: What year Charger? [2007_tundra]
May 31, 2009 (5:41 pm)
The earlier 300 and Magnums had O ring issues, but I think that was all fixed before the Charger came out. I don't think there is a recall on this because recalls are on safety issues and a small fluid leak is not a safety issue.
There isn't even a TSB on the O ring for the Charger but there are a couple TSB's on transmission shudder that (Charge it) should have the dealer look up for him.
#60 of 66 Re: What year Charger? [junkyardog]
May 31, 2009 (5:51 pm)
What is a TSB?
#61 of 66 Re: What year Charger? [charge_it]
Jun 01, 2009 (2:02 pm)
Technical Service Bulletins---Which are sent to the dealers so the mechanics know what to look for with certain problems with the vehicles. When a customer has a complaint and the mechanics can't fix it, they are suppose to check and see if there is a TSB for that problem or at least the service manager should. There are too many of them that don't care or can't read and this is hurting the manufacturers more then anything. Too many bad dealerships and sloppy repairs.
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/tsbs/----Try this web site and maybe you can find something that will help you.
#62 of 66 Re: Tranny Failure [larrylove711]
Sep 25, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Larry, if you still check these forums I'd like to know what your resolution was. I also have an '06 3.5L Charger now with 47k miles. The same problem (wouldn't advance beyond 2nd gear and no autostick capability) just happened to me about an hour ago. I've since dropped it off at the shop but am fearing a blown transmission.