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Engine failure Class Action Suit

From : dlcrcf

Q: to all ill keep a long story short. recently on a trip mycheck gages light came on at a rest area. i checked the oil and it was a little low so i added some. then 50 miles later the oil pressure gauge dropped. i tried to get off the highway but before i could the engine broke down. after replaceing the engine and returning home ive heard that others have had similar problems and that there was a gasket or filter of somesort that caused the engine to burn oil or leak it out but not show any symptoms. has anyone heard of any action being taken against chrysler on this ive spoken to chrysler but because the warrenty has expired they say its not thier problem. dan 1999 durango 55000. .

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From : tom lawrence

before i could the engine broke down. after replaceing the engine and returning home ive heard that others have had similar problems and that there was a gasket or filter of somesort that caused the engine to burn oil or leak it out but not show any symptoms. the common problem that you heard about was the intake gasket failing and sucking oil into the combustion chambers. no way in hell could this ever suck enough oil out of an engine to run it dry... you had some other problem. if you went from full to dry in 50 miles well... lets just say that few things short of a lost drain plug could cause that. what was the determined cause of the engine failure did it run dry on oil was the pickup clogged did the oil pump sieze did the oil filter fall apart and clog dont tell me you just up and replaced an engine without finding out the cause of the last engines destruction has anyone heard of any action being taken against chrysler on this ive spoken to chrysler but because the warrenty has expired they say its not thier problem. of course it isnt... they agreed to sell you a vehicle and warranty it for 36 months or 36000 miles. they gave you the option of extending that coverage through various service contracts which you apparently refused at the time of purchase. ya rolls the dice and ya takes your chances... .

From : moparman

tom lawrence wrote of course it isnt... they agreed to sell you a vehicle and warranty it for 36 months or 36000 miles. they gave you the option of extending that coverage through various service contracts which you apparently refused at the time of purchase. ya rolls the dice and ya takes your chances... class action suits have been brought against auto manufactures covering major problems long after any warranty expired. gms passenger car diesels of the 70s comes to mind as one example. the corvair and little ralphie nadar in the 60s. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .

From : miles

tom lawrence wrote of course it isnt... they agreed to sell you a vehicle and warranty it for 36 months or 36000 miles. they gave you the option of extending that coverage through various service contracts which you apparently refused at the time of purchase. ya rolls the dice and ya takes your chances... class action suits have been brought against auto manufactures covering major problems long after any warranty expired. gms passenger car diesels of the 70s comes to mind as one example. .

From : miles

moparman wrote the corvair and little ralphie nadar in the 60s. thats true...but then the corvairs engine did have a tendency to fall out. father owned one back in the 60s. fun car but sure enough his engine fell out! .

From : moparman

moparman wrote the corvair and little ralphie nadar in the 60s. thats true...but then the corvairs engine did have a tendency to fall out. father owned one back in the 60s. fun car but sure enough his engine fell out! your father must be my age i had a corvair spider when i was a teen in the 60s. thats the only part of the 60s i remember though. my spider burnt up as was normal for the corvair. pintos also drew naders rath with a tendency to blow up when rear-ended odl. another shitty one was the 1970 vega gt. i also owned that peice of shit. now i own a hemified 2500 hd this should scare the hell outta people. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .

From : jason purcell

your father must be my age i had a corvair spider when i was a teen in the 60s. thats the only part of the 60s i remember though. my spider burnt up as was normal for the corvair. pintos also drew naders rath with a tendency to blow up when rear-ended odl. another shitty one was the 1970 vega gt. i also owned that peice of shit. is that a normal thing for fords to blow up when rear ended i mean pinto mustang police interceptors etc...i see a pattern. they might as well paint a bullzeye on the gass tank hanging down from the back of current mustangs like a plumbers butcrack it ruins the whole appearance of the car from the back. jason .

From : joshmilesmiles

actually i tried ebay first and then my dad and i hit all the local salvage yards yesterday -- nobody has the chrome. theyve got the aluminum wheels if they have anything. at this point my only hope is that his friend at the dodge dealership will find one laying around the shop and he said its a possibility! but we wont know until tuesday. i see them on trucks all the time so im sure they have to be out there somewhere...its just a matter of finding the right somewhere. thanks for the info guys! try http//www.wheelcollision.com or www.aaarims.com. theyve got allot of factory stuff. josh .

From : martin esmeralda

you know that might be what kicks my check engine lite on.....i have a problem with the #6 cylinder. the dealer has done everything except pull the head and thats what they want to do next. changed the wires plugs injector cleaner cap rotor and infamous wire wiggle test. checked compression down to 135 psi. other than that good. i can really feel it at stop. i just dont believe its something in the head.... im on my 4th motor in my 99 durango. luckily for me it happened at 32k miles. they replaced the 1st motor and it lasted a day. the 2nd motor got replaced and never made it out of the dealer. the 3rd motor was pulled and a speacialists from hq came down and oversaw the 4th motor going in. i have the 5.2 in mine. i also got a new 3yr 36k mile warranty on the new motor. my wife handled all the phone calls and letters. the more you speak the better they listen although you are out of warranty so thats a problem. my brother who is in the auto biz said he heard that dodge was having failures on the oil pickups and thats what caused these problems. bob to all ill keep a long story short. recently on a trip mycheck gages light came on at a rest area. i checked the oil and it was a little low so i added some. then 50 miles later the oil pressure gauge dropped. i tried to get off the highway but before i could the engine broke down. after replaceing the engine and returning home ive heard that others have had similar problems and that there was a gasket or filter of somesort that caused the engine to burn oil or leak it out but not show any symptoms. has anyone heard of any action being taken against chrysler on this ive spoken to chrysler but because the warrenty has expired they say its not thier problem. dan 1999 durango 55000. .

From : cbhvac

you know that might be what kicks my check engine lite on.....i have a problem with the #6 cylinder. the dealer has done everything except pull the head and thats what they want to do next. changed the wires plugs injector cleaner cap rotor and infamous wire wiggle test. checked compression down to 135 psi. other than that good. i can really feel it at stop. i just dont believe its something in the head.... just curious as hell as to how you have a cap and rotor in a 4.7.....since thats the engine in question.. and no..your oil pickup will not cause a miss and low compression in your #6 jug. a blown head gasket burned valve or bad rings will.... the 318s have few problems...other than 50 cent a quart oil and offbrand filters on them from jiffy lube. im on my 4th motor in my 99 durango. luckily for me it happened at 32k miles. they replaced the 1st motor and it lasted a day. the 2nd motor got replaced and never made it out of the dealer. the 3rd motor was pulled and a speacialists from hq came down and oversaw the 4th motor going in. i have the 5.2 in mine. i also got a new 3yr 36k mile warranty on the new motor. my wife handled all the phone calls and letters. the more you speak the better they listen although you are out of warranty so thats a problem. my brother who is in the auto biz said he heard that dodge was having failures on the oil pickups and thats what caused these problems. bob to all ill keep a long story short. recently on a trip mycheck gages light came on at a rest area. i checked the oil and it was a little low so i added some .. then 50 miles later the oil pressure gauge dropped. i tried to get off the highway but before i could the engine broke down. after replaceing the engine and returning home ive heard that others have had similar problems and that there was a gasket or filter of somesort that caused the engine to burn oil or leak it out but not show any symptoms. has anyone heard of any action being taken against chrysler on this ive spoken to chrysler but because the warrenty has expired they say its not thier problem. dan 1999 durango 55000. .

From : cbhvac

your father must be my age i had a corvair spider when i was a teen in the 60s. thats the only part of the 60s i remember though. my spider burnt up as was normal for the corvair. pintos also drew naders rath with a tendency to blow up when rear-ended odl. another shitty one was the 1970 vega gt. i also owned that peice of shit. is that a normal thing for fords to blow up when rear ended i mean pinto mustang police interceptors etc...i see a pattern. they might as well paint a bullzeye on the gass tank hanging down from the back of current mustangs like a plumbers butcrack it ruins the whole appearance of the car from the back. jason kinda like most of the passenger cars that chryslers made over the years...gm too.. .

From : budd cochran

steve mopar used much heavier subframes than ford under their unit bodies. i got to compare my 64 valiant to a pinto my nephew owned and he made the claim my valiant was as dangerous as his pinto. and the unit body structure is stronger in impact than gms frame / body combination . . .i know from experience. the same car was rear ended by an 81 caddy traveling an estimated 45 mph and i drove it home. -- budd cochran your father must be my age i had a corvair spider when i was a teen in the 60s. thats the only part of the 60s i remember though. my spider burnt up as was normal for the corvair. pintos also drew naders rath with a tendency to blow up when rear-ended odl. another shitty one was the 1970 vega gt. i also owned that peice of shit. is that a normal thing for fords to blow up when rear ended i mean pinto mustang police interceptors etc...i see a pattern. they might as well paint a bullzeye on the gass tank hanging down from the back of current mustangs like a plumbers butcrack it ruins the whole appearance of the car from the back. jason kinda like most of the passenger cars that chryslers made over the years...gm too.. .

From : moparman

steve mopar used much heavier subframes than ford under their unit bodies. i got to compare my 64 valiant to a pinto my nephew owned and he made the claim my valiant was as dangerous as his pinto. and the unit body structure is stronger in impact than gms frame / body combination . . .i know from experience. the same car was rear ended by an 81 caddy traveling an estimated 45 mph and i drove it home. i hear ya i have a 63 valiant with the 229 slant 6 and 1 barrel holly. had push button transmission too. drove that beast 340000 before we moved to dallas in 1969 where on the 2nd day in texas i crashed in the rain on the famous i-35 zang street curve. -- moparman----remove clothes to reply... scud coordinates latitude 32.61208 degrees north longitude 96.92995 degrees west depth 17.35 inches .