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Warranty Question

From : Annonymous

Q: thought i would jump into this with my question. i have a 97 1/2 ton 4x4 with 5.9 and overdrive auto. i looked on the mopar performance web site for a performance computer and didnt see one. did i just miss it or did they skip this year for some reason thanks neal on mon 14 jul 2003 040927 -0500 mike simmons mikesim@fidnet.com wrote i have a 1997 dakota 5.2 auto. i want a little more performance out of the truck. what can i do that will resonably increase excitement. mopar performance computer. best bang for the buck imo - especially with an automatic. amen! chryco service manager member sae .

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From : dan j s

hodad how do i interpret your posting userid you are whose dad i .

From : miles

dale simpson wrote i just bought a 98 dakota and when my neighbor saw ithe is also a dodge owner he said i hope you have a spare couple of grand because you are gonna have to replace that tranny. is there even a grain of truth to his assertion that all dodge trucks have substandard transmissions i looked the truck up on some kind of consumer reporting website before i bought it and they said that it was a pretty much trouble free truck. please tell me that my tranny isnt destined to fail! the only other dodge i have ever owned is a 84 ram charger and i loved that truck with that big ole 360 and extra large tires wish i still had it but the mileage sucked and i travel a lot for work. any input from this group of dodge lovers will be greatly appreciated! how many miles on it now any verification from previous owner as to how frequently they changed the fluid/filter keep it maintained change fluid/filter every 15-20k and if not already present put a tranny cooler on it. they are not that expensive and can add years to the life of your tranny. ive got 39000 on my 2001 ram and it shifts as good as new. .

From : jacob suter

and this little trick is not going to adversely affect the oxygen sensor or the catalytic converter on wed 16 jul 2003 161158 -0400 david little dalite01@sprynet.com wrote you can clean the combustion chamber by injecting transmission fluid into the pcv valve; metered just enough to keep it from stalling at fast idle. plan on putting in fresh plugs after the treatment. i dont know if it will solve your problem. also go back to stock plugs if any of the newer miracle plugs have been used. hotter heat ranges may cause detonation. try going to a lower heat range plug if you suspect the misfire is caused by pre-detonation due to too hot of a plug for the current state of air to fuel ratio. neil nelson wrote i think the obd2 3.0 liter mitsubishis are susceptible to carbon caked intake valves causing missfire codes. it might be worthwhile to have the intake removed and the valves and runners walnut shell blasted like iirc was necessary on some of the european imports bmw a few years ago. thanks for the response. i have heard that this was a problem from others. is there any possibility that some additive might fix this problem without removing the intake manifold again. i am surprised that the dealer did not mention this option. i guess they thought we needed a new engine sigh. regards ed white .

From : Annonymous

does anyone know if i were to add an automatic transmission oil cooler on my own to my 2003 dakota if it would void the warranty from what i read it would be cheaper to do it myself and does not sound that hard once i figure out where it mounts. steve dault@spamattbi.com remove spam for e-mail if you mount your cooler like you post in groups you are in trouble! 7 tranny coolers in a row might run pretty cool... might even keep an a4ld from smoking ; js .

From : mark hoffman

dale simpson wrote i just bought a 98 dakota and when my neighbor saw ithe is also a dodge owner he said i hope you have a spare couple of grand because you are gonna have to replace that tranny. is there even a grain of truth to his assertion that all dodge trucks have substandard transmissions i looked the truck up on some kind of consumer reporting website before i bought it and they said that it was a pretty much trouble free truck. please tell me that my tranny isnt destined to fail! the only other dodge i have ever owned is a 84 ram charger and i loved that truck with that big ole 360 and extra large tires wish i still had it but the mileage sucked and i travel a lot for work. any input from this group of dodge lovers will be greatly appreciated! dale simpson i think it mostly depends on the driver and whether or not he/she knows how to properly drive and maintain a vehicle with a automatic. there will be the occasional part failure with any transmission but those are not the rule. i had a 89 with cummins and auto at 90000 miles a 94 with 5.2 and auto at 87000 miles and now a 99 with a cummins and automatic at 58000 miles. i have never had a problem with any of these trucks with a automatic transmission. jerry -- character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. .

From : fmb

saydee47@hotmail.com oerclockd proc wrote in thanks for the help! i think you have convinced me that an upgrade to the infinity is not worth the effort. i think ill shop around. any suggestions on stock sized speakers if youre going to run the raz without an aftermarket amp then youll need very efficient speakers because the raz only pushes a few watts per channel. to get an idea of what speakers will fit go to www.crutchfield.com and look at what will fit your vehicle. then go to a store and listen to them. just make sure that whatever you choose has a spl sound pressure level of at least 90 or 91db 92 would be great. if you get decent speakers you could add an aftermarket amp later for real nice sound. hth. joe black 03 dakota 5.9 r/t cc calypso green 93 mustang 5.0 lx hatch with a few goodies .

From : aarcuda69062

igot2p igot2p@crsales.com wrote first of all i know i could call a dealer but ever since i started purchasing new vehicles waaaaaay back in 1966 i have only taken one back to a dealer and was not impressed that time thus dealers are not my first choice. i have a 2005 dodge dakota that is only about 28 months old and has 30k miles on it and the leather drivers side front seat is staring to rip. is something like this covered by warranty or is it just considered normal wear and tear cheers don should be covered by the bumper to bumper warranty it was on my 95 dakota. normal wear and tear applies to things that wear like brakes and tires. .

From : miles

igot2p wrote first of all i know i could call a dealer but ever since i started purchasing new vehicles waaaaaay back in 1966 i have only taken one back to a dealer and was not impressed that time thus dealers are not my first choice. i have a 2005 dodge dakota that is only about 28 months old and has 30k miles on it and the leather drivers side front seat is staring to rip. is something like this covered by warranty or is it just considered normal wear and tear depends on why it tore and thats an issue you have to argue. if its a seam youll have a better chance. .

From : igot2p

miles wrote igot2p wrote first of all i know i could call a dealer but ever since i started purchasing new vehicles waaaaaay back in 1966 i have only taken one back to a dealer and was not impressed that time thus dealers are not my first choice. i have a 2005 dodge dakota that is only about 28 months old and has 30k miles on it and the leather drivers side front seat is staring to rip. is something like this covered by warranty or is it just considered normal wear and tear depends on why it tore and thats an issue you have to argue. if its a seam youll have a better chance. actually it is right where my butt rubs when i get in. now what do you think don .

From : peterd

on fri 25 jan 2008 200834 -0600 igot2p igot2p@crsales.com wrote miles wrote igot2p wrote first of all i know i could call a dealer but ever since i started purchasing new vehicles waaaaaay back in 1966 i have only taken one back to a dealer and was not impressed that time thus dealers are not my first choice. i have a 2005 dodge dakota that is only about 28 months old and has 30k miles on it and the leather drivers side front seat is staring to rip. is something like this covered by warranty or is it just considered normal wear and tear depends on why it tore and thats an issue you have to argue. if its a seam youll have a better chance. actually it is right where my butt rubs when i get in. now what do you think don it is imparitive that you post pictures of the tear and the butt... that way we can do a quality analysis! bg bottom line is as already said youll hvae to try. you get only one try in todays world so pick a dealer that you think will look kindly on your claim because if one dealer denies it and you go to another dealer that original denial will come up on the computer! of course you could appeal a denial of warranty to dc but id guess you have a slim to none chance of success there! .

From : miles

peterd wrote bottom line is as already said youll hvae to try. you get only one try in todays world so pick a dealer that you think will look kindly on your claim it always helps to have a good relationship with the service manager. need to talk directly to the manager and not a service ticket writer. ive had several things fixed long past warranty because i got to know the manager on a 1st name basis. every time i stop by even for an oil change i make it a point to stop in their office and say hi. it helps! .

From : peterd

on sat 26 jan 2008 074228 -0700 miles nope@nopers.com wrote peterd wrote bottom line is as already said youll hvae to try. you get only one try in todays world so pick a dealer that you think will look kindly on your claim it always helps to have a good relationship with the service manager. need to talk directly to the manager and not a service ticket writer. ive had several things fixed long past warranty because i got to know the manager on a 1st name basis. every time i stop by even for an oil change i make it a point to stop in their office and say hi. it helps! cant hurt... g .