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Old 07-30-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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Transmission bit the dust!

Hi guys. Im not much of a poster but thought I'd share this. My 2011 CC Hemi's has been serviced by Arrigo Dodge since day 1. I bought it cheaper from a dealer down south but this dealership was closer. I have every recommended service done. It has 114k miles so I drive it a lot. Going into reverse it would slip and finally after a short trip it did the dead crawl. I had it towed and was told that the only transmission guy may get to it in a few days or so. I get a call asking me who messed around with the tranny. I said no one just you guys did a service on it about 30k miles ago. He said yes I see that, but there are no leaks and you are 2 1/2 quarts low. Really? You guys were the only ones touching my truck. OK. I'll call you back. Get another call telling me that because of the mileage the transmission used up the fluid and that a rebuild will be $4,400.00. I had a friend recommend a local guy who only works on trannys. He quoted me $2,200.00 with all updates, new HD clutches and shift kit. He showed me the parts that were worn due to lack of fluid. Since Dodge didn't fix it do you think I have any recourse with having Dodge pay for it?

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Old 07-30-2014, 12:27 PM   #2
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"Trans used up the fluid" now I have heard it all didn't know the trans had an appetite or a belly and a crapper to somehow use up the fluid lol. Sounds like they wanted no responsibility on that one. I hate stealerships never have and never will like them, or work for them thieves.

I just rebuilt 04sthemi trans with all red alto clutches and shift kit. We installed Sunday in Daytona a mini GTG event. $2200 is not a bad price for parts and labor installed that's a nice deal IMO. Hope all goes well.

P.s. Make sure he does a cvi quick learn before moving that truck anywhere. Warm it up fill it up then quick learn before driving. Hopefully he knows that already.
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Bottom line the dealer screwed you over. But with that said it is your truck and your responsibility to check fluid levels.
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That stinks, but what Greg saids is true and the bottom line.
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bottom line.
Let me guess, No Pun Intended?
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Really no.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #7
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Thank guys. Yes I guess it was my fault not to check the levels. You would think that each of the 3k mile oil changes that the fluids would be checked. I've had at least 10 since they serviced the tranny. You're right about the bottom line.

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Just an observation, but folks who have their engine oil changed in a shop always need to check the level afterwards as the hemi is often short changed.
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Just an observation, but folks who have their engine oil changed in a shop always need to check the level afterwards as the hemi is often short changed.
Yes! 5 quarts is not enough! Had one close call, the guy thought I was crazy for checking it before I left the shop. Made him fill it before I left and have done it myself ever since.
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I have changed oil in every vehicle I have ever been involved with, since I was 10 years old. I am 63 now, and I am still the only one to service my Ram, and my Harley. I check my oil level 2 to 3 times a month on my Ram, and every other fill up on my Harley. I check all fluids, and their levels at least once a month.
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