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AstralRT last won the day on December 2 2012

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  1. P0306 misfire code last fall along with knocking. Replaced cam shaft, 6 lifters and plugs. Misfire resolved but knocking persisted. This week P0305 misfire code, I'm worried I might need another big repair. Combine that with a P06DD code that triggers when oil temp is below 70 degrees celsius, told I need a new oil pump because the sensor is built in, I'm not sure I even want to keep my R/T Rallye any longer.
  2. Warranty is long gone, currently sitting at around 200K km. I'll have my local guy do the work, it'll be cheaper than the dealership. Looks like the part is going to run me around $500+ CAD plus labour to install Not sure I want to take a chance on ebay or not.
  3. My 2012 has been doing this for the last 50K KMs or so. The dealer couldn't find the issue and blamed it on uneven tire wear affecting the AWD, so I put on new tires from Costco. Same problem. I had my local mechanic check everything out and the checked out the differential and said the internals were good and did a fluid flush. Same problem continued. I was due for a transmission flush and was hopeful that would help, it didn't. With the engine troubles I've been having with mine this issue kind of taken a back burner but I would like to get it fixed. Thank you for sharing your experience and I'll definitely be taking a look at that next. One thing I noticed because I've been driving it this way so long is that it seems to get worse in warmer weather and better in colder weather. I rarely experience in the winter months and also leaving it parked for a while (weeks-months) seems to reduce the occurrence rate for the first little while after driving again. Hopefully changing the part you mentioned will finally allow me to fix this for good.
  4. Misfireon cylinder one

    I had the same problem and fix for a P0306 code last fall with my 2012 3.6. I was hoping it would fall under the TSB but a compression test from the dealership revealed I needed a new camshaft and lifters on front bank. I was also due for plug replacement so that was done at the same time This week I'm hit with a P0305 code and I'm worried I'm gonna need the same level of repairs on the back bank. Last time it cost me $500 CAD just for diagnosis from the dealership. I like to avoid that cost again if possible. Not sure why they had to do two separate diagnosis last time, I was told it was due to the TSB and it not falling under that issue.
  5. 2014 3.6L Engine Ticking

    Anyone know of any videos showing how to replace the oil pump on a 3.6 AWD?
  6. 2014 3.6L Engine Ticking

    I'm getting the P06DD code. Can that sensor be replaced or do I have to get a whole new pump? I am way out of warranty with 6 years and 190K kms on it.
  7. 2014 3.6L Engine Ticking

    Would you happen to still have the link to that video? Looks like I have the same problem and my dealer wants $900+tax CAD to replace the entire pump.
  8. Loud bang from rear when turning

    They are the same size, but are worn slightly differently
  9. Loud bang from rear when turning

    It is AWD and the rear diff was thoroughly checked. The dual exhaust seems solid and not doing any excessive movement. I was thinking about my tires though. They are pretty bald right now and I'm waiting to get new winters. Would oddly worn/bald tires affect these AWD systems enough to cause this weird behavior?
  10. Loud bang from rear when turning

    I replaced the filter with the flush
  11. Sometimes its a very loud bang and like someone just rammed in the back of the Journey but without the actual inertia of being pushed forward. If I slowly roll through the turn I can reduce or avoid the bang altogether. I have had my mechanic comb through the rear end, change differential oil and inspect everything he can see and he was unable to find anything wrong that would cause this. Also, it just so happened that I left my car at his shop a while before he checked it and he was unable to reproduce the issue, and sure enough it went days without the issue happening and I though the new oil fixed it. It didn't. I recently had my transmission flushed from the dealer and now have new fluid and filter and its still causing the problem. I don't want to play dealer prices to have this diagnosed but I'm at a lose at this point. My mechanic did say if I can reproduce it he would take a ride with me to understand what is happening. I really should find time to go see him again.
  12. 2014 3.6L Engine Ticking

    Unfortunately for me my issue was not as described in the TSB and I was only getting 4% compression loss. So I was on the hook for the diagnostic fee and had to pay another diagnostic fee to determine why my engine was knocking. Turns out I had collapsed lifters and camshaft. They put in 6 new lifters, a new camshaft, 6 new spark plugs and $1500.00 CAD later my engine is running normally again....well sort of. It seems to knock for about 2-5 seconds on cold start up but quickly goes away. Something I didn't notice before my engine troubles. I know it revved higher on startup but the knock seems new. It might just be paranoia that this point. It idles a little rough when heated up and stays at 500 rpm and just 2 days after having the work done it through a P06DD code which went away a few hours later after I had no other choice but to drive it somewhere. Dodge has me scheduled for another appointment next week to check out the rough idle and P06DD, hopefully nothing serious and nothing expensive.
  13. 2014 3.6L Engine Ticking

    Finally had time and called FCA Canada Customer Care to confirm the details on TSB 09-002-14 In Canada the warranty is extended to 120 months (10 years) and 240,000 km (Approx. 150,000 miles) and the fix will be done by the dealership under X56 Warranty Extension. I was concerned they would limit Canada to 150,000 km as companies like to do with other warranty mileage when comparing USA to Canada. I was pleased to see they did the right thing here. I have requested a service appointment from a local dealership and hopefully fix my engine troubles. TSB details in attached PDF TSB_LC_0900214.pdf
  14. Stripped lug nuts

    I haven't had a chance to get back at it yet, thanks to life being so busy, but do you think its possible for the cap to be spinning but not coming off? I had once come off before and when I tried to remove the base nut underneath it was ceased on so hard it stripped and I had a hell of a time with a stripped nut removal socket to get it out. I really don't want that experience again
  15. Stripped lug nuts

    Anyone have any trouble with stripped lugs nuts on the factory 19" rims? A while back a cap slipped off of one and months later when I tried to pull the tire off to replace a wheel bearing it was a huge chore that cost me a lug nut and a stripped nut removal socket and the deep pockets in the rims for the nuts don't do any favors for access either. Now on another wheel one of the caps on one of the nuts is stripping and not gripping at all. I'm toying with a couple of options to have it removed, one of which is to try and pull the nut cap off before I mangle it too much and take my chances with the bare nut underneath. I'm not sure if the cap is turning loosely over the nut underneath or if its simply rounding out. I don't care too much for the lugs, just want to minimize rim damage as much as possible. Any advice on how I should proceed?