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  1. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    Mechanic even described it as lifter stuck, then damaged cam. So, I agree the lifters seem to be the culprit. Engine should arrive mon. I will be happy to get my Jeep back. Kudos to dealer and warranty company to stand behind lifetime. I took very good care of my ride. I have been more than...
  2. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    My last 96 Jeep made 340K without major powertrain failure. Transmission finally went and at that point didn't have any value. But I was sold on reliability. I expected at least 250K out of this one. It is a given that a major expense may come up, but one at least expects the engine and...
  3. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    That long link I posted in OP has many folks posting their rebuilds and technical information. May come in handy. Should get my ride back in about a week. Really thankful I bought at this particular dealer. Many don't have the lifetime. Just checked and wife has it also on her Jeep.
  4. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    Thanks for the replies. Getting quite an education these last few weeks. Having far more knowledge do you have an opinion regarding introduction of hybrid Hemi? I know they tried it back about 2009. Seems like a potential of far more failure points. Engines that shut down multiple times during a...
  5. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    They certainly must be very aware at this point. Question is, has it been addressed? The Ram link shows some reporting failure in 2014 and 2015 I believe. Not as many, but they are there. Do more folks have to worry as their later models get higher mileage?
  6. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    Well the word is in. Lifters on #3 stuck destroying cam and sending metal throughout. Dealer is replacing engine and motor mounts under lifetime. If manifolds are shot they are covered too. I am stunned, and very grateful they held to that lifetime and that I had it. Never really thought it...
  7. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    Had to add. Cheap parts under the dash? Did you have the stupid blend door gear go also for climate control? Thankfully I figured that one myself. But would have been a grand if dealer replaced cheap plastic gear.
  8. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    I am providing a link to a long depressing thread regarding the Hemi lifter cam failure from the Ram forum. There is a boatload of catastrophic stories regarding the single cylinder misfire that actually is lifter fail. The issue is among any Chrysler vechicle with the 5.7 Hemi...
  9. Disable MDS, cheapest solution

    Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts
    Thought I would provide the link. Some posters state non MDS lifters have also failed and suspect roller bearing design issue or poor quality lifters and cams supplied to 2011-2012 models. Although according to this long and depressing thread issue is popping up in newer models...
  10. Disable MDS, cheapest solution

    Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts
    Currently dealing with my lifter nightmare on cylinder 3. Dealer removing head now to confirm cam damage and luckily looks to be covered by free lifetime drivetrain warranty that came with ride. I have 150K on my 2011. They may replace engine and just waiting to hear possibly mon. Hundreds of...
  11. 2014 GC CEL Misfire

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    Started a thread on my misfire that has now lead to actually being a failed lifter and possibly destroyed cam on my Hemi. Hope it isn't that, but I see a ton of postings on the six and eight cylinder engines for exactly same issue. First try moving injectors and coils to different locations and...
  12. 2014 GC CEL Misfire

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    I was getting plagued by that. Went through 4 factory gas caps. Last one started popping loose 2 weeks after I bought it. Cheap plastic junk. Finally found an after market that actually fits and seals. WD40 sprayed on inner cap and threads of nozzle sometimes helped.
  13. 2014 GC V-6 “lifter” problems

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    Just opened a thread on my cylinder 3 issue. Dealer pulling head now to verify. If cam damaged they may replace engine. Dealer says will cover under lifetime powertrain that came with vechical which I never believed they would ever honor. I have 150K. I am impressed with my dealer, my first...
  14. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - AIR/HEAT dual climate issue! Help please!!

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    Had the same issue last year. I saw someone posted the link to that old thread. It helped immensely. Hope the drivers side doesn't go as folks say that one is a pain to get to.
  15. Cylinder misfire becomes dreaded lifter fail

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    Been reading threads from here and especially the Dodge forums on the dreaded p0303 on the 5.7 Hemi engines. Although I see many postings on other cylinders. Started with a new noticeable tick then next day threw code. Started with the basics, coil pack, check plugs, rotated coil packs and fuel...
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