I just went to the dealer and had a remanuf. 3.5L engine put in.
I've had to go back twice because of the radiator fluid all leaking
out and the temp pegged out. New water pump also.
With the 3 yr 30k guarantee should they fix it without charging me ANYTHING?
Is the 3.5L a reliable engine? I had 140k on my original when it threw a
How long can the water temp gauge be pegged out before perm. damage?
Too bad gauges don't have an alarm sound with them.
Should have nothing to do with the 3/36 warranty, if you complained about it
and they havent fixed it the dealer should take responsibly. But keep in
mind if you continue to drive a vehicle with the temp pegged out and severly
overheated heated it, that would be ingnorance and I dont think you would
get any help from the dealer.
If the engine came with a water pump on it and it failed within the warranty
time you may get it covered
Actually they do have that, Its just a chime that is built into the body
controller on the newer models. Works on oil pressure, temp and charging
system. I believe 98 on up but don't quote me on that.
Well you may be right Maxy..... I can speak for my el cheapo '98 base line 4
cyl Voyager... I think it saved my engine.. radiator fan relay crapped out,
the chime went off and my wife actually stopped the van and called me !!!!!
You give that woman a big hug!~!!! The Owner of the Caravan I have in the
shop now Is about to divorce his wife because not only did she have a
picture of her kids covering the temp gauge as it was pegged full hot.....
she said she heard a bell dinging inside the car....... as the piston rings
were tearing up the cylinder walls.
No he's not kidding. Even my old 1991 Plymouth Grand Voyager has a
chime alarm to warn of any gross abnormalities in the gauges. It's a
very handy feature to have that has alerted me more than once to an over
guess I spent too much time watching mine........alarm would be OK I guess.
I had a guy bring me his daughters fiero with a spun bearing in it. ran it
out of oil. asked if the red oil light came on and she said " yeah but I
was just going down the road a little ways to the store"
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