We thoroughly tested the Challenger engine and inspected the transmission to make sure that they were fully functional and within factory spec. Mine looked like used motor oil when I started doing this. Dirty fluid, esp if it has accumulated water, is not going to work as well. The power keeps on coming long past that; quarter-mile times are going to be impressive. This car starts, runs, drives and stop just like it should. The Charger had 86k miles on when we received it, and the Challenger had 20k on it. On the whole, the Challenger had few drawbacks that were not obvious and inevitable.
Four-wheel disc brakes were standard. This should get me out with about 7oo bucks more than a clutch job, so I am counting my blessings! I still think if a dealer kept my car for three weeks with no idea other than that I would get a second opinion from another dealer. Thin chrome bands highlight the four big gauges with temperature marked in actual degrees, and a silly 180 mph speedometer. Traveling to work on freeway in stop and go traffic around 15-20 mph. Plus, if you have a real tranny problem and the dealer drains out a bunch of purple fluid you know that will be the first thing blamed. My 2015 challenger sxt+ has only 5500 miles on it and I have already had to replace a wheel speed sensor and now the 8 speed transmission is shifting hard and hanging up in gear and the engine revs over 6000rpm.
When the input shaft continues to turn with force, shifting is difficult as you are trying to mesh gears that are rotating at different speeds, causing the syncronizers to wear excessively with continued operation. Underneath it is a button bank, and switches for the two-level seat warmers. If it's a 2009-2010, it's not a question of if, it's a question of when. Power came from a — 370 horsepower with a five-speed automatic and mid-grade fuel, 375 hp with the six-speed manual transmission and premium gas. The touch screen navigation with internal hard drive is fully functional.
It felt like this totally stock. The Challenger grabs the attention of everyone outside, first getting a glance from its impossibly loud, big-block-style exhaust, then keeping that attention. Numerous people have reported on driving automatic-transmission Challengers, but not many have been behind the wheel of a stick-shift version to date. I have asked all american in odessa where I purchased the car to fix it and they told me that there is no recall on my model car. That's more of an accomplishment with a manual-transmission car, without the slight power reduction and time delay of an automatic's fluid interface. A commercially available low cost component disables this feature, however it requires the consumer to void their manufacturer warranty in order to fix a safety defect. The long-rumored 475 hp 6.
On a Better note I saw another challenger headed in the direction I was coming from on a 2 lane rd, we gave each other a thumbs up! The first gear is fairly low, and the sixth speed is very high, so there's a good spread, though first, second, and third shoot by quickly and under moderate acceleration to highway speeds, first-to-third shifts are more reasonable than going through each gear. I'm not sure that's it though. I really think this should have been a recall. The irresistible styling brings massive blind spots that can slow you down in traffic as you make sure you're not about to collide with anyone, and make backing up a time for extra caution. I never feel any attempt at engagement. After doing some research, the consumer discovered the problem was due to excessive grease on the input shaft splines collecting excessive amounts of dirt, which did not allow smooth movement of the clutch disc on the input shaft.
I did hear something the first day driving after letting it set for a couple of weeks. If you have a tuning device Diablo Predator, trinty etc. I may be the only one that this has happen to so far but I sure hope that it does not happen again or to anyone else just because it was not on his web recall page. As for cornering, our test car's peak g-force, as per the built in indicator, was recorded as 0. I do not care what Tremec says, these initial units were garbage. The sound quality of the stereo is remarkable.
As former 426 Hemi owners no doubt recall, suspensions aren't just there for going around corners; they also have a strong influence on launches and sudden acceleration. It takes attention to drive, so keep that cell phone off and don't play with the 3D graphics on the navigation system. Do not use harsh spray solvents brake clean, etc. Not real concerned at this point but just wondering if the transmission needs to break in a little or what. We tweaked a few details for fit and finish, then put them through our modern aerodynamic testing metrics and ended up with a body-mounted mirror that is remarkably similar visually to the original, but offers significantly better aerodynamic performance. Personally, I've always left the input shaft dry when installing a manual transmission to prevent grease migration onto the clutch disk. To me the shift feels rough but it doesn't feel like anything is broken, just feels like agricultural equipment instead of luxurious for a few shifts.
I'd take it back to the dealership while it's under warranty and get them to fix it. Heck my car went into limp mode the first week I bought it and had to be towed to the dealership. I figure that heat was what caused the bearing to fuse that day. This prevents unnecessary engine-light activation for cylinder 7 misfires P0307 and may prevent the misfires themselves, smoothing the idle. Make sure your service department does everything. Gas mileage was lower than the automatic, due to the lack of cylinder shutoff.
The brass sychros were damaged and you cannot purchase them any longer, so hence the upgrade to the carbon fiber. Fog lights are mounted low, in the right place to cut through the mists. Anyway, I find that when my oil temp passes about the 80 to 90 mark it goes away. If it was the tune I think putting the stock tune back in would stop the issue. At the time of our test drive, the public still hadn't discovered the Challenger, despite all the magazine covers, newspaper photos, and excitement.
It had 18 inch wheels, a spoiler, chromed fuel door, and faux carbon fiber interior accents, and was the first V6 Challenger to have accented dual stripes, and to step up from a four-speed; it was the first Challenger in general to have deck lid stripes. That is not really a stupid question, with the way people practically lay down while they are driving it is possible, seat reclined and feet barely reaching the pedals. It had 42,000 miles on it and had been regularly serviced, but had never been taken in for the known grease issue. The issue appeared to be sensor calibration, and was fixed with a computer update. I have tried Royal purple and saw no difference.