I have a general knowledge of how motors work by working with my dad rebuilding motors. I have done a lot of research on this and have come across people have problems with leaking valve gaskets. What bothers me about being told it was a camshaft problem is that my motor is NOT misfiring. Also, I went by the dealership today after they called to tell me it was a problem with the camshaft and asked to look at it. Correct me if I am wrong, but to get the camshaft out to inspect it the radiator and fan and shroud would need to be removed because the cam comes out of the front of the motor. When I asked to see the camshaft they could not provide it and the radiator and fan and shroud do not appear to have been removed. The passenger side head was off but no camshaft to be found. I am afraid they are not doing what they are saying they are doing but that is a whole other problem. My dad said there is absolutely no way it could be a camshaft problem or there would be a horrible misfire and he has ridden in my truck with the check engine light on and agrees there is no misfire.
I paid 320 for the plug change last week and am told that since it is still under powertrain warranty that all this work they are doing now will be covered. I sure hope so. I agree with the computer issue theory and hope they would have checked that prior to tearing my engine apart! I am not saying they didn't but I have not been told that they did. My big concern now is that since they have torn into my engine if they dont put EVERYTHING back to Mopar specs and I have a problem because a bolt was not tightened to tbe recommended torque specs the cost will be on me because the truck currently has 90,000 miles on it. Again, I am baffled and it seems like the mechanics may be diagnosing the problem incorrectly. If that is the case I would guess that my check engine light will come on again shortly.
Thanks for your time and when I get my truck back, they say Wednesday, I will be sure to let you know what they say.
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Well, i didnt get my truck back. They said the cam bearings went bad and ruined the block. They are putting a new block in it it and basically giving me a new motor. They dont know when i will actually get my truck back.
I got my truck back yesterday. Runs great but in an effort to avoid paying for this myself next time I traded it in for a tundra last night.