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sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech
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We have a 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT automatic with 18,000

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We have a 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT automatic with 18,000 miles that stalled on us as we were slowing at a stoplight yesterday. Lost all power steering and engine oil light came on briefly. We have only had the car a few months. We now see all of the stalling issues from 2010 as owners complained about this issue. Any fixes from Dodge since then as that was 4 years ago? We saw one post about coils and spark plugs where the coils were getting wet from the hood scoops. Any ideas before we head off to the dealership where we might get nada from the service department?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
There are literally dozens of things that can cause the engine to die. You may have lost fuel pressure due to a failed pump or wiring issue, you may have lost spark due to a cam or crank sensor issue, it could be wiring, the powertrain control module itself, it could be a power distribution center or TIPM issue. If you are using a key inserted into the dash rather than Keyless Go then you could have a failing wireless ignition node.
Has the engine restarted since?
Have you checked for fault codes?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for all of the possible answers. The engine restarts after it stalls.This is a problem that has been occurring with the 2010 Challengers since they first came off the assembly line. Dodge is very aware of the problem and was supposedly working on the issue. That was 5 years ago. No key start, Keyless start. You know that the service techs will not even attempt to correct a problem if they cannot duplicate the stalling. I thought since you are a master mechanic for this car manufacturer you would be up to date with any tech bulletins and possible fixes for the problem. There are no fault codes noted. I'm sure we will just have to sell the car. No service dept. will spend the time looking for all of the issues you noted. We'll take your list of possible issues to the tech guys to see if they flinch or actually want to help. Say a prayer.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
There are no TSB's related to dying.
You've used a scan tool after the engine has died and found no codes set?
Have the spark plugs been replaced at any point?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No TSB's because it was hard to duplicate the issue with the cars. Internet and forums are full of this problem with
the 2010's. Dodge put HD fuel pumps in the 2011 and later SRT's which leads many to believe it is the fuel pump and its software that have the issue. Thought picking a Dodge mechanic's brain might give us a answer that a dealership tech would be apprehensive to give us. Thanks anyway.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

You've used a scan tool after the engine has died and found no codes set? Have the spark plugs been replaced at any point?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No codes..New plugs..
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Did the problem start before or after the plugs were replaced?

Where did the spark plugs come from?