Hood Seal

Discussion in 'Challenger DIY/Tech Info' started by SRT-Tom, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Full Access Member

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    I have heard that some Challenger owners have encountered a problem with the rubber hood seal.

    If you need to replace it and you are out of warranty, do it yourself. The seal costs $30 and you can get the 11 plastic rivets that hold it in place, from Harbor Freight, for only a few dollars for a box of 20.

    Don't buy them from the dealer. You will be charged $63 ($5.75 each)!

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    Crazy what dealers charge. :nono:
     
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    Thanks for the great tip.
     
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    What's a good link to those rivets on Harbor Freight? I just had mine replaced under warranty, but would assume it will once again separate.

    As always, thanks Tom!
     
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    Neat alternative fix: Bought stainless steel screws at the hardware store (14 : 3/4). Fit perfectly and for only $1.09 for 2 screws x 6 bags. They look great and screw into the holes perfectly. Can use over and over again. Can paint black too if you want. A great looking alternative; I am very happy with how it turned out.
     
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    What are the actual size and dimentions of the replacement rivets. My dealership wanted $3.20 ($38.40 for bag of 12). I saw some on ebay(part # 6500898) and ordered some but they seemed not to fit. Also I went to Harbor Freight web sit and saw the sell a multi sized box of rivets. 2 size seemed to be the right size ( 5mm x 17.2mm and 5mm x 15.8mm) Do any of these two rivets fit?

    Keith
     
  7. IntimidatorRT

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    you can go to harbor freight and the the assorted pack of rivets, that is way cheaper than what the dealer wants. I keep a box of the assorted in my tool box for jobs like this. they also have the rivet tool to use.
     
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    That's crazy, didn't know this has been an issue for that long. Ours starting cracking and separating after about a year.
     
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    yeah, when mine was my daily driver I had to replace a a couple of time within a few years, but now, its very seldom as I only put abut 5,000 miles a year on it.
     

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