T56 problems new scat pack

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  1. FrankenMax

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    I got a new challenger scat pack a few months back. The car has 1300 miles on it, took it out today 2nd gear feels like I'm crushing rocks. My wife drives it more than I do she babies it. Im reserved in it as well but I'm not afraid of it ether. But second is unbelievable it's a peach. It will down shift fine but 1st to 2nd no way. It started off this morning just barely nibbling the 2nd gear as it went in now I put about 40 more city miles on it and it's flat out f+^#]}=%. I've had nothing but problems with this car since I got it. The dealer lost the second key, so when I got the car I got one key. Fought with them to get the second key, they picked the car up and drove the hell out of up to the dealership. Car has GPS on it that I can track in real time. They bring the car back and modified it for me in the form of monster scratch down the passenger side. Finally it goes to the body shop this Wednesday to get half of the car repainted. There is a lot more crap with the dealership but this is the gist of it. Now what the heck do I do about this transmission? This car has been a nightmare since I got it, literally makes me sick. I won't take it back to the dealer I got it from but I have a feeling this is not going to go well considering the hell we have been through already. I'm at a loss seriously I realize it's only a car but my patients are shot. My wife got the car for me as a gift I've wanted something to play around in since I sold my drag cars and motorcycles several years ago. But this car was supposed to be fun and it's a train wreck. Any thoughts?

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    That's a good question. We had a similar problem with reverse gear in ours, but putting more mileage on the car seems to have fixed it.

    Read somewhere that they use a very thick lubricant in the transmission, that can sometimes cause difficulty changing gears, and some, "rubbing" noises.
     
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    I dropped it off this morning at the body shop. It's a 3 mile drive at best. On the way the fist mile it drove fine after that it started chewing 2nd and would kick out of 1st. I've got a hunch it's not oil. I'm thinking a bent shift fork. I would not be surprised at the least if the guy that picked my car up for the dealer didn't have his way with it when it did the shift skip or was pounding on it.


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    I would have the dealer reflash the ecm if it does smooth out by 2500 miles. My rt shaker did that and a reflash seem to have taken care of it. My scat pack have not had a problem. It has low miles it does take a few miles to learn the driver pattern. Wife babies it probably not helping.
     
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    would have the dealer reflash the ecm if it does smooth out by 2500 miles. My rt shaker did that and a reflash seem to have taken care of it. My scat pack have not had a problem. It has low miles it does take a few miles to learn the driver pattern. Wife babies it probably not helping.
     
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    we went to mopar show in las vegas 2015 and my wife test drove a hellcat from that dealer ship and the six speed broke! they said she could not drive. lol ,she told them that the 2010 rt with the six speed we have would kick the hell cats ass, they told her she could not have a tee shirt!
     
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    Got Chrysler on the phone the other day. The rep was rather shocked by the mess. Good news is it's going to a different dealership as soon as it gets out of the body shop at the end of the month. We will see what they have to say.


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    Was it Tobin or prestige dodge by chance? Same worthless owners and management ether way. But I'm not surprised by how you where treated unfortunately.


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    So quick update the car went to chapman Doge in Henderson NV. They got the car late Friday 6-2-17. Vince the service rep was always giving us updates on the car from the time it hit there shop. I went down this morning because I wanted to see the failure my self. Vince took me back to the service bay no problem. To our surprise the tech had gotten the trans in from Detroit not only that but it was almost ready for a road test. So I went home and few ours later they called and said come get it. I could not be happier at this moment. As long as I own a dodge it's Chapman from here on out. Oh and the failure in the trans was the second gear synchronizer. It grenaded for some unknown reason.




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