1,500 Miles and she breaks down...Help!

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  1. Kaneda

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    Car has been running perfect for 1,500 miles. I check her oil every time I start her. Have had to add a quart since break-in, but other than that she's been amazing. Then out of the blue, check engine light comes on when I get out of my hand wash place. Here's what her symptoms are...what could it be?

    She won't rev under load over 2,000 rpms.

    The Supercharger won't engage.

    And when I was pulling her into my parking spot, I can hear a metallic scrapping noise, almost metal scrapping against metal.

    And it's my birthday today. So bummed.

    She's getting towed tomorrow to Manhattan Jeep Chrysler Dodge at 8am. What sucks is the service guy there said since it's a specialized vehicle, they may not get to her until Tuesday/Wednesday.

    Nothing else I can really do other than let Dodge and their guys diagnose and fix her. No use yelling or screaming about it. Just bummed because engine issues so early on has me really worried. I won't lie guys...I feel like selling her. In the past when I've had early engine issues, they persisted.

    What do you think is wrong?
     
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    Why do you say the supercharger is not turning/ won't engage ?
     
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    the supercharger is definitely not turning or engaged. Is that the problem?
     
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    Hate to say it but sounds like another crank pulley failure which leads to complete engine replacement. They really need to pin that shaft.
     
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    Sounds like the crank pulley. :(

    Hope it works out. Keep us posted
     
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    A complete engine replacement? How many others have had this happen? What would cause this to happen? That sounds like a massive repair job...How long would something like that take? Should I accept that work or try and get my money back? Car is brand new. Will engine vin not match car now? This sucks.
     
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    Yes sure is !!!!! What is the belt doing on the supercharger pulley ? If it's not turning the belt must be spinning around the pulley not good .. You could bring up performance page on the screen and see what the boost pressure is while its running
     
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    there is no boost, no super charger engagement at all. She's parked for the night and having her towed tomorrow morning to Manhattan Dodge. Sort of feel like crying on my birthday knowing I got one of the "duds". Had so many friends say it's a Dodge and would break down. Ugh.

    Well if ti's the crank pulley, what's the fix for that? A whole new engine? I had a 2010 GT500 and never had one engine issue. This sucks.
     
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    Hard to say chances are new supercharger not a huge job .basic bolt on with intercooler probably around an 8 hr job and good support from srt .. Sorry to spoil your birthday
     
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    Yeah, shit happens. Gonna get her dropped off at a dealership and then let Dodge worry about her. Thanks guys for the feedback and support. Really helps.
     
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    Ughhhhhhh.... :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Please keep us posted on the findings
     
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    When was your car built...
     
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    Did you get any codes?
     
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    sorry this has happened to you. Close the garage door and try not to think about it and enjoy your birthday the car will get fixed but this is your day don't spend it being unhappy and worrying about the car nothing you can do about it at the moment. And in all seriousness Happy birthday bro!!!!!
    Keep us posted.
     
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