Upper Radiator hose recall.

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat TSB's' started by redlinegw, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. redlinegw

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    Every Hellcat owner needs to check the connection of the upper radiator hose where it connects to the radiator immediately! We had our upper radiator hose blow off the car twice and it makes a huge mess. I was told by a Chrysler exec that you should call Chrysler customer service and open a ticket if you don't want to fix it yourself. We have installed a standard screw type clamp instead of the spring clamp on our car. We have 2 cars here so I decided to check the other car and low and behold the upper hose is barely on the radiator and the plastic hose cover has been rubbing on the supercharger pulley! No Bueno Chrysler! Luckily it is an easy fix.

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  2. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Useful thanks
     
  3. redlinegw

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    The clamp is not even over the ridge/bead on the radiator.
     
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    Sure hope everyone looks to be safe and reports here.
     
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    Good to know,thanks.
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    Pics must be a Charger this is Challenger.

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    See no issues on mine. Except more places to secure braids over lines... in your bottom pic the oe clamp is right. Is that after you dealt with it?
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Thanks will keep an eye on it. Malibu ski boats had a problem like that about 8 years ago. No anti freeze in the boats just lake water so no mess, just hot water and steam
     
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    chuck spoto Gold Member

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    All the high tech cooling on the HC and then the rubber band... Since I like my Hellcat, I will be a tough critic.
    I would slide the stock clamp back and put the new clamp forward. This way the original clamp will be there 30 years from now and you wont lose points on the auction block:)
     
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    That's an easy fix tho
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    I looked at mine. The clamp is perfectly centered on the correct side of the lip. The hose misses the pulleys and belts, all ok. FYI build on Feb18. Not touching it.
     
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    When I get mine I'm going to go over it with a fine tooth comb checking everything I don't want any little issues turning into big ones
     
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    That is the wrong connection, I am talking about where the upper radiator hose connects to the radiator. It is a Challenger.
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Mine is all good. Nothing rubbing connections look good. :D
     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    Thanks my bad what's above the connection appears silver in your pic (it's really black) that threw me off... appreciate the fyi / share....
     
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    Greg Senior Hellcat Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Dodge must be preemptively fixing the issue itself on the new builds. My Challenger was delivered last week with 2 clamps as shown.

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