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My Jeep just went back to the dealer. They said they were not sure what they will do this time around, but I would not be getting a new motor. I do not see what putting another set of new lifters in without replacing the cam at the same time.
 

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Finally got around to pulling the head off and found the left side front inlet lifter partially stuck down. Pulled it apart and no signs of why it would be stuck, flushed it and put it back together and it works fine without the springs in. Nothing at all wrong with the roller. Will obviously replace it with a new one. This makes me wonder if this is the start of the cause of the roller failures or if that is somethig completely different. I heard it first make a tick tick noise on start up and shut it down. Restarted and checked for exhauist leaks then shut it down and pushed it in the shed, i.e. I did not drive it anymore. What I am staying is I think I caught it straight way, so no roller damage and no cam damage. Does anyone else have any experience in this? With any new tick tick noise in the valve train it might be worth pulling the rocker cover off, it is immediately evident just by checking the valve clearances. Might save a whole lot of money in repairs.
 

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I have a 2012 I bought new from dealer so I've experienced just about every problem you can with this vehicle. I also owned a 2006 SRT which had every problem you could have. I just had the lifter issue with mine at 112k miles. (After being initially diagnosed as spark plugs by local shop had to reluctantly take it to the dealer) Dealer is replacing lifters and cam for $4,500. Contacted Jeep customer service and explained my situation hoping they would offer some kind of help being this is my 3rd Jeep. They said there's nothing they could do so I filed a formal complaint seeing as this seems to be a problem with a lot of the hemi's and the number of issues I experienced with the car over the years (including the dealer putting it though the car wash with the sun roof open) I was hoping to find a class action lawsuit seeing as this is a known issue with many of these motors. Needless to say this will be the last Jeep I ever purchase.
 

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Hey guys, I had the same issue. Always service my Jeep regularly at a dealership and never tracked it or abused. It was originally bought 03/23/2015. Few months after covid lockdowns I started driving my Jeep srt randomly started ticking and shut down as I was driving just 5 months after my powertrain has expired. Very frustrated because it now needs a new motor (metal shavings in the oil . I recently called fca and waiting for a response see if they will do a good will on the repair. Do you guys have any advice on this ?
 

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Hey guys, I had the same issue. Always service my Jeep regularly at a dealership and never tracked it or abused. It was originally bought 03/23/2015. Few months after covid lockdowns I started driving my Jeep srt randomly started ticking and shut down as I was driving just 5 months after my powertrain has expired. Very frustrated because it now needs a new motor (metal shavings in the oil . I recently called fca and waiting for a response see if they will do a good will on the repair. Do you guys have any advice on this ?

Do you have a contact number for FCA?
 

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Dear Jeep Cares,

If in fact you truly did "care", you would do what is right. Acknowledge theres a problem and put out a national recall, and for all who have paid to have this fixed in the past only to have the repair done again shortly after, these owners need full compensation as well. I bought my Jeep used as a certified pre owned from a Jeep dealer who was very open about a lifter replacement under warranty. That was 2.5 years ago, and 14k miles. The top end of my Jeep is off again fixing this problem, and I'm pretty sure its a replacement engine with an April '16 build date. This vehicles ENTIRE SERVICE HISTORY is in mopars' data base. I am the 2nd owner.

Please Jeep Cares, show us you care. Don't be a group of cowards, and do whats right.
 

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Dear Jeep Cares,

If in fact you truly did "care", you would do what is right. Acknowledge theres a problem and put out a national recall, and for all who have paid to have this fixed in the past only to have the repair done again shortly after, these owners need full compensation as well. I bought my Jeep used as a certified pre owned from a Jeep dealer who was very open about a lifter replacement under warranty. That was 2.5 years ago, and 14k miles. The top end of my Jeep is off again fixing this problem, and I'm pretty sure its a replacement engine with an April '16 build date. This vehicles ENTIRE SERVICE HISTORY is in mopars' data base. I am the 2nd owner.

Please Jeep Cares, show us you care. Don't be a group of cowards, and do whats right.
An International recall*
Australian here and can confirm our Jeeps are plagued by the same issue over here.

Anybody know if the hellcat lifters have the same issue? Or if it’s worth swapping them out for peace of mind.
 

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The hell cat lifters as of yet have had no failures that I have read anywhere and I did a mds delete replaced all my lifters for the hell cat lifters you can see the needle bearings in the hell cat lifter are much larger than the standard mds lifters
 

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The hell cat lifters as of yet have had no failures that I have read anywhere and I did a mds delete replaced all my lifters for the hell cat lifters you can see the needle bearings in the hell cat lifter are much larger than the standard mds lifters
There is no such thing as a specific Hellcat lifter.Same lifter been used since 2016 in all hemi motors.Remember lifter failure is normally related to ks travelled.
 

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I have a 2014 (Manufactured 6/13) with 75k miles and have a lifter tick on cold starts. I don’t drive it hard day to day but taken it to two track days in its life.

I’ve noticed the engine stutter sometimes on low rpm, is the stutter possibly a cylinder misfire? Would you guys recommend I get my lifters changed as a precaution?

I love my SRT but I don’t know much about how the motor works so any advice is appreciated.
The stutter you are feeling are you sure that isn't the MDS?
 

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Hellcat HEMI Lifters by MOPAR-Set of 16
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Hellcat HEMI Lifters by MOPAR-Set of 16
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SKU:MOP-05038784AC
Weight:4.0 lbs
SKU:MOP-05038784AC
Weight:4.0 lbs
These so called Hellcat lifters with that part number have been used in all hemi motors since around 2016.Failures still happening.
Hellcat HEMI Lifters by MOPAR-Set of 16
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SKU:MOP-05038784AC
Weight:4.0 lbs
These lifters with the same part number have been used in all hemi motors since around 2016.There is no specific Hellcat lifter,as some engine rebuilders would have you believe.
 

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My lifters just failed on my 2014 Jeep SRT which only had 47k miles on it, and the mechanic shop is recommending that I do a complete engine swap. We're waiting for them to drop the engine and check the oil to determine if any metallic particles from the cat iron shaving made it's way into the block. Regardless, even if the engine is salvageable, I'm still looking at a $6k job easily to replace the cam shaft + push rods + 16 lifters since Im not gonna keep that faulty shit design lifters in my car. Would rather replace them all with the Hellcat lifters since those seem to have less issues.

Not sure what to do here, does anyone have any experience with this? Would comprehensive insurance cover something like this? Am I better off just forking out the $12k for a new 6.4L motor? Should I lemon law the vehicle? And doesn't a complete engine swap come with it's own set of issues if it's not done by the manufacturer? I called Jeep and they basically gave me the middle finger on this. it's really disappointing, this is my third SRT and I'll never buy another jeep/chrysler/dodge again after this shit show.
 
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