2006 DODGE DAKOTA BROKEN REVERSE GEAR SYNCHRONISER

  • Tiny
  • Edneaz
  • 2006 Dodge Dakota

Transmission problem
2006 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 47,000 miles

I can't shift into reverse. The service shop at the Chrysler dealership says it is probably a broken synchroniser and estimates approximately $1500 for repairs. Is this a reasonable price or am I being overcharged? Also is there any factory warranty that covers this kind of problem?
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 10:44 AM

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Hi
Labor on repair is @$1000 and @$300 for gear assembly so $1500 not bad. As for warranty check owners manual and contact warranty Dept.
Can you get in REV engine off then start will it back up?
Let me know
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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 9:35 AM
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Didn't try reverse with engine off. It's in the shop now.
The warranty is a standard 3 year 36,000 mile. The shop ran the VIN on their computer and it showed the warranty has expired on this truck.
Are you referring to the warranty department from Chrysler or my local dealer?
Some research showed a lifetime warranty on the drive train, but it looks like that didn't start until 08.

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Ed

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 11:09 AM
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Apeal to Chrysler you may get some help. The milage is not that high

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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 AT 11:31 AM
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I've had the truck repaired and asked for the parts that were replaced. I have some photos of the parts and would like your opinion on whether this looks like normal wear. The brass bushing in the synchro ring looks ragged and the tooth in the middle of the photo on the mesh? ring is chipped.
I'll send these to Chrysler also.
Thanks.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/440813_Reverse_syncro_1_2.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/440813_Reverse_syncro_2_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/440813_Reverse_syncro_4_1.jpg

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Sunday, December 13th, 2009 AT 3:39 PM
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[quote="Edneaz"]

Chrysler is going to refund $400 for the parts.

Thanks for your advice.

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 10:09 AM
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Great news sure looks like metal fatigue cause all coffin cuts appear fine so not operator error or lack of lubricant.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 8:08 AM

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