Chrysler Leaking Oil Filter Housing Cooler Assembly
Leaking Oil Filter Housing Cooler Assembly is a common problem on Chrysler vehciles
Chrysler introduced a combination oil filter housing and cooler assembly on their Pentastar 3.2L and 3.6L engine. The assembly is made from plastic and becomes warped and brittle and cracks due to exposure to engine bay heat. when it fails, you’ll see severe oil and coolant leaks. There is no way to permanently repair the leaks. The entire unit must be replaced.
Vehicles using the defective Leaking Oil Filter Housing Cooler Assembly
3.2L & 3.6L V6 engines in
Chrysler Town and Country
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Ram 1500 Classic
Dealers blame oil change and independent shops
If the oil filter is changed and then leaks due to a crack in the housing, Chrysler dealers commonly blame the oil change shop for over-tightening the the oil cap, which caused the housing to crack.
An OE replacement will fail the same way
Chrysler hasn’t changed the part enough to avoid future failures.
Dorman has developed a cast metal Oil Filter Housing Cooler Assembly replacement
Posted on by Rick Muscoplat