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Leaking Oil Filter Housing Cooler Assembly

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 300
Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler Voyager
Chrysler Town and Country
Dodge Challenger
Dodge Charger
Dodge Durango
Jeep Gladiator
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Wrangler
Ram 1500
Ram 1500 Classic
Ram Promaster

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

Dorman metal Oil Filter Housing Cooler Assembly

 

Posted on by Rick Muscoplat



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