2005 Dodge Magnum Consumer Review: transmission failures

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transmission failures
By seamusjames on


2005 Dodge Magnum RT AWD 4dr Wagon (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


Now when I bought this car new it was sitting on the show room floor and was loaded with every option the 05 had listed. Yes I even had heated seats WOW! $43.000 American, my first house cost 23,000.
Bought it for my wife with dreams of getting it after she grew tried of it. Still waiting.....1st: The car was making a loud banging sound, when turning while backing up . Like the noise a locker rear-end makes when turning too fast (planetary gears both were replaced)..2nd: Real very weak transmission (everything replaced, was replaced with upgrade parts, from dodge). 4 torque converters later and many trans fluid flushes, it still shakes when it shifts from 2 to 3rd. It used to shake when shifting from 4th to 5th.. Next time the whole transmission will need to be overhauled. Seems the clutches begin to get shiny, from all the slipping. Truly only problems are the drivers seat cover leather and vinyl , replaced twice(vinyl cracks) , painted the front, top and back (clear pealed off), had the planetary gears (both AWD) replaced when new, and the real bad transmission. Seems this car will always have a bad transmission.. Two more real small things ...the GPS knob on the radio fill off and they don't make one that just snaps on, it means I don't have a map anymore.. The third light went out and takes a couple hours to replace, easier to replace the tailgate..Have you ever tried to change the fog lights Ha!

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