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1997 Dodge Viper

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1997 Dodge Viper Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

A single click or pop may be heard from the rear of the vehicle when the clutch is released. Our technicians tell us the repair involves installing matched hubs and yokes to the rear axle.

Drive Train -- Verified

Some driveline clunk noted on acceleration and deceleration is considered normal.

Drive Train -- Verified

A light chatter or rattle or noise from the transmission may be noted with the clutch engaged and the transmission in neutral. Updating the transmission lubricant, SAE 75W will help but not eliminate it.

Engine -- Verified

A lack of performance may be noted due to misalignment of the throttle cable bracket.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The electronic entry system may stop working. Our technicians tell us that the entry module should be replaced to correct this issue.

1997 Dodge Viper Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., July 15, 1997

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Chrysler is recalling certain 1997 Dodge Dakota, Neon, and Viper; Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler; and Plymouth Neon models because the air bag may deploy without warning when the ignition switch is turned off. Unexpected air bag deployment can result in occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module.

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Suspension & Steering, May 20, 2002

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCECRACKING OF THE STEERING RACK MOUNTING BRACKETS.

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Suspension & Steering, May 20, 2002

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES USED EXTENSIVELY IN TRACK TYPE RACING EVENTS AND SUBJECTED TO AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD EXPERIENCE CRACKS AT THE WELDS OF THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL MOUNTING BRACKET.

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