Dodge Viper Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Dodge Viper

Dodge Viper Problems

Driveline Clunk on Acceleration/Deceleration is Normal

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

Click or Pop Heard From Rear of Vehicle When Clutch Released

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.

Noise from transmission when clutch is engaged and transmission in neutral
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.

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Dodge Viper Questions

low idle / exhaust leak (2 answers)

low idle maybe 500 rpm not sure why? car has only 6300 miles. I do notice an exhaust leak from the drivers side front tire area. maybe this would cause a low idle? also, where can I go to fix my exhaust leak? I live in Chicago
thanks

Battery is drained because of alarm system even though it is off.True or false? (2 answers)

Won't idle above 500 rpm (1 answer)

Has racing cam, updated heads, air flow up-grade,lifters n etc.

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Dodge Viper Recalls

Engine Will Not Crank With Clutch Engaged, Or May Crank Without Clutch Engaged

The engine may crank over with the clutch pedal not depressed, or the engine may not crank over with the clutch pedal depressed. The clutch ignition interlock switch will be replaced to correct this problem.

Unexpected Airbag Deployment

The airbag control module can fail prematurely due to electrical noise beyond the tolerance it was designed for. As a result the front airbags, side airbags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners could deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated, increasing the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. Dealers will replace the airbag control module and front and/or side impact sensors as required to correct this concern.

Front Airbags and/or Seatbelt Pretensioners Can Deploy Unexpectedly

The airbag system is controlled by a computer called a control module. A component in the control module may fail causing the front airbags and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated. Inadvertent deployment of any component of the airbag system could increase the risk of personal injury and the possibility of a crash. No remedy for this concern is available at this time but is expected later in 2013. The Chrysler recall number is N13.

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Dodge Viper Reviews

I have owned my 94 viper for only a couple months now and am still getting used to it.It is not a car for the faint hearted! It handles great and has more power than a semi,but you have to know how to drive to be able to enjoy it.I love my Viper and it sure gets a lot of attention everywhere i go.Just understand it is a beast and not built for comfort..just spped!
my car's battery has been discharge. the last time i started it was jan. 2012.

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