Dodge Viper Repair and Maintenance
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Dodge Viper ProblemsCheck Engine Light due to EVAP system fault
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evap system system fault. Our technicians tell us that the purge valve should be checked for debris or carbon contamination. If contamination is found the purge valve and carbon canister should be replace and the EVAP hoses blown out with compressed air. All evap system hoses are subject to cracking and splitting causing leaks, Inspect hoses carefully. Aftermarket gas caps are very prone to failure also.
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.
Dodge Viper Questionslow 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
Has racing cam, updated heads, air flow up-grade,lifters n etc.
Dodge Viper RecallsEngine 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.
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.
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.