HEMI Family (3rd Gen)

Chrysler HEMI 5.7L
Chrysler HEMI 5.7L – photo by Kgbo

Chrysler HEMI Family (3rd Gen)

All Engines


  • Sludge builds up in the heads, and can eventually cause the pushrods to snap; can be inspected by pulling the valve covers and looking at the valve train

Not Problems

  • Engines often develop a ticking noise; this is related to the valve train and is not a concern



  • Chrysler Aspen
  • Chrysler 300C (LX)
  • Chrysler 300C (LD)
  • Dodge Challenger (Gen 3)
  • Dodge Charger R/T (LX)
  • Dodge Charger R/T (LD)
  • Dodge Durango (Gen 2)
  • Dodge Durango (Gen 3)
  • Dodge Magnum R/T (LX)
  • Dodge Ram 1500 (Gen 3)
  • Dodge Ram/Ram Pickup 1500 (Gen 4)
  • Jeep Commander (XK)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK2)



  • Chrysler 300 SRT-8 (LX)
  • Dodge Challenger SRT-8 (Gen 3)
  • Dodge Charger SRT-8 (LX)
  • Dodge Magnum SRT-8 (LX)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 (WK)

6.2L Demon


  • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Gen 3)

6.2L Hellcat


  • Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Gen 3)
  • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat (LD)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk (WK2)

6.4L 392


  • Chrysler 300 SRT-8 (LD)
  • Dodge Challenger SRT8, SRT 392 (Gen 3)
  • Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack, SRT8, SRT 392 (LD)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, SRT8 (WK2)