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Unread 01-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #16
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I'm considering a Hemi model myself, but I want a dependable vehicle that I don't have to throw money at when it gets a little age on it.
There's a reason the 5.7 HEMI is still in production after all these years (with slight modifications): it's powerful, reliable, and it can be fuel efficient on the highway if driven carefully, especially considering the massive weight. It's a work engine plain and simple, it can take a beating and heavy use including towing and still run well over 200,000 miles without burning any oil. Same goes for the transmission, they are both meant for serious use and most Jeep owners simply don't do that. All the little sensors and electronics are Chrysler products and can go out randomly, but they're some of the cheapest parts to buy compared to any other vehicle I've owned. Make sure the previous owner has kept records of all the services done, and definitely test drive a few, you probably will notice differences between the way they run. FYI: service C at 90,000 miles costs a little over a grand if you have it done at the dealership.

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Unread 01-24-2013, 08:18 AM   #17
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Help! Please see my other thread!

Related to buying used Grand Cherokee's...
...could you please jump over to the "Engines & Drivetrain" forum and read my thread "Non-JEEP owner looking for answers" ? ? ?
It concerns a used 2006 Grand Cherokee that has major problems.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #18
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I have a problem:

When I shift from Reverse to Drive without coming to a complete stop and waiting a couple seconds I hear a noise and then my car will die...
Help?

2006 : Grand Cherokee : 5.7L Hemi : 4x4 : QDII
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #19
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so you go form reverse to drive????? they dont like that unless its a th400
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Unread 02-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #20
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Hi, looking to buy a 2005 Grand Cherokee V6 3.7L used. The guy said he put in a brand new engine and a rebuilt transmission. How can I tell if the engine is new? Where can i find the engine serial number and decode to see when and where the engine was built?

Thanks in advance
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Unread 02-12-2013, 12:25 AM   #21
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Hi, looking to buy a 2005 Grand Cherokee V6 3.7L used. The guy said he put in a brand new engine and a rebuilt transmission. How can I tell if the engine is new? Where can i find the engine serial number and decode to see when and where the engine was built?

Thanks in advance
Copy down your VIN and contact Chrysler/Jeep. They should be able to tell you all you need to know. I think they might do it for free too?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 03:29 AM   #22
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New to Jeeps, but looking for dependable off-road capability. (Not necessarily going off-road right away)

Looking at this 06 WK with the 5.7 90k miles. http://www.kayserchryslercenter.com/...0c2cfb188d.htm

Anything specific to look for? Should I be concerned with that mileage?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:28 AM   #23
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I would stay away from any jeeps with a sunroof. What a nightmare they are.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 04:47 AM   #24
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Reasoning? They go bad or? I rarely use a sunroof anyways, as i normally prefer not having one, but this is the only quadra drive II in my area for a good deal (it seems)
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #25
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They are a flawed design. I never wanted one but wound up with it with thinking like you. It was a good deal. Now my liner is destroyed and water has gotten in everything. Finally hopefully getting it fixed on Friday. From what I've heard it has a slim chance of being fixed properly.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:45 AM   #26
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Some people have problems, others don't. I don't personally. It has largely to do with where you park because the drain ports get clogged or something. I don't think you can find a higher end GC without a sunroof though.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:48 AM   #27
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Well we'll leave that part out when convincing the wife haha. Still working on telling her that the 5.7 hemi is a definite necessity! Other than the possible sunroof info, do you guys see a problem with the price or miles? Like I said I'm new with jeeps so I don't want to end up upside down after buying it immediately, or have tons of problems because of 90k miles
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Unread 02-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #28
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Looks like a beauty to me. Id get it just make sure you take it through the car wash so if there is something wrong with it the dealer has to take care of it. Are you getting any kind of warranty with it?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #29
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Here's what they say:
"Also included on this vehicle is 2 YEARS or 100,000 MILES of powertrain warranty. This covers your engine, Transmission and drive axles for 2 years from the date of purchase or until 100,000 miles appears on the odometer"

Funny how they word it though, cause 100,000 miles on the odometer is a mere 10k miles away.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 05:42 PM   #30
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Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but the 5.7 hemi has the highway feature where it uses 4 cylinders instead of 8 at highway speeds right?
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