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Unread 06-20-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Jeep grand charokee diesel is a piece of crap

I bought a 2008 diesel and after 35,000km I'm on my third major repair that I was unable to drive my vehicle. The swirl motor is now gone and it's sitting in the driveway awaiting the $4000 needed to fix it. After that I'm selling and buying a Honda.....I love it when it's running but how can anyone have a vehicle they can't depend on?

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Unread 06-21-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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I bought a 2008 diesel and after 35,000km I'm on my third major repair that I was unable to drive my vehicle. The swirl motor is now gone and it's sitting in the driveway awaiting the $4000 needed to fix it. After that I'm selling and buying a Honda.....I love it when it's running but how can anyone have a vehicle they can't depend on?
Sorry to hear about your problems. BTW, wrong forum.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 05:59 AM   #3
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I bought a 2008 diesel and after 35,000km I'm on my third major repair that I was unable to drive my vehicle. The swirl motor is now gone and it's sitting in the driveway awaiting the $4000 needed to fix it. After that I'm selling and buying a Honda.....I love it when it's running but how can anyone have a vehicle they can't depend on?
wrong forum hombre. always get a vehcile inspected at length before buying, esp a diesel, and have all service records prior.

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Unread 06-21-2013, 06:44 AM   #4
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I bought a 2008 diesel and after 35,000km I'm on my third major repair that I was unable to drive my vehicle. The swirl motor is now gone and it's sitting in the driveway awaiting the $4000 needed to fix it. After that I'm selling and buying a Honda.....I love it when it's running but how can anyone have a vehicle they can't depend on?
Search for swirl motor resistor mod. Its about a $2 fix for your swirl motor problem
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:54 AM   #5
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yea if u did a search u would find the resistor fix [i got 100 of them for $1.25 shipped]
or GDE tune for $700 [better performance and mileage, no swirl problem and no egr]
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #6
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one post and a complaint to the wrong forum? sounds like a troll.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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My 2008 CRD has 200,000 Km (125,000 miles) and it's still running strong.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 09:11 AM   #8
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Swirl motor is a well known issue on this engine, wether it's sitting inside a Merc engine bay or a Jeep. As mentioned there is a relatively cheap fix for it, and there are cheaper-than-OEM-fixes to the problem that make the issue a non-issue altogether. Probably 95% of all WKs sold here are CRDs, and I never really have heard too much bad about them. Every vehicle has their issues, no matter which brand or model you buy.

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First time ive ever heard anyone bash on the CRD before! Ill take it off your hands for ya
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Ill buy it from you
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CRD's are terrible. You should not have to suffer the burden. Let me take it off your shoulders....
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First time ive ever heard anyone bash on the CRD before! Ill take it off your hands for ya
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CRD's are terrible. You should not have to suffer the burden. Let me take it off your shoulders....
Looks like selling it wont be a problem....
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If I had the bucks, I would make an offer. I too went through the swirl motor debacle but survived and love my CRD. I bought the GDE tune. Kissed my swirl good bye.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:34 PM   #15
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I love my 08 CRD! GDE HOT Tune and all. 10.1L/100km, over 800km on a fill up, and GOBS of power!

What's up with this OP? BTW just curious why is this the wrong forum? It is a WK CRD after all.
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