Originally Posted by gemiller
I just bought my first jeep, an 08 WK 3.0CRD with 40k miles, it doesn't have a hitch and I am going to order one today. However, I'm not sure where to look to see if I need the wiring harness that has the factory 7 way or the one that does not. It is a Laredo model if that matters.
Hope to learn a lot here on the forum!
Before you do anything with the hitch you need to make sure the engine has been taken care of by the previous owner.....
1) you need to make sure you have the updated air intake pipe.....Check to see if the seal attached to the turbo is orang..orange = bad.
2) I personally would do an oil change using 229.51 oil...Napa sells Mobil 1 esp. Wrong oil and you risk premature failure of the DPF.
3) search the forum for swirl motor fixes...I would purchase the GDE tune which eliminates the swirl motor while giving you more hp/torque and better fuel economy. It is $750 for the tune, but considering the price of a new swirl motor worth it.
4) there is the swirl motor resistor fix as well
Back yo your hitch question...I am surprised your CRD does not have the factory hitch....try looking at the drivers side rear near the spare tire for wiring.
Welcome...the CRD is a great engine