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post #1 of 14 Old 07-31-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Make me feel better about 08 crd purchase+tow package question

Well I just bought a 08 Laredo with the crd, it has 85000mi on it and I paid 15k but I forgot to see if it had a hitch til after I paid. Doh!

What is all on the ones with the towing package and about how much/how hard would it be to add?

I know the libby crds need the timing belt changed at 100k mi but do these need anything special done at that time?

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-31-2013, 07:54 PM
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Welcome to the site....if you have not read up on the CRD you need to. Great engines and there are several items that need to be looked into to make the engine even better.

1) If your CRD did not come with the Class IV towing package this is what you are missing....

Trailer Tow Group Class IV (requires V8 or Hemi engine)

3.73:1 axle ratio
Power steering cooler
Transmission oil cooler (auxiliary, external)
Frame-mounted receptacle for load-equalizer type hitch
7-way and 4-way plug harness (pre-wired for brake controller)

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_towing.htm

2) The 0M642 engine has a timing chain that does not need to be changed.

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-31-2013, 09:16 PM
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maybe a dump question ...

First what is he talking about that you need the change the timing chain at 100k? ... I have an 08 CRD. Is he talking about some other engine?

I have that tow package .. but what I don't see are trailer brakes. Do you know what parts are needed for that .. or are they after market take a pic ones?
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-31-2013, 11:01 PM
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You don't change a timing chain, typically for the life of an engine, unless something goes wrong. Re-read carefully. He was talking about the belt on a Liberty CRD. Different motor entirely.

Brake controller installation:
http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_towing.htm#CONTROLLER

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Still kicking myself for not checking for the hitch but with my 33k gvwr Frieghtliner I didn't really need it that bad. Might add one in the future just to haul a light duty trailer. Definitely going to get a GDE tune on it and most likely do a EHM aswell since it really helped out my parents libby. Worked on alot of diesels but almost all are mechanical and this will be the newest(complicated) I've worked on.

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I was talking about the Liberty CRD which is a 2.8 VM engine, it has a timeing belt that your supposed to change at 100k mi and its good to hear that this has a chain since i'm not looking forward to the day I have to change the timing belt on my parents Liberty.

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post #6 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 04:56 AM
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Still kicking myself for not checking for the hitch but with my 33k gvwr Frieghtliner I didn't really need it that bad. Might add one in the future just to haul a light duty trailer. Definitely going to get a GDE tune on it and most likely do a EHM aswell since it really helped out my parents libby. Worked on alot of diesels but almost all are mechanical and this will be the newest(complicated) I've worked on.

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I was talking about the Liberty CRD which is a 2.8 VM engine, it has a timeing belt that your supposed to change at 100k mi and its good to hear that this has a chain since i'm not looking forward to the day I have to change the timing belt on my parents Liberty.
If you have a taller gear ratio because of not having the tow package I think you're better off. These things do not need 3.73s. It's ridiculous. If I were you I'd get an external tranny cooler though.

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post #7 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 11:20 AM
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1) If your CRD did not come with the Class IV towing package this is what you are missing....

Trailer Tow Group Class IV (requires V8 or Hemi engine)

3.73:1 axle ratio
Power steering cooler
Transmission oil cooler (auxiliary, external)
Frame-mounted receptacle for load-equalizer type hitch
7-way and 4-way plug harness (pre-wired for brake controller)
You've lost me, why would the CRD have the class 4 when it says its for v8 & hemi. ? The euro spec CRD comes out of the factory with broadly the same parts as non euro spec and is equipped to tow up to 3.5 tonnes without modification in high temperatures .

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post #8 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 01:54 PM
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You've lost me, why would the CRD have the class 4 when it says its for v8 & hemi. ? The euro spec CRD comes out of the factory with broadly the same parts as non euro spec and is equipped to tow up to 3.5 tonnes without modification in high temperatures .

It is a misprint in the website that I pulled from...it should say V8 & Hemi & CRD...

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post #9 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 02:28 PM
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You need to buy a Mopar wiring harness that taps into power in the front console and the brake light switch above the pedals. I got mine from justforjeeps.com.



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maybe a dump question ...

First what is he talking about that you need the change the timing chain at 100k? ... I have an 08 CRD. Is he talking about some other engine?

I have that tow package .. but what I don't see are trailer brakes. Do you know what parts are needed for that .. or are they after market take a pic ones?
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 07:06 PM
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Are you sure it's a Laredo? I didn't think the CRD was in anything below a limited for MY 08.

3:73 gear ratio= standard equipment you already have it.
Transmission cooler= standard equipment, you already have it.
Power steering cooler= standard equipment, you already have it.

What you do need is the class IV receiver (factory hitch requires cutting of bumper fascia) 4/7 pin harness (after installation dealer has to activate the feature), trailer sway unsure if its already activated or if the dealer has to activate it.

Look at the sales brochure.

http://www.wkjeeps.com/brochures/2008_wk_brochure.pdf

You can also go to www.mopar.com and look at the parts that where used/available on a 08 GC and other options.
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post #11 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 07:13 PM
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My 07 is a Laredo and I have seen several other Laredo CRD 's. I'm surprised yours came without a tow package. I have never seen one that did not have it.

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post #12 of 14 Old 08-01-2013, 10:26 PM
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08 Laredo. Dont know why has more option than alot of limited Ive seen. Ithought all CRD had hitch

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post #13 of 14 Old 08-09-2013, 01:25 AM
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The '08 Laredo CRD without the towing package has 3.08 axles, not 3.73 axles. This was not true in '07, where they all came with 3.73s. This is why I regret buying my '07 at the end of the model year instead of waiting a few months for the '08. My engine spins at about 2600-2700 rpm at 75 mph, and that's just idiotic...

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post #14 of 14 Old 08-09-2013, 06:56 AM
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You're right about them high revs, I'm seriously thinking abut switching over to a different rear ratio, but i believe it's a 3.07. Fishinbama did it, and I'd like to see how it pulls around 5K....and you can find 3.55's as well...

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