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post #1 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
stassin02
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WK 5.7 Hemi Keep it or leave it

Hey guys I recently joined the forum after lurking for a while. I have a 2005 Jeep Grand cherokee 5.7Hemi with about 120K. I wanted to here from some guys that have had the jeep for over 100K and get some insights and opnions. Before I do that ill share what I have done with to the car:

Reason for owning: Haul a car to participate in HPDE's and daily driving. AWD was needed becasue I lived in NY at the time of purchase.

Over the last 3 years the following has been swapped out:

- Struts and springs
- Starter
- Battery
- Throttle body
- Spark Plugs
- Altenator
- Shocks for the hood and trunk
- The differntial mount
- Fresh set of tires
- Oil changes
- The PCM just quit on me and I am taking the aftermarket approach to swap it out (300 versus 600.00). Need to do that for the car to run
- Door handles need to be replaced (which ill do)

im at the point as to whether im better off getting rid of it or holding on to it. wanted to here your thought
So I wanted to see what other potential issues I may have (aside from the tranny) if there is anyone that has gotten a WK 5.7 liter to 200K. I have searched and had no luck of finding someone to hit the 200K point yet

Thanks for the feedback guys

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 12:36 PM
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I really like the WK and there's nothing cheaper than the car you own. So of course I'd keep it. I think you'll find most here will say the same. We're slightly biased.

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 12:47 PM
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I would say keep it. Every car has its problems in the long run. Most of the stuff you listed is normal for any vehicle. Now if you were to say you had to rebuild a tranny, fix the motor or anything like that it may be a different story. But my opinion would be to keep it. Plus no hassle of selling it, all the paperwork, buying another car, and then all that paperwork.

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 12:48 PM
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I also have the 5.7L HEMI and love it. I have had to replace the Transfer case at a cost of $950 which wasn't too bad but I'm still happy with the WK.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 01:37 PM
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I also have the 5.7L HEMI and love it. I have had to replace the Transfer case at a cost of $950 which wasn't too bad but I'm still happy with the WK.
There's a guy on here that has over 300,000 miles on his WK, I think it's the 3.7 though.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 01:40 PM
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There's a guy on here that has over 300,000 miles on his WK, I think it's the 3.7 though.
Ya he has the 3.7L. Last time I seen he was at 350,000 which was a little bit ago.

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post #7 of 8 Old 09-11-2013, 01:44 PM
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I'd keep it too but I just got mine so I don't count

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-13-2013, 11:08 PM
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I'm at 155k, I've had mine since a little after 100k only things I've done are replaced starter solenoid connector, and a battery. I drive 80 miles daily 5 days out of the week, I've burned through a ***** ton of fuel and oil though lol
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