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post #1 of 4 Old 07-12-2019, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Gunner's progress thread

I plan on using this thread to document things as I go.

Purchased 29 June 2019 with 114,421 miles

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"Build sheet"

Orginal Equipment Listing
VIN 1J8HR58297Cxxxxxx
Monotone Paint (Jeep Green Metallic PGJ)
Cargo Convenience Group
160 Amp Alternator
730 Amp Maintenance Free Battery
Electronic Stability Control
Four Wheel Traction Control
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Low Back Bucket Seats
Premium Door Trim Panel
Manual Driver & Pass Lumbar Adjust
Rear 60/40 Folding Seat
Child Seat Upper Tether Anchorages
Supplemental Side Air Bags
Child Seat Anchor System-LATCH Ready
Advanced Multistage Front Air Bags
Center Rear 3-Point Seat Belt
Cloth Covered Headliner
Floor Carpet
Cargo Compartment Carpet
Cargo Tie Down Loops
Cargo Trim Panel w/Storage Net
Luxury Front/Rear Floor Mats w/Logo (I wonder what those looked like? I bet they were nice...)

STANDARD EQUIPMENT (Unless replaced by optional equipment)
Reversible/Waterproof Cargo Storage
Passenger Assist Handles
Full Length Floor Console
Overhead Console
All 5-Speed Automatic Transmissions
Quadra-Trac II Full-Time,Active 4WD
200MM Front Axle
3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
213MM Rear Axle
Tinted Windshield Glass
Front Door Tinted Glass
Deep Tint Sunscreen Glass
Flipper Liftgate Glass
Rear Window Defroster
Sun Visors w/Illum Vanity Mirrors
Rear View Auto Dim Mirror
Pwr Heat Memory Folding Auto Mirrors
Power Sunroof
Remote Keyless Entry
Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
Air Cond ATC w/Dual Zone Control
Hood Insulation
Deluxe Insulation Group
Instrument Panel
Instrument Cluster w/Tach
140 MPH Primary Speedometer
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
Rain Sensitive Windshield Wipers
Dual Note Electric Horns
Auxiliary 12-Volt Rear Power Outlet
Locking Glove Box
12V Auxiliary Power Outlet
Power Accessory Delay
Power Locks
Pwr 8-Way Drvr Mem 4-Way Pass Seats
Heated Front Seats
Pwr Front Windows, 1-Touch,Up & Down
Jet Black - Molding - Sill
Illuminated Entry
Warning Chime
Courtesy Lamps
Glove Box Lamp
Rear Courtesy/Reading Lamps
Cargo Compartment Lamp
Radio/Driver Seat/Mirrors Memory
Halogen Headlamps
Automatic Headlamps
Auto High Beam Headlamp Control
Front Fog Lamps
Security Alarm
Enhanced Accident Response System
Body Color Fascias w/Bright Insert
Front License Plate Bracket
Bright Grille
Black Windshield Moldings
Chrome Bodyside Molding
Bright Belt Moldings
Body Color Door Handles
Body Color License Plate Brow
Limited Badge
Jeep Badge
Side Roof Rails
4X4 Badge
21.1 Gallon Fuel Tank
Power Steering Cooler
Speed Control
Jeep Green Met. Clear Coat
AM/FM CD 6-Disc MP3 Radio
6 Boston Acoustics Speakers
Fixed Long Mast Antenna
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Perforated Leather Steering Wheel
Normal Duty Suspension
Tilt Steering Column
Full Size Spare Tire w/Matching Whl
P245/65R17 BSW All Terrain Tires
Power Adjustable Pedals w/Memory
Remote Start System
Universal Garage Door Opener
Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
Protective Coating and Remover
Build To U.S. Mkt. Specifications
U.S. Dealer Retail
Zone 32-New York
Four Wheel Drive (4WD)/(4X4)
Left Hand Drive (LHD)
WK/6042 Vehicle Family
Price Class P
Vehicle Order Tracking
U.S. Specifications Label
New York Ship to State Code
New York Sold to State Code
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Med Slate Gray
Trailer Tow Group IV
Quadra-Drive II (R) 4WD System
Brake Assist
Supp. Side Curtain Frt/Rr Air Bags
Cargo Compartment Cover
5-Spd Automatic 545RFE Transmission
Elec LTD Slip Differential Rr Axle
Elec LTD Slip Differential Frt Axle
5.7L V8 HEMI MDS Engine
Vehicle Information Center
Traveler/Mini Trip Computer
Trail Rated Badge
Adjustable Roof Rail Crossbars
Hemi Badge
Quadra Drive Badge
California Emissions
Hydraulic Engine Cooling
Jeep Green Met. Clear Coat
Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Ctrls

276 Watt Amplifier
Goodyear Brand Tires
17X7.5 Aluminum Chrome Clad Wheels
All Aluminum Wheels
Class IV Receiver Hitch
7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness
California Emissions States Order
7.5 Additional Gallons of Gas
Spring - Left Front
Spring - Left Rear
Spring - Right Front
Spring - Right Rear
GVW Rating - 6150#
Customer Preferred Package 2TH (Limited)
Customer Preferred Package 25H (Hemi)
Pre-Spec Vehicle Order Tracking
Order protection: Full tank of fuel

History (Everything previous to my ownership is according to "CARFAX")
05/19/07 10mi Passed NY inspection
07/28/07 20mi First owner (lease)
03/24/08 Passed NY inspection
01/13/09 19,556mi Passed NY inspection
02/25/10 33,924mi Passed NY inspection
02/07/11 44,430mi Sold (Auction)
02/12/11 44,440mi Hood prop replaced, Tires balanced, Oil changed and passed VA inspection
04/04/11 54,158mi Second owner
05/29/11 Accident reported Front, no airbags deployed (Probably why there is no lower fascia)
07/12/11 47,070mi Oil change
08/29/11 47,706mi Maintenance inspection and A/C charged
10/18/11 49,341mi Maintenance inspection
11/15/11 50,237mi Maintenance inspection, Steering/Suspension lubed and Roof rack installed
02/27/12 53,029mi Maintenance inspection, Oil changed, Air filter replaced and passed VA inspection
05/15/12 55,936mi Maintenance inspection, Spark plugs replaced
07/12/12 57,204mi Maintenance inspection, Oil changed
02/01/13 64,418mi Maintenance inspection, Oil changed and passed VA inspection
07/16/13 68,074mi Maintenance inspection, Oil change and one Tire mounted/balanced
09/16/13 71,914mi Maintenance inspection, Oil change, Spark plugs replaced and tires rotated
02/27/14 76,942mi Maintenance inspection, Oil change, Tires rotated and passed VA inspection
04/16/14 77,836mi Vehicle serviced
04/28/14 78,131mi Wiring repaired and Left airbag assy replaced
10/30/14 81,868mi Maintenance inspection, Fluids checked, Oil changed and Wipers replaced
02/18/15 85,718mi Maintenance inspection, Starter replaced, Passed VA inspection
04/01/15 86,848mi Fluids checked and Oil changed
06/06/15 87,770mi Maintenance inspection, Coolant flushed, Tire repaired and TCM reprogramed
09/19/15 90,064mi Maintenance inspection, Oil changed, Spark plugs replaced and Tires rotated
02/08/16 93,398mi Maintenance inspection, Fluids checked and Oil changed
03/03/16 94,587mi Maintenance inspection, Tire repaired, Exterior light bulb(s) replaced, Ignition switch and Lock cylinder replaced and Passed VA inspection
05/23/16 96,269mi Maintenance inspection, Tires replaced, Alignment performed
09/17/16 100,889mi Maintenance inspection, Fluids checked and oil changed
09/28/16 100,950mi Vehicle serviced
11/02/16 100.951mi Vehicle offered for sale
12/31/16 Maintenance inspection
02/19/17 100,952mi Vehicle serviced
02/25/17 101,370mi Passed VA inspection
03/02/17 Vehicle sold (Dealer inventory)
03/16/17 101,432mi Vehicle offered for sale
03/28/17 Coolant checked and Radiator cap replaced
02/16/18 101,574mi Passed VA inspection
04/13/18 Vehicle sold
05/17/18 Accident reported Rear, no Airbags deployed
03/01/19 113,268mi Passed VA inspection
04/29/19 Vehicle sold
06/07/19 114,380mi Vehicle sold (Auction)
06/24/19 114,409mi Passed VA inspection
06/29/19 114,421mi Vehicle sold to me!
07/14/19 114,563mi All Wipers changed
07/19/19 114,770mi Oil and filter change (8oz of Seafoam added to oil aprox 250 miles before change and 8oz of Seafoam added after change).
07/24/19 114,975mi Thermostat replaced, Cooling system flushed and filled with HOAT.
07/26/19 115,030mi Transmission filters replaced and system refilled with ATF+4
08/04/19 115,196mi Transfer case, Front and rear diff fluids replaced

Things I have found so far
Noticed that in the maintenance history there is no mention of servicing the 4X4 system. Gonna do a fluid replacement all the way around just in case. (Oil, Coolant, Transfer case, front and rear diffs and Transmission complete.)
Missing rear cargo cover. (5HS38BD1AA [J1]) I'll keep my eyes out for one.
Missing Intake air silencer mounting bolt (06105039AA)
Broken Washer fluid bottle mounting bolt (06104366AA)
Weather strip on drivers door is beginning to show cracks (55394040AG)
One stock Lug nut had been replaced with a crappy open ended one
Window switch on drivers door is loose on the outboard side
Missing two push pins for the upper grill cover
Missing Coolant recovery tank mounting bolt (06509092AA)
Missing Radiator mounting bolt on the lower Driver side (06508012AA)
Headlights definitely need to be restored, showing a pretty good amount of oxidization
Missing outboard Air cleaner latch
Missing Passenger side headlight cover
Missing Driver side rear seat latch pull and one cover Screw (Screw 05139633AA , Pull 1BZ621DVAA)
Missing Jack tools, Have the jack only. (Set 52124168AA, Wrench 52124170AA, Driver 52124172AA, Extension 52124171AA, Bag 52124169AA) What if anything is supposed to be in the other compartment?

What have I done so far?
Visited a local salvage yard looking for some of the missing parts. No luck, not a single 05-10 Wk on the property. There are a couple of others I will check.
Weather tech front and rear floor liners.
Seafoamed the intake track.
8oz Seafoam in the oil (plan on a sacrificial oil change after about 200 miles with the other 8oz of Seafoam for 500 miles then going synthetic)
16oz Seafoam in 3/4 tank of gas X2
Prestone Coolant system flush added to radiator (plan on flushing system once it has about 20 hours)
A/C stopped blowing cold so I toped it off to see if I could Id the problem, found a small leak at the low side schrader valve. I tried to tighten it but it did not completely stop. Should be an easy fix, just do not want to loose all my refrigerant.
Working a P0420 code. See this thread here for that []

Where do I want this to end up?
Not completely sure what my goals are as of now... First priority is to ensure everything is rock solid maintenance wise and learn about what I may want to do.

As of now
Defiantly want to level the front, put some bigger tires on (currently 245/65/17 Cooper discoverer RTX), some armor under it and probably a roof rack/cage and some lighting and kill all the chrome.

Overall I am pleased with it, should provide hours of enjoyment and give me a project to work on over time while still being able to enjoy it.

Not done with this post , need to upload some pictures to PhotoBucket and edit a couple of things. I'll be back...

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-13-2019, 01:20 PM
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Good luck on your "Jeep Adventures". A couple things "jumped" out a me in the service/maintenance records. First, it's unusual for a starter to go bad with only about 86K on it. The first spark plug change was apparently done way late and the next one appears to have been done early??? There is no mention of shocks/struts or other fair wear and tear suspension components being replaced. I'd for sure give all of this a good look, as normally with 114K on these things, suspension work is definitely needed.
Be sure to service the transmission, transfer case and differentials too. Also, be sure to use all the correct fluids, oils and coolants. Some of these things are peculiar to Chrysler/Jeep vehicles. On your P0420 DTC, check for exhaust leaks at manifold to head for broken bolts/studs. Very common on the Hemi Jeeps.
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Be sure and get the correct fluids! From what I've read on the forum, the two really critical fluids are coolant and transfer case fluid. Coolant needs to be HOAT and T-case wants MOPAR fluid.
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Cooling system flush

So I am pretty sure somewhere along the line the previous owners stopped using the proper coolant in the system. According to the maintenance history on 06/06/15 at 87,770mi the Coolant was flushed by Southern CDJR and on 03/28/17 the Coolant was checked and the Radiator cap had been replaced by 1 Stop auto, however the sample I took was heavily contaminated with silt and was an orangish brown with a green tint.

Picked up some radiator flush and a couple of gallons of HOAT coolant from Autozone and 10 gallons of distilled water from Wallmart. I put the flush in and drove normally for about a week to let it really work through the system.


Inital drain on the left with each successive flush using distilled water to the right.


This is what I found in the bottom of the first bucket after.

I also replaced the Thermostat while I was at it, the old one was showing its age.

Stock (for now) 2007 WK Limited 5.7 QDII

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