Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Temecula, California
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 104000
Re: chugging, tappet, spuddering sound
I have the same sound, the dealer says that is the way it is. It is most noticeable under light, low speed acceleration. especially if there is a wall or building next to you that echoes it back. At first I thought it was a leaking exhaust manifold gasket. Yeah, it really sounds crappy.
Any other 5.7 owners notice this, or is the dealer BS'-ing me? (I have not driven any other Hemi Jeeps to compare)
Martin -Put the magnaflow and an intake kit on - it will sound a lot better and give better throttle response. Won't fix that tappet sound, though.