2006 Jeep Commander Transmission Clunk
I know this is not the introduction forum, but read on and you'll know why I started here. Well, I guess there's no better time than now to introduce myself. I'm from Northern Michigan. I've owned two WJ's and been around Jeeps for quite some time. We traded our 2004 Chrysler Pacifica in on our 2006 Jeep Commander 65th Anniversary Edition with the 3.7l V6 engine 4wd with QuadraTrac I.
Well, I hate to say that my first post is bad news about our new to us 2006 Jeep Commander. We just got the Commander two weeks ago and didn't even drive it the first 10 days we owned it as we went out of town and left it home. The first day we actually drove it after we got home, I found an oil leak, tranny leak, the famous Commander whistle/hum noise from windshield or moon roof, and also a transmission clunk. Well, I found out today after calling the dealer, the leaks and windshield issues have been repaired, but the transmission clunk is more serious. Apparently, the input shaft has too much end play and it needs to be replaced. The dealer told me they had to remove the transmission and they were going to do the work at no cost to me. I do have an extended warranty on it, plus it's still on the dealer 30 day 100% dealer parts and labor warranty.
Now to my question, has anyone else had the oil/transmission leaks or the transmission clunk? Can I expect to have any future problems related to this tranmission problem?