Join Date: Jun 2014
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 113676
Unfortunately I'm not familiar enough with the 3.0 CRDs to know if there is any common failure seals...
BUT, here's what I'd do:
I assume by "under engine tray" you mean the skid plate, or engine guard?
I'd start by taking that off so you can actually see the engine, should just be (4) 15 or 16mm bolts. Good chance it's a mess under there, especially if it's coming from the front main seal. -just been blowing all over the engine as you've been driving. You'll be fine leaving this tray off until you get this all figured out.
Get some engine de-greaser and just clean everything. Different de-greasers have different instructions, so just do what it says on the can.
After it's all clean and dry, go drive it a little. Should be fairly easy to spot where it's coming from now that everything is cleaned up.
A front seal shouldn't be too bad. A rear is probably another story, unfortunately....
2006 Dark Khaki Limited, Hemi, QD-II w/ all the options.
Inertia Performance Heads, Full SRT 6.1 Valve Train, Custom Crower Cam, Double Roller Timing Set, Trend Performance forged Pushrods, High PSI Oil Pump, ARH Long Tube Headers and Mids, Borla Catback, aFe Stage 2 Intake, AEM X-Series WB UEGO & 100psi Oil Guages, PowerStop Drilled & Slotted Rotors, MDS On Light, Kenwood in-dash Nav, HID Projectors and full LED lighting upgrade
Need to get it on a dyno....