Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Upstate NY
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2007
Trim Package: Overland
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 152,000
2007 Overland resurrection
Hi all, thought i would do a resurrection thread to lighten things up a bit amongst the broken things.
My wife and I have a 2006 Limited which we love, but It's gotten pretty rotten underneath. Two weeks ago I found a rust free 2007 Overland in CT. Like everything i buy it needs some work, appears to have been repo'ed at some point, I bought for the right price and was able to look it over on a lift before trailering it home.
When i looked it over, I found that some things were recently replaced (shocks, rear stabilizer bushings, brakes).. It appeared to have been detailed but smelled like a wet dog. Runs and drives great. Only real issue besides the dog smell was a couple missing cosmetic parts and the dreaded dome lights/doors not working fuse 12 circuit issue.
Get everything serviced and running right (all fluid/filters, spark plugs, O2 sensors)
Fix the electrical issue in the cab
Undercoat to rust proof as much as possible
AFE air intake, MBRP cat back exhaust
Swap rims and tires from the '06, possible 2" lift if tires don't fit.
Prep '06 for sale
First thing i found when i got it home was mouse droppings in the headliner, I figured that they chewed a wire to cause the door circuit issue so i pulled the headliner, inspected and Ohm'ed the harness. All looks well and wiring diagnostics continues. Inspected the door harnesses to find they look great, previous repair had been done to the drivers door harness. With both door harnesses and the rear green connector unplugged, system voltage to the doors is 3v. Under the dash i have 12v on the same wire, and ground picks up to 5v. Seems like a short in the dash somewhere. I removed the drivers side trim to inspect the cab harness and found no issues. Still working on this one, looking for a cab harness diagram so i can figure out where this harness goes. I've been searching the forum and haven't found a fix yet, seems like most were fixed with the door harness or a short in the headliner.
Living in Eastern upstate NY, we have fallen in love with the commanders 4x4 system. I need this thing to not rot out on us, so i'm undercoating with a product called rusfre. I've used this about 7 times before on other vehicles and they are doing great after 6+ years in the salty winters.
For prep, I've removed the F+R bumpers, rocker panel covers, and fenders. I then hit anything that is showing signs of rust with a needle scaler and wire wheel, spot sand blast where necessary. Everything is taped off and I'm undercoating Saturday morning. I will likely let it sit for 2 days before reassembly because this stuff stays tacky for a while. Any overspray gets cleaned up with gasoline and a rag so long as it hasn't dried.
Project #3, tune up and upgrades will continue once the undercoat is finished.
2006 Jeep commander limited 5.7l
2007 Jeep commander Overland 5.7l