Join Date: Dec 2017
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 125000
2006 5.7L Hemi Limited Commander - Strut clevis bolts and antifreeze leaks
So I bought my first jeep last month knowing that I had some repairs to do like the struts, flickering dash lights, non-functioning pedal adjustments, and new tires. Thanks to all the posts about the creative ways to replace the struts without removing the seized up lower clevis bolt! After about a couple weeks of researching and obsessing, I managed to get my Bilstein 4600 struts put in without breaking out the cutting torch! That was a relief. I did cross thread a sway bar end link bolt on the lower control arm during reassembly....so that's my next fix, a minor one hopefully.
I also found an antifreeze leak a day or two after getting it home, surprise surprise. It threw me off for a while but after tightening the upper hose at the radiator I see that the water pump is most likely the culprit.
Anyway, I've spent a lot of time looking through the forums, looking forward to contributing.
Last edited by AvgSportsman; 01-13-2018 at 08:38 PM.
Reason: Title change