Join Date: Apr 2018
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Hello from BC
Just got a new to me XK not long ago, a 2006 with 90k miles on it (it's actually setup for km, but I switched the odometer display to miles as that still makes more sense to me). This is my second Jeep vehicle, had a KJ for a few years and had a good experience with that.
This Commander seemed to be in good shape with low miles and no rust to speak of at a good price so I pulled the trigger and bought it. I hadn't had it home for a whole day before it threw a CEL and a P3497 code for the MDS at me. The shop truck at one of my past jobs had an '06 Ram with the hemi in it, and the MDS in this XK did seem a bit jerky compared to that. I think the computer disabled the MDS after it threw that code, because it doesn't seem to 'surge' when it kicks in and out anymore. Seemed to unlock the torque converter as it did so as well. Other than that issue, I really like the Commander, it's a sweet ride and I have no doubt that it's gonna be a gem off road with the QDII setup!
Now that I've got a few days off work, I'll be starting my usual routine when buying a new to me vehicle, and go through it and change all the fluids, plugs, filters etc. No way to know if that's all been done or not.
The oil does seem pretty dirty and I don't know what's been put in it, so I'm hoping that changing that out with the recommended 5w20 will help the MDS issues. For some reason the little cheap scan tool that I have won't clear the code though. I think I'll probably just disconnect the battery after I change the oil and see if that does the trick. Hopefully the code won't come back, as I don't really want to pull the intake and chase down the MDS solenoids.
Last edited by GTF; 04-05-2018 at 02:47 AM.