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Intro Post. My goals with my 06 commander.

My name is Chris

I reside in Montana.

I own a Jeep commander 4.7L V8 2006 I am trying to keep alive. Great car really except for the dumb exhaust manifold. So far (140k) so good with just the first initial stuff starting to go. First time having to tow is (starter bad) is at 140k.

My dream would be to do all future service up to 200k and beyond myself.

Just recently had new waterpump (leaking), starter (stopped working) and driver's side manifoled (leaking loud) replaced. Cost 1300$. Still need to do passenger exhaust manifold (another 500$) and the tcase? is starting to slip, I believe based on mechanic and codes. Supposedly some of the exhaust manifold bolts sheared off in the head, required drilling and extracting. I'd love to do that job myself.

Next projects I'd like to do: replace/rebuild tcase, fix the trailer wiring, do the passenger side exhaust manifold, fix the tire pressure sensors, brakes and rotors.

Stuff I've done myself:
Spark plugs. Front and rear diff fluids. Oil. Oil Filters. Tcase fluid. Bought the transmission filter kit but then wimped out and had it done by a garage (but they used my oil and kit!)

I got on the forum to ask about tcasing wear indicator and whether that will damage transmission over time. Mechanic thought that my tcase was what was causing the occasional sloppy to jagged shift.

Hopefully I did this right. I filled out my info.

Regardless. All this is wonderful learning about how to buy my next car and keep it better maintained. Next car I buy I hope to be the most self serviceable one I can find.


Kind Regards,
Chris.

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Welcome, and Congrats on your new jeep!!
You have put a lot on your plate, which is admirable. I wish i had time to do more myself.
The transfer case ( if that is indeed an issue *note skepticism*) is by far the most complex of the tasks, and would be well worth an investment in the factory service manual. Not sure, but i remember that pdf being shared around some of the forums. I bought and downloaded one off ebay.
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My name is Chris

I reside in Montana.

I own a Jeep commander 4.7L V8 2006 I am trying to keep alive. Great car really except for the dumb exhaust manifold. So far (140k) so good with just the first initial stuff starting to go. First time having to tow is (starter bad) is at 140k.

My dream would be to do all future service up to 200k and beyond myself.

Just recently had new waterpump (leaking), starter (stopped working) and driver's side manifoled (leaking loud) replaced. Cost 1300$. Still need to do passenger exhaust manifold (another 500$) and the tcase? is starting to slip, I believe based on mechanic and codes. Supposedly some of the exhaust manifold bolts sheared off in the head, required drilling and extracting. I'd love to do that job myself.

Next projects I'd like to do: replace/rebuild tcase, fix the trailer wiring, do the passenger side exhaust manifold, fix the tire pressure sensors, brakes and rotors.

Stuff I've done myself:
Spark plugs. Front and rear diff fluids. Oil. Oil Filters. Tcase fluid. Bought the transmission filter kit but then wimped out and had it done by a garage (but they used my oil and kit!)

I got on the forum to ask about tcasing wear indicator and whether that will damage transmission over time. Mechanic thought that my tcase was what was causing the occasional sloppy to jagged shift.

Hopefully I did this right. I filled out my info.

Regardless. All this is wonderful learning about how to buy my next car and keep it better maintained. Next car I buy I hope to be the most self serviceable one I can find.


Kind Regards,
Chris.
Welcome to the forum; Chris, your profile looks just fine now, thanks for fixing it.

Post some pics of your Commander when you can;

Here are some links if you want to order any other parts for repairs or upgrades to your XK;

Chrysler/Jeep Factory Parts: https://www.factorychryslerparts.com/

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Also, please read this if you haven't done so already in the last 4 years - lots of good information in here;

REQUIRED READING!!! New Member Introduction post & other important new member info.

Thanks and again, welcome aboard.


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