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New User here. 2007 Commander w/ 5.7L Hemi, just bought mine (4/20/2021) used with 152k miles on it. I am seeing a pattern here with the engine dying when coming up to a stop light or slowly going through a parking lot, and so on. I am having the same issues with mine. So, I have had mine into a place called The Electrical Specialists, and they cannot reproduce the problem even after they cleaned the throttle assembly, which they found was so dirty (Luckily, I am not getting charged for that, the dealership I bought it from paid for it and the diagnosis). They said to let them know if it happens again. Well, last night (4/27/2021) it happened again, this time the odd part is that I had under a 1/4 tank of gas, coincidence maybe, but funny thing, I put in $20 in gas which gave me over a half a tank of gas, didn't happen the rest of the night heading back to the house. Well, this morning (4/28/2021), on the way to dropping my kid off at her apartment, as I was driving, it acted like it was going to stall/die but didn't, it hesitated, while doing that, it acted like I was still pushing on the gas, when I wasn't, it acted like it was set on Cruise. So, some strange things going on. Then as I was getting ready to park, it completely died on me. Put it in park and started right back up no problem. Right now, I have it at the tire place having the driver side's ball joint replaced. I asked the guys replacing the ball joint, to see if they can reproduce the same problem when they are done with replacing the ball joint. I am hoping they can reproduce it and tell the people at Electrical Specialists that I am not crazy.

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Admins/Mods, please let me know if I did this right. I apologize for not reading the new member rules right away. I have created my signature as well, please let me know if I need to fix anything. :)
@wellthisisnuts2021 Welcome to the forum! I moved your post and made it a thread here in the New Member Section. Thank you for creating a signature as it makes it easier for members to help when you have a question. Post some photos of your XK for us when you get a chance (no rush).
 

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@wellthisisnuts2021 Welcome to the forum! I moved your post and made it a thread here in the New Member Section. Thank you for creating a signature as it makes it easier for members to help when you have a question. Post some photos of your XK for us when you get a chance (no rush).
XK? Sorry for not knowing the lingo....lol!!
 

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No problem. "XK" is the official Chrysler code for the Commander.

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OK, got it. HAHA! Will take more pictures as I go. But, here is mid life crisis! HAHA

 

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Now, if I can just get them to figure out why it keeps dying like it is doing.....
@wellthisisnuts2021 I don't think it is an electrical issue. I would suggest you change the trans fluid and filters (there are 2 filters). It probably needs it whether it fixes your issue or not. But stalling has been related to the trans filters. Be sure to use the MOPAR fluid and filters. They will cost a little more but are more trustworthy than aftermarket brands.
 

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@wellthisisnuts2021 Also, when you do an oil change, the HEMI has to have 5W-20 weight oil. Otherwise the MDS will not operate correctly and may cause problems. I use Mobil 1 full synthetic in mine with the Mobile 1 Extended Performance filter, part # M1-204A.
 

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OK, the Jeep Dealership that is nearby is an expensive joke. I usually take my rigs to Jiffy Lube or Meineke to get the oil, lube and filters changed. I will ask for the costs of getting the MOPAR parts & fluids as well.
 

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OK, the Jeep Dealership that is nearby is an expensive joke. I usually take my rigs to Jiffy Lube or Meineke to get the oil, lube and filters changed. I will ask for the costs of getting the MOPAR parts & fluids as well.
I would NEVER take any vehicle to one of those places! When I don't change the oil myself, I buy the oil and filter and go to a tire shop that also does things like brakes and oil changes. They usually charge around $25 to do it. Also, you can buy the trans fluid and filters and get a trans shop to do the trans work if you don't want to do it yourself.
 
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Yeah, I am not a mechanic, so I take it to those places and they are good about it. Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it, I am really hoping my XK (see what I did there) doesn't turn into a lemon. I really like it.
 

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@wellthisisnuts2021 I don't think it is an electrical issue. I would suggest you change the trans fluid and filters (there are 2 filters). It probably needs it whether it fixes your issue or not. But stalling has been related to the trans filters. Be sure to use the MOPAR fluid and filters. They will cost a little more but are more trustworthy than aftermarket brands.

So, I talked with 2 different places just now, after telling them what it is doing and one was definitely pointing to the Throttle Position Sensor, and the other one was thinking that might be the culprit but isn't sure. I plan on taking it in the Electrical Specialist tomorrow and the other place the following weekend. We shall see who figures out the problem first, good thing I am not paying the electrical guys, the dealership is.
 

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Try this, it's free - It's a Hemi so take it some place safe and blow the carbon out. Fast acceleration to high RPMs then steady speed for a couple minutes to let the carbon settle out. Possible to foul plugs without the steady speed for a while after stomping it. Another free fix, disconnect the negative battery cable for about 5 minutes and connect it back on. This will reset the computer to stock, It will then relearn what the engine needs to run right. May take several days. You will also need to reprogram some things like radio presets and seat settings maybe.
 

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Try this, it's free - It's a Hemi so take it some place safe and blow the carbon out. Fast acceleration to high RPMs then steady speed for a couple minutes to let the carbon settle out. Possible to foul plugs without the steady speed for a while after stomping it. Another free fix, disconnect the negative battery cable for about 5 minutes and connect it back on. This will reset the computer to stock, It will then relearn what the engine needs to run right. May take several days. You will also need to reprogram some things like radio presets and seat settings maybe.
Ok, thanks for the heads or to try I guess...lol.
 
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