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#325 of 386 Re: 2006 Jeep Commander 5.7 Hemi Starter troubles [jeepcomm2006]
Mar 17, 2010 (5:08 am)
2006 Jeep Commander,3.7, 6cyl with 22K miles purchased brand new.
I'm not sure if this applies to your question but yes I had starter problems among other things. My Jeep would only start intermittently. While my car was under warranty (3yrs/30,000), the dealer never, ever found a thing wrong during maintenance and the issues I brought up were not resolved After the warranty expired, the dealer seemed to think I needed a whole car makeover. After all my rumblings on this board about not taking my Jeep to the dealer for service because I didn't trust them. The first day that the car started I took it to the dealer. Their total estimate was $3000.00 (without labor). I needed a new starter. I had a leak in the transmission, I needed rear pads and rotors. I needed throttle body service, PCV, a windshield washer pump and I needed a new power steering pump. I declined all service. I took it to a trusted mechanic, purchased the parts myself and the final bill for a new starter, windshield washer pump, a new power steering pump, pads and rotors was about $500 and $200 labor. My car starts fine. I don't have any leaks and the brakes actually stop the car now. (LOL).
Do I think that this is the end of my troubles with this vehicle. No. After all, Chrylsler seems to be making an awful lot of vehicles that fall apart within the first 3 years. The replacement parts probably aren't much better. This whole Commander experience has been so disappointing because I have had 4 other Jeeps that were worry free. I just expected the same level of excellence with the Commander. My bad.
#326 of 386 starter problems
Mar 17, 2010 (6:16 am)
Have an -07 w/only 24,500 miles on it mind you - I've had two (count them) two starters replaced in this mobile! Unbelievable really! This not to mention (listed w/in this site) counteless other large issues! Totally disgusted with this auto!
#327 of 386 blower fan problem
Mar 22, 2010 (9:21 am)
I believe i have a dead mouse in the blower system (smells really bad). I am having a hard time getting the dashboard off does anyone have any ideas. I get to a certain point and I cannot figure out how to get at the blower fan and see if anything is caught in it.
#328 of 386 Gas Cap Loose, MIL Light On, Crystal at Chrysler Recommends
Mar 29, 2010 (12:03 pm)
gas cap on 2006 jeep commander was loose (not the three clicks, someone else filled for me the last two times and i noticed this), so i am thinking that is why the Malfunction Indicator Light went on this morning (manual says that can cause this); the commander has 42k on it and i have had problems with it prior to its hitting 36k.
called chrysler today and crystal said that - i told her gas cap had been loose and i filled with ultra premium but light was still on - she explained that several typical driving cycles' (as manual indicates are required before light will go off if it is just a loose gas cap) would = about 50miles and that if light remains on after 50 miles, bring it to service center.
the light is on but not blinking (manual says blinking light suggests need for immediate servicing)
other than the light, the commander is driving well enough. since purchasing used at a local Westport-Norwalk Jeep Dealer (who failed to file warranty papers at time of purchase thus leaving me without a warranty) i have put another $6k into the car, bad brakes, bad tires, new starter, leaking fuel, transmission and power steering lines, etc., i .e., i am hoping that the loose gas cap really could have brought on this light and that 50 miles of driving will cure it.
any insights/experience with this?
#329 of 386 Re: Gas Cap Loose, MIL Light On, Crystal at Chrysler Recommends [itabot]
Mar 29, 2010 (12:42 pm)
The warranty filing issue sounds like a legal matter to me... I suggest getting those receipts out and consult an attorney.
I've had the gas cap issue a couple of times lately. Check engine light goes on and auto start will not work for a few cycles, then it re-sets and works fine. Best/worst car I've ever owned. Definitely going to get a third party extended warranty as factory coverage comes to a close in 10k miles. Good luck!
#330 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [mdonigan1]
Apr 22, 2010 (7:32 pm)
My 07 also bogs down then accelerate when making a turn. Did you get this resolved?
Does your Commander also jerk around 40-50mph climbing hills?
#331 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [Cruz63]
Apr 23, 2010 (4:02 am)
no solution..... im told its because of the automatic transfer of power from tires that slip to those that grip. Anyway, I gave up on complaining and im out of warranty now. But I have 46k on it and own it. Best of luck....
#332 of 386 Re: Service 4WD system [mdonigan1]
May 15, 2010 (4:58 pm)
My 2006 jerks like that...it's been to the dealership twice and the have sent it home with no explanation both times. Now not only is it still jerking but the front end is shaking along with the jerking. I am so fustrated!
#333 of 386 Re: blower fan problem [kjr8115]
Jul 03, 2010 (2:01 pm)
There are two phillips head screws on the passenger side that hold the cover plate. Remove the screws and pull out the plastice uncover plate. The fan blower is held by 3 hex torque screws. Remove the 3 trque screws and the fan blower drops right out. The mouse will be in the middle of the squirrel cage. We just removed the 3rd mouse this year. Be sure to clean out everything with Clorox and Lysol. Use Ozium to blow into duct work as well. Assembly is in the reverse order.
#334 of 386 Jeep Commander
Aug 07, 2010 (2:08 pm)
I just repair my Jeep Commander after an accident and the radiator fan won't ccome on. Can someone share some experience with me pretaining to this issue.">