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#333 of 384 Re: blower fan problem [kjr8115]
Jul 03, 2010 (3:01 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 384 Jeep Commander
Aug 07, 2010 (3:08 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.">
#335 of 384 Re: Service 4WD system [mdonigan1]
Aug 10, 2010 (9:02 am)
gigagirl, did you find out what was wrong with the dash lights flickering? i am having the same problem, as well as the lights behind the temp guages. any insight would be greatly appreciated
#336 of 384 '08 Commander just would not start
Aug 15, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Pls. help!! I just drove to a Sunday mass and after the sevices, started to switch on the ignition, but won't start. I used another spare key fob thinking the other was defective, but same result. This is the first time it happened after puting in 42k miles./ Everything lights on the dashboard when switch to on, but no sound coming from the hood. Battery is good as shown on my voltage meter, horn works well, thightened and cleaned battery clamps, but still does not crank. I presume its an electrical problem between the starter or something. I had it towed just to be home. Can anyone please help me before I spend some dough again? Thanks. Lowenivy
#337 of 384 Re: '08 Commander won't crank
Aug 15, 2010 (4:35 pm)
I forgot to mention that I have an '08 3.7cyl 4 x 4 Jeep Commander with 42K miles. Hope it would help. Thanks again. Lowenivy
#338 of 384 Re: '08 Commander won't crank [lowenivy]
Aug 15, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Check the starter. Commanders seem to have a lot of issues with the starter. I have an 06 Limited with the 5.7 Hemi and had the same problems with it not starting. We had the starter replaced and have not had any issues since.
#339 of 384 Re: '08 Commander won't crank [jaynbay]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:04 pm)
Hi Jaynbay, Thanks for the info... I'll check the starter then and will update you. I hope I could troubleshoot it ASAP.
#340 of 384 Re: '08 Commander won't crank [jaynbay]
Aug 18, 2010 (4:22 pm)
Hi Jaynbay, I left the jeep on the driveway for approximately 24 hours with the battery cable untapped. Then it was time for me to call a flatbed for an ICU trip, but before doing so, I installed the battery cables back and tried to switch on the ignition. Lo and behold!!! It cranked just once and surprisingly worked fine. I left the engine running for 4 minutes and shut it off, then re-started it once again and everything went back to normal. Meaning, it wasn't a problem on the starter but maybe on the computer or the wiring to the starter getting sweaty due to hot & humid Summer weather. A friend of mine suggested to replace the battery cable bolt with a quick release system so anytime the jeep won't start, it is just easy to take off the battery cable without any tools, just a flick of your finger. I did replace mine with that and sure it was easy.
I browsed Ebay for that quick release battery bolt and sells like $22.00. It's on the battery category sold by a seller "mihmasa". It really works.
I am really worried when will I get stucked again!! Thanks for your advise Jaynbay, It helped me a lot by tinkering the jeep for a while before deciding to call a car doctor. Regards..
#341 of 384 All four doors of my Commander '08 squeaks!!
Aug 21, 2010 (7:46 pm)
All doors on my '08 Jeep with 42k miles on it squeaks so loud when being opened and closed, sometimes it sounds like a frog croaking. I did everything from greasing the hinges and springs. Cleaned them first with WD40, wiped them clean and applied some grease. It works for 2-3 days and then the squeaking noise comes back. My '95 Honda Passport does not make that sound and never had been greased for 15 years. The weather here in Chicago is hot and humid nowadays, just wondering why. The noise started a year ago and when I park and get off the car, the guy next to me turns around to see what's the squeaking sound and I say I have a mouse in my trunk.
#342 of 384 GOT RID OF MY 2008 JEEP COMMANDER !! WHAT A GREAT SIGH OF RELIEF!
Sep 17, 2010 (11:51 am)
Here I am once again and for the last time, it will be the end of making comments in this column. After my previous write up here, (especially due to STARTING PROBLEMS FOR 6 TIMES), unplugging the battery with the newly installed quick release clamps, the Jeep Commander (2008 – Sport 4WD - 6cyl.- 42K miles) started without hesitation at first try, but it took 12 hours before it came back to normal, I drove it for two days and it was fine. So all along I thought the problem was just minimal and was relieved of my headaches. We went shopping to a Walmart Store one weekend and parked the Jeep for 2 hours on a parking lot, unfortunately, it did not start again. No cranking, no sound nor click on the hood, just a faint humming sound underneath the front passenger seat, is it the computer or MAP? We got stuck up for 3 long hours waiting for a towing service with flatbed just to get my truck dumped on my driveway. I inquired the tow truck driver how many Jeep Commander he had towed, and the reply was “countless”, and advised us to trade-it-in immediately ‘coz it’s a scrap.
Again, I disconnected the ground pole of the battery and surprisingly, it started the following day. It’s really so unpredictable.., so it was time again to visit the Jeep “fortune teller” for the fourth time. He checked on the battery and was good (2 month old, I had it replaced thinking it was the problem), checked on the starter, it was cranking. Plugged it to a computer module, and he says no problem at all. Then here comes the fortune telling: The gas I was using might have a higher octane, or the gas cap was not closed properly, or the sub woofer was not well installed. He tried to use my spare key fob and still does not start. After consuming 5 cups of free coffee inside the Jeep dealership and 4 hours of endless waiting, it started once again and the “fortune teller” says nothing is wrong. Yeah, right. My warranty was still enforced. But what about the guy also waiting for his ‘06 Commander being “fixed”? His warranty expired and was very worried of the many parts to be replaced.
I left the Jeep Dealer in a hurry and without any second thought, I proceeded to another dealer to negotiate a trade-in right away. Comment of the dealer across the street? The Jeep Commander is a JUNK!
NOW I KNOW WHAT A JEEP IS, THAT IS WHY I NOW DRIVE A 4 RUNNER!!!
Whew… What a great sigh of relief !!!
Note to all Prospective Jeep Commander Buyers…”THINK countless times first & check out for NEGATIVE REVIEWS, before you buy it to avoid this worst nightmare that I EVER had”.