Last post on Jan 17, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Diesel, SUV
#52 of 55 Re: K&N air filter [kuntao]
May 07, 2012 (5:34 am)
I own a 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD and put a K&N air filter on it at about 17K miles. The first thing I noticed was a significant decrease in turbo lag. Fuel economy did not change and the filter needed to be cleaned yearly.
May 18, 2012 (5:37 am)
I have a 2007 Jeep grand cherokee diesel, 49.000 miles. The chrysler service center tells me I need to replace the turbo, that it is getting ready to fail. Thay showed me the intake side of the turbo and ask me to put my finger on the end of the shaft and try to move it. I did and the shaft did move slightly. Was told there should be no movement at all. Dont know! Other than that it all looked good. It is a $5,000.00 repair. Should it be replaced, the jeep runs good and no sounds.
#54 of 55 Re: Turbo problem ? [10speeddiesel]
Sep 22, 2012 (7:35 am)
Did they find the problem during servicing or was there a problem? What was the result? Do you have any idea why the turbo failed so early. I am considering buying a used CRD and wondering what issues I should be looking for.
Any help would be appreciated,
#55 of 55 GRAND CHEROKEE CRD DIESEL
Jan 17, 2013 (7:58 am)
Well its 2013 and my 07 GC CRD is doing great. Never been to the shop for anything. Everything still works which is saying a lot in Fla and the corrosive salt environment. All the trim still shines along with the paint. Fuel economy has paid for the diesel and then some. Can tow anything on wheels. Much better experience than my Liberty CRD, still miss it though. I was reading about turbo failures and that's scary, mine has no leaks so far. I have maintained its oil carefully with only the prescribed Mobile One Turbo Diesel Oil now at some Walmart thankfully. Never had an all wheel full time system before and have grown to appreciate this great feature in sand and ice/snow as well as wet oily highways. Once left an Escalade 4x4 at the bottom of a long snowy incline, it made me proud of my oil burner Jeep. Wish I had waited for an 08' with the fancier nav system but I will trade that for a trouble free vehicle anytime. Now here comes the 13' GC Diesel again by Fiat. I have never liked Fiat because of the X19 and overall cheap look of older Fiats. If Hyundai and Kia can change then maybe Fiat can too!