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Old 11-06-2015, 02:00 PM
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When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

Sorry guys, had to vent a little here. 2010 GC with 135K miles on it - yes, I drive a lot - 1hr 10 min drive to work each way, 5 days a week. Love my Jeep up until recently. Did the 120K mile service at the dealer (yes, I take it to my dealer because they give me loaner vehicle every time I need service) which was pretty expensive. At about 132K I took it in with a loud howling noise thinking it was time for tires, but ends up the bearings in the rear end had failed and they had to rebuild it. A few weeks after getting it back, I started noticing a rattling noise upon acceleration, along with some hard downshifts with the tranny. The rattling noise ended up being the transfer case switch motor (got a new front driveshaft bc they first thought that was the issue and ended up not being it) - replaced switch motor. They are telling me the hard downshifting is due to something going on with the tranny that it is going to eventually lead to a rebuild or replace - told them to hold off on the tranny. Had it back a week and Check Engine light comes on - scan it and get a cylinder #8 misfire code (0308). Took it in this morning and find out that they will have to replace the camshaft and lifter assembly on one side. CRAP!! So $4600 spent, $2900 next week, and at some point $3900 for a tranny. And I still need tires!!!

At first I was saying "its cheaper than buying a new one", but that is quickly becoming a lie!

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Old 11-06-2015, 02:39 PM
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Re: When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

If it were me I would not be driving a vehicle with 135K miles on it nor would I put a wife, GF, or kids in it, but that is just me. It doesn't make sense to me to put that kind of money in it repairing it. It you were going to keep it and put that kind of mileage on it this is where the Mopar Life Time Service Contract would have paid off.
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Re: When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

135K isn't a lot of mileage for these rigs. Many people have many more. I have close to 200k and still wouldn't trade it in for something new.

I keep the money that I save from not having a car payment and set it aside for repairs. The day the repairs cost more than I save, I'll get a new car. Until then, AAA sets my mind at ease (though I've never had to use it).
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:11 AM
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Re: When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

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If it were me I would not be driving a vehicle with 135K miles on it nor would I put a wife, GF, or kids in it, but that is just me. It doesn't make sense to me to put that kind of money in it repairing it. It you were going to keep it and put that kind of mileage on it this is where the Mopar Life Time Service Contract would have paid off.
Say what? My jeep has 157k on it and i still feel it's the most reliable vehicle.

To the OP have you looked an getting a second opinion? Maybe going to an actually transmission shop? Sorry to hear about the misfortune, it's such a clean looking rig and looks like it's well taken care of.
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I agree you should get another opinion that dealer might be taking you for a ride. Especially that riping out the camshaft job they want to do, cylinder misfires can have different reasons, a bad coil pack is a common one on vehicles that age or maybe a flakey injector both are fairly low cost fixes. If you have taken care of that jeep on service I would be suspicious of that rip out the camshaft diagnosis. Good luck
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Re: When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

Hey that's a 50 cent song, the title of this thread. Lol.

That is very low mileage compared to others I've seen that put over 200k. Don't know what macfan is talking bout but to each their own.
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Re: When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

What all does yours have...accessories, mods, etc? I'll trade you my really sweet 06 GCO (see signature) for your defective one. Mine only has 98K on it and I recently also added a Transgo Shift Kit that isn't in my signature. Always get over 20 mpg on the highway.....usually 22-23, running in 4th gear at ~65 mph. Also runs in the very low 14's at the drags. Both Superchips and Diablosport Tuners included.
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Re: When it rains it pours - wallet is getting empty!

When my 4.7 had a misfire it ended up being an injector. Happened around 130k- changed the plugs, swapped around the coil packs, in the end it was a fouled injector. Cost me a couple hundred but the little small business shop I went to used a mopar replacement part. So I'd get a second opinion, cam failure in a 2010- rare.
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Hey that's a 50 cent song, the title of this thread. Lol.

That is very low mileage compared to others I've seen that put over 200k. Don't know what macfan is talking bout but to each their own.
What I am talking about is I have a 2 year old Jeep Cherokee Limited, 3.2L, ADII. I custom ordered it late September 2013 and it was delivered November 13th 2013. It is my only vehicle and is just now turning 6,700 miles. My driving is mostly in the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Saginaw area. There are some pretty nasty areas in and around those cities I wouldn't want to break down in even though I have the Mopar Life Time Service Contract and 7 year Mopar Tire and Wheel Service Contract. I am not looking for sympathy, as I do just fine, but added to my concern is that I have had both a heart attack and cancer so am somewhat limited as to what I could do on my own if I broke down. I have been fortunate that my Cherokee has been problem free so far and has had none of the 9 speed transmission problems often mentioned. YMMV based on your situation.
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If it were me I would not be driving a vehicle with 135K miles on it nor would I put a wife, GF, or kids in it, but that is just me. It doesn't make sense to me to put that kind of money in it repairing it. It you were going to keep it and put that kind of mileage on it this is where the Mopar Life Time Service Contract would have paid off.
my old truck has over 205k on it and it still runs and drives great. oh and its a GM....from 1992. I would drive it cross country if I could.
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You are paying a LOT more for dealer service and parts, whereas an ASE shop will do the same work for much less. I do most of the work on mine and buy parts online for much less than the stealers charge, for the exact same part. Sorry to hear about the issues, but with that mileage, you are looking at a lot of other future potential costs too.. e.g. .if not done yet, shocks, end links, bushings, spring isolators are well past worn already, and if not done, expect to soon replace water pump, timing belt, steering pump, front diff mounts, egr, etc.. Bottom line is financial, and unless you can do much of the work yourself and know the full history/maintenance was done, you may be better off selling it.
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You are paying a LOT more for dealer service and parts, whereas an ASE shop will do the same work for much less. I do most of the work on mine and buy parts online for much less than the stealers charge, for the exact same part. Sorry to hear about the issues, but with that mileage, you are looking at a lot of other future potential costs too.. e.g. .if not done yet, shocks, end links, bushings, spring isolators are well past worn already, and if not done, expect to soon replace water pump, timing belt, steering pump, front diff mounts, egr, etc.. Bottom line is financial, and unless you can do much of the work yourself and know the full history/maintenance was done, you may be better off selling it.
Did you really just say timing belt!?!
The hemi don't have no stinking timing belt lol. In fact no WK does
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