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I have a 2006 GC Laredo with the 3.7L it has about 205k on it, the motor and transmission it's are fantastic, i haven't had too many problems, except for one, over the time that I've owned it. The upper control arm ball joint popped loose and cause a good amount of damage, that's all fixed now but there's something else wrong that my brother (certified ASC Mechanic) and I can't seem to find, and everything we think it could be is an expensive fix. So now I've been looking for an upgrade. Ive been looking at the 09-10 WK overlands but I've heard about problems with the MDS. That being said I've also been looking at the revamped 4.7 in the 08-10 WK limiteds( I know they're in the laredo's but i want something different than what I had) I'm just wondering from first hand experience and knowledge what would be my best bet for reliability, but a good source of power. Any input is appreciated
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I have a 2006 GC Laredo with the 3.7L it has about 205k on it, the motor and transmission it's are fantastic, i haven't had too many problems, except for one, over the time that I've owned it. The upper control arm ball joint popped loose and cause a good amount of damage, that's all fixed now but there's something else wrong that my brother (certified ASC Mechanic) and I can't seem to find, and everything we think it could be is an expensive fix. So now I've been looking for an upgrade. Ive been looking at the 09-10 WK overlands but I've heard about problems with the MDS. That being said I've also been looking at the revamped 4.7 in the 08-10 WK limiteds( I know they're in the laredo's but i want something different than what I had) I'm just wondering from first hand experience and knowledge what would be my best bet for reliability, but a good source of power. Any input is appreciated
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This issue with my wk? We replaced the CV axle shaft, Upper control arms, and a tie rod on the passenger side and now after we did an alignment at work it just won't drive straight. So that tell us something else is bent or pulled out of place. the parts we looked up aren't worth replacing because of the high mileage. And i want a V8 lol
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This issue with my wk? We replaced the CV axle shaft, Upper control arms, and a tie rod on the passenger side and now after we did an alignment at work it just won't drive straight. So that tell us something else is bent or pulled out of place. the parts we looked up aren't worth replacing because of the high mileage. And i want a V8 lol
Here's a couple pics of what happened
Ouch! I'd say there's damage to the steering rack, the way it pulled the tie rod looks like it damaged the rack
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