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Old 11-17-2010, 01:45 AM
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New 2005 laredo owner

Through work I just picked up a White 2005 Grand Cherokee laredo 4.7l. I got it after it was towed into the shop with a no start condition caused by a cylinder being full of coolant. The head was pulled of by another tech and he said it needed a motor. More or less a CYA call as its got 167k on the odo, customer declined and traded it in on a new rig... as I am figuring out for myself I am pretty sure it will make due with a head gasket.

I feel like a 16yr old, my first purchase as far as add ons go is a set of 35w 3000k foglamps and 6000k 55w lows. It was cheap enough that if the motor turns into a mess I am not too deep into the car to still make money getting out of it. Following the engine repair there is supposedly a transmission concern needing to be checked out, at that time ill hopefully be throwing a budget lift on, hopefully some spacers and bilsteins.

The jeep has brand new tires and brakes, rear dvd, navigation, leather, tinted windows all around, water leak hole in the roof. Im excited and Im super excited to have it up a little higher.

Id have pictures but I keep forgetting my camera at home, poor thing is sitting on a lift at work.

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Old 11-17-2010, 02:00 AM
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I have heard different things, supposedly a tech glanced at it before the battery was disconnected for the head to be pulled and he said there were some solenoid codes and a loss of prime code... from the tech that pulled the one head (I pulled the other) he said he was told by the owner that the transmission made noise... its a 545rfe and I know the split filters are (were) a common problem, I dropped the pan and there is a slight shimmer in the pan but nothing major its going to get some new filters and fluid and we will see how it does.

Worst case senario 2 trans techs at work would be mad at me if I didnt rebuild it, Im no trans tech, infact the 545 is the ONLY trans I have not been into. They tell me they are super easy and they would be happy to help if I need it.
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Thanks guys! Btw, some pictures are in the WK section reguarding its current state.
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