Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-20-2011, 03:15 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Bard is on a distinguished road
Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Hello all, quick question here. I am looking at a 2005 WK 5.7 with under 30k miles. The carfax states that the transmission was overhauled in 2006 with 7k on the clock. The jeep has since been driven 20k miles. Should I be leery of buying this jeep? Is this a common problem with this model? Thanks and hope to be a part of your community soon!

Brad
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-20-2011, 03:16 PM
Chaoul1's Avatar
The Original

My Jeep: 2010 6.1L WK
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 6,913
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 63427
Chaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

WHy don't you get it checked out beore buying it? Take it to a Mechanic.
__________________

__________________
-Paul-
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

PaulsProfessional Automotive Detailing

PPAD's Custom Headlights

Contact for both DetailingPPADscustomwork@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-20-2011, 03:23 PM
Scottina06's Avatar
JeepGarage Founder
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Posts: 49,375
Thanks: 875
Thanked 1,044 Times in 719 Posts
Rep Power: 7718290
Scottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

that was 5 years ago and the jeep has been driven. If it had more problems....it would be noted. Drive it and see what you think.
__________________
SCOTT
The HARDER you work...the LUCKIER you are!
2014 REDLINE red Jeep SRT "BLOODIED\BlackOps CFR Edition" 1 of 1
2013 JKU Wrangler 10A-stormtrooper'ed, JW Speaker and more!
Previous JEEP rides-
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-deep cherry
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-inferno red



Twitter-The_Jeep_Guy
Instagram-thejeep_guy

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-20-2011, 03:25 PM
Chaoul1's Avatar
The Original

My Jeep: 2010 6.1L WK
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 6,913
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 63427
Chaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Try the Tip-Tronic too. Go through all the gears.
__________________
-Paul-
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

PaulsProfessional Automotive Detailing

PPAD's Custom Headlights

Contact for both DetailingPPADscustomwork@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-20-2011, 04:28 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Bard is on a distinguished road
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

I will try to take it to a mechanic but I may be driving down there on the weekend. It appears that it was taken care of at the dealer. I'm used to my old wj, how do I use the tiptronic? Just the + - on the gear selector? Thanks so far everyone!

Brad
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-20-2011, 10:01 PM
Chaoul1's Avatar
The Original

My Jeep: 2010 6.1L WK
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 6,913
Thanks: 2
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 63427
Chaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond reputeChaoul1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Yes, just the + - on the gear selector. Start off at a light and try it from 1st-5th or D. Inspect everything else too!
__________________
-Paul-
2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

PaulsProfessional Automotive Detailing

PPAD's Custom Headlights

Contact for both DetailingPPADscustomwork@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-20-2011, 10:37 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2005 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,091
Thanks: 140
Thanked 163 Times in 153 Posts
Rep Power: 1255412
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottina06 View Post
that was 5 years ago and the jeep has been driven. If it had more problems....it would be noted. Drive it and see what you think.
x2
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-20-2011, 11:43 PM
05WK's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 3.7L WK
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 1,304
Thanks: 23
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14958
05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute05WK has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Just find a local dealership or a Chrysler/dodge/jeep mechanic and see how much it would run you to have them inspect it.
__________________
05 Jeep GC WK, 3.7L, SCT programmer, K&N CAI, FASTMAN ported TB, Flowmaster Super 44 cat-back exhaust (Dumped), HD Bilstien's, 6000K HIDs, 5% Tint ALL the way around, Full Infiniti speaker system with an Alpine HU, TOBY Subwoofer(THE GREATEST), Plasti-diped Rims
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-21-2011, 11:47 AM
Don's GC's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2008 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 38
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1202
Don's GC is on a distinguished road
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

I would not worry about the trans now with 20k mile on it. Usually when they fail with low miles it is a metal shaving left over from the factory process that finds it's way to the valve body. which would be on the back side of the filter. In my past I used to work on transmissions, and we would drop the pan and pull the valve body and all of the valves and inspect for shavings. If we did not find any we would go farther into the cluch packs ect. This is common with a low mile problem. They may of installed a complete replacement if one was to be had. In any rate if the fluid is clean and the color is right and it drives ok, I would not worry about it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-21-2011, 12:59 PM
Crashtown's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 390
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1828
Crashtown is on a distinguished road
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

My 05's 545RFE has 84K with no problems. Just changed fluid + filters and it was all good. My brother's 05' 4.7 (same trans) is at 140K with no problems either. If something is still wrong after an overhaul, it goes pretty fast. After 20K I think it's safe. WOW, 30K on an 05? I wish my mileage was that low.
__________________

2005 Inferno Red 5.7 Hemi Limited QDII - Rock Krawler X-Factor - OME N190 Rear Shocks - BF Goodrich All-Terrain 265/70/17E - 08-10 Front Fascia Conversion - Saguaro 4XComponents Boulder Grill Insert - AEM Brute Force CAI - Billet Technology Catch Can
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-21-2011, 03:27 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2006 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit/Portland,Me/Germany
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1128
TheLostSaint is on a distinguished road
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashtown View Post
My 05's 545RFE has 84K with no problems. Just changed fluid + filters and it was all good. My brother's 05' 4.7 (same trans) is at 140K with no problems either. If something is still wrong after an overhaul, it goes pretty fast. After 20K I think it's safe. WOW, 30K on an 05? I wish my mileage was that low.

ha, i just picked mine up, 06 with 38.5k on it, so not so bad and i think 19k was a good price!

and i would say dont be afraid to drive it, but dont be hard on it, i like to find out what kinda of deal im getting, so yea i "drive" it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-24-2011, 04:35 AM
briteway's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1370
briteway is on a distinguished road
Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crashtown View Post
WOW, 30K on an 05? I wish my mileage was that low.
+1

If you can go under the car, check for oil around transmission and diff and if it's been wiped.

Check the heating and cooling too, another important one that could be missed.

If it's a 4WD, chuck it in low range and go a bit forward and reverse just to see if the torque converter is doing it's job.

At the end, turn the key 5 times (on, off, on, off, on) and see if any codes pop up in the EVIC.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stay away from *****us wheel exchange***** parry69 Wheels/Tires 22 01-17-2013 03:29 PM
Dome lights stay on Outsider Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 4 04-22-2012 03:06 PM
Stay or Buy? dane.p Grand Cherokee - WK 9 09-27-2011 11:13 AM
Side pipe or Stay? khemikalcyanide Grand Cherokee - WK 3 09-06-2011 12:38 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community