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Bard 10-20-2011 03:15 PM

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

Chaoul1 10-20-2011 03:16 PM

Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?
 
WHy don't you get it checked out beore buying it? Take it to a Mechanic.

Scottina06 10-20-2011 03:23 PM

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.

Chaoul1 10-20-2011 03:25 PM

Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?
 
Try the Tip-Tronic too. Go through all the gears.

Bard 10-20-2011 04:28 PM

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

Chaoul1 10-20-2011 10:01 PM

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!

SvenskaJeepGuy 10-20-2011 10:37 PM

Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 501556)
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

05WK 10-20-2011 11:43 PM

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.

Don's GC 10-21-2011 11:47 AM

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.

Crashtown 10-21-2011 12:59 PM

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.

TheLostSaint 10-21-2011 03:27 PM

Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crashtown (Post 501994)
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.

briteway 10-24-2011 04:35 AM

Re: Overhaulled trans at 7k. Stay Away?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crashtown (Post 501994)
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.


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