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Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 06-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By vertrkr
Re: A/C Drain Line Location

Yup, mine drips on all that stuff too. Not sure if it's any worse than just driving in the rain though.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 06-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Towing

No, I needed it as is with the 2" drop to get the right height which is about 20" to the top of the ball. Haven't towed yet but my old Honda Ridgeline towed my 5000lb boat just fine so I don't...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 06-03-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Towing

For my boat and cargo trailer I needed a 2" drop and 2" ball. I went with Curt which had the highest tow rating (7500 lbs GTW/750 lbs TW).

Amazon.com: CURT Manufacturing 45036 Class III 2" Loaded...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,658
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Positioning jack stands on the WK2

One thing to watch out for is the minimum height of these jacks. The 3 ton model has a min height of 11". That's too much for my Durango, not sure about the JGC. The 2 ton model is 8" min height.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-06-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,658
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Positioning jack stands on the WK2

I was thinking about getting two of these all-in-one jack and jack stand. You could properly rotate the tires with two stands but it would be a 3 step process, doing one side at a time then lift the...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 04-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Durango dumped its oil, connection came loose to radiator

The plastic ring is just a dust shield. Slide it all the way to the end, should feel/hear a small click when seated.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 04-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Recall on Durangos

I'm in no hurry, I'll wait for the letter. I live where it doesn't freeze or rain much so I doubt mine would corrode anytime time soon.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 04-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Recall on Durangos

Damn, almost made it. Mine was built Sept. 4th.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 03-31-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

No change in color but I don't do much night driving.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 03-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

No problems, still working great. At first they blinked a couple times when turing them on but it stopped doing that.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 21,826
Posted By vertrkr
Re: First oil change some info and comments

My Mercedes did the same thing, always low on the first pull of the dipstick. After much contemplation I figured out why. The dip stick tube is below the oll line in the oil pan, running the engine...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-04-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,510
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 8.4 Uconnect Software Update RA4 14.05.03 NA

The problem with Canada is the call buttons on the mirror. They don't have that service there but that system module would never go to sleep trying to establish a connection and would drain the...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-24-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By vertrkr
Re: First oil change and tire rotation

You'll get a warning message if the sensors are not reading them so you should be good to go.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 2014 Service Manual is now available

The service manual doesn't list my transfer case (MP 3010). It shows details for the old MP 2010 and the MP 3023 but not the one used on the V6 engines. The fluid refill procedure is different for...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Check engine light

This new TSB should fix that:
http://www.wk2jeeps.com/tsb/tsb_wk2_1800814.pdf
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-14-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Blackstone Oil Analysis Report on Factory Fill Oil 2014 Pentastar V6 with 6000 Mi

Only the Iron and Nickel are magnetic and the filter will catch any particle that's big enough to cause any damage.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-14-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,168
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Blackstone Oil Analysis Report on Factory Fill Oil 2014 Pentastar V6 with 6000 Mi

Good to see the Moly is over twice the average amount which is common for the oem fill to help polish close contacts like piston rings. People that change their initial fill before 5000 miles are...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Temp normal

I have the V6 and my temps are about 197 for both engine and tranny once warmed up fully, usually takes 20 miles. In stop and go traffic they climb a little higher, the most I've ever seen is 208 for...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-07-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Radiator fan always runs when raining at idle

I ran with that theory and figured there must be an exterior humidity sensor if this fan behavior is intentional. Unfortunately I did not see one in the mopar parts catalog so I'm back to the some...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-06-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Radiator fan always runs when raining at idle

Yep, I'm sure, I've had it on auto, manual and off and the same thing happens. Thanks for chiming in though, appreciate the feedback.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-06-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By vertrkr
Radiator fan always runs when raining at idle

I've noticed when ever it's raining the radiator fan will run when idling at a stop whether the engine is hot or cold. Soon as you start driving the fan will shut down. Nothing seems to change this...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-05-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By vertrkr
Re: EVIC shows battery voltage at 15v

Hope Dodge thought of this, it does seem so as I don't recall ever seeing 15V when it was warmer or on long trips.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-04-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By vertrkr
Re: iPhone Text Message Issue

Sounds like you did everything correctly to try and trouble shoot the new phone. However, the replacement phone is a remanufactured phone so it's possible they missed something re-building it. Might...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By vertrkr
Re: EVIC shows battery voltage at 15v

Ok, I think all is good. Indeed we have the AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) batteries and I put my multi-meter on the terminals when idling without a load and measured 14.6 volts. The EVIC screen was still...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-04-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By vertrkr
EVIC shows battery voltage at 15v

On the battery voltage screen it usually bounces back forth between 14 & 15 volts. Anyone else seeing 15v? Wondering if I have a bad voltage regulator on my alternator. Guess I'll have to measure...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

Ya, the Phillips bulbs are 4300K and a perfect match for the headlights.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-03-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,677
Posted By vertrkr
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

I just replaced my leds with HIDs. The HIDs are so much better there's no comparison. Here's the two threads I've posted for both:
...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Installed HIDs in fog lights

I was worried about over heating but researching it seams it's not an issue with 35 watt bulbs.

The CAN bus fix module you linked to reads as the right thing but the pic is a little different than...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-03-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By vertrkr
Installed HIDs in fog lights

I bought the Xtreme HID Kit with Philips Bulbs from KBcarstuff.com who's a supported vendor here on JeepGarage. I'm pretty impressed, these things are bright and extend the light coverage left and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-01-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,677
Posted By vertrkr
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

The color match is perfect for OEM HIDs, these are 5000k. The ballast box I just double side taped to the fender wall, it's plug and play. I have them in my fog lights and they work without needing...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,677
Posted By vertrkr
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

Here's a well regarded top vendor selling H11 leds with a 2000 lumen claim. I have them in my fogs and they throw out a lot of light. Out of stock at the moment but they usually resupply pretty...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 02-01-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 2014 Service Manual is now available

Indeed, gotta love this feature. I don't often boot into Windows but when I have to it's there and runs just fine. I'll be running the CD this way. I recall PC Magazine did a test couple years ago...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-31-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By vertrkr
2014 Service Manual is now available

The 2014 Dodge Durango Service Manual is finally available. The CD is still not Mac compatible :(

https://www.techauthority.com/en-US/Pages/ItemDetail.aspx?itemID=91601
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-31-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By vertrkr
Re: V6 power steering fluid level down a little bit

Ya, it's an electric/hydraulic system but I was just quoting what Mopar calls the fluid.
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-30-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,630
Posted By vertrkr
Re: The Durango may live past 2016.....BUT

Guess they're going for the Mercedes GL market. Almost bought one but couldn't stand the interface so if Jeep goes that route I'll be most interested specially if they have a diesel. I remember...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By vertrkr
V6 power steering fluid level down a little bit

When I first got my Durango the power steering fluid level was right at the max level and always stayed there the first few months. Now it's right in-between the max and min mark and been that way...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Getting tired of my 1st to 2nd gear clunk when coasting

Happy to report my tranny stopped doing the rough shifts from 1st to 2nd when coasting down a slight hill. It's been a couple weeks now and all is good. I guess the learning algorithm finally kicked...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-23-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By vertrkr
Re: 4WD systems

You can read more about it here
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Transfer cases (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_tcases.htm)

The V6 uses the MP3010 transfer case. It's a permanent 50/50 torque split...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Door ding already.

Just to balance things out, I saw a guy open his door and the wind caught it slamming into the next car leaving a pretty good dent. Nobody was around to see it, except me, but he left a long note...
Forum: 2011+ Dodge Durango-WD 01-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By vertrkr
Re: Getting tired of my 1st to 2nd gear clunk when coasting

Could be the case. For the GC I see 4 updates for the V6 845RE, 1 for the Diesel 8HP70 and none for the 5.6L 8HP70. Maybe the different transfer cases come into play too. You can read all about the...
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