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    Default Good & Bads: Jeep Cherokee, 4x4, 2.8 Diesel, CRD Limited, 2006.

    Hi.

    I just bought a Jeep Cherokee, 4x4, 2.8 Diesel, CRD Limited, 2006.

    As you guys has a huge experience, I would like to know the Good & Bads about Jeep Cherokee, 2.8 Diesel, CRD Limited, 2006, what I need to be careful, and any other extra info you think I need to know.

    Unfortunately I just sign for this community After I got this car, but do not worry, tell me what I need to know. Is my first 4x4 so is better to know what kind of problem I can face than face the surprises.

    Thanks a lot.
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    Hi Manuel
    How's the Jeep doing
    I just got a 2006 Cherokee 3.7 LTD Auto & have no idea what it is capable of

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    Hi Manuel

    Welcome to the forum!
    The CRD needs more groung clearance, it's underbody up front is lower than the 3.7 by about 50mm.
    Otherwise trouble free to date 60000km.

    Selwyn

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    Welcome to the forums guys, so many new Jeepers in the western cape.

    Make regular checks on the western cape section of the forum and join some outings.

    Sure some of the other cherokee fans will pipe up with more info, post some photo's of your Jeeps so we can enjoy them as well.

    Before you guys start modding the Jeeps get some recovery equipment and come join us on a trail or 2.

    Cheers
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    Thumbs up Good & Bads: Jeep Cherokee, 4x4, 2.8 Diesel, CRD Limited, 2006.

    Hi
    Is it manual or automatic?
    It squeeks, vibrates and drives like a boat.
    I'm not swopping it for anything!

    Make sure the diesel filter is secured properly, hand tight is enough. After the stealers serviced mine(60000km) it went dead on the way to pilansberg game reserve. Just past a tollgate. I opened up the bonent and looked. Diesel runs on compression so dont check spark, only fuel. I found fuel on the filter outside at the seal. Tightened it, bled it and perfect ever since.

    Just some clearance issues. There are many products available and if you are handy you can actually manuafacture one yourself.

    I dont know Selwyn as I am also new, but saw his post on the parts he is making for the suspension.

    I have gone offroading at DeWildt offroad Nature trail and go everywhere on the old trail. It is rated at 2-4 and I made it. I have since driven it 5 times so my experience has since grown. the new one I haven't tried yet. Just carry a bit more momentum.

    Just don't try conquering Kilamanjaro yet. but I think she can make it captain. "SHE DOES HAVE THE STRENGTH!!"

    It is a sweet ride. Enjoy it.
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    www.jeepkj.com
    www.ausjeepoffroad.com
    www.lostjeeps.com
    www.greendieselengineering.com
    Look at these sites. The first and third are basically specialist KJ forums (in the US our vehicle is called the Liberty - KJ is Chrysler/Jeep code for the model).
    Ausjeep has an excellent KJ forum, and Greendiesel is a company that does performance and eco retunes. Everyone who's had one raves over the improved economy and driveability. Once I'm back in work, and have built up some cash, I'll be getting one!
    These sites provide a huge amount of info and support, and fixes for almost every problem that you may encounter.
    I should say that in the 41/2 years I've had mine, the only problem I've had(touch wood) was with a sensor that kept thinking the bonnet was open! Keep it serviced and use good synthetic oils and you should be fine
    It's a good vehicle, and a lot more capable than any people think!
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    It is a beaut... At 100 000 km expect the turbo inlet / oultet pipes (rubber) to split and give way - ground clearnace - talk to R and D and fit a genuine OME set up - your vehicle (all 4 x 4's) are all about compromise - with this in mind - try to find another that parks better than a 3 Series BMW - is more frugal - delivers 400NM - is CAPABLE off-road and still drives like a sedan... plus - if you bought it second hand - you didn't pay to much... They don't mention that she comes standard with bash plates... (real ones Enjoy...
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    hi All
    just bought my jeep cherokee 2.8 diesel having a bit a problems where's a good place to service in Cape Town
    lady owner

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    On the Turbo pipes - Samco do excellent replacement Silicone pipes - not cheap but better than the OE rubber jobs.

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    Default Jeep Service in CT

    Quote Originally Posted by JEEZO View Post
    hi All
    just bought my jeep cherokee 2.8 diesel having a bit a problems where's a good place to service in Cape Town
    lady owner
    I'm happy with work done by Monaco Motors on Upper Buitenkant Str. 021 462 6661 - Maurice or Paul.
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    Regarding the Turbo pipes, I have had to replace both although Jeep did cover it under their warranty.

    One of the hoses burst while I was in Etosha. I came up with a great plan. Took out the hose, cleaned it up and stuck a large tyre patch over the split, then put about 6 or 8 cable ties over that to stop that area of the hose expanding under pressure. I then drove through Damaraland, Skeleton coast across to Otjiwarogo then to Windhoek where Jeep had the spare waiting for me. That was over 2 500 km and the tyre patch held out without a problem.

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    Hi All

    I am new to this forum and love it already.

    I am looking to buy a Jeep Cherokee, 4x4, 2.8 CRD Ltd, 2006, Manual, 67000km.

    I am in need of advice from the more experienced 4x4 users (You) as this will be the 1st time that I buy one.

    I would like to know what I should be looking at, do's and dont's with the Jeep Cherokee, 2.8 CRD Ltd, 2006. What I need to be careful of, and any other extra info you think I need to know. In your opinion is it a good buy? What type of fuel consumption will I be looking at?

    Tnx
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    I would get the 3.7 petrol more than the diesel. The feul consumtios should not be your firts concern, if it is. You should not be buying a 4x4. The petrol drinks a bit more than the diesel but when things go wrong with that diesel motor, you will be sorry you dont have the petrol(repair cost's wize). But the diesel's are very nice, untill some breaks.
    I work off shore so I can Play OFF ROAD..lol
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    Eish! I bought a 2006 demo from Jeep 2.8 CRD. I can not express, without cussing, the endless problems that I have had with this car. First Rule: as soon as it is financially possible you should trade it in for anything else. Rule 2: Never, and I mean NEVER own and drive one without a full warranty and service plan! EVER!

    From day one their was something wrong with either the gears (Auto) or gearbox, endless problem with the shafts (replaced 3 times), every time we engage 4x4 it grinds and protests and does not return to normal function when 2x2 is re-selected. It is treacherous in 2x2 mode when driving on wet tarmac and fishtails almost uncontrollably. This happens with even more dangerous consequences when taking off from an incline in wet weather.

    The battery will need replacement almost annually through no error of your making.
    Services and repairs are hellishly expensive for a moderately priced vehicle.
    Turbo and other pipes will ALL blow at some point or other. If really unlucky you will still have it in your ownership when the turbo itself dies. Cost is around $2400 excluding import duties, ad valorem, VAT, mark up and fitment.. Not sure which Taxes apply so put all down just in case...

    I never received my roadside assistance as sold with the vehicle nor the 4x4 free training that was promised.

    If the money you spent was on shares, my recommendation would be to cut your losses and sell ASAP.

    Sorry to be a negative point after the purchase of your vehicle but I would hate you to be saddled with this dud car and its associated defects and costs.

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    Um.... welcome...
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    What a way to resurrect a thread more than 2 years old. There are many happyy Cherokee CRD owners out there. Unless the OP bought the exact same one that you had I don't think he would have the same problems.
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    My 2005 2.8 CRD is just shy of 200000km's (199927 to be exact) I've had to replace a 1st gear and slide, radiator viscous coupling, rear suspension bushes and that's about it.

    I have a 2" OME kit in and a custom bash plate.

    It's a beaut of a vehicle and I love it. Put that your pipe and smoke it.
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    My 2002 2.5 CRD coming up to 250,000 kms now. Still going strong albeit a bit smoky

    Standard bash plates on the CRD are excellent. Can scrape my CRD along everywhere other 4x4s can go

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    My 2005 CRD that i bought "voetstoots" is giving my great pleasure. Sorry to hear about your dud.

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