Thanks for getting back to me! I feel a little better now, still unpredictable but knowing others have lasted much longer is a little sigh of relief (hope I'm not jinxing myself) but I love my tro and I don't want it going anywhere
Last 70K+ have been clocked up on the LPG conversion, this means only part running on Petrol from time to time which inlcudes startups.
I've had front wheel bearings go x3, complete brake rebuilds x2, x6 coil packs, MAP sensor, x4 lambda sensors, x1 drivers side seat shield break off, plastic roof rails lift and split, all sorts of noise problems and lots of sleepless nights...but touching wood nothing major major!
I've never loved a vehicle as much, even though the random squeaks and rattles drive me nuts
Jeep Chrysler Dealers here in the UK appear to be turning their back on the Dodge brand, I've lost two local dealers who've given up the franchise and another two who say they no longer hold the special tools...so it looks like I'm very much coming to a point of being on my own with any future issues.
As most parts are available in the US to me within a few days at less than half UK dealer prices this bit doesn't worry me as much as the diagnostics bit...Guess I need to invest in a Starscan and some kind of access to the online portal
i'm at 166,238 miles to be exact. The only major repair i have had to deal with is my rear diff completely went to trash. other than that just regular maintanance. the headlights have yellowed and will be working on a fix for that soon. ive noticed some rust bubbling on the passenger door on the bottom. but overall i cant complain.
My 07 SLT has 83,000 . I put 10,000 on it sinse March when I bought it. It needed brakes and rotors when I got it . Since then I replaced the 4×4 drive shaft yoke and seal. Some other general maintenance but so far so good.
I have 184K on my 2007 SXT, original owner. Only a few major repairs, replace fuel injectors, wheel bearings, transmission cooler/condenser, and alot of PITA minor failures - power window motors, broken interior door handles, leaks in tail light casings, cracked seat shield...
Now on 105,000 miles Yet anothe wheel bearing is starting to rumble that will make it x4 I've had to change...what do they make these things out?...CHEESE??
Vinyl covered bolster to leather seat cover now well and truly split and cracked...time to start looking for a replacement in a scrap yard.
Rear screen wipers get repalced every 10K ish as they usually tear. Plastic roof rails were replaced with the modified ones to overcome the front lifting and cracking...guess what! they're now cracking at the back end by the tailgate.
P0172 code keeps coming back time and time again, but only when running on LPG so maybe time to change the LPG regulator and go on the hunt for the LPG system error. Petrol runs fine.
Replaced all four tyres with 255/50/20's as they're a lot lot cheaper here in the UK than the rather odd sized 245's, far better road holding in the wet and quieter...that's because the Goodyear originals were very poorly rated anyway.
Exhaust seems to be bearing up no blowing yet, really surprised at this for a 2008 vehicle with all the nasty road salt used over here...mind you it's rusted to blazes.
The cooling fan viscous hub started a pre break up wobble on it's axis, thus hitting the radiator shroud this sounded like big ends knocking...cost me £500 to get sorted by Main Dealer, if I known this I would have done the job myself for the cost of the part only...I panicked and put in for diagnosis...next time I'm gonna be more diligent and less prone to panicking.
So in summary nothing major major has come to say hello, just as well as I still can't find anything to replace her apart from maybe another one with far lower mileage...it may be I keep her running until total demise occurs!!
OH! I nearly forgot to mention the random turn signal flashes i.e left when it should be right etc. Contrary to what I've read online that the trun signal stalk switches cannot be serviced or repaired YES they can. I took the part out removed the back cover and cleaned muck off the ciruit wiper arm...voila! sorted!!! These things are packed with grease during fitment at the factory over time the grease attracts crap which ten builds up shorting the tracks so oyu get random turn signals flashing.