• 2015 Wrangler

    From Jim Haight@1:322/757 to All on Sat Sep 26 10:43:19 2015
    I am looking at the latest Wranglers and considering a two door Sahara since
    it has more options for differential and ring and pinion ratio without
    getting into the complexity of the Rubicon. Any ideas on the reliability of the V6? I am sure they are using it in other Chysler products.

    jim haight

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  • From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to Jim Haight on Sun Sep 27 12:44:00 2015
    I am looking at the latest Wranglers and considering a two door Sahara since it has more options for differential and ring and pinion ratio without getting into the complexity of the Rubicon. Any ideas on the reliability of the V6? I am sure they are using it in other Chysler products.

    I have heard about many issues with the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee with regards to transmission issues. Not sure why the issues seem to be only effecting that line of vehicles.

    - Mark

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  • From Jim Haight@1:322/757 to Mark Hofmann on Sun Sep 27 18:43:58 2015
    Re: Re: 2015 Wrangler

    I am looking at the latest Wranglers and considering a two door Sahara since it has more options for differential and ring and pinion ratio without getting into the complexity of the Rubicon. Any ideas on the reliability of the V6? I am sure they are using it in other Chysler products.
    I have heard about many issues with the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee with rega to transmission issues. Not sure why the issues seem to be only effecting th line of vehicles.
    - Mark

    I had thought that the new 9 speed transmission was "ZF" i.e., Zuffenhausen, which makes the trannies for Porsche and Mercedes. The earlier Chrysler trannies were very unreliable. I had a 1999 Grand Cherokee Laredo with an inline 6 that was awesome but had the transmission light go off one time and there was indication of metal fragments in the fluid. It cost well over
    $650.00 to fix the issue, flush the transmission and replace the sensor. Luckily, my wife took the car during our divorce and I got the newer Honda Accord because I needed the reliability to work and pay her bills :O

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  • From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to Jim Haight on Mon Sep 28 11:08:50 2015
    I had thought that the new 9 speed transmission was "ZF" i.e., Zuffenhausen, which makes the trannies for Porsche and Mercedes. The earlier Chrysler trannies were very unreliable. I had a 1999 Grand
    Cherokee Laredo with an inline 6 that was awesome but had the
    transmission light go off one time and there was indication of metal fragments in the fluid. It cost well over $650.00 to fix the issue, flush the transmission and replace the sensor. Luckily, my wife took the car during our divorce and I got the newer Honda Accord because I needed the reliability to work and pay her bills :O

    Yes, that is correct. I have heard they have had some issues with them and know on person first-hand that had to get service on the trans in that vehicle after just 4 months of it being new.

    I was slightly worried about the relatively new 8-speed trans in my Charger, but it has been doing well. No issues - knock on wood.

    - Mark

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