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#1922 of 2253 Jeep Liberty wheel well sounds
Dec 13, 2005 (7:20 am)
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty with under 12K miles. Lately, while driving at low speeds, usually when car is cold or having sat for a while (a few hours, give or take) not driven, an odd moaning-like sound can be heard from the left rear wheel area as the car moves forward or in reverse. it's not a grinding sound or a screeching sound like bad brake pads. It sounds like it could be mechanical in nature but it only lasts a few 1-2 seconds and it can be very soft or loud depending I guess on the conditions. Once I increase speed, the sound goes away. Sometimes, if I drive at a slow speed, under 5 mph, and listen carefully, I can hear a rythmic sound that coincides with the wheels turning. It's the same sound but just softer cause I'm driving very slowly. anyone experience this?
#1923 of 2253 Re: Jeep Liberty wheel well sounds [giog99]
Dec 13, 2005 (9:09 am)
Check my post #1887 and #1893. My past experience with brake pad/rotors/drum problems involved more of a screeching/grinding sound. However, I do think what you're hearing is something wrong with Liberty rear brake pads/rotors or as I suspect, brake adjusters. You may be able to induce the problem by slowly driving (at engine idle speed) through a parking lot while very gently touching the brakes. Once you hear the "groan" as I call it, try pulling up the emergency brake lever with the button depressed so you don't rachet-lock the parking brake. While holding the emergency brake release button you can pull and release just the rear brakes and see if the groan goes away while the emergency brake lever is being pulled up.
I have a suspicion that there is a design problem in the Liberty brake adjusters. Have your rear brakes checked by the dealer before you go over 12K miles since according to my dealer, the brakes are covered for 12-months/12,000 miles.
Let us know what you find since there have been other posts in here about strange "noises" coming from the drive-train or brakes in our Liberty vehicles.
#1924 of 2253 Liberty Radio Issue
Dec 13, 2005 (9:24 am)
My radio died. Kerplunk .. dead ... I want to replace it, but the factory replacement is almost $400. I researched used ones or junkyards and couldn't find any. OI would like to replace with a satelite ready model. Doeas anyone know what size I need? Can I get 1.5 Din or 1 din .. or do I need 2?? I am so confused!!!
#1925 of 2253 Re: Jeep Liberty wheel well sounds [jimlw2]
Dec 13, 2005 (11:37 am)
thanks for that advice. Your description sounds pretty much like what I am going through. I hear the groan sound mainly at very slow speeds as when coming to a stop or stepping on accelerator. In slow moving traffic, with either stepping or not stepping on the brake or accelerator, the groan is there. Interesting note: with colder weather, the groan is less frequent. I've noticed it is more apparent in humid or warmer temperatures. I'm still going to get it checked out, though.
#1926 of 2253 Re: Liberty Radio Issue [jo4lola]
Dec 13, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I have replaced my factory cd player with a pioneer cd player with xm 1 din in size any retailer that carries aftermarket radios will have a mounting bracket and wiring harness to connect an aftermarket radio very simple to hook up or you can get an instaleer to do it for you anything else just ask, Its a Jeep thing
#1927 of 2253 Cylinder Misfire 2003 Jeep Liberty
Dec 14, 2005 (10:56 am)
This morning, the engine light started blinking and the Jeep started shaking. Over 30 mph caused it to shake. Then there's a tick-tick-tick under the hood. Dealership said it could be a cylidner misfire (???). I have two children and a traveling husband and am just sick over this. Does anyone know if this is covered by the powertrain warranty (41,000 miles) and how serious this problem could be? They did ask me when the last time I had an oil change, which was August. Your thoughts?
#1928 of 2253 Re: Cylinder Misfire 2003 Jeep Liberty [ldineen]
Dec 14, 2005 (8:59 pm)
just imagine taking out a spark plug and trying to run the car. In your case, the spark plug is in, but it sounds like the valves or the spark plug is hitting the top of the piston as the crank is turning over. Take out the spark plug to see if there is any damage to the electrode or if the electrode is missing. There could be several problems from a bad rocker arm, burnt or stuck valves or something broken in the lower block.
The bottom line: I would get an estimate and let a mechanic determine the problem. Worse case situation is an engine change or perform a "head" job and hopefully repair the problem then. All it could be is a spark plug repair, but I'm not betting its that.
I would be looking for any oil leaks from the head gaskets or oil pan gasket. Any antifreeze leaks into the oil (internal) itself.
41,000 is almost a new engine. There are other factors which are at play here, which you may not have mentioned.
I feel your pain when it comes to reliable cars and having your kids put in dangerous situations because of car trouble. Good Luck
#1929 of 2253 Re: 2003 Jeep Liberty [mikkidisnee]
Dec 16, 2005 (10:42 am)
I finally saved/scraped up the money to get the A/C compressor fixed. During this time, I did not drive the Jeep at all!! Luckily we had a spare vehicle! Anyway, I took it to the dealership and they said that the compressor had seized up and they had to replace the drive belt. That was on Thursday.....Saturday, the first time I had it out on the highway, it did the exact same thing when I slowed down for the speed limit change and down shifted!! It died, leaving me and my 6yoa daughter stranded in another town. I got the Liberty back home and to the dealership and just found out that actually the original problem was the Cranking?? Sensor which deals with timing. The service man said that although my Liberty wasn't displaying a check engine light, they hooked it up to the computer and got a code!! The real kicker of this whole mess, that probably won't be under warranty is....I had to take this Liberty in when it had under 12,000 miles on it because it was misfiring.....at that time I was told I had gotten a defective spark plug and they were all replaced....and they were replaced again 12,000 miles later and again about 12,000 miles after that.....after the last time the spark plugs went bad, I stopped handling it and let my father (the service department was much better dealing with a man than a female) At that time I was told that there was something wrong with the ignition which was causing the spark plugs to foul out. They replaced some part (sorry I don't know what it is called, but if you email me, I can get the service records from the dealership). However while being fixed, the electrical device that displays the "check engine light" was either broken/disconnected....so I had no way of knowing there was still a major problem with the Liberty. And from what I have been finding out, both of these problems are related and possibly could have caused the compressor to seize up!! All the dealership service department is telling though, is that I just had some defective parts......
Dec 16, 2005 (11:57 pm)
does anyone know where you can get a front bumper cover for an 05 liberty sport for cheap