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#10676 of 11454 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD- Alternator Change
Nov 20, 2009 (5:15 pm)
I am new to this forum, but I find it very informative.
Just changed the alternator on my 2005 Liberty CRD, at 76,000 miles!
I use a "remanufactured unit" that was a lot less than one from MOPAR.
The "reman" unit was $150 less and guarenteed.
The alternator change was straight forward. Three bolts and it's off.
The serpentine belt was a challenge. Clearnace between the fan shroud and the auto tensioner is very tight. I was able to use a metric socket with a 3/8in drive breaker bar,
and a "homemade" extension on the breaker bar to gain enough leverage to get the tensioner to release. Interestingly, the center bolt on the tensioner moves it!
The whole removal and install took about 45 minutes.
#10677 of 11454 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Fuel Filter
Nov 20, 2009 (5:21 pm)
Found out the hard way, don't let the dealer replace the fuel filter.
The "labor operation code" lists 1 hour for the change!
At my local Jeep dealer, that's $100 !
It takes maybe 5 minutes to change the filter and maybe another 3 minute to prime it.
Chalk it up to lessons learned
#10678 of 11454 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD- Alternator Change [davep5]
Nov 20, 2009 (11:37 pm)
I chose to install a new alternator because I can not evaluate the effect of vibrations on the varnish used to isolate the copper windings. The new alternator also came with a free wheeling pulley and the refurbished model had a fixed pulley (on the picture). All in all I got what I paid for.
#10679 of 11454 Hissing, Blowing Sound Under Load
Nov 21, 2009 (8:35 am)
I developed the same hissing noise cited by some here and will take the cue from iee750mk - #10672: (Turbocharger) Boost Hose. The symptom absolutely seems related to the engine under load (with a slight delay) = increased turbocharger output. Will let ya'll know how it turns out. I recently did my 1st replacement of the fuel-water separator at 62k, and wonder if I jarred something loose in the process ?
#10680 of 11454 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Fuel Filter [davep5]
Nov 21, 2009 (11:35 am)
Fuel filter change is not a five minute job. I have done it several times (yearly) and altogether takes about forty-five minutes.
It looks like you need to remove a few sensors and bingo off the filter comes, but that is not the case. You need to remove the sensors at their connections and the hoses, then unbolt the whole unit from the firewall. Once off and out of the engine bay, it is a piece of cake to do what needs to be done and you do not end up dumping diesel fuel all over the ground.
#10681 of 11454 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Fuel Filter [winter2]
Nov 21, 2009 (2:59 pm)
You take the whole fuel filter assembly off to change the fuel filter? What a waste of time. Take the WIF sensor connector off and just spin the filter off.
Nov 21, 2009 (3:46 pm)
my 2005 CRD (love it) has been giving me belt chirping noise..idler pulleys replaced 5 times and belt 3X...the last dealer visit the shop told me that rust on the pulley causes this...i do not believe this...anyone else with this issue and/or solutions?
#10684 of 11454 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Fuel Filter [isx]
Nov 22, 2009 (1:19 am)
There are at least two models of fuel filter housings.
Mine is the "Parker_Racor" type and I can spill fuel because the water separator bowl is fairly large and the fuel gasket between bowl and cartridge comes out of it's seat without warning
I tried both ways and prefer to clamp the housing over the angle of a workbench to recuperate the fuel and torque the cartridge without damaging other equipment.
#10685 of 11454 Re: 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD Fuel Filter [isx]
Nov 22, 2009 (3:14 pm)
I have attempted to pull the water sensor as you suggest but I am not enough of a contortionist to do that.