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#10744 of 11454 2006 Liberty CRD Alternator Defect
Dec 28, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I have picked up some great tips on this forum and posted a few items myself that I hope have helped someone with a DIY attitude & aptititude. Today I found something that every Liberty CRD owner should know. My alternator recently tested bad at Autozone. Their supplier was out of stock ($160.00 rebuilt) and ditto with all the other parts places I called. My local Jeep dealer could order one for me for about $500.00. After some calls I found "Marv's Auto Electric" on Van Dyke south of M-59. I took my alternator there and Marv fixed it for me in about 5 minutes and charged me $20.00. The drive pulley has a centrifugal clutch that fails frequently and that was the problem with my alternator. Since there is apparently no reliable replacement, Marv installed a puller with no clutch. I put it back together today and everything works great! To test yours, take off the belt and spin the pulley quickly. If the clutch does not engage quick & solid, you have the same problem. When I turned my old one, it barely had enough clutch friction to turn the guts of my alternator with very obvious slippage.
#10745 of 11454 Poor Mileage
Dec 31, 2009 (9:33 am)
I've enjoyed pretty good mileage with my 05 CRD. Good, meaning 16 around town and 31 on highway cruise. Suddenly I get way poor mileage, I'm talking 14-24mpg. Anybody got any thoughts?
Bill Z in NY
#10746 of 11454 Re: OIL FILTERS [crash227]
Dec 31, 2009 (9:43 am)
What kind of battery are you installing? The standard battery is a dealer only item and they wanted $304 for a replacement.
#10747 of 11454 Re: OIL FILTERS [caribou1]
Dec 31, 2009 (12:07 pm)
Which replacement battery did you install...??
#10748 of 11454 Re: Poor Mileage [zeller]
Dec 31, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Bill- I check my mileage at every fill up and in 120,000 miles sometime running B-10 >>>B-100 but mostly on #2 low sulfur oil.....I never average above 21 MPG on my 2006 CRD.
They should take the "Trail Rated" medallion off this animal because if I had taken it off road it would have never survived. It continually falls apart just driving on surface streets in SoCal. Windows (all replaced) complete rear end replacement, CRV boot replacement, AC compressor replacement, stop lites, weather strip, just waiting for the next shoe to fall. Ed
#10749 of 11454 JEEP OFF-ROAD PACKAGE IS AVAILABLE
Dec 31, 2009 (7:26 pm)
Ed, you should have gotten the Chrysler (Jeep) Off-road package. It includes:
An extended warranty with 5 days rental included while the Jeep is in the shop on the rack (off-road).
#10750 of 11454 Re: Poor Mileage [edlankford]
Dec 31, 2009 (8:30 pm)
seriously, mine had a blown turbo when mine did that...oil was running down the driver's side of the motor.
#10751 of 11454 Re: OIL FILTERS [edlankford]
Jan 01, 2010 (11:41 am)
HAPPY NEW YEAR
I forgot the reference of the battery, it was made for the former Oerlikon now owned by Johnson Controls, just like Varta and Optima... The model I chose uses the whole 'footprint' of the battery tray. Take the model one size above the original battery and remove (hand saw) the clamping protrusions on the longest side. You use the original fixation points in this configuration. The cold cranking power is rated 50A lower than the Optima but this makes no difference when you use 5W40 full synthetic oil.
Do not forget the CODE for the radio, changing the battery can become unpleasant without it!
#10752 of 11454 Re: Strange Red Light and 4WD Acting Up [fred_blogs]
Jan 01, 2010 (7:15 pm)
The small red light is for the key security system
On the 2005, if I use a regular key, that light comes on and the engine shuts off in 30 sec.
As to the drive issue, your 4WD did not disengage. I have found that I need to drive straight, put it in neutral and shift to 2WD. Then put it back in drive and you will sometimes get a clunk as it changes. The lever does not act direct on the mechanism, like my pickup. It is spring loaded and does not always want to shift if the driveline is loaded.
#10753 of 11454 ABS light with 4WD
Jan 03, 2010 (10:28 am)
Recently, when I go into 4WD, the ABS light comes on after a few minutes. After I go back to 2WD, the ABS light stays on for a few minutes and then goes off. Any ideas as to why? Would this be covered on my extended warranty (I have 39000 miles on my '05 CRD).