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#10820 of 11454 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD Alternator Defect [farout]
Mar 12, 2010 (4:29 pm)
Good evening farout, it's past midnight over here...
I'm still very pleased with my 'de-rated' Jeep that has 110,000 miles.
It runs like new with all original parts except for battery, alternator, front disks and ball joints. It needs lateral body repair but shows no rust, transmission line oil seals and rear disks must be replaced as soon as the weather allows to work outside... Add another set of front disks in 20,000 miles and it should be ready for new shock absorbers...
I haven't used it much last year, I got addicted to one of your 96ci V-twins. It's now or never
#10821 of 11454 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD Alternator Defect [farout]
Mar 13, 2010 (11:24 am)
Looks like all goes well with you and your Pacifica. I still have my CRD and it is running just fine with nearly 63K miles on the odometer. Fuel economy is quite good. I started a new job on Friday with a twenty-eight mile commute each way. Getting 27+MPG and with long distance, like trips to Florida or NYC yielding 30+ MPG.
Had a rough winter here in the D.C. area with lots of snow. The CRD proved itself more than capable of handling 24 or more inches of snow with great aplomb.
As to the trailer you speak of, I have no clue where you got that from. I do not own a trailer of any kind and I do not tow with my CRD.
#10822 of 11454 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD Alternator Defect [winter2]
Mar 13, 2010 (12:06 pm)
I have an 06 and after the recall went from 27.2 down to 17.5 mpg. Did you go through the recall? If not what have you done?
#10823 of 11454 good repair shop in or near Boston ?
Mar 13, 2010 (1:25 pm)
Have 06 CRD love it put 30,000 mostly highway miles on it in the year that ive owned it. now has 90,000 . The fools in the peoples republic of Mass government did not allow jeep to sell the CRD new in Mass(could only sell used ones with more than 7,000 miles on od so most dealers don't have tools or know how don't trust dealers anyway.looking for good diesel mechanic to change timing belt
#10824 of 11454 Re: 2006 Liberty CRD Alternator Defect [warren9]
Mar 13, 2010 (6:57 pm)
I gather you are speaking of the F37 recall. I did it shortly after it was announced and before I received a recall notice. The Jeep had to go to the shop for EGR failure so I had both things done at the same time. In spite of the recall, I have had to replace the TC (this is number three) because it failed. Should this one fail, then I am going to purchase a Suncoast TC or ATS TC and a shift kit and that should be the end of that issue.
My fuel economy did not suffer and in fact over time has gotten better. At nearly 63K miles, fuel economy is better than it ever was when newer.
If your fuel economy has taken that much of a nosedive, then somebody screwed up something.
#10825 of 11454 Re: good repair shop in or near Boston ? [rkopper]
Mar 14, 2010 (10:23 am)
I would love to point you to a good shop, but I live just outside of Washington D.C. Unfortunately, there are few to no shops outside of the dealer that will touch the CRD and some will not even do basic maintenance items like an oil change or transmission service.
I do have a good dealer and with a good technician here in Rockville, Maryland but that might be a wee bit far for you to travel for what you need.
#10826 of 11454 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [winter2]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:01 pm)
Winter, BTW thanks for all your help on my EGR issue. My CRD in running fine now. I smoke it at least every other day and that keeps the carbon out. That said I just went over 100K. The maintenance manual says I need to replace the timing belt, idler pulleys,etc, the antifreeze, thermostat, fuel/water separator etc. I am running original water pump, alternator and things seem fine. My question is when should all his stuff be done. I understand preventative maintence but when I removed and replaced the serpentne belt it was not even cracked. Sooooo what has been your experience or any one elses in this regard. FYI I can't find the belt kit and buying it indvidual from the dealer is a no go price wise. Any good parts places where I can get the kit. Antifreeze and other stuff is available locally here in WV but the kit is not. Appreciate any info.
#10827 of 11454 Still happy but
Mar 23, 2010 (12:56 pm)
I just came back from a trip to North Carolina, I left Morgantown, WV and arrived at Kill Devil Hills and checked the fuel mileage and it was 30.5. This diesel continues to amaze me and I like the handling and ride. It is a very comfortable vehicle to take on a trip and it now has over 50000 miles on it and 25000 of those for being all trouble free for me. But I am without a warranty and the expensive repairs that can and do come up have me worried. I have looked into trading and have got a really great offer from a dealer on a AWD Sorento. I hate to give up the Jeep but I am very concerned that it could get pricey to keep.
#10828 of 11454 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [axelf66]
Mar 23, 2010 (4:48 pm)
As to replacing the timing belt, do it. If it fails or any other component in that system fails, it usually happens at the worst possible time. If the timing belt fails and a valve is left open, then the follower associated with that valve will break if the piston hits the valve, to prevent valve and piston damage and that costs money to fix beside the cost of maintenance. As to when you should do the PM is your call.
As to buying certain parts for the CRD, it is an unfortunate problem that we are stuck buying certain parts from the dealer because no one has stepped up in the after market to make a replacement part. The CRD is a limited run vehicle so very few after market components were made for it. There are about 11,000 of us here in the U.S.
If I find anyone who carries a timing belt, water pump besides the dealer, I will let you know.
#10829 of 11454 Re: Still happy but [wvav8tor]
Mar 23, 2010 (4:51 pm)
Before you trade your CRD for a Sorrento, take a look at what long term maintenance will cost you for that vehicle. Remember, the Sorrento is car based, not truck based like the CRD and AWD systems get problematic as they age.