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Jeep Liberty, Biodiesel, Diesel, SUV
#10833 of 11441 Re: Still happy but [wvav8tor]
Mar 24, 2010 (3:26 pm)
Try Low Range...... I got stuck in some deep sand and recall thinking the front
end was engaged so I shifted into low range just to make sure and as it turned out I got my self out. Maybe low range disables it for some reason..
If ound this reference in:
The brakes work well and are the same in all models with discs in front, drums in the rear. ABS ($600) is optional, and they work well: In low range, the anti-lock brake system allows some wheel lock for off-road situations -- such as descending steep gravel hills -- where skidding is a good thing. On the road, the ABS allows less skidding for improved control steering control, but there is some lockup for shorter stopping distances.
#10834 of 11441 Re: Still happy but [wvav8tor]
Mar 24, 2010 (7:53 pm)
When I purchased my CRD, I did not opt for the ESC. Any Chrysler product be it AWD, two wheel drive, etc. that comes with ESC has the same issue in that you can only partially disable it.
My CRD came with ABS and I have not had any issues with it. As to the four wheel drive system on the CRD, I found that plowing through twenty plus inches of snow was easy and I never had any control issues nor have I ever been stuck. I prefer the option of engaging AWD when I need it or want it.
#10835 of 11441 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [axelf66]
Mar 26, 2010 (4:20 pm)
My water pump started leaking at 171000 mi.
I replaced the fan belt, timing belt, pump, thermostat, and fan clutch (which never did work right).
They also found a leak in a transmission cooler line.
It now warms up like it should, and the TC chatter is virtually eliminated.
I am going on the road next month and hope to see it the overheating problem is gone too.
My mileage is also up some.
You will choke on the price of the timing belt and thermostat. That is the price of an import.
#10836 of 11441 Re: Timing Belt Replacement [mdamick]
Mar 27, 2010 (9:18 am)
I had to pay 1,400 USD for the timing belt alone at 60,000 miles and a few hundreds more for the oil seal of the drive line going into the rear differential. This is nonsense and the burial of Chrysler's reputation. I was told they sold "0" Liberty last year in my region.
#10837 of 11441 2006 Jeep Liberty diesel/ turbocharger seal failed
Mar 31, 2010 (5:53 am)
We have enjoyed our 2006 Jeep Liberty diesel. It's great to have the 4 wheel drive in the winter. Great gas mileage. Recently we noticed an oil spot under the vehicle in the garage. We had recently had the oil changed and thought maybe something just did not get tighten down. The dealer diagnosed the problem saying the seal of the turbocharger had failed and it was leaking oil into the cooler. The replacement of turbocharger, hoses , cooler, pipe and gaskets was going to run around $2,600.
We were shocked. It has 80,000 miles on it. The extended warranty we were offered only went tot 5 years or 60,000 miles. When we called the Customer Service dept. of Chrysler/Jeep, at the suggestion of the dealer, we were basically told it is out of warranty and they couldn't help us.
Besides the fact that the diesel gets better gas mileage, diesel motors generally last longer and so we were not expecting to put this kind of major repairs into this vehicle at this early date.
When we ask if this has been a problem in other Jeep Liberty diesels, we are basically told that they didn't sell enough of them to know.
Has anyone had a similar problem with theirs? Does anyone have suggestions about repair of this problem and if this is a fair price?
Thanks for any helpful comments.
#10838 of 11441 Re: 2006 Jeep Liberty diesel/ turbocharger seal failed [ruth16]
Mar 31, 2010 (11:36 am)
glad i had a wrrty when it happen to me...the turbo can blow if the engine is redlined and especially if using less than synthetic oil of rotella quality. you have a mess for sure.
#10839 of 11441 check engine light, shifting problems, code P0750
Mar 31, 2010 (6:09 pm)
05 Liberty CRD with 45k miles. No significant history until lately. Few weeks ago, developed problem with occasional sudden RPM drop and even stalling when coming to stop. No problem found, no codes discovered with OBD check at dealer. Resumed driving, problem somewhat lessened but still extant.
Today, had sudden development of shifting difficulty (auto trans in CRD, of course), manifest esp. as slow engagement--like prolonged slippage of clutch if it had been man tran-- and improper/failure to shift to higher gear. Check engine light now on. Stopped at local auto parts place, pulled codes using their OBD handheld comp. device. Got codes P0700 (Transmission control system malfunction) and P0750 (shift solenoid A malfunction).
On drive home, shifting actually some better, though not willing to say "normal". Ideas, suggestions? Hoping to get it in for dealer's service dept. to take another crack at it ASAP. Do I need to plan on a second mortgage?
#10840 of 11441 Re: check engine light, shifting problems, code P0750 [cato42]
Apr 02, 2010 (8:22 am)
UPDATE: On taking above 05 CRD in to dealer first thing yesterday AM, it was driving okay, though CEL lit still. When they got around to starting and running it yesterday, though, CEL no longer lit, and driving "normally". The technician pulled same codes I did.
They acknowledge that the shift solenoid is malfunctioning--or was--but say that they can't diagnose the specific difficulty without the vehicle actually malfunctioning--it could be something not giving proper signal to or appropriately connecting with the solenoid, for instance. Why such other abnormality wouldn't/didn't give a DTC wasn't explained.
The vehicle stayed at the dealer overnight for them to drive this AM. Haven't heard from them yet whether the problem was reproduced today, though of course am skeptical it will, being the nature of these things.
I'm not expecting a good outcome from this, and am horribly frustrated by unreliability of vehicle now. Had plans for trips out of state this summer that are now canceled because vehicle is unreliable.
I'd love to love my Jeep again, but it's getting difficult to imagine that happening.
#10841 of 11441 Re: check engine light, shifting problems, code P0750 [cato42]
Apr 05, 2010 (6:34 am)
The RFE 545 trans is a pretty solid transmission. The only weak link is the torque converter which the engine will eat alive. Has your CRD had the F37 recall? Have you been keeping up with fluid changes? Also, Transgo has a couple of shift kits to resolve some design issues in the RFE 545, including how it shifts. I am putting one in my CRD in the next few months. I prefer a firmer, faster shift over what Chrysler has given us here.
In my previous vehicle, a 1993 Dodge Dakota 4X2, I had the trans rebuilt and had a kit put in. What a difference it made. The shifts were quick and firm and the rear wheels would chirp at each shift under hard acceleration. I am not looking for the same on the CRD but I want a firmer and faster shift.
Apr 05, 2010 (12:59 pm)
I've had the F37 recall. Lost 10 mpg. The recall raises shift speed to 64 mph to get into high gear. If you have not done the recall DON'T. The torque converter has plastic vanes inside. The idiot Chrysler engineers should be fired for stupidity.