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#10876 of 11441 Liberty CRD Timing Belt
May 11, 2010 (3:31 pm)
My 2006 Liberty CRD now has 96k miles on it. I've been thinking about replacing the timing belt but don't want to do it unless it needs it. Any suggestions about how to know when it needs to be done? I certainly don't want to wait for it to fail and damage my engine. I have the 6,000 page+ Jeep Service Manual but have not looked into it yet. I like the more practical advice I get on this forum better than wading through the service manual.
#10877 of 11441 Update on 2006 Liberty CRD Alternator Defect [crash227]
May 11, 2010 (5:47 pm)
The solid pulley got me out of a jam and worked fine for a few months. However, about a month or so ago I started hearing increasing noises from under my hood. Sounded way to loud to be just a belt and sounded like the clutch on the AC compressor was about to fly apart. I took it to an AC shop to get it checked out and they said nothing was wrong. To my BIG surprise it turned out that the fixed pulley caused weird stuff to happen with my serpentine belt. I had a "clutch pulley" AKA "Alternator Decouple Pulley in the Service Manual" and the noise went away immediately. Lesson Learned about Clutch Pulleys. They are there for a REAL reason, although it is hard to comprehend and is a bit counterintuitive. I apologize if anyone tried the solid pulley with similar results.
#10878 of 11441 Electrical Problem, it seems
May 15, 2010 (11:46 am)
I have an 05 CRD with 50K on it. I've had this problem of late where when I turn the key in the morning, the interior electronics will come on (radio, heat, etc), but it seems nothing else. The gas gauge won't read, etc. If I turn the key, nothing happens. Doesn't try to turn over. It has an auto start on it and that doesn't work either.
Dealer had it for a week and ended up just changing the battery. Said they checked the charging system and it's fine. The strange part is it will start for the rest of the day. I end up getting it started by just turning the key over and over in the morning until the gas gauge reads.
#10879 of 11441 Re: Electrical Problem, it seems [joshbrown7]
May 15, 2010 (12:06 pm)
This might not be much use for you but I had a similar problem with a SAAB. It seemed to have something to do with the immobiliser which was released by by a controller in the key. It was recommended that the main CPU be reprogrammed by the dealer. Somedays it would do it and others it wouldn't so I feel your frustration.
#10880 of 11441 Re: Electrical Problem, it seems [fred_blogs]
May 15, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Change all the fuses even if it looks like they don't need it.
#10881 of 11441 Re: Electrical Problem, it seems [joshbrown7]
May 15, 2010 (12:19 pm)
This is a fuse which gets blown when the fuel system cannot build pressure. It is a direct result of your fuel filter being clogged. Change the filter and you would not blow more fuses.
Also while your are checking, check that the fuel heater has been upgraded. Fuel heater tend to break down in the early models and air can suck in there cause the automatic shutdown circuit to pop the fuze for low fuel pressure. The dealor should be able to check them with a visual inspection (wipe around where the two wires plug into fuel filter mount. with klenex tissue if fuel present then they are bad).
You may ask; why didn't the manual tell me about this? Cause they are mostly dumkoffs. .
#10882 of 11441 Re: Electrical Problem, it seems [CRD_Bullydog]
May 15, 2010 (2:05 pm)
This seems like a good way forward to fix this problem. A few questions my service advisor had. (I'm in AK, not a lot of CRD's here).
Why isn't the starter firing if it's the gas fuse that needs replacing?
And if that was the problem, why does it start fine for the rest of the day, if the fuse is blown?
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help. This has been incredibly frustrating.
#10883 of 11441 trans filter
May 15, 2010 (4:12 pm)
My CRD is shifting funny,so I thought I would change trans filter and fluid. Any thing special I need to know before doing this?
#10884 of 11441 Re: Electrical Problem, it seems [joshbrown7]
May 19, 2010 (8:38 pm)
Sounds like a defective ignition switch.
The switch schematic shows 2 sets of contacts for run. One goes to the body control module-which is why the radio works. The other is the run-start contact.that feeds power to the computer,so if the computer is not working the starter will not work.
I would say that one is bad.
#10885 of 11441 Re: Liberty CRD Timing Belt [crash227]
May 19, 2010 (8:40 pm)
I got 171000 mi out of mine, changed it when the water pump started leaking.