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Jeep Liberty, Biodiesel, Diesel, SUV
#10907 of 11454 Timing belt & water pump.
Jun 13, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Traded my 01 Durango w/4.7L & 15-18 MPG for a CRD on Feb 15, 2005. EGR was replaced 19k, F37 24k. F37 enabled me and everyone else who drove it to start from a stop without chirping the tires [yeah, the stock GY Wranglers were bad]. MPGs dropped a little and it was a bit slower, but still plenty responsive. Did the elephant hose, added a boost gauge, use Rotella 5-40 syn. MPG has been 22 city, 29.5 hwy, all around 26. I add cetane boost/ inj cleaner & 2-3 oz of 2 cycle oil each fill. At 70k it has been reliable and fun to drive. No more EGR problems. I plan to keep it has long has I can drive. With that in mind, I checked into timing belt & water pump availablity. NAPA has the belt, water pump, tensioner, and pulley has a kit for around $250. I bought it, but won't install it myself until 120k+. I replaced the little air filter under the vaccuum control soleniod for the turbo recently & noticed alittle stronger & quicker response. Also have installed a FOMOTO valve for clean & easy oil changes. I flat tow the liberty behind my motorhome [we are full time RVers] with a Road Master Even Brake system in the Jeep so the brakes have approx. 95k. I'm thinking of doing a brake job soon. Still have matterial on the pads thu. I think that some of the problems are built in, some caused by lack of understanding & training on diesels by dealers & the American public at large, and by a high performance diesel that is easy to hotrod that doesn't have the power train behind it to match. I also think you need to learn how to do the basic maint. yourself or find a good diesel mechanic you can trust. Been reading this forum since the start. Very enlighting.
#10908 of 11454 loss of power
Jun 15, 2010 (1:18 pm)
I have a CRD with 50,000miles. It has been running like a dream until yesterday. I was on a long trip when the engine light came on and it felt like it had about 1/2 the power from normal. I stopped and let the car idle for a while, turned it off and disconnected the wiring the the air cleaner thinking it might control the egr valve and it came back to life. It did two more times in the next two hours. Engine light stays on but runs allright. Any ideal what this is? I took it by the local dealer and he hooked up the computer and said it was an evap (vacuum) leak and also a com pos sensor. Has anyone replaced the sensor themselves and can you tell me where it is located. Thanks
Jun 15, 2010 (1:50 pm)
Did you mean "Cam Position Sensor"? Sensors are usually on the front of the block and very easy to replace. Do you have one of those diagnostic, hand held, tools? The one I have for my 7.3 is fantastic.
#10910 of 11454 Motor Oil for the CRD
Jun 23, 2010 (4:15 am)
The motor oil question has reared it's ugly head once again. I purchased some Valvoline 5W-40 Premium Blue Synthetic oil. I contacted Valvoline to see if the oil was okay to use in the CRD. It is not!!! It does not meet MS-10725. I then contacted Shell about the new Rotella T6 Synthetic and they said their oil does not meet spec for the CRD either. In fact Shell does not have an oil that one can use in the CRD. or the the Jeep Grand Cherokee CDI. Even Mobil one 0W-40 barely meets MS-10725 while their 5W-40 does not.
Valvoline recommends their SynPower 5W-40, part # 966. NAPA stores carry it. Shell, who owns Pennzoil and Quaker State has Pennzoil European Formula 5W-40 Synthetic and Quaker State 5W-40 synthetic that meet the spec.
Amsoil has one oil, their 5W-40 European Formula and RedLine 5W-40 also meets the MS-10725 spec.
If your CRD is under warranty, take this under consideration. If it is out of warranty, it would still behoove you to use the correct oil. If you have a failure and you have been using the correct oil, you might be able to get something off on the repair, even if it is out of warranty.
#10911 of 11454 2006 CRD Tranny slow to engage
Jun 23, 2010 (9:47 am)
I have a 2006 Liberty CRD that I purchased used in Jan. 2010 that has 45,000 miles on it.
The automatic transmission does not engage immediately when I put it in gear. My auto mechanic said that there was a filter kit that was supposed to correct this problem so I had it installed. The problem has not gotten any better.
Now it does not want to shift into the higher gears. This all happened when the engine light came on last night as I started for home. I attempted to turn the OD off and on but no change in shifting. I am attempting to get into the dealer but they are booked up for a couple of days.
I am new to the forum and would appreciate any insight and advice.
Since I knew that Jeep was going to put a diesel in one of their vehicles I wanted one. Now that I have one I am learning that it will take some relearning compared to my gas Liberty.
#10912 of 11454 Screeming Noise
Jun 23, 2010 (10:08 am)
05 CRD screems at speeds above idle. No sound with belt removed and all pulleys etc also turn freely and quitely by hand. Sound seems to come from rt fwd area of compartment (looking fwd). Was quoted $81.00/ea by dealer so am being cautious.
Jun 23, 2010 (11:23 am)
I've been using Delvac 1300 in my Liberty since I got it. My dealer says no problem with warranty. It's done my 7.3 well for 231,000 miles. Of course I change oil in all my on road vehicles every 2000 miles.
#10914 of 11454 Re: 2006 CRD Tranny slow to engage [gymb2]
Jun 23, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I have a 2005 Liberty CRD which I love. I had the exact same problem. When cold as when I start in the morning the gears are slow to engage. There is a check valve in the tranny that the dealer replaced under warranty and it solved my problem. It makes since. The fluid was draining past this check valve and as it got warm it fills up again. Now I'm not a mechanic as you can tell but there is a check valve. Have them check it.
#10915 of 11454 Re: 2006 CRD Tranny slow to engage [cmisenheimer]
Jun 23, 2010 (11:35 pm)
Thank you for the info. I will have my mechanic check into it. You described my symptoms exactly. I am afraid that my CRD is out of warranty. I really like this rig. Thanks again.
#10916 of 11454 Re: Motor Oil for the CRD [winter2]
Jun 24, 2010 (8:04 am)
I have been using the Rotella 5W40 that my lube place carries.
I am at 181000 mi and it runs just fine.
I am not totally sure that every last spec requirement is that important.
Under warranty, I would agree as they can be very touchy.