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#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.
#10917 of 11454 Re: Screeming Noise [lakelvr]
Jul 07, 2010 (6:05 am)
At the second visit the noise was diagnosed by dealer as an air leak between turbo and intake. At the first visit the service rep at the dealer somehow told me everything was normal but he either didn't communicate with tech or didn't like me or didn't care because I asked to talk to the tech and he had no doubt what the problem was or any reticence in discussing it. This also accounts for loss in mileage. Must take it on the road and hope for no further degradation before scheduled fix on 7/19. We will see!
Jul 07, 2010 (9:41 am)
I recently had a problem with loss of power and severe engine vibration with my '06 Liberty CRD. My dealer spent 3 months trying to solve the problem. The first guess was a bad transmission. New tranny with no positive results. They sent the injectors to Chrysler for testing. Turns out severe carbon build-up. Replaced the injectors and the car runs fine. After 5 tanks of fuel the best MPG has been 19 (+-) at 100% highway, 65 MPH on flat Interstate with one person and no additional weight. This vehicle easily achieved 27 MPG highway before the problems started. In addition, my speedo now reads 4 MPH MORE than the car is actually traveling. I have checked this numerous time with a GPS. Is there any adjusting that can be done to get the MPG back to normal, and can the speedo be calibrated for a more accurate read? The 19 MPG I am presently getting is based on the false odometer reading. It is actually less than that.
I also have an '05 CRD that consistently rings up over 27 MPG highway and the speedo is dead on.
#10919 of 11454 2006 liberty oil drain plug threads
Jul 08, 2010 (12:23 pm)
hello jeep experts,
i think i've seen this come up before. i was just at the dealer and he says my drainpan threads are shot and that he needs a solution for removing and replacing the drainplug that will be secure. he mentioned oversize plugs. are they are viable solution to this problem? is that solution only a short term fix? has anyone had to replace the entire pan? any experience/advice relating to solving this problem would be much appreciated.
#10920 of 11454 Re: 2006 liberty oil drain plug threads [gunnar2]
Jul 08, 2010 (2:31 pm)
A new pan installed was estimated for me to be about $1000. It's not an easy fix.
The pan is soft aluminum and is easily ruined. My dealer messed mine up on the very first change and weaseled out of taking responsibility. The plug failed completely at 36,001 miles.
I had a Precision Tune near my house help me with this. They bore out the hole rethreaded it and installed an oversized plug that uses a regular wrench now for about $40. It has lasted five going on six oil changes and it seems fine. To reward them I have had them do all my oil changes going forward.
I've had to go back once or twice because everyone's afraid to over tighten it including me. They just crawl under and give it a tighten and we wipe it off. We're really careful with it.
The longer it holds the longer I'm saving $1000. If it gives out again, I may pop for it because I still love this CRD. Currently have a little over 70,000 miles.
I have a lifetime supply of new gaskets in a ziplock and I put a new one on with each change just to be safe.