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Jeep Liberty, Biodiesel, Diesel, SUV
#11242 of 11454 Re: Alternative To Diesel? [willysjeep]
Aug 24, 2011 (9:02 pm)
Just for the heck of it I would say it's time to sell or trade it while it still running good. I had a 2005 Liberty CRD. It had so many, many, many, any how it had a lot of big problems. Chrysler bought it back. Here in the mid west most Chrysler Jeep dealers know these CRD's are a risk to put on the lot and they take them to the auction. These CRD engines are basicly good, but add an EGR and de-tune the engine and they are a big risk to who ever owns it.
Hope this helps a little.
#11243 of 11454 Stay Away fron the Diesel and Jeep
Aug 25, 2011 (2:31 pm)
The transaxle was a nightmare with constant problems. The motor locked up at 100K miles and had to be rebuilt. The recall repair made the vehicle run terrible. Parts of the body were repainted due to poor manufacturing. Transmission problems. Worst of all (if thats possible) Jeep only had 1 mechanic trained (ha ha ha) to repair the vehicle in two different dealerships. BIG BIG MISTAKE TO BUY THIS or any jeep!!!!!!!! When I finally sold it I got $4000 after 3 years of headaches
Aug 25, 2011 (5:50 pm)
I have 219000 on mine now-runs pretty good. Had GDE do the engine and trans tunes which upped the mileage 15% and eliminated the EGR issue.
Have had a few issues recently (worn through brake line, bad idler pulley, bad u-joint) but I still like it.
#11245 of 11454 Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine Number
Aug 26, 2011 (4:29 pm)
I imported my fathers 2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel to Argentina, and I need to find the engine serial number. I have looked as much as I can without disassembling the engine. I have not bee able to find it. Does anybody know where the 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine has the engine serial number engraved? Without it I cannot register the vehicle in Argentina, or I will have to have a number engraved (expensive, but do-able) If anyone knows.... please let me know.
#11246 of 11454 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine Number [ppilot71]
Aug 26, 2011 (8:17 pm)
According to the service manual:
The identification stamp for the 2.8L is located on
the left side of the engine block, above the starter.
The engine code label is located on the front timing
cover and is the same as the engine I.D. and serial
#11247 of 11454 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine Number [mdamick]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 27, 2011 (9:13 am)
Great info! Thanks!
#11248 of 11454 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine Number [ppilot71]
Aug 28, 2011 (11:57 am)
My little CRD also has the VIN engraved underneath the lower foot path protective cover of the passenger door
Last week, if the safety inspector had not found it for the first time in 8 years, I was no longer allowed to drive it.
Sometimes I wonder what we would become without regulations
#11249 of 11454 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine Number [caribou1]
Sep 01, 2011 (6:47 pm)
We would become FREE. A concept that is becoming very rare on this planet.
#11250 of 11454 Re: Jeep Liberty Diesel Engine Number [mdamick]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 07, 2011 (2:54 am)
Yeah, free to get crashed into by people not properly registering or maintaining their vehicles. It's not that I don't trust you, but no thanks.
Let's stick to Liberty CRD talk please.
#11251 of 11454 Stock 2005 CRD, what mods are recommended?
Sep 07, 2011 (6:23 am)
I have a 2005 CRD with absolutely no mods to it. Had many CRD issues, 2 turbos, one computer, , 2 mass flow sensors, 2 EGR (once cleaned, second time replaced) and the transmission has been in 4 times at the dealer with multiple problems. I am now out of warranty and would like to know all the "life-prolonging" mods that I can do to it. I am thinking of the add-on micron oil filter, and I heard of a EGR bypass hose? Anything available for the transmission? Let me know what mods this forum suggests for longer life expectancy of the motor and tranny. Oh, yeah AC pump, tires, brakes, rotors, fan resistor issues don't count as those are normal issues with any car! I am only worried about the engine and transmission. This series of Liberty models, (without going Jeepster) is the last of the good SUV off-roaders. The new Jeep Liberty has lost its off-road capability from basic geometry and clearance changes to the model. I can't stand AWD, and Jeep's 4WD I have found to be the best for snow and fire-trails.