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You are in the Jeep Liberty and Jeep Liberty Diesel
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Jeep Liberty, Biodiesel, Diesel, SUV
#8860 of 11454 Re: I need you help deciding [biodieseldude]
Mar 12, 2007 (8:33 am)
The PCM keeps track of the MIL on time by miles, I can pick up that info with my code reader.
If it is a concern, have the MIL reset and it will start all over again.
#8861 of 11454 F37 Dealer Opinion
Mar 12, 2007 (5:16 pm)
I called today to schedule getting my recalls done (I haven't had any of them done yet) and the tech asked me if I was supposed to have the transmission one done. Mine is not on the list, and the tech said that he highly recommends that people hold off on getting that recall done. He said his dealership had only done one F37 so far, and it was a complete disaster. As long as it is running properly, he recommends waiting to do F37 until DCX gets it figured out.
I'm concerned about getting the other recalls done too, as my CRD is running fine, but DCX sent me another letter "reminding" me and stating that failure to do so would be considered a failure to perform proper maintenance and could void that part of the warranty. Unreal! They look for any way possible not to have to pay for what they screwed up in the first place. It's kind of sad, too....DCX makes a few vehicles that I really like, but I'm scared to buy another one after reading everyone's posts on this forum.
#8862 of 11454 My opinion about oil
Mar 12, 2007 (5:30 pm)
The topic has come up again on this forum about which oils are better, which leave less residue, which prevents problems, etc. Let me offer this....a well designed engine will run fine on any brand oil as long as the proper viscosity is used and it is changed at the proper intervals. Look at the diesel pickups from the big 3....most people use Rotella (regular...not even synthetic) and have no problems whatsoever. I had a Chevy Duramax, used Rotella and a Fram filter from Walmart, and never had a bit of trouble. No cleaning out intercoolers or hoses, no cleaning boost sensors, nothing. The fact that our engines are so "sensitive" says something about their design. I knew somebody in the early 80's that had a diesel cadillac and never had any problems with it, only because he installed his own secondary oil filters and fuel filters, and did his own "maintenance" to the injector pump....in other words, he self-engineered all of GM's shortcomings and made his vehicle reliable. We shouldn't have to install elephant hoses and provents and add all kinds of fuel additives just to prevent our vehicles from breaking down. I don't mean to sound bitter, as I still love my CRD, but I have less than a year left before my warranty runs out, and I am faced with paying for repairs out of pocket, or rolling a lot of negative equity into a new vehicle....neither of which did I expect on a vehicle that cost nearly $30k!!!
#8863 of 11454 F37 Recall Completed
Mar 13, 2007 (5:01 am)
Just had the F37 recall completed on our 2005 CRD and no problems with the update. The Torque Converter failed at 16,000 miles and was replaced under warranty prior to the F37 recall being issued. CRD now has 24000 miles. Have not noticed any reduction in performance. We bought our used and it had less than 12000 miles at the time of purchase. We do sometimes have wind noise around the doors, which seems to be a common complaint.
#8864 of 11454 Re: My opinion about oil [twocycle2]
Mar 13, 2007 (5:06 am)
The GM diesels used in the 80's had primitive and robust features compared to the engine of the CRD.
I had the chance to see our engine completely disassembled on a workbench: it's cute and meticulously assembled, just like a motorcycle engine; you can't stick a finger in there because of the density of moving parts.
#8865 of 11454 Re: My opinion about oil [caribou1]
Mar 13, 2007 (7:54 am)
my mechanic says the engine is bullet proof he just got back from school on it
#8866 of 11454 Re: My opinion about oil [synlubes]
Mar 13, 2007 (8:07 am)
Synlubes, I agree with you. The engine I saw 3 years ago had a different oil distribution from the pump up to the camshafts. There is a fix called E11 to cover this(Europe only).
The original EU models had two flexible oil hoses running along the side of the engine. After a few hours of beating, the feed hose (the one that has pressure inside) could slip out of it's crimped threaded fitting, making oil pressure drop immediately.
#8867 of 11454 Re: My opinion about oil [caribou1]
Mar 13, 2007 (9:24 am)
Caribou1: DCX has made an offer to solve our problems with the "Green Beast". After 25 times to the dealers for repairs, and some items have been repaired 4 times. The dealer said he never wanted to see this Liberty in his shop again. So this should be all done in two weeks. The District Rep. was saying he was sorry we have had so much inconvience., and was very respectful. The District Rep gave even more reason to stay with Chrysler vehicles. We agreed to where to have all the trades and paper work done. There was no problems and we are very pleased. Here is the add part, the Customer care person that suggested our problems were way to much, is responsible for this to have happened. I never even suggested filing a "Lemon Law" complaint, or that I might be considered it. My wife and I are on cloud nine with the results.
I would encourage anyone with repeated problems to keep calling the 1-800-992-1997 Customer Care people. The system does work!
Now we have to make our choice of a vehicle. I like the Jeep Patriot 4x4, my wife likes the Jeep Compass 4x4. The both have the same interior it's just the body thats the main difference. We have less than two weeks to tell them which.
#8868 of 11454 Re: My opinion about oil [farout]
Mar 13, 2007 (10:06 am)
Thank you for the # I am in the process of my CRD getting fixed. It has been in the shop 4 times in the last 2 months for the same issue and no one has a clue what is wrong. It will be interesting to see what comes about on resolution of my issue.