Last post on Aug 31, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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Jeep Liberty, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#165 of 174 Re: wanna buy used 2005 [crash227]
Feb 06, 2011 (7:44 am)
OK, thanks for the input; but the real question is: should I by this vehicle? What can I expect in terms of headaches, etc, maintenance, repairs etc? Price is good; the vehicle has 1.5 yrs left on extended warranty; one owner, no accidents; winter tires; oiled underneath every winter, 116K kms. Have no experience with diesel and nevr thought much of Jeep.
Feb 07, 2011 (4:24 pm)
All depends. What's the price? 116K the timing belt should have been replaced at 100K, if it hasn't that might be a large expense off the top.
Transmission and Torque Converters are problematic.... Engine is solid but you may have EGR issues. They tend to get stuck closed.
I love mine to death and would never consider getting rid of it, but I haven't had many problems with my 06 with only 29,000 miles on it.
Happy to answer any other questions if you have them.
Mar 12, 2011 (10:46 am)
Hi I have a Liberty diesel. My mileage is terrible. I drive 53 miles to work 39 hwy 14 local roads I've been drive 68 on hwy with slow take-offs in short best driving I can for good mileage. And I just can not get better than 19 mpg average. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
#169 of 174 Re: crd gas milage [crdlibertyjim]
Mar 13, 2011 (2:55 am)
I'm getting an average of 21 MPG (11 liters/100km) since Sept 2003.
I observed that keeping a steady speed above 60 mph reduces fuel consumption as well as doing faster accelerations.
The same applies to my wife's Dahiatsu Terios (1300cc automatic). So for me the answer is in the torque converter settings: the more is slips, the more fuel you pay. But the more it slips, the better it is stress wise on the engine.
Last month I was getting 15 l/%km for winter city driving, in the summer I get 9.6 l/%km on a long trip.
#170 of 174 2006 Liberty Sport value?
Mar 30, 2011 (9:40 pm)
Hi, Hope this is the right forum for this question. I just looked at a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L diesel with 88,601 on the clock. Dealer wants $11,888. Feels very tight, no play in wheel and all controls look too fresh for the mileage. Itís equipped with a tow bar leading me to believe it spent some time behind an RV. Only maintenance documented is a heater hose. Does this sound like a reasonable deal?
#171 of 174 Update on my 2006 crd
Jan 22, 2012 (1:26 pm)
Had it for 17 months now, love it to death!
I went with the Dodge truck in tank fuel pump, the Green Diesel Eco tune, Provent 200, transgo shift kit.
I also put on a ARB front bumper that added about 100 pounds to my CRD.
Best hwy MPG is 31, avg 28. all around in town and hwy combination, best 27, worst 23. Hwy towing unloaded 20 foot flatbed single axle trailer (550 miles straight) 23mpg. (same trip I usually get 29+ on when not towing).
Power fantastic, turning radius fantastic. I added Neoprean cover king seat covers to my leather seats, made the seats MUCH more comfortable on long trips. Costco has them on sale for an excellant price every 3 or 4 months.
Got the provent 200 and in tank fuel pump/sensor on Ebay. installed all myself, not too difficult.
Did some modifications to the air intake set up, better than stock, but I am still not happy with it. Will play with it more when the weather warms up.
#172 of 174 Re: wanna buy used 2005 [machold]
Jan 27, 2012 (9:34 am)
I have a 2006 ( one of the last to be produced) CRD's that I got new and now has 76,000 miles on it. Around town I have averaged just about 20MPG. On the road I never break 25 with cruise, without cruise, doing 65 or 75, flat or hilly makes no difference. I have the tires inflated to 34 lbs. I have loved the car and have had very few problems other than one EGR valave, tor. con. was worked on and the tcm was replaced, everything was done under warranty. I do faithfully maintain the car my self and the oil changes are not cheap. The timing belt will be at least $1500 since you do the water pump, idelers, etc at the same time so the lare dollars. The VM motor is bullet proof but I would worry about all the ":stuff" that is tacked on and the transmission does seem to b ethe weak link when one gets up in miles. I love the torque and the sound and still have original exhaust after nearly six years. best of luck
#173 of 174 Re: wanna buy used 2005 [rgoodspeed]
Jul 21, 2012 (12:51 pm)
The CRD has an "Interference" engine. As such, changing the Timing belt, etc. is a lot more important then the "Non-interference" engine. If the belt goes, it is highly likely you will ruin your diesel. The job itself is not that difficult for a good mechanic if he reads the book. On page one is a super important warning and you need to make sure whoever does the work understands that as close tolerance as the CRD is, you must lock down the camshaft with a special bolt kit made just for this car. Don't let them wing it. You should be thinking about this at around 100k. Buy the parts yourself and find a good mechanic that will do the work for about $500. Here's the kit. http://www.idparts.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=2721
#174 of 174 Re: wanna buy used 2005 [crdveteran]
Aug 31, 2012 (2:27 pm)
Hi! could you please let me know where I can get the special bolt kit you refer to in your post?? I need to order it along with the timing belt kit.