Last post on Apr 05, 2013 at 4:43 PM
You are in the Jeep Liberty and Jeep Liberty Diesel
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Towing, Transmission, SUV
#71 of 176 Re: 03 Liberty Stuck in 4WD [wishn]
Nov 29, 2007 (8:41 am)
I would bet the bank that your 4WD vacuum modulator (I think that's what the service tech called it) is faulty. I spent $129.60 at Continental Chyrsler/Jeep in LaGrange, IL for the new part + labor. Service guy also told me that they have replaced a lot of these on 02-04 Liberty's at the 35K+ mark. My 2003 has 46K on it so I guess I've been been lucky. As this forum shows, any year Liberty is basically a dog. More problems than the average vehicle, crappy gas milege, poor trade-in/resale value. Even in mint condition w/low miles- nobody wants them unless you argee to almost give it away.
That noise you're hearing is the 4WD engaging/disengaging while you're driving it with the bad vac mod. If you pay close attention to your fuel gage, you'll note a big drop in your MPG. I only drove mine some 100+ miles with the bad vac mod and burned over 3/4 of a tank of gas! I'd get it in for service real fast. Please let us know if that's what it turns out to be for sure on your '03. Good luck.
#72 of 176 HARD SHIFFTING
Dec 17, 2007 (8:53 pm)
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 4X4 with a 3 speed auto transmission with overdrive. The transmission seems to slip when backing up an incline. Also it up shifts hard, the RPM's will red line before an up shift. When driving on straight and level I can push the accelerator and nothing happens until I let off the gas and re-apply it to get a rpm rise. It also downshifts with a bang when slowing to a stop. I have also noticed a 50 mpg loss per tank of gas. Do I need a new trany? The fluid and filter were changed but no help
#73 of 176 Update on 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD 4x4
Dec 19, 2007 (5:57 pm)
My jeep is still in the shop for transmission repairs. There was yet another recall on parts that did not eliminate the shifting/lurching problems. I don't know what else to have "fixed" on it! The diesel mechanic thinks it may be a loss of power but I don't see how that would affect the gears. I am at a loss here. Any mechanic ideas? I've already mentioned that my vehicle may be a but I would still like to have my Jeep for a few years longer before I upgrade. Especially since I haven't had it in over a month now...
#76 of 176 Jeep Cherokee 2002 Auto gearbox probleme
Jul 11, 2008 (11:09 am)
Hi Guys i have a Jeep Cherokee or(Liberty) as the Americans call it, i was driving and as i wanted to overtake someone i steped on the gas to gear back and i sudenly lost 3rd gear, ever since i only have 2 gears and as soon as it is suppose to go into 3rd the revs just go high and there is nothing....any idees?
#77 of 176 Re: Jeep Cherokee 2002 Auto gearbox probleme [jaztau]
Jul 15, 2008 (12:44 am)
If you heard nothing falling on the road that day and the vehicle can still use two gears, I would guess you have a hydraulic / solenoid / shifting control issue. All gears are constantly meshed so if one breaks, the whole transmission gets "frozen".
Try to inspect the rotary switch of the gear selector (driver's side) and the big connector of the gearbox control module located near the firewall on the passenger side. Are you getting an error code?
#79 of 176 2003 jeep liberty
Aug 24, 2008 (12:07 pm)
i have a 03 liberty with 55 thousand miles. i think the tranny is slipping.. when i am at a stop lite and when i take off on a hard acceleration it hessates to go and : then it finally kicks in and goes but when i take off easy it dont seem to slip.. is it my transmission or something else. has anyone else had this kinda problem.. i have taken it to 2 transmission places and they both drove it and said it was slipping bad i hate to spend all that money if it wasnt the problem... can anyone help me i had the transmission fluid changed about 3 months ago but it started acting up about 3 weeks ago is there a code that has to be reset after the transmission fluid is changed ?
Sep 24, 2008 (1:17 pm)
I have te same problemhard acceleration it hessates to go and : then it finally kicks in and goes but when i take off easy it dont seem to slip//I have an extended warranty and they've already denied my claim for the broken valve. and i'm out of pocket 1300.00 i just don't want another problem and more expense. so is it really the tranny?