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#187 of 214 2003 Jeep Liberty Stalling problem
Sep 22, 2010 (7:38 am)
Last week while going home my jeep started stalling on hwy it lost the power, I let it roll and stop.Everything else was running fine I shift gear from Drive to Park and turn off the engine.I tried to start the engine and it didn't start.I tried twice and white smoke came out of exhaust.I got it towed to my mechanic.after 3 days he showed me 3 ignition coils were literally blasted, He recommened to change all 6 ignition coils, sprak plugs and crank sensor, I agreed to it and two day later he said this doesn't seem to fix the problem.He took it for drive and same problem again after 10 minutes.this time 2 of new ignition coils blasted again, he mentioned he never saw something like this with ignition coils.He said two of the coils are misfiring and this happen only with those two.Now he say it seems to be PCM, he doesn't do PCM, he ask me to contact dealer,Which I will be doing tomorrow.Please advise what should I do.I have read lots of post here and Very few people had luck with getting thier problems fixed without spending too much money.Any help is appreciated.
#188 of 214 Re: 2003 Jeep Liberty Stalling problem [peter1aus]
Sep 30, 2010 (5:42 am)
I got my jeep today and the dealer replaced two ignition coils all 6 spark plugs, crank sensor, cam sensor, gasket for throttle, pcv valve and i have drove 30 miles so far no issue.I will keep it posted, if their are any issues.
Nov 16, 2010 (4:48 pm)
Hello everyone. I have come here and other forums to ask for help with a 02 jeep liberty.
I am getting to my wits end with this.
The problem is it will start and run fine as long as I hold the gas pedal for about 10 to 30 seconds.
If I do not hold the gas pedal the jeep will start and the idle will drop below 500 RPM and it will die, this takes about 10 to 30 seconds after the engine fires.
It's sounding to me like a vacuum leak or the IAC. So I noticed the rubber hose connections to the plastic lines that come from the throttle body were cracked, so I replaced them, and I could not find the IAC spec's online to ohm it out, so I just went to autozone and payed the $70 for a new one.
After changing out the old cracked rubber hose connectors,checking for other vacuum leaks and replacing the IAC, it is still doing the same thing.
Starting and dieing/stalling.
The jeep runs fine after me holding the gas pedal for the 10-30 seconds, well it is using alittle more MPG than normal, I could go for 1.5 weeks on a tank of gas, now I am getting almost a week.
I am hoping the extra eyes and ears on this will get it cracked
#191 of 214 08 Wants to Stall
Mar 14, 2011 (10:57 am)
Hi all, I have an 08 Liberty Sport 4x4. I bought it certified preowned back in October with 25k miles here in New England. Now that the weather is becoming damper, I'm noticing the engine wants to sometimes stall at idle. It will idle slightly about 500 and then all of a sudden the rpm will dip to around 300 and the car will shake slightly. Then suddenly the engine will recover itself and send rpm around 750. If sitting at idle for a couple of minutes, the idle will slowly go down to 500 again and the same process will happen. Tomorrow will be the 3rd time it has been to Jeep. It was a clean carfax with oil changes every 5000 and i just did the $600 30k mile checkup. Seems like it was well taken care of prior to my ownership, so not sure what is going on. The first time, Jeep updated the software which now makes my transmission shift in entirely different places.... Second time they replaced the electronic throttle body because I said the dash lights flickered a little when the engine wanted to stall. That was done 2 weeks ago and all of a sudden we get 2 days of rain/snow and it happens again. Now today is 45 and sunny and dry and the car idles as smooth as could be. Any ideas? Should I be concerned? HELP! Thanks.
#193 of 214 05 jeep liberty sport
Apr 03, 2011 (5:21 am)
i recently bought a used jeep liberty...it just ran over 102,000 and the check engine light came on and a couple days later it started shaking when the car gets to a low idle at a stop light. it kind of chugs around now does not like to go past thirty but it will the car never died on me i took it to get it checked out and my number six cyl was misfiring .....i replaced the number six coil pack and all six spark plugs i went for the bosch four prong plugs....i then cleaned the air filter and changed the oil and she is already doing the same thing not even twelve hours later......i am in the military and dont make a lot of money suggestions?
#194 of 214 I hate this jeep.
Apr 05, 2011 (1:13 pm)
So does anyone have a fix for the stalling and tach jumping for the 2002 Jeep liberty before I run it into the river? Oh wait I can't do that cause it will stall out before i get there lol.
#195 of 214 Re: I hate this jeep. [courtjest]
Apr 05, 2011 (10:10 pm)
Try replacing the Cam position and Crankshaft sensors. It is impossible to tell which one is the issue. I bought both at NAPA for around $60 then had a friend help me replace them which required disconnecting a portion of the exhaust in front of the catalytic convertor. From what I've read, dealership mechanics have taken customers on a ride for the symptoms that you and many others have experienced. Anyway... replacing both the sensors fixed my ills with my Jeep. Good luck!
#196 of 214 2002 Jeep Liberty Sounds Funny
May 09, 2011 (8:23 am)
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty 2WD which I was driving yesterday and it was working fine. I parked it and when I went to start it, it just wouldn't. The lights and the radio work just fine (so it's not the battery). I thought that maybe I ran out of gas, so my BF put some in it, but every time we would turn the key, it makes a noise as if there are rocks in the engine and it never turns over. It sounds awful! I don't know what it could be. I just got my oil changed and the transmission fluid changed too. Any ideas on what it could be? Could it be my catalytic converter? Help! Thanks!