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#200 of 208 Re: starting and stalling issues [lexx4]
Aug 25, 2011 (2:05 am)
How many miles is in ur daughter's jeep?
I assume that NO check engine light is on, battery is new, starter is new.
It could be some ignition contacts that is part of the steering column. Visually, these contacts are probably made from some kind of zinc-lead alloy, that I "describe" as soft metal.
I had similar signs of this type of failure and had the steering column replaced. You can start it usually in the AM, when the weather is cold.
If my opinion is true, try putting the gear in N(eutral), step on the break and turn the ignition. Getting a new steering column yourself and pay only for labor, before the time comes when u can't hardly start the jeep, could be a factor to consider.
Jong (2002 Jeep liberty, 3.7L V6), L.A., Calif
Engine Oil = 5W30
#201 of 208 Will never buy another Jeep or Chrysler product again
Jan 07, 2012 (7:13 am)
I bought a 2006 Jeep liberty 2 years ago and at that time it had less then 20,000 miles one it. First thing to go on vehicle were the window regulators...three of them had to be replaced. Now the car with 53,000 miles on it looks like there might be transmission problems. I have had it at the dealership on and off for the last 2 months trying to locate the problem. The dealership tells me that no error codes show up. The car recently started to stall out on me and the dealership, again tells me they can't find the problem. This is an intermittant issue, when the is car stopped at light while in drive, will slip back into neutral. Dealership tells me when this problem happens just throw the car back into neutral then back into drive.....How is it that Chrysler can't figure out what is wrong with their own car???? I have been endlessly on the phone with Detroit and nothing.....I hate this car....The dealership tells me that they have never seen a problem like this!
#202 of 208 Re: Will never buy another Jeep or Chrysler product again [bbarb1]
Jan 07, 2012 (4:04 pm)
I am right there with ya! This November I bought a '06 liberty w/ an automatic transmission and am starting to have the same problems-especially on inclines! This is my first purchase-trying to build my credit and now I am stuck trying to figure out what is wrong. The Jeep doesn't even have 104,000 mile yet!
#203 of 208 Jeep Liberty 02 Stalling
Apr 16, 2012 (8:21 pm)
Hi, I hope someone has the answer, I have a Jeep Liberty 02 4x4 64,000 miles. Has been great until now.
Last Friday I drove doing errands, it was fine, came out from walmart, it started, RPM thing was bouncing like crazy, transmission light on and it immediately stalled. did this several times. I finally got it were I could put into reverse went 4 feet and stalled, did this several times. Furthest I got it was maybe 50 ft. Left the car there overnight, next day started and drove home fine.
I took it to my mechanic, there was the camshaft sensor error, but since the car ran fine I took it home. Have driven only very short trips and is OK. Today I went across town, 12 miles, and on the way back about 1 mile from my house going 45mph the RPM dial started bouncing like crazy, the engine stalled , transmission light on. Same as the other day it would start, then stall immediately. I waited, about 1 1/2 hour and then it started and drove fine. Was that because the engine was cool? Any Suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated, I am a single mom, with no husband, boyfriend or any mechanical knowledge myself, and did I mention I am also financially cash poor? so if I could tell the mechanic what it might be... that would be great. I have read the forums and many have replaced a lot parts and it still was not fixed, am hoping to avoid that. Thanks Susan
Jul 25, 2012 (7:58 am)
So... 06 Liberty started stalling out randomly, no CEL, just like someone turned off the key.
Changed oil and filter, Air filter, Spark Plugs, PCV Valve, Cleaned idle air control valve, cleaned throttle body.
Jeep ran fine for about 10 days.
Saturday, put in reverse, moved 4 feet, stalled out.
Replaced Cam shaft sensor, crank shaft sensor, throttle position sensor. Tested coils. All checked good.
Thinking it's the fuel pump, fuel filter, or fuel pressure requlator. All one unit. Looking into changing that unit. Thoughts?
#206 of 208 Liberty stalled with strange behavior
Sep 19, 2012 (12:45 pm)
Our 2003 Liberty, with 3.7L engine, began stalling once in a while when letting off the throttle. It would start up right away and then be OK for days. The last time, though, it stalled while driving normally and wouldn't start. It had some weird behavior, this time.
1) While stalling, the tach went crazy, jumping up to over 3000, down to 0, back and forth, until it stalled.
2) Engine light plus battery and oil lights went on. I had a Bluetooth OBD plugged in and using Torque on my phone the codes were P0320 (crank position sensor problem) and P1299 (Vacuum Leak Found (IAC Fully Seated) - MAP Sensor signal does not correlate to Throttle Position Sensor signal).
3) Battery seemed fine while first trying to re-start it, but then appeared completely dead 20 minutes later. I opened the door and the dome light wouldn't come on. Hazard lights were off. Turning the key got me nothing. Later, while on tow, the hazard lights came back on.
4) Mechanic couldn't find the problem. The charging system tested fine and he could start it, but it ran rough, like on two cylinders. And the catalytic converter got red hot right away.
Any ideas at all?
#207 of 208 More on Liberty stalled with strange behavior
Sep 20, 2012 (8:32 am)
The dealer tech found fouled and worn-out plugs. Not surprising, since there are 150K miles. But also three ignition coils are bad. Replacing those got the Liberty running well, but compression was low.
His problem, and mine, too, why did three coils go bad at once? And considering the weird electrical and tach behavior, I'm guessing there's more to the root cause. Computer? Other electrical problem?
And what about low compression? Are we looking at more problems down the road?
#208 of 208 2002jeep libery sport 4x4 limited edition
May 13, 2013 (8:20 pm)
I have a 2002 jeep liberty sport 4x4 I took it to the mechanic and he told me that the engine was done on it So i had to get a used engine inatalled on it He did that for me Went to pick it up Drove it for 10minutes and it stalled while i was driving it So i had to get it towed to his shop He said he was gonna change the ignition switch cuz he said thattat coulve been the problem(wich i doubt it) he said he took it for a test drive n it did the same thing Its been in his shop for a week after he switch the engine and he doesnt seem to find the problem Does anybody have any sugestion ??