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#57 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty stalling! towed 4 times [b2272b]
Jun 23, 2007 (8:00 am)
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Same thing happened to us, except it did stall...several times in a 3-mile commute. This WAS on '04 Liberty with 48K on it. 1 week after driving it off the lot, began stalling. Dealer said not their problem - no warranty implied. My wife, a teacher, took it to her school auto shop class. They cleaned out the throttle body (for $7). If you take it to a dealer, they will hook it up to a machine and there will be a CAM sensor error - $150 to replace, or they will maybe clean out the throttle body for $65/hr if you ask them. There are countless forums on the the web about this problem with people replacing this part and other sensors and the Liberty continues to fail. Bottom line - sold the Jeep after 3 painful months, bought an '05 Explorer Limited V8, gets better gas mileage (16/22-24) compared to Jeep (12/16-18) and have never been happier. Oh yeah, transmission slipping on the Jeep too after shifting from reverse to drive, same thing on my friends '05 Grand Cherokee. Did not want to have to replace that because even though Jeeps powetrain warranty is transferrable (for $150), you cannot transfer it after the basic 36m/36K mile runs out, which is a scam and a sense of flase hope from Jeep that you are covered for 7y/70k miles. Hope this helps and you have better luck with your Jeep, but this is one product line I will never buy again (please don't get upset; I am not a Jeep-hater, and I'm sure someone has opinions/experiences with Fords - what I've driven: '93 F150 V6 Manual - no problems, replaced clutch, brakes, tires, one bed support in 107K miles, still ran great when I sold; '02 F150 Supercab XLT V6 manual - slave cylinder went out 28K miles, replaced by Ford no questions asked - even though 36 months bumper to bumper was up; Dad drives '02 Explorer with 90K - no problems).
and the list goes on indefinitely...a major problem across the board for Jeeps
#58 of 214 2006 Jeep Liberty Not Starting
Jul 02, 2007 (10:39 am)
Over the last two nightmare weeks my brand new (not even a yr old) Jeep Liberty decided it's randomly not going to start. I took it to two different dealers and neither one can figure out what is wrong. They checked the battery, alternator and computer system. No one can figure it out. I'm so scared to go anywhere because I never know if my car will turn back on once I turn it off.
I have kept up with all standard maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations, etc.). I looked into what my rights are and although the car is not a year old it is over 18,000 miles so I would not even be able to build a lemon law case if needed as a last resort.
I feel so helpless. I don't know where else to turn. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions? What can be done?
#59 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty Won't Start [mbowser82]
Jul 08, 2007 (6:29 pm)
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport. Exact same symptoms you describe has happened to me today. I'm on vacation and when I call the warranty guy he insists it's my battery. What's the latest with yours?
#60 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty Won't Start [billzoll]
Jul 09, 2007 (5:42 am)
Well, the latest with mine is that they still really do not know 100% what the problem is, but they decided to try replacing the battery and the belt tensioner to see if that solves it. They tested the alternator and it is fine, but feel that the belt tensioner might not have been adjusted properly and, therefore, the battery was not being charged. A few days have passed problem free. Hopefully this solved
#61 of 214 Re: 2006 Jeep Liberty Not Starting [kim22]
Jul 10, 2007 (4:16 pm)
We have an 06 Liberty with the same problem. It has been brought to the shop twice for failure crank . Now the dealer is just changing out parts hoping he gets it right. Did you ever get your problem resolved? Ours only has about 15,000 miles on it and I share your pain.
#62 of 214 Re: 2006 Jeep Liberty Not Starting [calden1]
Jul 11, 2007 (6:01 am)
It is disturbing that so many other people are having this problem because it makes me think that there is some larger issue with the Jeep Liberty. Oh well, I guess time will tell. For now, my Jeep is working. It has been about a week since they replaced the battery and belt tensioner and so far, so good. However, my dealer used the same logic as your dealer. They were not sure that this was the problem, but thought that it might be. If anything else happens I’ll send an update. I hope others do the same and maybe we’ll get to the bottom of this.
#63 of 214 '02 Liberty 4WD will Not Start
Sep 04, 2007 (4:28 pm)
Wife came home this evening and Liberty will not start. There is a "strange" sound coming from the locking mechanism for the rear gate and window. It has a continous "click click click" like it is trying to unlock. Also, the rear light in the beack of the car on the inside goes on and of repeatedly. Nothing on the keyfob works - no door lock, unlock, security etc. When the doors are open, nothing works, it appears that there is no power at all.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
#64 of 214 Re: '02 Liberty 4WD will Not Start [cruiseplanner]
Sep 05, 2007 (1:32 am)
You could check the battery connections first, then turn on the headlights and see how they glow. This will tell you the condition of the battery. If you still have the clicking sound disconnect the battery for a few minutes, reconnect and try again. This will check your ECU. Next step is to call a cab
#66 of 214 Liberty Stalling
Sep 06, 2007 (12:02 pm)
Hey Everyone,I am a mechanic at Cino Auto Repair in Stoney Creek. I had quite a time figuring out this p0320. I went through the diagnostics and it told me to change the Crank Sensor. I did that The Jeep ran great for about 20 Minutes and began to stall again. The Jeep also ran like a bag.. I then proceeded to change the cam sensor no change... I tried rewiring the sensors... nothing I then tried dropping the exhaust behind the y-pipe no luck... I thought for sure it had to be the computer but before that I thought I would try one more thing. I dropped the front two cats off the manifold sure enough that was the problem... The front two cats were plugged. Nicely they are still under warranty