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#80 of 214 Liberty Stalling Fix
Apr 04, 2008 (7:25 am)
I own a 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade with 78000 miles. I recently encountered the same stalling problem that most people seem to be having in here. After about 10-20 minutes of running the engine would stall out. This would happen whenever I slowed to a stop or the engine idled. The engine light turned on and I got the code p0320. After reviewing all of the posts in this forum I decided to try a couple things before taking it in. I cleaned out the throttle body with a carb cleaner. It was really easy to do. I just took off the air duct to the throttle intake, opened up the throttle and sprayed down the inside walls of the body with the cleaner a few times. I also replaced both the cam and crank position sensors. They're pretty easy to replace if you know where they are and only cost about $20 a piece at autozone. Although, it took me a while to get the old crank sensor out. It was a bit corroded, which caused it to seize up. In any case, I'm on day two and the jeep seems to be running fine. I live in chicago and have about a 35 mile commute with plenty of stops every day, so if the problem still existed I'm sure I would have encountered it by now. Oh and the check engine light turned off after the first day of driving. Unfortunately, I did a couple of things at once, so I can't tell you which one actually fixed the stalling. I would definitely recommend cleaning out the throttle body first before replacing the sensors. Mine was filthy. To make a long story short, by trying a couple fixes on my own I saved myself at least a couple hundred dollars the dealer would have charged me for the same work. Hope this helps anyone else with this frustrating problem.
#81 of 214 TRADE IT IN
Apr 04, 2008 (7:35 am)
My advice to anyone owning a Jeep Liberty - get rid of it - just take the loss and trade it in for anything but a Jeep. I did. I had purchased a brand new 2006 Jeep Liberty (which I had wanted for some time) and it was a 2 year nightmare. Every month something went wrong with it in addition to the starting/stalling or just not starting at all issue.
#82 of 214 Wheres the crankshaft sensor?
Apr 07, 2008 (2:57 pm)
Im having trouble with finding the crankshaft sensor can any of you tell me where its located on the jeep liberty?
#83 of 214 Re: Wheres the crankshaft sensor? [nikjeep]
Apr 09, 2008 (12:34 pm)
It's on the bottom side of the engine. You can't see it from the top side when you open the hood. You have to get below the car to access it. I reached it by sliding under the car from behind the right front tire. Facing front, it's on the bottom right side towards the rear of the engine.
#84 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty stalling! towed 4 times [corey11681]
Apr 12, 2008 (5:45 am)
I had a similar problem on my 03 Liberty. It just died and would not start. After many days, they determined a faulty crank sensor burned out all coils. They replaced the sensor and six coils and seems to be fine.
#85 of 214 2002 Jeep Liberty Stalling Problems
Apr 21, 2008 (7:08 am)
I use my Jeep to deliver News paper where I live every day for the last two years (about 115 miles a day) and never had a problem until the 12th of this month then halfway through the route the Jeep just died. The first couple of times it started right up and I was able to drive a few miles but after a while it would stall and it was harder to start and I could drive only a few hundred feet and stop. I noticed the tach would do it's little dance. One time it went to 7grand and I had no power. It took me about 3hours to drive 20 miles home. I let it sit for about a hour and it started right up but ran rough, black smoke was comming out of the tail pipe and you could smell gas.. Used a hand scanner on it and found a code p0725. (Engine speed sensor malfunction) Monday I brought it to a Dealership and they told me I needed a PCM and Cam & Crackshaft sensor. The cost almost $1800.00. I read this forum the night before and knew most likely the PCM was good and they justed wanted to make money off me. I told them to get bent and brought to a local garage and ask them to replace my cam and crankshaft sensor. It took them 30 min. and it was running like a champ. They were not sure if it was going to work but after a week and almost 1000 miles I have not had a problem. I almost forgot I have 128,000 on my jeep and still going strong.
#86 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty Engine dying [coatsm]
Apr 25, 2008 (4:31 pm)
hi my name is shonn and i have a question for you.i have a 99 jeep cherokee.a code came up,p1391.its getting spark,and its getting fuel too.i need to know do the tone wheel have anything to do with it?
#87 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty stalling! towed 4 times [gottijr]
May 24, 2008 (6:13 pm)
We recently had similar behavior. There is another post on this site that explains the issue and the fix. That post stated he replaced the cam shaft position sensor and the crank shaft position sensor and cleaned the throttle body. That trio cured the problem but he wasn't sure which one. I replaced the cam shaft position sensor today on ours and that did NOT cure the problem. I therefore believe that it is most probably the crank shaft sensor that needs to be replaced. That is my next move once the stores are open again after Memorial Day. So, have someone change that sensor, it's a key input to the "computer" that controls the engine and much else. I replaced the cam shaft sensor myself, $38 for the sensor. Not sure but should be about the same for the crank shaft sensor. Good luck.
#89 of 214 Re: 2002 Liberty stalling! towed 4 times [rashaw]
May 26, 2008 (5:38 pm)
You can replace the cam sensor, crank sensor and every other sensor on the jeep and it will probably still stall. Clean the throttle body, a $7 can of cleaner beats paying $38 for sensors that will (as you mentioned) NOT fix the problem. When the engine stalls unexpectantly (i.e. from not getting enough air/fuel through the throttle body) the sensors involved in the engine turning (i.e. cam/crank) enter an error code. That is what is showing up on your p-whatever code. You can continue to replace sensors until you are blue in the face or you have invested more money than the jeep is worth and chances are it will still not run. Less is more, try the $7 option before you dump another $38 and an equal amount of frustration into it.