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#85 of 118 2002 jeep liberty limited- engine issues
Apr 27, 2010 (4:55 pm)
omg! all should be mindful of the sputtering and lack of power when your liberty is having issues. flashing engine lights-- grey smoke and the smell of raw gas.
i know very little about auto parts but am learning very quickly!!! after reading all of these posts its like you all have taken the words out of my mouth! code after code after code--- parts, labor. its nuts!! Jeep/Chry should step up and RECALL!
we opened my motor- cracked cylinder head. its not coils and plugs and it does not need a gas treatment like all the shops tell you. its your motor! there should be recalls on this issue we all are having. they suck the life and money out of you first. i hope rebuilding the engine will work...i really do love my jeep. i will never buy another one though. if not i'm patching the issue and getting rid of it as fast as i can.
i'm lucky! my husband is now doing the labor- but the parts are so expensive- this jeep is 8yrs old- we should not be looking at rebuilt motors that cost $2,350.00 or more. a new motor is about $4,500.00. its a shame, because it's a nice vehicle.
#86 of 118 Re: Misfire in #5 & #6 [jensjeep]
Apr 28, 2010 (6:11 am)
Thanks for the reply! The dealership said that I had a valve that was sticking and a lot of carbon build up everywhere. I had the valve replaced and all the carbon cleaned off the engine. They said that mine was well on it's way to having the same problem as you listed above. So far, it's driving "normal" since I picked it up from the dealership. I think it's time for me to get rid of the darn thing. I'm not comfortable in it anymore. Good luck with your jeep
#87 of 118 Re: Misfire in #5 & #6 [yellowbell14]
Apr 30, 2010 (9:27 pm)
so glad your jeep wasn't as bad as mine but i have kept up all the maintenance and is well kept. the engine is clean! oil is gold and nothing is torched. since my last post i have to tell you, not only the issues listed above but found the timing chain tention was plastic and broke into several little pieces. i'm with you, i no longer feel safe or comfortable in the liberty. its a money pit when it goes. i hope the rebuild will fix the problem but again.... i find myself looking for another little 4x4. good luck on a new find!
#88 of 118 Liberty running hot now misfiring
May 21, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I have had my Liberty since 2003 (i have 2002 model) and have never had any real problems with it until now. I moved from VA tto South texas in 2008 and live right on the Gulf of Mexico so the car is constantly exposed to salt water. I just had my entire exhaust system replaced as there were holes all up and down the thing from rust. I was so happy to have my car running quietly again. Two days after getting it back, my troubles began. While driving to work (25miles) I stopped at a gas station .5 miles from my destination and noticed a plume of smoke from under the hood. I popped the hood and there was water everywhere from the overflow. I refilled with coolant and went on my way. Obviously I knew this was a problem but had to get to work. On the way home that evening car held temp but had to put the heat on. Being a college student I am poor and drove the car with heat blasting for about a week and a half replacing water when need be (there were no visible leakes so dont know where water is going). Then the overheating became more rapid and I could no longer drive it more than 5 miles without overheating (at speeds over 65 mph) I had thermostat checked and was said to be fine. Water pump is working as it should and oil looks ok with no water intermixed,so I am assuming that rules out the head gaskett. OH, ALSO replaced the radiator cap.. Yesterday had the radiator flushed, and today car was bumping and stalling with engine light blinking. Took it to the shop and guy called and said that there were some misfire codes and that he was going to go back to the thermostat. Could misfire codes go back to a head gaskett problem? Im afraid this guy is going to try and rip me off for when I went in the first thing he told me was the head gaskett was prob dead. before even thinking of any other possibilties. I made it very clear to him that a head gaskett repair was not something I could afford right now and to just run the test and let me know. I just want to know if anyone else has had this happen with the strange slow overheat and stalling problem, let me know what was the deal. Or if you have ever heard anything like this. Even if it wasnt a Jeep. I have read these posts and am now scared that I am in some deep s*it with costly repairs that I cannot afford. This is my only vehicle and has done me good for quite some time. Couldnt have picked a worse time to leave me stranded. Any info will help....
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#89 of 118 Engine Code PO432
Jun 10, 2010 (7:37 am)
I have an '03 Liberty Limited 4x4 3.7 liter with 75 k mileage. My check engine light came on & I had it read at O'Reilly for free and the guy said it read "PO 432" or could be "P0432". Anyone know what this is for? He said may be related to oxygen sensor...? He said it would not hurt my Liberty to drive though. What should I do?
Any help & advice is appreciated. Thank you
#90 of 118 2003 Liberty Code PO432
Jun 10, 2010 (7:42 am)
What is this code? My engine light came on and this is what the guy at O'Reilly said the problem is. He thought it may be related to the oxygen sensor and /or catalytic convertor? What should I do?
He reset it and light is now off. My Liberty is 4x4 3.7 liter.
Jun 20, 2010 (4:05 pm)
I wonder if anyone can tell me what these codes mean po401 says recirculation flow is insufficient? the other code is po299 says unidentified fuel air metering error? if anyone can help i will appreciate it.
#92 of 118 Check Engin Code P1697-EMR (SRI)
Jun 20, 2010 (8:27 pm)
My check engine light showed up the other day and I took it to my local repair shop where they said a code came up that needed a Chrysler diagnostic to repair so they wrote me down the code to give to Chrysler
"P1697-EMR (SRI) mileage not stored ? possibly PCM?"
Does anyone know what that means they weren't sure and I was wondering if this is going to cost me a lot?
I have been having issues with the car and a friend told me it was a wheel sensor. Sometimes when I brake the brak makes this weird pushing back feeling and makes a slight grinding noise that comes from the brake peddle. I also have an issue that if I go over a bump in the road the wheels quit moving and it take about 20seconds for then to kick on again no matter how many times I keep flooring the gas peddle.
Is that all separate from the code? HELPPPPP
#93 of 118 05jeeplibertycrd
Jun 21, 2010 (3:21 pm)
wonder if anyone can tell me what these codes are p0401 said exhaust gas recirculation is insufficient? the other is p0299 and it said unidentified and air metering error? when it acts up i get hesitation then it will go but it will blow out black smoke. it will do that then again it will run fine. at appox. 47000 miles i replaced the egr valve wonder if it maybe bad agian. the meter i used was from murry,s parts store it said the egr was ok. any suggestions. thanks
Sep 09, 2010 (6:53 am)
What a piece of junk 132,000 miles on it always got the oil changed 3,000 miles check engine light came on driving down the road and it stalls out the odometer needle was going crazy, my husband was out of work trying to get caught up on bills drive it to the chrysler dodge dealer says it needs an oxy sensor, crank sensor cylinder heads and catylitic converter $6,450.00 freaking out do not have the money and mind you the car does not start up