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#88 of 117 Liberty running hot now misfiring
May 21, 2010 (1:47 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....
POOR STRANDED AND PANICKING IN CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS
#89 of 117 Engine Code PO432
Jun 10, 2010 (8:37 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 117 2003 Liberty Code PO432
Jun 10, 2010 (8:42 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 (5:05 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 117 Check Engin Code P1697-EMR (SRI)
Jun 20, 2010 (9:27 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 117 05jeeplibertycrd
Jun 21, 2010 (4:21 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 (7:53 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
#95 of 117 Re: 2002 jeep liberty [bevluvsbeads]
Sep 09, 2010 (10:18 am)
Hi there, we had a similar scenario.
1.) take your jeep to a local mechanic shop, dealers are ripoffs. Have mechanic replace the crank speed sensor located on the right side of the engine block. Hard to see unless its up on the lift. It's threaded into engine block with a 12 volt wire lead that goes back to the onboard computer. This sensor costs about 20 to 25 dollars at a parts store.
2.)Also have mechanic spray a can of carb cleaner into throttle body intake while engine is running. This will burn out most carbon deposits in throttle bottle and top of cylinder heads. Engine will stall out several times while doing this. Then have him pull the spark plugs if they look carboned up and nasty then replace them at about $4 each, will be cheaper at a place like Autozone. Also it wouldn't hurt to add a bottle of stp gas and carb treatment to the gas tank. Average cost for this job including labor should run about $125- $150.
Good Luck. Hope this works for you. It did for us.
#96 of 117 Re: 2002 jeep liberty [bevluvsbeads]
Sep 09, 2010 (4:39 pm)
HI i appreciate you writing back I just spoke to them I need $7,400 in parts alone.without the labor They said that I need 2 head cylinders timing belt catalytic converter, that the heads are burnt up. I am so stressed have been crying all day they said something about a speed sensor but never fixed it they replaced the oxy sensor and crank sensor,I owe them 488.00 for that Do you think it will run if I do that, as of right now I need it towed
#97 of 117 Re: 02 libby code P0303 [red40]
Sep 15, 2010 (6:52 am)
Question for you on this Jeep liberty 2002 that you replace the Piston #2 and works fine.
Is it still running?
I have same issue #2 piston. It is sitting on my drive way to either fix or junk.