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Jeep Liberty, Auto Repair, SUV
Sep 29, 2011 (1:03 pm)
The A/C on my 2005 Jeep Liberty with 43K miles has been weak for as long as I have owned the car (about 18 Months . . . bought it used with 33K on it). Tuesday I was driving back to Florida from Virginia when the compressor quit. I took a look under the hood and there was a bit of tar-like spray around the compressor . . . it actually had a mechanical failure and a strange smoke-like smell. Took the jeep to the dealer this morning and the compressor was broken . . . it actually broke apart! So now a new compressor on top of a new heat ex changer (6 moths ago) and the A/C system is becoming VERY expensive.
So now the dealer has the new parts installed and the system charged and he can't get COLD air out either . . . any ideas out there?
Question 1: Am I expecting too much from my Jeep Liberty A/C system? Do they typically get COLD rather than barely cool? My 97 Cherokee got down right chilly . . .my Audi use to make ice and I loved it.
Question 2: Could an overly tight serpentine belt lead to compressor damage during long distance driving at highway speeds?
#73 of 85 2007jeep liberty ac/heating
Oct 10, 2011 (1:31 pm)
My Liberty"s AC will blow for about 20 minutes and then will stop blowing out of the vents, but you can hear it blowing somewhere. Then, when I turn it off and just put it on air, it still blows AC. This also happens with my heater. There is a funny sound which sounds like it coming out of the glovebox, like a steady swoosh, swoosh , swoosh sound while they are blowing. When I look under the hood after it starts doing this, anything accosiated with the AC/Heater is completely froze up. Does anyone know what is going on?
#74 of 85 Re: 2005 Liberty with fan problem [04jeeplib]
Oct 22, 2011 (6:37 pm)
You need a new blower resistor that always blows out on all Chrysler vehicles. I have had this problem on intrepid, concorde, stratus,Ram van, and others. It is usually easy to do but hard to get at. the dealer can tell you the location.
#75 of 85 Re: 2005 Liberty with fan problem [05jeep92102]
Oct 26, 2011 (8:43 pm)
Did you ever get to fix this issue?
I heard multiple things so far and not the solution..... i did even heard the knub has to be replaced...... the resistor part sounds more like it is the issue, but before I'll go to the dealer to try to buy this resistor i will like to make sure...
hope to heard from you soon,
please if you dont mind replay to me directly to agomez453gmail.com i do really need to fix this asap, wonter is coming soon and as you said before number 3 or 4 are very loud.
Jan 11, 2012 (12:28 am)
# 73 heater problem...i have the identicle problem..what did u do to fix it
#77 of 85 Re: 2007jeep liberty ac/heating [tayty]
Jan 11, 2012 (12:33 am)
di u get this resolved...i have same problem...need help
#78 of 85 No heat in my jeep
Feb 04, 2012 (4:53 am)
I replaced a radiator and then a thermostat, my heater will work at first and then blows 20 degrees cooloer on the driver side and then blows only cold air, what do I do next???
#79 of 85 Help! Urgent Responses Need Before I Spend too much money
Apr 06, 2012 (10:05 am)
Subject: A/C on 2004 Jeep Liberty LE/4WD/221,500 miles
Last year my A/C went 'out.' I use that word loosely as it still 'works' intermittently. I took it in and they replaced the fan clutch but that didn't do the trick. Took it back several times for various adjustments but nothing dramatic - still doesn't work properly. Last visit - told compressor needs to be replaced. Got refund for all work done. Took it to another repair shop - ran A/C in shop for an hour - temps outside about 60 degrees, low humidity; worked fine - mechanic said windows started to frost over. Picked up Jeep - rode around for an hour - A/C worked fine - environment same outside.
Here is the scenario of latest trip made AFTER latest shop visit above. Outside temp - 74 degrees and rising, increasing humidity. Opened windows to let inside air circulate; turned A/C on - worked for approximately 45 minutes. Can tell when it cuts out - humidity smell in car and then of course air turns cool, then luke warm, then just hot. Blowers work fine. Nearing destination - turned A/C back on after being off for about three hours - worked for 20 minutes. Return trip - left at 0930 - temp in low 70's, low humidity - cold air blows fine - worked for one hour then off. Turned on three hours later - worked for 35 minutes - then off. And thus is my A/C life. Suggestions anyone? I do have one question - if the compressor is bad, wouldn't the A/C not work at all - anytime?
May 17, 2012 (10:19 pm)
I have a 2003 liberty renegade my problem is ac only works on highest setting and only when driving, when i stop my ac stops working. I changed resistor and blower relay but I still have the same problem. I checked fan and it comes on and i can hear a clicking sound when I turn on ac.
Don't know what else to do in need of help
#81 of 85 Re: Help! Urgent Responses Need Before I Spend too much money [dcmason]
Aug 23, 2012 (10:48 am)
I was wondering if you have found the solution. I have been battling this exact problem for a year, I had to drive from TX to AL in Aug with hot air! I have replaced everything, hoses, clutch,switch, fan and compressor but still nothing. Like you said, in the morning or if it's cool a/c is fine but as soon as it hits the 70'S it's gone. Luckily the warranty covered most of it but it has been to 2 dealerships and a private mechanic. I'm getting very frustrated and very sweaty. My warranty will run out this winter and I want it fixed before it does so I'm not out $$$.