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Jeep Liberty, Diesel, SUV
#123 of 178 Re: 101M with Zero problems! [spete]
Dec 22, 2011 (8:48 pm)
Glad to hear just past 90 k and all the problems of past ended. I have come to the conclusion that the mechanics at various dealers or the lack of, could have contributed to many of the previous problems. Since warranty ended I have found a diesel mechanic and use standyne diesel additive he suggested.
My only challenge is winter cold and living off the grid I cannot plug in the block warmer all night so I have to start the generator and run the block warmer off of it. Hey even the gasoline generator does not like to start in the cold. I have used gas treatment like heet but the engines just do not want too wake up and start in the early am cold. Happy holidays to all.
Dec 24, 2011 (4:33 pm)
I bought my 05 CRD in 2009! When i bought it it had 68k miles. I have driven this truck from south Mississippi to Homer Alaska and back pulling a 5k lb trailer. I have not had any major problems with my truck. My husband has replaced the timming belt, water pump, theromastat, fuel filter and serpentine belt. The only thing that sucks with the liberty is the hoses that connect to the turbo. I have to say this is one of the best vehicles i have owned!
Dec 24, 2011 (10:01 pm)
I am wondering what problems you are referring to regarding the hoses.
#126 of 178 Re: Maintenance is key [traveling_crd]
Dec 25, 2011 (8:48 am)
Thanks a mill and have a great New Year.
#127 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their Jeep Liberty CRD? [cmtackett]
Jan 12, 2012 (10:27 am)
I have a 2005 CRD that I purchased new. This is the most amazing deisel I have owned and coming from a farm, I have had several. The one negative I have to say about this Jeep is really against the Jeep/Chrysler people themselves.
Not 1500k's after the warranty expired, my turbo charger died. I did everything by the book in the way of regular maintenance so I was very disappointed in Jeep/Chrysler for not stepping up to the plate and honoring the warranty. I would have been okay with them offering me 50%. The total cost of this repair was north of $3500. CDN.
Apart from this unfortunate incident, I have to say that this vehicle is top drawer. I also use the recommended Mobil One oil and have done so since day one.
I now have 185,000k's on this vehicle and am looking for a new battery. I had the original checked and its at half, only cranking out 350 amps. So I am in the market for a new one, just doing some due dillegence in which brand to get, although the original has worked out just fine, so I might look at a dealor item.
If anyone has a suggestion, I'm listening.
#128 of 178 Re: Who is Happy with their Jeep Liberty CRD? [paulknight1]
Jan 12, 2012 (11:27 am)
put on a provent or make your own to protect your turbo.
#129 of 178 upsizing?
by steve_ HOST
Jan 27, 2012 (8:25 pm)
If any owners or potential owners think a JGC may fit them better, please check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Announcement discussion. If anyone has any comments about this new rig, especially the engine, and especially if you are one of our friends in the EU, please pop in over there and post.
#130 of 178 Re: upsizing? [steve_]
Jan 27, 2012 (9:40 pm)
Funny you should mention that. I went to the dealer three days ago to get a fuel filter for my Libby. I just had to look over the new iron in the showroom. One of the salesmen knew I had a diesel Liberty, he came over and bragged up the new, forthcoming Grand Cherokee Diesel. According to him it is not the Mercedez blue tec. He didn't have exact specs but he had been told it was going to be a very good combination of torque and fuel mileage.
By the way. Dealers no longer have the filter cannister by itself. The only way it comes is with the whole heater-primer housing. When they told me $140 I almost choked. I ended up getting one from O'Reilly auto parts. $30 even there. I sure wish there was a simpler, less expensive option. And, it would suit me fine if the new one was about two inches shorter so it would slip out without removing the whole housing.
#131 of 178 Re: upsizing? [biodieselman]
Jan 28, 2012 (10:34 am)
Hi Bio d, I just purchased a fuel filter recently from my dealer.It was a mopar fuel filter part # 52129238AA for $31.95. I was $41.95 in the past. I was pleasantly surprised. I reluctantly paid the labor to have another diesel mechanic do the replacement. I did not have the time but how hard is it to replace it myself is there something I have to do or know about replacing it myself. I used to do all my own basic maintenance back in the days when there were know computerized mechanisms and we knew what a timing gun was. Since I am getting older I am returning to my youth of do it yourselfer.