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#128 of 209 dissapointment
Feb 09, 2011 (10:28 am)
I have a Jeep Liberty with a 3.7 liter v6 engine.Seemed fine till I hit 54,000 miles.7 months out of the drive train warranty I started having valve problems.Took it to Eddie Accardi in Pompano Bch.They repaired it for 1200.Mileage was 54017.2 weeks later same problem on other side.Called Chrysler about problem.They were nice enough to cover the warranty .Cost to me 100.Mileage 54222.Monday,Feb. 6,2011 valve noise started again.Mileage now less than 55500.Dropped it off to Accardi on Monday,now it's Wednesday and I don't believe they even looked at it.Called Chrysler again.They were very pleasant and the lady I talked to is trying to help me.There is definitely a defect in this engine and why isn't the public aware of this?This engine ,I believe,is a daimler/benz motor.German technology?
#129 of 209 Re: dissapointment [tfrog66]
Feb 09, 2011 (1:38 pm)
What year is your Liberty ?
#130 of 209 More Liberty head problems
Feb 23, 2011 (6:02 pm)
I Have a 2002 Liberty Limited with 106,000 miles. About a week ago I had a problem start where the engine was missing and would not idle below 1000 Rpm's. After a short trip and shutting the engine off, I restarted the Liberty and it ran fine for 2 days. After a 6 mile trip to the grocery store(Liberty running perfect), My wife came out and started it and it was back to the same condition as 2 days ago. After limping it to my mechanic, the computer showed a #2 cylinder misfire. After replacing spark plugs, Crankshaft and Camshaft sensors it was discovered there was no compression in that cylinder. He pulled the valve cover and found that the spring on the #2 cylinder exhaust valve was broken and the lifter came out of it's seat and lodged under the camshaft damaging the cam and the head. Have to replace the head to the tune of $1250.00. Called Chrysler and they said they are unaware of any problems like this. Guess they don't check these sites or ones like them because this seems to be a real problem. Did a little research and they changed the part number on the exhaust valve spring on the 2006 model while the intake spring is the same for all models from 2002-present. Seems that most of the valve train problems are from 2002-2005. Coincidence, I don't think so. Anybody know where to register a complaint besides Chrysler that may make a difference.
#131 of 209 Re: More Liberty head problems [mjresnick]
Feb 24, 2011 (7:14 am)
An engine repair at 106k miles will generate little action by any agency. My 03 has 31k miles -- putting on only a few k per year since retirement. Runs great. At this rate, I'll need that repair in 35 years. Sorry for your repair but $1250 isn't too bad. Hope the rest of the springs hold up.
#132 of 209 Re: Our brand new 2011 Jeep Liberty that has shudders/jerkyness [brianlook]
Mar 07, 2011 (8:58 am)
I think im having the same issues. just bought a new 2011 liberty, have 1000 miles on it. since day one i have felt a shudder\vibration mainly at speeds above 50 mph. its not the tires! it feels drivetrain related. havnt had time to take it to dealer yet. Anyone got more info on this? also engine sounds terrible at idle, has a loud ticking noise, is this normal?
#133 of 209 Re: Our brand new 2011 Jeep Liberty that has shudders/jerkyness [bep1234]
Mar 07, 2011 (10:37 am)
Sounds like a cam positioning sensor or map (mass air positioning sensor). The dealer should be able to diagnos and fix your problem right away.
#134 of 209 2002 Jeep Liberty Needs Engine?
Apr 18, 2011 (7:30 pm)
I'm considering the purchase of a 2002 Jeep Liberty with a 3.7L V6 for my youngest son. The only problem is it needs a new engine. Is it better to rebuild the existing engine or simply purchase another engine. Also, what year engines will fit in the 2002 Jeep Liberty?
#135 of 209 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty Needs Engine? [kcrossley]
Apr 19, 2011 (6:10 am)
That 02 has no antilock braking or side airbags or esc. Not good for a top heavy suv driven by a young driver. Aside from the mechanical issues with a new engine, this was the first year for the Liberty. Need I say more. Choose wisely and good luck.
#136 of 209 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty Needs Engine? [jayrider]
Apr 19, 2011 (6:46 am)
Wow! Good information. Thank you. I'm now looking at a 2004 Jeep Liberty. Is that better? Also, the owner says that the engine cuts out occasionally when put in reverse. Is that common with Jeep Liberty's?
#137 of 209 Re: 2002 Jeep Liberty Needs Engine? [kcrossley]
Apr 19, 2011 (7:08 am)
My 03 runs perfect -- no issues. Of course it only has 33k miles and I keep it maintained and serviced. You would love my truck but alas -- it's not for sale. Libertys are a mixed bag but very risky in terms of reliability. What is your price range ?