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#53 of 209 Engine emits smell like....burnt waxish something?
Apr 28, 2008 (5:12 pm)
2004 Jeep Liberty, 6 cyc, just under 70k miles on it.
The smell is not noticeable until the engine heats up but after just a few minutes, (the smell is beginning to appear sooner and sooner after turning it on and runing it) it smells sort of like burning candles that have been snuffed out. Very distinctive smell.
One person believes it's the aluminum catalytic converter getting too hot and thus emitting the smell.
I've had it for almost a year and this smell has just become noticeable in the past few weeks. Any ideas?
#54 of 209 Re: Engine emits smell like....burnt waxish something? [reneedaughtry]
Apr 28, 2008 (8:51 pm)
Are you noticing any other symptoms? Oil leaks? Engine performance?
If the smell is more like burnt paper, it could be a problem with your clutch. If it's more like burnt oil, it could be oil leaking onto the hot exhaust manifold. Anyone else have any ideas?
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#55 of 209 08 LIBERTY:TRANSMISSION PROBLEM?
May 23, 2008 (3:33 am)
Ever since day 1 I noticed that every now & then when going from park to drive there is a few second delay before it kicks into gear....When I'm coming off a highway(slowing down on an exit ramp) & then stepping on the accelerator to speed up, it takes a second for the transmission to catch...It seems like there is a little play at times before the tranny catches.....Does anyone else have this problem????....It's a lease so I'm really not to concerned, but if I decide to purchase the vehicle(even with the unlimited powertrain warr.), I'm wondering if this might be a problem...
Thanks for any input...
#56 of 209 Engine starts but stops immediately
May 28, 2008 (12:49 pm)
My 2003 Jeep Liberty starts up find but shuts down immediately. The only way it stays on is by depressing the gas pedal. I can't drive because it does the same thing and the check oil and transmission light are the only things that stay on. Power is still good, radio, windows all that stuff works any idea what it could be??
#57 of 209 Re: Engine emits smell like....burnt waxish something? [reneedaughtry]
Jun 04, 2008 (9:32 pm)
Federal law requires additional warranties on your vehicle... one is the catalytic converter... 7 years. just in case your original warranty is up already (if you don't have an extended warranty)... those converters are pretty pricey.
#58 of 209 2004 Jeep Liberty will not start
Jul 08, 2008 (4:01 pm)
Vehicle: 2004 Jeep Liberty v6, 3.7L, Automatic Transmission
After a lengthy day of city driving and short-lived rainstorm I arrived home to pack for a July 4th weekend trip. After packing the Liberty, I jumped in and tried to start the vehicle several times. Each time all dashboard lights come on, radio, headlights, etc. are good. I eliminated the battery as a issue anyway with a brand new replacement hoping for a quick resolution. No luck. Put vehicle in reverse and let roll down small-grade driveway to a stop to clear daughter's car. Just for fun, I tried to start the car again and "magic" the car starts for the 3 additional attempts. Drove around the block and seemed good to go until the fourth attempt when it refused to start again. I suspect respositioning of the vehicle on manual reverse helped but I can't replicate and didnt know why. The Haynes repair manual indicates an engine-wont-start condition if the transmission is not in park or neutral but doesn't provide a great test of the problem. Has cable adjustment ever shown to be the answer for this sort of problem. I've checked all the apparently relevant fuses and all appear good. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I failed to mention that the Liberty has 85K miles on it.
#59 of 209 Re: Engine starts but stops immediately [fig32]
Oct 13, 2008 (8:08 am)
In regard to your post from May, did you ever find out what was going on with your Liberty?? This sounds identical to what my truck did Saturday morning. It is not at a dealership, but it is at a shop being "fixed" today... the best they could come up with is an engine sensor... They said they would try and fix it today.
#60 of 209 Re: Engine starts but stops immediately [farsky]
Oct 14, 2008 (6:37 am)
Could your problem be with the anti-theft system? When you turn the key in the ignition is the dashboard light for the anti-theft still on after the other dashboard lights go off? I recently had this problem with my 2006 Liberty and it required replacement of the anti-theft module.
#61 of 209 2003 Jeep Liberty Engine Problem
Oct 17, 2008 (12:19 pm)
My Jeep Liberty was just recently diagnosed with a major engine problem. My Jeep had 77K miles. Apparently, carbon built up occurred around the valve and caused it to break lose, thus putting a hole in the piston. Major cost to repair or replace the engine. Some parts to fix are on back order to repair the valve. Has anybody had this issue?
#62 of 209 transmission, and noise.
Oct 19, 2008 (6:44 pm)
So i was driving down the highway, and i was going around 75 mph, more or less. Anyway, I began to hear a whining noise, but it was not loud unless you turned your head to look out the drivers window. Has anyone else heard this? I drive a 2007 Jeep Liberty.
Also, I like to top out my speedometer sometimes, but will doing this cause me to blow the transmission? As of now, the only "upgrades" that i have are a K&N Performance Air Filter, and some Champion Spark Plugs, so I have no MAJOR horsepower gain other than that of the stock. In future, I plan on getting a Magnaflow Performance exhaust (dual) and a K&N Air Intake system. So that will add some more horsepower.
Finally, do you guys know of any good performance chips that work well with the '07 Libby? Thank you!
Champion Spark Plugs
K&N Air Filter