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Jeep Liberty, Diesel, SUV
#62 of 210 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
#65 of 210 Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems
Oct 26, 2008 (5:23 am)
My Jeep Liberty just had a major engine problem. This does not appear to be isolated to only Jeeps engines. My Jeep had 82K miles. Dealership stated valve seat came loose putting a hole in the piston. This has been reported in ALLDATA reports recently yet the word is not getting out to the general public. A reliable friend of mine said carbon built up can't cause the resulting damage and there is a major manufacture flaw in the material they used. The resulting hole in the piston is a defect in the metal. There appears to be a trend here and the manufacturer is not saying anthing including a recall notice. Has anybody else had any Jeep engiines vakve replaced or major engine repairs. We only discovered this by demanding to see and take photos of the resulting problems and it was evident it was a manufacturer defect.
#66 of 210 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [krecker]
Oct 26, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I'm sorry to say that I haven't heard of this problem, but I am very glad it is not happening with me. Since there are 80k+ miles on the vehicle, it is not under warranty, unless it has the unlimited. I am going to research this a bit, and if i dig something up I will be sure to let you know.
Good luck with your Liberty!
#67 of 210 Re: Engine emits smell like....burnt waxish something? [reneedaughtry]
Oct 28, 2008 (6:35 am)
Did you ever find out what this was? I have the exact same smell, snuffed out candles. I'm afraid its my clutch, but I'm really not sure. What have you found out?
#68 of 210 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [jaepboy_50]
Oct 28, 2008 (7:18 am)
you may not have the problem now, but it has happened to several people, the result, rebuild or replace your engine.
#69 of 210 Re: valve problems with Liberty [madiscl]
Oct 28, 2008 (7:22 am)
let me have your contact info and I will include you in my letter to Chrysler. thanks
#70 of 210 Re: Dealer say new liberty sputter is normal, can it be? [careyb]
Oct 28, 2008 (2:41 pm)
beware of valve seat coming loose and damaging engine, it did on mine
#71 of 210 Re: 2003 Jeep Liberty Engine Problem [lnick1]
Jan 03, 2009 (7:25 am)
Yes, It just happen to me Nov. 8. A piece of carbon broke off and trashed my spark plug which inturned stuck opened a valve. The piston slamed the valve and damaged both. I was told at the dealership that my best bet was to find a used motor and have it installed. replacing a piston and maybe even the head would cost more. The best price so far I found is $2800 to $3300. I hope this helps.