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Jeep Liberty, Diesel, SUV
#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.
#72 of 210 05 Jeep Liberty CRD diesel fuel filter
Jan 26, 2009 (4:09 pm)
Asking if anyone has replaced (good experience or bad experience) the OEM fuel filter housing with an after market heated fuel filter housing?
Can't seem to add enough power service to the fuel
#73 of 210 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [krecker]
Feb 03, 2009 (8:46 am)
I just had the same problem. My engine light came on and I hooked up a diagnosis machine that I purchased at an auto part store for this purpose. It said that I had a misfire #1 which means that spark plug number #1 is malfunctioning. To my surprise when I removed the spark plug it was smashed in and I knew I had to get a REAL mechanic to come and check it out. He told me he would have to take the head off to see what was happening down there as he said that I was getting no compression from that one cylinder. When he open it up we found that the Valve seat came loose the piston hit it now resulting in damaging my piston, rings and head. I had to purchase a new piston, rings and get my head repaired (along with my real head) that all cost a good chunk of change. Luckily the mechanic I used was a family friend and only charged me 300.00 to do the job for me. But reading on line and running into you has shed a lot of light on this subject for me. I wish I had taken photos of this but I never figured to check on line for this kind of problem you know. But I have not doubt that Jeep has a problem with the Jeep Liberty’s breaking down anywhere from 80,000-105,000 regarding the Valve seat coming loose and damaging the motor. I hope this helps and if you are thinking for filing a lawsuit regarding this issue let me know..!
#75 of 210 timing belt cover leak on 08 liberty
Mar 12, 2009 (12:57 pm)
I have an 08 liberty with just under 20,000 miles o it. I went to have the oil changed and the lube tech said I had a front main leaking. I took a look at it and there was definitely oil in that area. The dealership said that it was the timing belt cover that was leaking. They did not do anything except put die in the oil and said bring it back after 500 miles and they would look at it with a black light. Has any one had any problems like this?
#76 of 210 Gears On 04 Liberty Will not shift?
Mar 20, 2009 (9:07 am)
I have an 04 Liberty and I've had it for more than a year now. The problem happened last december. My car will not shift when it is hot outside or when i drive it for a while. Usually when it wont shift I cant go no more than 40 mph. and i cant go no more than 3000 on the rpm. When i hit over 40 the engine starts to make wierd noises like im running on my engine?... But when i drive my car in the cold like when it snows my Liberty works perfectly well. Can someone please let me know whats going on I have no clue about cars. this problem has been goin on for about 4 months now.
#77 of 210 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [krecker]
May 08, 2009 (11:59 am)
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty. After two head jobs I had to replace the engine. I have 111,000 miles and have not had any problems that were not covered under warranty, A/C motor and compressor (dealer mechanics did not know which one to replace so trial and error). One day the Jeep would not start, after being in the shop for 3 weeks I got it back with a new head (the valve had stuck open after a seat fell) drove it for a week and again it would not start, same problem but it was the valve next to the one they fixed. After another 3 weeks went to pick it up only to be told that when they replaced the head the engine blew. I know have a jeep with only 55,000 miles on it and another $5,000. Of course I paid it off 2 weeks before the engine blew. Am working on paying this thing off for the 3rd time. Use to love the thing but will get rid of it as soon as I can and will definitely not buy another jeep.
#78 of 210 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [rosiehild]
May 08, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Thanks for takin the time and replying..!!!
#79 of 210 liberty "02 wont start
Jun 01, 2009 (7:29 pm)
My Liberty was fine in the morning, however when I went to start it in the afternoon, it would not turn over. Sounds like it wanted to start, but noticed that gas gauge was registering empty even though I had put gas in the previous evening. Lights worked fine, door open bells were ringing, computer display showed door open and it was. After trying numerous times to get it to start, had it towed to mechanic who cant find problem. And to top it off, today after sitting all weekend the car started! Any one out there have any ideas as to what this could be? One suggestion I have received is that the computer has gone south. Any thoughts???
#80 of 210 Not wanting too accelerate
Jun 17, 2009 (4:53 am)
I just purchased a 2006 Jeep Liberty Non Diesel Automatic. Since having this car for about three weeks now i have had the car not want to accelerate on take off. It starts goes to about 15mph but then stops as if I'm in neutral. The problem when I push the pedal to the floor is it doesn't do anything. It last about 30 seconds and then goes on its merry way. My fear is it is going to do this and someone is going to clobber me in the back end.
Is this a common problem and how do I fix it?