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Jeep Liberty, Diesel, SUV
#77 of 209 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 209 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [rosiehild]
May 08, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Thanks for takin the time and replying..!!!
#79 of 209 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 209 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?
#81 of 209 Re: Not wanting too accelerate [sarah1389]
Jun 17, 2009 (10:12 am)
This is a quick but can be a expensive fix. Your fuel pump is going out and needs to be replaced. I would also do your fuel filter.. Peace
#82 of 209 2009 Jeep Liberty Limited
Jun 25, 2009 (10:10 am)
Does anyone know how to get more horsepower out of the engine? And also how do i get better gas mileage?
#83 of 209 Re: Jeep Engine and Valve seat problems [krecker]
Oct 01, 2009 (4:33 pm)
My 02 liberty 3.7 had a valve seat come loose and stick the valve open at 109000 miles. The service center I took it to told me I had 3 dead cylinders. They had me ready to drop over 4000 dollars for a replacement engine. My nephew suggested we check the compression ourselves and we found only 1 bad cylinder. The head is in the shop and will be fixed for around 100 dollars. This is a lot better but reading your message and a couple others I am worried about the future of my engine.
#84 of 209 03 Liberty 3.7 Engine Oil leak and terrible smell
Oct 25, 2009 (3:05 pm)
I have discovered oil leaking around the right side of the engine toward the rear of the engine. It leaks down on the exhaust pipe and causes a teribble smell. I can not find a leak at the valve cover.
P.S. I have 182,000 miles with no trouble up till now.
#85 of 209 oil light on on start up
Nov 22, 2009 (5:22 pm)
Just wondering for some reason the engine light comes on start up and if I turn off the engine ande start it back up it doesnt come on after that
Anyone else have this problem
its a 2004 liberty with 3,7 and 55000 kilometers on it
#86 of 209 Re: oil light on on start up [rufus2826]
Nov 22, 2009 (6:26 pm)
The jeeps 2002 thru 2006 are having valves go bad and they know about it but refused to issue a recall. Our valve went bad after 70000 miles and Chrysler Jeep refused to help out. We bought car new and engine went out. Worst mistake we ever made. We discovered other people also having problem but Chrysler keeping it quiet so don't have to help people. Never buy Jeep or Chrysler products. They are lieing to public and not reporting these issues.tell as many people as you know.