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#92 of 209 2004 Liberty Making Weird Noises in the Rear
Jan 12, 2010 (6:22 am)
Hi, I have a 2004 Liberty 3.7, Manual trans with about 45k miles on it. It needs some routine maintenance (delayed since I'm unemployed), but there weren't any major problems I was aware of. The other day, I was driving down the highway there were some thumps in the rear passenger side, as if my tires had kicked something up into the wheel well. I figured I ran something over, so slowed down a little. A few minutes later there were some more thumps, similar to running over the rumble strips on the side of the road. I reached home and then ran all my weekend errands with no problems.
Then, yesterday I was driving to a job interview and noticed a loud, rhythmic squeaking coming from the same tire. After several miles, I slowed to make an exit and the noise stopped. However, I continued to notice odd noises, simliar to metal hitting metal at random times on the way home. Any ideas?? I can't afford a major fix, but sure don't want to ruin my Jeep!
Jan 28, 2010 (4:08 pm)
i have an 04 jeep liberty with a 3.7 engine. bout a month ago check engine light came on showed cyl 6 misfire. checked for spark had it. checks plugs looked like crap so i replaced them. cleared code, after bout a week check engine light comes back on and runs really rough with an upper engine noise. it sounded like lifters. called a dealer and they wanted to do a cleaning system on it. after replacing the lifters with no progress we brought the jeep to the dealer, they did the cleaning service and said the plugs i had in it were causing the problem so fine just to humor myself they put new plugs in it. now the problem still exists. runs rough with a noise at startup. check engine light came back on i imagine its still the cyl 6 miss. any ideas....i read somewhere that the battery going bad would cause it but have never heard of that. went to college and have a degree in automotive technology and i cant figure out whats goin on. dealer wants me to pay 300 bones for not repairing vehicle.
#95 of 209 Re: confused jeep owner [hatebreed2082]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 28, 2010 (4:17 pm)
Hi Hatebreed2082, people generally reply faster in existing discussions so your post has been moved here. Welcome and good luck!
#96 of 209 2003 Liberty problems
Feb 18, 2010 (9:32 am)
Last night on the way home my 2003 Liberty started making a "clacking" noise and would stall unless I shifted into neutral and pressed the gas pedal when coming to a stop. Had to re-start often and barely got the car home. Any ideas?
#97 of 209 Re: Jeep knows about faulty valves [krecker]
Mar 01, 2010 (10:11 am)
Sorry to hear about your problem. My valves just went out too at 65,000 miles (3 out of 6 valves). My engine is pretty much shot. I purchased my car new...had 7 miles on it from test driving. I went back to this dealer where I purchased the car who charged me $128.00 to find out the problem. Their estimate is appx. $2000.
I called another dealer who informed me that Jeep/Chrysler is aware of the problem as it has been ongoing with the Liberty's. I called in a case to Jeep/Chrysler today. I am expecting a call back from them tomorrow. I'll let you know how this plays out.
#98 of 209 Re: Jeep knows about faulty valves [jnewman14]
Mar 01, 2010 (12:17 pm)
Thanks! Please let me know if you find out anything.
#99 of 209 Re: Jeep knows about faulty valves [jaymaddox1]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:09 am)
i've had the auto shop to openned my engine and found that the number 5 rod bearinghaw sparn the bearing due to some type of oilimg problem without any signs or anything changed oil reg. costing around 3800 dollars to repair. i know of to orthers to have the same problem my jeep and a 2006 dodge truck. good luck to all 3.7 users.
#100 of 209 Re: Jeep knows about faulty valves [cabi2003]
Mar 04, 2010 (1:00 pm)
update on my jeep brought it to the local jeep dealer they told me it needed the carbon cleaned out....ok so they did it and no help.... after fighting with them filing a complaint w/ the better business bureu and chrysler corporate we finally got our money back...so i bought a copy of the shop manual off ebay. twenty mins after into reading the manual found out that my head gasket blew causing the valves to overheat. so removed head and found blown head gasket and burnt valves so let everyone learn check fluids!!!! still saved 400 bucks fixin it myself!
#101 of 209 Bruning smell & slight smoke
Mar 09, 2010 (9:18 am)
Hi. I hope someone has an answer or suggestion for me. I have a 2003 Liberty Sport. I bought it brand new with 50 miles on it. It now has 63K miles. Until now the only problems I've had with it was I replaced the water pumb and a rear window motor about 2 years ago. About 3 weeks ago I smelled a burning smell while sitting at a red light. I chalked it up to coming from someone elses car. Then a few days later I noticed it again. Then it got to be every day, at almost the same time (driving home from work in the evening) I would smell it. The smell lasts about 10-20 seconds. One evening I noticed a whiff of smoke along with the smell coming from the top right side of the engine. It lasted about 20 seconds. I have not seen the smoke any more, but the smell still happens every day. I do not see anything leaking onto the ground. Has anyone else experiened this?