Last post on Dec 05, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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Jeep Liberty, Jeep, Diesel, SUV
#1 of 12 05 Liberty block heater
Jan 16, 2009 (7:04 am)
My buddy just bought an 2005 Liberty with the Mercedes 2.8L diesel in it. Everything was great until it's been -20* F for the last three mornings here in the Twin cities. It won't start. He called a Chrysler dealership which in turn called Chrysler and found there is no block heater in it and Chrysler doesn't even offer one for that motor.
Is this correct? What are others doing for cold weather starting?
#2 of 12 Re: 05 Liberty block heater [610_Cummins]
Jan 19, 2009 (1:09 pm)
My 06 Lib/crd has no block heater and as far as I know it was never part of the Lib/crd family. Maybe you can try for an aftermarket unit.
#3 of 12 Re: 05 Liberty block heater [backhoebob]
Jan 19, 2009 (1:27 pm)
I found out that Chrysler can reflash the computer with a new extreme cold weather program that will keep the manifold heater on longer.
We're also going to check with Mercedes to see what they have for that block.
#4 of 12 Re: 05 Liberty block heater [610_Cummins]
Jan 26, 2009 (8:12 pm)
The 2.8L diesel in the 2005 Liberty is a VM Motori Italian diesel engine. The cord for the block heater is wadded up and wire-tied to the dipstick tube below the engine cover. It only needs to be plugged in for a couple of hours and the engine starts fine.
#5 of 12 Re: 05 Liberty block heater [610_Cummins]
Apr 11, 2009 (9:34 am)
My Liberty has a block heater. the engine is actually a Motori eng. made in northern Italy. The co. is owned by Detroit Diesel, I think. Block heater has half the power that my 7.3 has so it will not keep eng warm enough. What speed doest yout liberty shift into its highest gear? Mine at 64mph.
#6 of 12 Re: 05 Liberty block heater [siberia]
Nov 06, 2009 (8:41 am)
i just wanted to say thank you for posting this. i live in Michigan and i bought my jeep diesel back in may. now that it is getting colder outside it has been a bare to start in the morning. i have asked around and keep getting told that my jeep did not have a plug on it and that it would be fine. now i just have to figure out how to get the plug out to where i can use it every night. or am i going to have to pop the hood inorder to plug it in. thank you again.
#9 of 12 manufacturer
Dec 01, 2009 (11:50 am)
so is the 2.8 a mercedes or motori eng?
#10 of 12 Re: manufacturer [bgdddy]
Dec 03, 2009 (3:30 pm)
2.8 is a VM Motori