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Jeep Liberty Warning Lights and Gauges

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  • I have an 04 Jeep Liberty with a 6 cyl. It stopped on the way home the day before yesterday, stalling at stop lights . I would have to put it into neutral and keep the engine revved to get it home. This occurred after it was running for about 20 minute. It also would not let the engine get over 2000 RPM, if you stepped on the gas it felt like it was choking out and would start bucking and acting up. We got it home , and noticed a clicking sound coming from under the hood. I traced it to the fuse box, the ASD rely was clicking in and out. (Automatic Shutdown) It is actually the same rely that runs the blower motor, so I switched them and it did fine , and I was able to get home. The next day it ran for twenty minutes and acted the same way again. Does anyone have any ideas? Unfortunately this is my only vehicle
  • Well, the dealer called me and said I need a new engine because "something is broken in the engine and is loose". A new engine installed and out the door is $7000! Has this engine had problems? I was assured by the dealer when we bought the thing that the engine was pristine and had been cared for. My wife was religious with the oil changes... WTF? Is there anywhere in Northern Virginia that fix it for less than the dealer, or other shop's price? I'm still making payments on this thing! :mad: :lemon:
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    "something is broken in the engine and is loose"

    That's too vague. Press your dealer on exactly what is broken and what is loose.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • caribou1caribou1 Posts: 1,349
    For the sake of curiosity I checked the cost of a rebuilt VM engine, DOHC 2.5 Liter CRD:
    "Cherokee, 2.5 CRD DOHC 16V VM99B, 4790 Euros"
    This comes to ~6700 USD not accounting for labor. And this is not a new engine, this is a rebuilt engine!

    I guess you're lucky to get a new one put in for 'just' $7000.
  • Yeah... but they want to charge more than the diagnostic fee to tell me more... I would think the dealer would be able to give me more information. Ponderous...
  • I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty. From past and current history with mine, did you guys know that the engine light will go on when your gas cap is not on properly. When that happens,...you still have to take to dealer for them to reprogram the computer chip associated with it. And.....wanna here something bizarre that I just got nailed for the other day???? My Warranty did NOT cover the expense of having it at the Dealer or the car rental....because.............wait for this....the gas cap was NOT a Chrysler product! This vehicle does not come with a locking gas cap, so I put my own on after I bought it. (price of gas going up, didnt' want theft). So, I had bought a cap somewhere that they were cheaper. Go figure..........and Yes, I am writing a letter to Jeep.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,012
    None OEM gas caps are a problem. Sometimes just replacing the cap will clear the check engine light after a few driving cycles. Not sure if that's true with the Liberty.

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  • My 2004 Liberty has had the ck engine light come on intermittently. I had it diagnosed by a local repair shop and at the dealer and was told it is the 5th cyl misfiring, because the rotator isn't working as it should. (the local shop told me that) The repair is pretty costly to have both heads removed for replacing them all just to be sure.
    Anyone out there have the same problem? I have complained about a rough idle since the get go also.
  • zeta1zeta1 Posts: 5
    Hi - I bought a 2007 Jeep Liberty - has 5000Km on it now. The ESP and ABS lights both come on everytime I drive it -- goes 5-10 Km and on they come and remain on until I stop and shut off engine - now the cycle starts again - 10 Km - or so and on they come again. Chrysler service is hopeless - they have replaced a brake switch, replaced some computer part - still no luck -- any ideas??? Thanks. Sadie
  • I had trouble with my CE light last year as well. While still under warranty I took it in to have it looked at and the dealer had a hunch it was something to do with the engine, but stated that Chrysler requires to have all kinds of other stuff like new spark plugs and fluids changed before they can repair the engine. So I had to pay $600 in non-warranty work only to have the light come back on 2 weeks later and then to take it back in and have to take out the engine to replace whatever was wrong (heads or something) and it took 5 days!! The second time I took it in they didn't even consult my previous record to understand what was wrong.

    Now my air bag light is on and I'm not looking forward to whatever song and dance they have to fix that one.

    This is my 4th and last Jeep - my car experiences have grown worse with each vehicle and the quality and service have gone down the tubes.
  • i just bought a 06 liberty and the part time light stays on. that aint right is it?

    bill
  • Hi all, my MIL keeps coming on every couple of months. I had the recall fixed for the ball joint...my A/C compressor fixed (3times) and supposedly during one of those visits they fixed whatever problem was associated with the MIL. It doesn't blink...just stays on. HOWEVER...right before it came on this last time, I was paused on a street, and when I pressed on the gas to go I thought I was on ice or something because I wasn't really going anywhere! I was scared to death that I would be stuck there...but finally it decided to go and I haven't had it do that hesitation stuff anymore (been about a week). Are the two related? The hesitation and the MIL?? Oh yeah...and periodically my dome light comes on and off...usually when i barely touch my turn signal. Lovely eh? Thanks for any words of wisdom! :cry:
  • liberty 02 oil light keeps coming on had oil changed 2 weeks later it popped on again. Now the sunroof wont close and am at my wits end, can someone please advice me. Help
  • My ex wife had the same problem with her 2003 Liberty. When she took it to the dealer, she was told that it must have been bad gas. Bad gas was right. She traded it in and never really found out the problem.
  • hartberghartberg Posts: 1
    2002 Jeep Liberty ABS and brake warning lights on with speedometer flucuations. I had a broken wire at the top of the differential on the rear axle. I had to replace the connector with a new one from the dealership. The part number for the connector is 05013995AA.
  • I am having very similar problems. I did not see what you did to fix this problem. If you don't mind please let me know.
  • zeta1zeta1 Posts: 5
    Hi - I tried everything and spent a lot of $$$$$ - finally found a smart mechanic who - removed the EGR value and cleaned it - very quick - replaced it and the car ran perfect - however, he also order a new EGR value and installed it a week later - have not had a problem since --might be your problems solver as well. Ronald
  • Thanks that sounds like a good place to start.
  • Same problem here - except check engine light comes on also (sometimes all sometimes two sometimes one light). Service has replaced computer (twice), anti-lock brake sensors, and who knows what else. Chrysler service has had our 2007 Liberty for about 6 weeks and are at a loss on how to fix it. I asked about the clockspring/steering angle sensor but didn't get much of a response. Did you get yours fixed? Thanks. :lemon:
  • zeta1zeta1 Posts: 5
    Hi Ndetello -- yes, I am happy to report that it is fixed - here is what they did -- well to start with, they replaced switch, for Parking Brake Warning lamp - did not work. Next guy replaced that switch with another -- still no luck. Final word from that dealer -- it is all normal!! It was not normal, so, went to another dealer. He also changed the same switch -- no luck -- anyway, This guy check the Brake switch again and found -- one pin of the brake switch spread and in backwards!!!! They repaired the connector and the Jeep has been running fine since - apparently this could have happened at the factory or when a recall part was replaced -- anyway, working fine now. Hope this helps. Zeta
    The recall repair was 18F50182 - safety recall no. F50- Regrog.
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