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Jeep Liberty Engine and Performance Problems

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  • kreckerkrecker Posts: 10
    let me have your contact info and I will include you in my letter to Chrysler. thanks
  • kreckerkrecker Posts: 10
    beware of valve seat coming loose and damaging engine, it did on mine
  • 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.

    Ghardy
  • 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
  • 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..!
  • darakbdarakb Posts: 1
    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?
  • 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.
  • rosiehildrosiehild Posts: 1
    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.
  • eekme32eekme32 Posts: 4
    Thanks for takin the time and replying..!!!
  • hockeyogohockeyogo Posts: 1
    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???
  • sarah1389sarah1389 Posts: 3
    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?
  • eekme32eekme32 Posts: 4
    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
  • pjm16pjm16 Posts: 13
    Does anyone know how to get more horsepower out of the engine? :) And also how do i get better gas mileage?
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Any Ideas?

    P.S. I have 182,000 miles with no trouble up till now.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The jeeps 2002 thru 2006 bad valves faulty are
    H having having 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.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.
  • When your valves were going did yours do the same thing or was it sudden
    The reason im asking is why does the light go out when you turn it off and start the engine again
    What im thinking if the valves were gone I would here a ticking and it should blow smoke out the [non-permissible content removed] end and run rough but mine runs smooth
    Is it possible it could be an electrical problem also
    I am a tech but I work on trucks and diesel equipment but I will see if I can get to the bottom of this problem through a few tech buddies
    I will post back and let you know what the results are
    Thanks for your fast response
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