Jeep liberty noise-- sounds like metal rubbing

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Paul Duff

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Jul 25, 2006
 

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Have a 2005 Jeep Liberty with 5000 miles. Since we first bought it we've been baffled (and so has our dealer) by a rubbing/growling noise. It seems to be getting worse and occurs more often now. We've had it back to the dealer 4 times now and have gotten everything from: brakes dragging, emergency brake not releasing, and now they presently are investigating the possibility of it being in the transfer case. Possibly it's caught in between gears.
Seems to be worse when we first back out of the garage and go down the driveway in the a.m.. We think it's actually doing this all the time. Our mileage has never been above 17 mpg. and is usually 15 mpg so we are wondering if this could be connected.
Joel McCorkel

Camp Hill, PA

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Jul 29, 2006
 
I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel and I experienced a grinding noise while driving and even for a few seconds after I shut off the engine. It turned out that there were stripped gears in the mass flow sensor mechanism. Apparently there is a motorized butterfly valve etc. that is motor controlled by a geared/motorized mechanism. This could be the cause of your poor mileage. Don't know. I've really like the features of this Jeep but its been lots of trouble for me. I have had several glow plug problems, stripped gears as mentioned above, oil leaks, and now I had to have it towed into the garage when 3 of the 4 cylinders stopped operating. I barely made it home on the remaining cylinder. As of now, I have not heard from the dealer about the cause. I'm not happy with this Jeep due to these problems and I'm getting concerned that it will let me or my wife "down" on any long trips....bummer. I've only got 12000 miles on this thing.
Scott Miller

Sunnyvale, CA

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Aug 2, 2006
 
I just bought a new Liberty, about 1 month old from the factory special order. Twice I have heard a weird grinding/metal rubbing not right sounding kind of noice. This happened when backing up and sterring turned all the way. Spooky. I had just put the vehicle into 4W Lo for the first time. It made me think that I had just ruined the transfer case. I hope not. Hmm I wonder if these noices are related?
Steve Shaw

Bradford, PA

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Aug 3, 2006
 
I bought a Liberty Sport w3.7 V6 new in 2002. Ball Joints replaced Nov 03 - recall. Traded for a 2005 07/05 andhaven't had any issues whatsoever.
Alan Castle

Ashburn, VA

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Aug 8, 2006
 
In Feb. 05' I bought the first CRD off the assembly line totally custom,drove from Napoleon to Baltimore for 3 days then back to San Antonio at weeks end. Haven't heard mechanical noises but have dashboard rattle inside driver's airbag compartment you'd think it was the loose things in the glove box.
Alan Castle

Ashburn, VA

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Aug 8, 2006
 
Meant to say passenger air bag compartment
Alan Castle

Ashburn, VA

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Aug 8, 2006
 
to:"Joel McCorkel"I have a 2005 Jeep Liberty Diesel,,,,,,,,,, Joel what are exactly the symptoms of glow plug problems and where exactly have your oil leaks come from?Alan
Joy T

Philadelphia, PA

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Aug 14, 2006
 
I have an '05 liberty and have the same thing happen with the rattling noise. I had it for over a year when it happened. I took it into the dealers and found out that one of the valves were broken so we had that replaced. I've had a series of problems with it since. Right now they are replacing ALL of the valves AND a broken engine head. Could anything else go wrong?
1antigone

Kemp, TX

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Aug 14, 2006
 
I also have this rubbing/grinding noise in my liberty when turning. It is a 2003 model it started when it had about 15-20,000 miles on it. I took it in, but when they drove it, it would'nt make the noise. Only did it when turning quickly. Now the noise is very loud. I wonder if this is related to the joint recall recently released?
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I just bought a new Liberty, about 1 month old from the factory special order. Twice I have heard a weird grinding/metal rubbing not right sounding kind of noice. This happened when backing up and sterring turned all the way. Spooky. I had just put the vehicle into 4W Lo for the first time. It made me think that I had just ruined the transfer case. I hope not. Hmm I wonder if these noices are related?
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Sep 2, 2006
 
[sick ]I have an '02liberty and have the same thing happen with the rattling noise. I had it since 2002 it has been nothing but trouble . I took it into the dealers and found out that one of the valves were broken got that fix oil leaks engine head cracked twice .i haven,t drove it for a year.
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Seattle, WA

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Oct 29, 2006
 
I have a 2006 jeep liberty with 4,000 miles and it makes the same grinding noise. It happens when the car gets cold but stops after about 15minutes of driving.I am taking the jeep back to the dealer on Nov. 2 2006 to check it out. I will keep you posted. Does anyone have an idea on why this grinding sound is happening.
Paul Duff wrote:
Have a 2005 Jeep Liberty with 5000 miles. Since we first bought it we've been baffled (and so has our dealer) by a rubbing/growling noise. It seems to be getting worse and occurs more often now. We've had it back to the dealer 4 times now and have gotten everything from: brakes dragging, emergency brake not releasing, and now they presently are investigating the possibility of it being in the transfer case. Possibly it's caught in between gears.
Seems to be worse when we first back out of the garage and go down the driveway in the a.m.. We think it's actually doing this all the time. Our mileage has never been above 17 mpg. and is usually 15 mpg so we are wondering if this could be connected.
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Nov 5, 2006
 
i hope someone got an idea what is causing this noise, since i have the same problem.
Dave

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Nov 20, 2006
 
I had a grinding noise from right rear wheel and took it to Jeep and they replaced the breaks. Had my shade tree mechanic look at it and he jacked up the rear, put it in drive and showed me where the right rear tire is wobbling. He thought it was a warped rim, but I told him I'd rotated the tires and it happened with the other tire on the back. He said it was either a bent axle or seal or bearing. Since I don't go off roading, don't know how I could have damaged the axle. May have been that way from the factory.
Jackie D

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Nov 20, 2006
 
I dont know if anyone has had the same problem with the grinding sound from the brakes. Like its metal to metal, but I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty and I have taken it to so many repair shops with everyone saying the same thing, "the cold weather, the rain, and dirt getting under the pads...." Now I dont know about anyone else but PLEASE!!!!! I have owned several vehicles and NEVER had something like this occur. I've been trying for months trying to get this taken care of and NOTHING SO FAR FROM ANYONE!!! Any suggestions from anyone? I commute to work and have a young son I dont know what is going on with all that noise. Thanks for any help you can offer.
Paul Duff wrote:
Have a 2005 Jeep Liberty with 5000 miles. Since we first bought it we've been baffled (and so has our dealer) by a rubbing/growling noise. It seems to be getting worse and occurs more often now. We've had it back to the dealer 4 times now and have gotten everything from: brakes dragging, emergency brake not releasing, and now they presently are investigating the possibility of it being in the transfer case. Possibly it's caught in between gears.
Seems to be worse when we first back out of the garage and go down the driveway in the a.m.. We think it's actually doing this all the time. Our mileage has never been above 17 mpg. and is usually 15 mpg so we are wondering if this could be connected.
Kreelie Pryor

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Dec 7, 2006
 

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Two months ago My husband and I purhased a 2002 Jeep Liberty. Almost immediately it started making a strange sound. It sounded like the brakes were rubbing. We checked the brakes out and they seemed to be fine. Unfortunatley, this is our first Jeep so we thought perhaps it's just the way they sound. We recently had our first snow and I had to put the Jeep into 4 wheel drive for a day . Now it won't go back into 2 wheel drive. It makes a horrible sound. It sounds like there are gears grinding against metal. We took it by our local Jeep dealership and they said it sounds like the the transfer case could be going out on it. They told us not to continue to drive it or it would cause more damage. We are hoping we caught it in time. If not it is going to very costly. Has anyone else been having this problem. Have you had to repair or replace the transfer case? If so what had to be done? Was it very costly? Please someone help me if you can. If you have any useful information please let me know. Thanks
Kreelie Pryor

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Dec 7, 2006
 
Paul Duff wrote:
Have a 2005 Jeep Liberty with 5000 miles. Since we first bought it we've been baffled (and so has our dealer) by a rubbing/growling noise. It seems to be getting worse and occurs more often now. We've had it back to the dealer 4 times now and have gotten everything from: brakes dragging, emergency brake not releasing, and now they presently are investigating the possibility of it being in the transfer case. Possibly it's caught in between gears. Seems to be worse when we first back out of the garage and go down the driveway in the a.m.. We think it's actually doing this all the time. Our mileage has never been above 17 mpg. and is usually 15 mpg so we are wondering if this could be connected.
I noticed that you seem to having the same problems with your Jeep Liberty that my husband and I are having with our 2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade. We were curious to know if it was the transfer case. If so did they have to replace the whole thing or just repair the exsisting one. We are going to have to put our Jeep in the shop. We aren't able to even drive it right now. We are trying to figure out what it is going to intale and if it was very costly. If you had it fixed, is it working okay now. If it wasn't the transfer case, would you mind telling me what the problem ended up being. We are trying hard to figure out what has happened and why. I would appriciate your help. Thank You.
Kreelie Pryor

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Dec 7, 2006
 
Thomas wrote:
I have a 2006 jeep liberty with 4,000 miles and it makes the same grinding noise. It happens when the car gets cold but stops after about 15minutes of driving.I am taking the jeep back to the dealer on Nov. 2 2006 to check it out. I will keep you posted. Does anyone have an idea on why this grinding sound is happening.
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Just wondering what you found out from the dealership, regarding the grinding noise? Our 2002 Liberty that we purchased only 2 months ago was making a gringing noise. We put it into 4 wheel drive for the first time and now it wont go back into 2 wheel drive. The dealership thinks the transfer case is bad. Was wondering if that is what was wrong with yours. If not did they tell you what the problem was? I would appriciate any information you can give me. Thanks.
Tonya

Cincinnati, OH

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Dec 12, 2006
 
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty and it has been making the same annoying noise. When I took it to the dealership for the recall part, I asked them to take a look at the noise. They told me that it was the internal transfer case and that it would cost about $700.00 or more to have it fixed. I asked if it was safe to drive and they said that I just couldn't put it in 4 wheel drive. Could this be a major problem for the 2002 Jeep Liberty? Let me know what you think?
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I noticed that you seem to having the same problems with your Jeep Liberty that my husband and I are having with our 2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade. We were curious to know if it was the transfer case. If so did they have to replace the whole thing or just repair the exsisting one. We are going to have to put our Jeep in the shop. We aren't able to even drive it right now. We are trying to figure out what it is going to intale and if it was very costly. If you had it fixed, is it working okay now. If it wasn't the transfer case, would you mind telling me what the problem ended up being. We are trying hard to figure out what has happened and why. I would appriciate your help. Thank You.
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Mclean, VA

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Jan 2, 2007
 
Have the dealer (or an independent mechanic) check the hub bearings - particularly the front ones. Jeep used sub-par bearings and they scream when they start to breakdown. Very common in jeeps.
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I have a 2006 jeep liberty with 4,000 miles and it makes the same grinding noise. It happens when the car gets cold but stops after about 15minutes of driving.I am taking the jeep back to the dealer on Nov. 2 2006 to check it out. I will keep you posted. Does anyone have an idea on why this grinding sound is happening.
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Midland, MI

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Jan 3, 2007
 
I purchased a 2006 Jeep Liberty in August. In mid November I noticed the grinding noise when I back out of the garage. My husband kept telling me it was the brakes. I took it to the garage yesterday. They said it is a part in the brakes and have ordered a part to replace on a recall.
Thomas wrote:
I have a 2006 jeep liberty with 4,000 miles and it makes the same grinding noise. It happens when the car gets cold but stops after about 15minutes of driving.I am taking the jeep back to the dealer on Nov. 2 2006 to check it out. I will keep you posted. Does anyone have an idea on why this grinding sound is happening.
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