Jeep Liberty problems
teresa

AOL

#183 May 8, 2008
if you are having problems with your vehicle dying while turning or after turning, try replacing the power steering pressure switch, some auto stores list it as power steering idle switch. cost is $23-$40 depending on where you get it. also if you are losing fluid and can't find where. the piece is located below the pump. hope this helps!
to jim from kelly

Veneta, OR

#184 May 15, 2008
a trick i learned from working at the dealer a few years back was to turn the key to the run position three times. in your digital display of milage you sould get a "P" code. you can then look up that code to see what the engine light is all about. intermitent lights are hard to diagnose and should be done by a tech that has good knowledge of the vehicle operating system, not just some oil changer that happens to have a scan tool! a master tech that is ase certified and works on jeeps would be a plus!
Tina

Charlotte, NC

#185 May 16, 2008
My 2005 Libery back window is always acting up. Sometimes it will close and other times it won't. No amount of slamming, pushing or button pressing will make it close. Anyone know what I can do?
Mike

New York, NY

#186 May 28, 2008
My headlights go off for a few seconds at a time, followed by clicks...then back on. This repeats at regular intervals. Also, the door locks sometime go up and down. Dealership cannot recreate the problem ?
john z

Battle Creek, MI

#187 Jun 1, 2008
i have a jeep liberty limited 2005 and i ahve a problem with the interior lights they wont turn off if im driving and when i leave the car and put on my alarm the 2 rear interior lights and the 2 lights by the passangers feet and drivers feet (where the pedals are) wont turn off the weird thing is that when i open the drivers door it does not regester as it open the lights wont turn on and the consol above does not say the drivers door is open and if i have the key in the ignition and open the drivers door the beeping sound wont sound unless i operate the outside mirrors then i will hear the chime
please help!
thanks Johnz
[email protected]
robin

United States

#189 Jun 13, 2008
i am haveing the same problem with my jeep as well. i have a 2002 jeep liberty the light goes on after a while the light goes off. back and forth i had alread changed the battery after shutting off on me 2x replaced the filters, replaced the gas cap (with lock) my speedometer will work off and on, and now my power locks
wont lock like they shoud when i drive off.
Jeeper02

United States

#190 Jun 18, 2008
If it only runs for about 10 seconds, check the key. If the chip in the key is bad or if the key doesnt have a one, the vehicle will run normally for a few seconds then shut off.
Frustrated

Overland Park, KS

#191 Jun 29, 2008
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty with 69k miles. I have begun to have stalling issues when trying to start the Jeep. As long as I keep my foot on the excelarator, it stays on. Once I place my foot on the brake to change the gear, the car dies. It runs fine if I start it with my foot on both the brake and excelerator, but this not safe. Has anyone found a cure for this problem?

Since: Jun 08

United States

#192 Jun 30, 2008
i have a 2002 jeep liberty ltd. i have had to have my battery replaced and now it seems to shut off on me while i am driving. CAN ANY ONE HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM MY EMAIL IS [email protected]
THANK YOU
chris

Fairfax, VA

#193 Jul 1, 2008
Loretta wrote:
HElp....My rear tailgate window will not close, I have it closed now with a bungie cord. It is a liberty sport 2002...Don't laugh but I backed into a tree! The bumper took the hit but the next day when I opened the window it would not close...any ideas????
even though your bumper took the hit, more than likely your spare tire took the hit. i was in an accident where someone hit the back of my jeep. it looked fine at first glance, but my whole back door had to be replaced because the damage was on the inside. it didn't close right, but luckily it did not effect the window. i would take it to a garage to get an estimate.

Since: Jun 08

United States

#194 Jul 2, 2008
thank you soo much for that tip i actually tried it and it worked!!! i got the Pcode and called the dealer to find out what it is, pcode 0500
it is the wheel speed sensor i was also told that if the don't know how fast or slow i am driving, then the jeep will shut off. explains why the speedometer needle is not working. thank you again for that tip.
Ralph

Aurora, CO

#195 Jul 2, 2008
Bill wrote:
I don't know if this helps. I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty with around 60,000 miles on it. I had one issue of the check engine light come on, took it to the dealer and it was a cracked vacuum hose. They replaced it and that was it. I had another issue with the car stalling while driving and not restarting until after it sat. I took it to the dealer and they replaced a sensor on the transmission, that solved that problem too.
Hi Bill,
I just started having this problem. Is your Lib still running OK?
thx Ralph
Ralph

Aurora, CO

#196 Jul 2, 2008
2002 Liberty stops on me wrote:
I have had my 2002 Liberty die on me twice in a week. Both times I was pulling into a parking lot and it totally dies. It will crank, but will not stay started.By the time the tow truck comes it starts again.It has been at the dealer for 5 days now and will not replicate the problem. They are only driving it around periodically waiting for it to do the same thing. I can't keep renting a car, but am afraid to drive it llike this.Can anyone help.
Hi, Have you had any luck? I have been told three dozen different things from trans sensor to need a new battery. Thx Ralph
d-dizz

Sturgeon Bay, WI

#197 Jul 10, 2008
i have a 08 jeep liberty with a 6sp manual with under 3300 miles on it. it is on its second trany, second clutch, second master cylinder, and replace a inner splash guard that caved in.... and the funny thing is that i just got the jeep back today from the trany issues and its going back tomorrow for computer problems, my scan tool says it has multi system failure with the o2 sensor 1 (bank 1), o2 sensor 1 (bank 2), ERG error, fuel ratio problem, and advanced timing of 9.5 degrees. WTF.... its a lemon. it has been is the shop for over 15 days and i have only had it 3 months
cgarcia81

UK

#198 Jul 14, 2008
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty 3.7L, the problem i have is that when i go start the car, it takes longer than normal to crank over, it will usueally turn over the 3rd or 4th attempt but never the 1st. I have already changed the Spark plugs, battery, crank and camshaft sensor, cleaned the throttle out, and had the fuel pump buellitin(TSB 14-005-01) done. the place that i took it too said that i have good fuel pressure now. has anyone had this problem, or might have any ideas what might be wrong with it? the only thing i noticed when i changed the spark blugs is that the one that went into #1 Cylinder was browner than the other ones and smelled like fuel a little bit. Can anyone HELP!

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JAY wrote:
Hi maybe I can help.Im a chrysler/jeep technician. Ive seen these problems many times. Although I cant pinpoint your fault without seeing it ,here are some things that I have run into..
First know this. Any sensor cam/crank/tps etcc..) that has a reference voltage from the pcm can cause this issue.
these sensors,(ESPECIALLY THE CRANK SENSORS) CAN SHORT OUT INTERNALLY. THIS WILL CAUSE A NO START CONDITION AND A "NO COMMUNICATION" ISSUE WITH THE PCM. This condition has caused numerous unneeded pcm replacements. It gets difficult to diag when its an intermittent problem. sometimes a tech will install the pcm and let the jeep leave. Then when temp is right, the sensor shorts and it all happens again. Often by the time the jeep shows up on the hook the engine has cooled and the short is gone. In this case the tech has nothing to go on. YOU MOST LIKELY WONT HAVE A CODE HERE.
THIS IS HOW I DIAGNOSE THE ISSUE. WHEN THE CONDITION IS PRESENT(NO COMMUNICATION") wITH THE KEY ON, START DISCONNECTING EACH SENSOR THAT HAS A REFERENCE VOLTAGE. START WITH THE CRANK SENSOR. IF YOU SEE THE SCANNER GET COMMUNICATION, THEN YOU FOUND THE SHORTED SENSOR.tHIS CAN BE A PAIN IN THE ASS IF THE CONDITION IS INTERMITTENT.
PLEASE NOTE: IT IS EXTREMELY RARE THAT THE PCM ITSELF HAS CAUSED THIS CONDITION. 99% OF THE TIME ITS A SENSOR SHORTING OUT, WIPING OUT ALL COMMUNICATION.
ALSO NOTE: i HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS CONDITION ACTUALLY DAMAGE THE PCM. ONCE THE SHORTED SENSOR IS REPLACED, THE PCM IS FINE. THERE IS A RESISTOR IN THE PCM THAT PROTECTS IT FROM THIS.
sOMEONE IN THE FORUM WROTE THAT THE DEALER SAID THAT THE SENSOR SHORTED AND DAMAGED THE PCM. THEY SAID THE GOT A NEW CKP,CMP AND PCM. THATS THE STORY THAT IS USED WHEN THEY REPLACED THE PCM FIRST FOR NOTHING, WHEN IT WAS A SHORTED SENSOR THAT WAS THE PROBLEM ALL ALONG.
IVE SEEN THAT HAPPEN TOO.
I NORMALLY WOULDNT GIVE OUT MY OWN PROCEDURES BUT YOU ALL SEEM FRUSTRATED.
I DONT KNOW WHAT CLIMATE YOU LIVE IN BUT IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. I LIVE IN TORONTO. WE HAVE HOT SUMMERS AND COLD WINTERS, MAYBE THATS WHY IVE SEEN THIS SO MANY TIMES.
GOOD LUCK, LET ME KNOW IF I HELPED YOU OR MADE THINGS MORE CONFUSING.
THANKS j.
chichijoanie

AOL

#199 Jul 15, 2008
i have a 2002 jeep liberty sport. i love it. it only has 38000 miles on it. the other day, the engine light came on. the gas cap was checked, it was taken out on the highway to clean the exhaust, i only drive around locally, and someone disconnected the battery for 30 minutes. the light went out, but came back on 2 days later. should i be concerned? thanking you in advance.
Renee

Covington, GA

#200 Jul 17, 2008
I have my 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited at the dealership after having the same problem. The oil had been changed twice, once by the closest mechanic I could get to and another by the dealership. Eventually, it was determined that my oil pan had "sludge" and my engine had been damaged. I now must replace the engine and other components totaling around $8,000!!! Ask the dealership to check for this oil sludge probelm; I have found a lot of blogs that list consumers with the same problem.
Jim wrote:
I was wondering if anyone could help with a problem my wife has been having with her 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited. The vehicle has 88K miles and runs well. About 2 months ago, the check engine light came on and wouldn't go off. My wife took it in for an early oil change and diagnostic. The oil change didn't solve the problem and the diagnostic showed nothing wrong. Then a few days later, the light went off. A few days later the light came back on again. She then brought the vehicle to a mechanic and, after diagnosing the vehicle for over 2 hours, decided that the gas cap needed to be replaced. The light went off. 2 days later, the light came back on again. Brought the vehicle back to the same mechanic who did a full oil change, tune-up and replaced the gas sensor. The light went off. That was yesterday. Today, the light came back on again. I refuse to bring it to another mechanic and have them "guess" at the problem, charge us an arm and a leg and wind up having the liht come back on a few days later. Any suggestions?
You can contact me at [email protected]
Thanks to anyone who can assist..
Jim
Steve - Florida

United States

#201 Jul 17, 2008
I purchased an 08 Liberty, 2WD a couple months ago. Just got it back from my second trip to the dealer with a trans problem. It feels like trans is trying to shift in and out of overdrive during speeds of 30-60 mph. Also noticed a vibration in the rear end when trans shifted while going up hill and low speeds. Dealer's standard line is they can't duplicate the problem, and no error codes are given........they say they reflash the system and thats it. Any ideas?

Steve
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Tresa

Montgomery, AL

#202 Jul 28, 2008
I have a 2002 Liberty with over 100K miles on it. It's been great. However, sometimes when I am driving on the highway, the interior dome lights will come on for no reason.

Any suggestions?
Mary Howard

Delphos, OH

#203 Jul 31, 2008
I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty. When I fill the gas tank, gas gushes out all over the place.(I don't top off) The service dept. where I bought it told me that to fix my "gas leak" would involve putting in a new solenoid and a vapor canister.$347.00+tax. Does this sound right?(For that kind of $ I might as well stop pumping gas when its nearly full.) Please...can I get some advice here?

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