Corby

San Pablo, CA

#163 Mar 25, 2008
Shane wrote:
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I have had a similar problem since I purchased mine in late 01. The dash lights will occasionally “jump” to the next brighter setting. While on the brightest setting without having the dome come on it would occasionally turn on the dome light while driving. I changed the dash lights to three clicks below the dome light and they just occasionally get brighter. The dealer replaced the switch after about 500 miles but the problem stayed the same. I think it’s the connections in the steering column and it’s too much work for the dealers to take the time and fix.
The flickering dash was the subject of a service bulletin. I've had this going on in my '02 Libby since it was new. I've pasted the TSB from another forum here. However, it sounds like replacing the multifunction switch didn't help your problem? Did you check the build date of the switch that was replaced (or get that info off the invoice)?

TSB 08-026-01 on switch
SUBJECT:
Trip Computer And/Or Radio Display And/Or Instrument Panel And/Or Overhead/Dome Lights Flicker
OVERVIEW:
This bulletin involves diagnosing the root cause of the flickering trip computer or radio display and/or instrument panel illumination and/or overhead/dome lights and replacing the multifunction switch.
MODELS:
2001 - 2002 (JR) Sebring/Sebring Convertible/Stratus 2002 (KJ) Liberty
SYMPTOM/CONDITION:
Some subject vehicles may exhibit a flickering trip computer and/or radio display, instrument panel illumination, and/or overhead/dome lights. This condition occurs intermittently but is usually noticed while the driver operates the turn signals or beam change on the left stalk switch. This condition will not adversely affect vehicle operation and can be temporarily corrected by adjusting the instrument panel illumination dimmer setting. DO NOT change the position of the dimmer switch on the multifunction switch prior to Diagnosis.
DIAGNOSIS:
1. Physically check to ensure the instrument panel cross car beam ground is good. The left kick panel must be removed to see if the ground is loose.
2. Next check the dimmer switch output voltage with a DRBIII®. This function is located in: Body, Body Computer, Sensor Display, Dimming Level. DO NOT change the position of the dimmer switch before monitoring the voltage across the switch.
3. While monitoring the voltage, activate the turn signal and beam change and look for output voltage fluctuations on the DRBIII® and instrument panel lamps or trip computer display flicker. If the voltage varies more than 0.2 volts perform the Repair Procedure.
PARTS REQUIRED:
Qty. Part No. Description
AR (1) 04608601AI Switch, JR Multifunction w/o Fog Lamps,
AR (1) 04608602AJ Switch, JR Multifunction w/ Front & Rear Fog
Lamps, International Markets
AR (1) 04608603AI Switch, JR Multifunction w/ Fog Lamps 08-026-01 -2-
AR (1) 04608604AI Switch, JR Multifunction w/ Rear Fog Lamps,
International Markets
AR (1) 56010125AD Switch, KJ Multifunction w/o Fog Lamps
AR (1) 56010133AD Switch, KJ Multifunction w/ Front & Rear Fog
Lamps, International Markets
AR (1) 56010126AD Switch, KJ Multifunction w/ Fog Lamps
AR (1) 56010132AD Switch, KJ Multifunction w/ Rear Fog Lamps,
International Markets
NOTE: KJ SWITCHES MUST HAVE A BUILD DATE CODE OF 2781 OR HIGHER. THE BUILD DATE CODE IS FOUND ON THE THIRD LINE OF THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH BAR CODE LABEL. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
DRBIII® Scan Tool
REPAIR PROCEDURE:
NOTE: DO NOT REPLACE THE TRIP COMPUTER, INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, RADIO, OR BODY CONTROL MODULE (BCM) FOR A TRIP COMPUTER AND/OR RADIO DISPLAY, INSTRUMENT PANEL ILLUMINATION OR OVERHEAD/DOME LIGHT FLICKER CONDITION UNLESS PROPERLY DIAGNOSED AS BEING THE CAUSE OF THE CONDITION.
Randy

Hesperia, CA

#164 Mar 26, 2008
I have a 2005 Liberty 4x4. The brake light and ABS light comes intermittenly, then usually goes off after a restart. Has anyone had this problem?
Mike from Canmore

Edmonton, Canada

#165 Mar 31, 2008
hopalongliberty wrote:
Have a 2003 liberty ltd it hops around corners,put in any 4x4 mode and it feels like its binding in the rear and bangs and thumps when turning. Took it to a dealer had the diffs lubed and the guy actually tried to tell me you should'nt drive in 4 wheel if it's not snowing (huh?) any input.
Full time 4X4 should not be driven on dry pavement and it will do what you describe when you do. All wheel drive is different as the differentials do not lock the way a 4X4 will. If you read your manual, you will see it says not to use 4X4 high or low on dry pavement. Dirt, gravel, rocks, or anything slippery is fine (such as wet or snowy pavement)but running in 4X4 in dry conditions is just going to wreck your drive train, wear out your tires, and cost you more for gas.
stephanie

Middle Haddam, CT

#166 Apr 1, 2008
I have a 2003 liberty LTD. Recently is started making this odd sound. I think it is happening at a low speed while taking corners. It sounds like a "fart" deep horn sound? Any ideas. I did have the ball joint recall work done quite a while back....
haneyo

Miami, FL

#167 Apr 3, 2008
2005 Jeep Liberty CRD, After locking the vehicle with key fob or electric door lock button when trying to open door using the key in lock the alarm goes off... Advised by dealer that this was normal however after talking to several '05 Liberty
owners at shoping center parking lots and one CRD owner in my Jeep club, I found out that none of them have the same problem. Anyone have this experance, let me know.......
Loretta

AOL

#168 Apr 4, 2008
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????
sprgrl

Huntington, WV

#169 Apr 6, 2008
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty. It has 38000 miles. Every since I bought the vehicle all the dash light will come on and the speed odom and rpm dials will go to zero. Then all of a sudden the lights go off. My keys are not heavy. I have had the vehicle brand new.
Any ideas???
tcalla

Franklin, TN

#170 Apr 8, 2008
2007 jeep liberty-
problems with power windows going down sideways
and then dont want to go back up.Also had side-step put on each side, had problems with loud noises coming from under it. took it to dealer,
they said it was the control arms steering- coming loose.(because of steps) its not under warranty- go figure, even though i have a 70,ooo mile warrenty.I had to pay 80 bucks for them to tighten it.
Margaret

United States

#171 Apr 16, 2008
I just purchased a 2002 and the Check engine light came on. I was told that it is the gas cap and to make sue that I hear it click when I fillup. They also told me not to fill the tank with the engine running. I hope that is all it is.
Hilary wrote:
I have a 2004 Liberty 4x4, 3.7L. The check engine light keeps coming on but is driving great. I think it might be the gas cap but I'm not totally sure. Anyone have any suggestions?? The owner's manual did not help at all. Thanks!
e-mail me with your answers bobmonkey13@aol.com
PATACAKE VIRGIN ISLANDS

United States

#172 Apr 17, 2008
MY 2202 JEEP LIBERTY, PURCHASED NEW IN JAN 2003 NOW HAS A LOCKED ENGINE. IT HAS HAS 32,234 MILES.I NEVER HAD ANY WARNING, NO ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON, NO SHAKES,NO JUMPY-NESS, NO NOISES. I WAS DRIVING, PULLED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO SAY HELLO TO A FRIEND AND THE THE STEERING GOT TIGHT AND THE ENGINE QUIT. SERVICING WAS ALWAYS DONE ON SCHEDULE LAST ONE WAS DONE LATE FEBRUARY 08. H E L P !!!!!!!!!!
PATACAKE VIRGIN ISLANDS

United States

#173 Apr 17, 2008
CAN ANYONE HELP? 2002 JEEP LIBERTY'S ENGINE JUST LOCKED-UP. NO WARNING LIGHTS, NOTHING. ALWAYS SERVICED PER SCHEDULE....LAST ONE 02/08. FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!H E L P !!!!!!!! THANKS
03Renegade

Prescott, AZ

#174 Apr 17, 2008
I have had almost all of the problems listed in this forum, plus one:

1. Brakes squeak constantly. Jeep told me putting new ceramic pads on would stop that...they didn't.

2. Check engine light: I had a leak detection pump go out on me, a tiny pump that makes sure there are no leaks in the lines cost me $300 to replace. The sparkplugs are also a famous cause for this light to come on.

3. Sparkplugs: the spark plugs in these things are crap. They are only good for 30,000 miles according to Jeep. If you don't get them replaced you will make a lot of build up in your engine. Replace the plugs and clean the throttle body.

4. Im on my second radio as well; it's more common than Jeep will let on I'm sure.

5. Tranny pan leak. I guess I'm not the only one after reading the forum.

As far as the stalling problems I have yet to experience that, and I hope I never have to.
Sue N

Wichita, KS

#175 Apr 18, 2008
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty with service engine light problem, fumes leak is what the code says. I tried a new gas cap, didn't help. If you know the solution please email me at noename123@hotmail.com. Thank you
2002 Liberty stops on me

South Point, OH

#176 Apr 20, 2008
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.
nancy

Kingston, Canada

#177 Apr 21, 2008
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty, I have noticed that the check engine light comes on ONLY when its rainy or wet out. As soon as it's dried out for a day or so, the light goes off... I'm not worried about it.
Suzie

AOL

#178 Apr 22, 2008
I had the same problem exactly with mine. Had it replaced when it was under warranty twice. Then, it happened again, had to eventually replace the unit with an after market stereo.
Magda

Boston, MA

#179 May 1, 2008
I was driving my 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited and there was a strange noise coming from the right rear tire. When I pulled over there was smoke coming out of it. What is the problem and how much would it cost?
lim

Los Angeles, CA

#180 May 3, 2008
2006 jeep liberty.brake lights,hazard lights,engine lights stays on at the same time on the dash board, then the RPM goes crazy and the head lights stays off. dealer cant fix it. does anyone have any idea what the problem is?
barb

United States

#181 May 5, 2008
I just purchased a 06 liberty , on the 9th of last month, needless to say its been in the shop all but 3 days since buying it , check engine light on after driving of car lot , needed new coil and ignation switch and plugs, took it back needed new brakes and rotors , took it back cause the calibers locked up after the brake job they did , they called us a tow truck and the tow company backed into the front end so needless to say its getting a new grill and paint , they call say its done go to pick it up and it has scratches on the hood that were to deep to buff out so its still in the shop and i havent even drove it 3 days since buying it and our payment is dued what can i do about this they will not trade me for another vechilce but they are honoring all thier work with no cost to me other then no jeep right now
D- dawg

Boston, MA

#182 May 8, 2008
Ha ha ohhh man my jeep does the same thing except mine has over 180,000 miles on it and its only a 2003. I got the jeep from a company that only deals with jeep liberties... I asked them and they say all the jeeps do that, and it means.....(THE O2 SENSOR) needs to be replaced, they also say those jeeps are notorious for needing new water pumps whatever that is..... Now i have noooooooooooo money to get a new one or play games with repairmen.. so i just drive on... maybe someone can pay me for my advice.... so i can get my o2 sensor replaced. email me i take money orders an paypall pay offs lol b_ently@hotmail.com

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