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Jeep Liberty Engine Problems

631 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Jeep Liberty. 132 of these members (20.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 255 engine repairs to Jeep Libertys--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Jeep Liberty engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 177 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

8000 mi   Problem with the electronic relay on the 4WD. 

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual 4WD w/low range

37200 mi   Continual CEL with P0830 code (clutch pedal switch) - switch replaced under warranty. 
43400   Viscous clutch on fan permanently locked on. 
68200 A $300 Replace blown turbo hose 
79360   CEL permanently on. Code check indicates fault in glowplugs. Waiting to determine glow plug voltage before purchasing replacements. 
83380   Glowplug replaced 
83700   Broken ignition switch. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

turbocharged 160hp 2.8L I4 Diesel 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

2600 mi   Computer reflashed due to harsh shifting of automatic transmission (2 hours). 
21800   EGR valve replaced and computer reflashed (3 hours). 
25000   Reflash computer for scan tool operation (1 hour). 
60000   Turbo hose popped off engine causing engine to dramatically lose power close to home. Took about 1 hour to remove, clean and securely replace both hoses.  
62000 US $160 Engine cooling fan clutch failed. It took 2 hrs for me to make a special tool and 3 hrs to replace the fan clutch. Maybe 3 hrs at a dealership with proper tools counting time in and out. 
87000   Code P0069 boost correlation error between manifold sensor and nominal atmo reading in CPU. Boost read 16.5 - 16.7 before repair and 14.2 - 14.5 after repair, nominal at idle. 
31000   Replaced EGR valve. 
45000 US $180 replaced EGR valve 
51000   removed and cleaned boost pressure sensor 
54000   Check engine light came on and got code 299. I removed the boost pressure sensor and cleaned it and reinstalled it and the check engine light went off. 
57000   oil pressure light came on, replaced the oil pressure sensor 
58000   code 299 again, remove boost pressure sensor and clean and engine light goes out 
23000 US $100 Check engine light. Two fault codes for transmission control module. When reset the check engine light stayed off. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

35340 mi   Speedometer and odometer stopped working. Engine light came on. Speed sensor was ordered and installed. One visit to diagnose problem and order part. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

107000 mi US $260 After standard throttle body service, car began idling high. Was sticking. Adjusted at no charge. Engine idling high again. Throttle body intake needed replacing. Once corrected,no more problem. 
122000   Engine gaskets needed replacing. 
145000   Not all of the cylinders were firing. Estimates were too much. Not worth repairing. Otherwise, vehicle ran perfectly. 

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2004 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

57000 mi US $200 Engine ran rough for a minute or two. Check engine light came on. Took into shop. Replaced crankshaft sensor and cleared fault codes. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

122000 mi US $155 Replaced the radiator, leaking from the tank on the left (driver) side at a plastic rivet near the center of the tank. 

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2002 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

59000 mi US $132 Vehicle dies, but restarts, engine light is on. It runs for a short while then dies, restarts, but keeps dying. 
60000   This was just a continue of March's unsuccessful repair -- had it towed to the Jeep dealer for repairs, which were successful.... 

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