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2005 Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

2005 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

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2005 Jeep Liberty transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (16%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

125240 mi

C $1500
pinion bearing, so i replaced all parts including outer wheel bearings, universal. humming is gone and transmission response is 100% 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

39200 mi Torque converter replaced due to manufacturer recall (1day). 
72000 mi Replaced rear Universal Joint in drive shaft. Part cost under $10.00. Took owner 2 hours to replace. 
111000 mi

US $850
Dealer quoted me $10K for a bad turbo, and other repairs. $700 later I had the fluids changed and took the truck to a friend. H found a U joint causing the shake. $150 later the Jeep is fine with no other problems. 
21000 mi replaced torque converter and front pump on transmission under warranty. Replaced the Lower ball joints per recall repaired front grill, connecting tab broke 
35000 mi The driveshaft was building up torque because the splines on the yoke would not slide. Lubed the splines and fixed the problem 
72000 mi

US $700
Rear end whine at moderate to high speed. Rebuilt the rear end. Factory did not assemble properly from begining. No parts required. Mechanic just put it back together correctly and fixed the problem. 
88000 mi

US $3000
Replaced torque converter and pump. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

53000 mi

US $1925
Clutch replacement, including dual/double flywheel and master/slave single unit cylinder, all new after-market parts and labor. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

95000 mi

US $6000
had to have the transmission rebuilt 
95000 mi

US $1500
Transmission completely failed. A used transmission was purchased and installed. The replacement transmission failed within a day in the exact same manner as the original. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and traded in for a new vehicle. 
53000 mi

US $2300
Light signaled a problem with the TCM, I think 0035 and 0031. Did not address issue. After 2 weeks, driving I lost forward motion, caused by transmission failure. I was told lubrication had not been making it to some part. Was told it is common w/Liberty 
110000 mi

US $210
had transmission pan dropped fluid replace along with filter due to transmission shifting erratically problem was fixed after fluid and filter replaced no wear metals found in fluid or pan. 
112300 mi

US $350
Transmission flushed, transmission filter replaced. 
110000 mi

US $70
The transmission is dead and needs to be replaced. Have called several Jeep dealers and no one knows if my manufacturer trans is a 3 wire or a 4 wire. This information is stopping me from ordering the correct afterparts trans. 
111000 mi

US $1500
The transmission died. It was replaced using an aftermarket transmission purchased from LMQ/LQK??? 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

134300 mi

US $200
4X4 light t-case switch faulty 
105380 mi

C $500
filter change, flush and replace cooling lines, lube linkage 
107040 mi Assumption that the Oct 2015 flush and new filter would fix, proved wrong. Vertical shaft exits housing to linkage was seized- no boot so crap gets in and eventually freezes up. I bent linkage trying to shift gears. Clean,Lubricate,greas 
55000 mi

US $100
Rear driveshaft U-joint 
110000 mi

US $90
Replace rear driveshaft U-joint. 
66340 mi

C $1000
replaced front axle on passenger side 
45000 mi

US $1100
The car was towed to the dealer Transmission would not shift into 3rd or 4th Car was fixed after 6 business days. 
47000 mi

US $75
U Joint was failing lots of noise and vibration at low speeds.. it was about to break. Fixed The same day by a Local auto shop. 
38440 mi

€3018
Transmission went out while driving, had to have car towed to a garage. Car would roll even in park. had to order transmission and have replaced. 
73780 mi

C $480
Replaced intermediate shaft and both CV shafts. Due to normal wear. 
76260 mi

C $12
Transfer case range selector shaft leaking. Replaced seal myself. Cost $11.96 CDN to affect the reapir and approximately one and a half hours of my time. 
81000 mi

US $3340
Heard a bump when I was on the highway, when I got to my exit car did not move when I steped on the gas.Had the car towed to my mechanic and he turned it over to his transmission guy said torche converter was shot and I needed a transmission 
97000 mi

US $1000
Transmission was low on fluid and started to slip didn't know was on a trip. Just made it home ,engine light came on. 
86000 mi

US $625
replaced left front axle 
98000 mi

US $2000
front driveshaft, both front axles, both front wheel hubs 
104000 mi

US $3000
Tranmission just exploded. No warning. Had it replaced. 
50000 mi

US $75
Rear pinion seal was leaking. Called ChryCo and told it was NOT covered under the 7/70 powertrain warranty. Stealership wanted $140 for repair, independent shop did it for $63 + $12 for Mopar seal. 
66500 mi Vibration. Replaced U joint Driveline vibration. Dealer replaced pinion bearing. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

59000 mi

US $25
replacement of the u-joints in the rear driveshaft 

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2005 Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems

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