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2005 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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.
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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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 
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. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

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??? 
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. 

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2005 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

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. 
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. 
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. 
38440 mi

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. 

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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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