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2003 Jeep Liberty repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (7%)

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2003 Jeep Liberty transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Jeep Liberty

Engine not specified

50000 mi

US $502
Replaced front drive shaft to fix front end knocking noise. 
50000 mi

US $209
Replace transmission pan, filter and fluid due to a leak. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 3.7L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

180000 mi

US $80
Change transmission fluid and filter 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

130400 mi

US $750
Also replaced CV shafts and rebuilt CV joints on front 4x4 driveshaft. 
98000 mi

US $4
Could not shift into 4 wheel drive. Dealer wanted $1300 to repair to replace shift unit. took it home and found a part was broken replaced it my self for 4.00 dollars from parts purchased at Lowes hardware department. 
108500 mi Still being worked on. The Jeep will not shift easily in and out of all wheel drive. I will probably have to get a rebuilt transfer case and have it installed. 
127000 mi

US $1700
Had to replace the transfer case with another rebuilt unit. It now shifts properly into 4 wheel drive either for full time or part time as was done by the manual shift handle. Original unit would not shift at all. 
93000 mi

US $800
The Jeep would not go into 4 wheel drive without a grinding noise. Can ran fine otherwise. The 4WD mechanism did not work. 
113000 mi

US $2300
The torque converter on the Jeep had to be repaired and the transmission rebuilt. 
3000 mi leak from the pinion gear on rear differential and transfer case. 
136400 mi

C $985
Front Axle shaft replacement, goes from the transfer case to the front differential, for the 4wd. These AREN'T readily available from Chrysler with a minimum 8 week backlog, usually last only 100 000km. Bought 1 custom fabricated for $150 less than Cryslr 
144800 mi

C $984
The driveshaft (CV type) between the transfer case and the front differential wore out. This usually happens at 100000 km, Chrysler couldn't supply the part, had to go to aftermarket custom made part, which ended up being cheaper and heavier duty. 
85000 mi

US $300
Rear axle shaft leaking. Seal on both sides of rear axle replaced 
78740 mi

C $1600
Solenoid pack for the transmission 

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2003 Jeep Liberty 4dr SUV

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

116000 mi

US $80
Transmission was not shifting correctly...changed filter and fluid...working fine now 
99820 mi

Transmission bolts loosen, a "clank" noise detected in the lower part of the Trans. 
102800 mi

CV joints normal wear, both (front and rear) replaced for new ones with lub ports. 
211400 mi

US $285
Left CV Joint failed. Loud grinding noise. Found boot split. Online parts were incorrect so had local shop repair. 

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2003 Jeep Liberty Transmission Problems

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