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Old 05-04-2005, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2002 liberty with a big engine problem. It all started 4/8 - my chck engine light went on. I immediately brought it to a local mechanic since I have 75k miles on it & no more warranty. Code 304 - 4th cylinder misfiring...replaced the coil pack/full tune up. Next day, started up truck, engine light now flashes at me and you can hear the misfire. Shut it off, start it up, the engine light is back on, runs great. Bring it back to mechanic. He checks, again 4th misfiring. Replaces coil pack (defect he says), get it back. Runs great for 3 whole days. One morning, again, engine light flashes at me. Code 304 again. Shut if off, restart, runs great, light remains. Bring it back. Mechanic resets. Things look great. Have it back 1 day, again, but yet, code 302 - now its cylinder 2 misfiring. Damn. Bring it back. He replaces the coil pack in cylinder 2 - get it back. Very next morning, truck does not sound healthy. Engine light flashing at me...knock in the engine..doesn't sound good. Bring it back. 4th spit out my rocker arm and lifter for the push rod. Ok, fix it. Done. Next day, same thing. Ok, replace the rocker arm again, spring, lifter, coil pack. Got it back, didn't even drive 30 miles and check engine light is back. Take it home, next morning,...knock, knock, knock in the engine. Damn. Not liking codes 302 or 304. I just stole it back from my mechanic when the shop was closed...had it towed to a dealer now since it's obvious mechanic doesn't know Jeeps. Now it's sitting at a dealer and my worse fear..blown head gasket. Has anyone here had any problems like this or am I just cursed with a bad Jeep??? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I'm livid.
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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that is terrible, I am sorry, but no problems like that, at least not yet.
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Old 05-04-2005, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Wow, this is the first time ive ever heard of a problem like that from a libby engine. Thats insane. First time for me.
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Which engine do you have, the 4 cylinder or the 3.7 V6? I know that Chrysler's have quite a history of blown head gaskets in the 4 cylinder engines, but I don't know if the 4 cylinder libby has issues like this. I can tell you from experience that I've replaced blown head gaskets in my 87 Dodge Aries, 91 Plymouth Acclaim, my friend's 96 Neon, my parents 96 Stratus......the list goes on and on. So if it's the 4 cylinder you have.......well.........
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I have a 6cyl 3.7 engine. I spoke w/another local Jeep - they replaced three engines alone this week. All with over 70k miles.
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Originally Posted by stackthepads30
Which engine do you have, the 4 cylinder or the 3.7 V6? I know that Chrysler's have quite a history of blown head gaskets in the 4 cylinder engines, but I don't know if the 4 cylinder libby has issues like this. I can tell you from experience that I've replaced blown head gaskets in my 87 Dodge Aries, 91 Plymouth Acclaim, my friend's 96 Neon, my parents 96 Stratus......the list goes on and on. So if it's the 4 cylinder you have.......well.........
Those headgasket issues with the 4 cylinder engines was fixed around '97/'98 for future reference.

Sorry to hear about your problems.... what engines are they replacing?
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The local dealer is replacing the 6cyl like I have. But since there isn't enough libby's out there with this much mileage yet, nothing is being done by Jeep.
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This is EXACTLY something I didn't want to see.

If it's a blown head gasket, coolant should be inside the engine with the oil. If you can, check it and see if your oil looks like normal oil should. If it looks/smells like coolant, it probably is the head gasket, and the engine is toasted.

very interesting that this is the 3rd one according to your dealer that blew up, as this is the first i've read about it.

Might have to do some research on this one.....I don't like the sound of this.
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yeah...3 in one dealer....havnt seen anyone really with effed up engines
maybe like 2 from JU....but one seemed like a lemon....

in either case..it really sux
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Sorry to hear, as that has got to be a bad thing to have to deal with (and pay for). Cars... love 'em and hate 'em.
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