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Unread 04-18-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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04/18 Q/A session - 2007 Liberty

First of all we’d like to thank everyone for coming out. The last event was a blast!!! For the most part it went off without a hitch. Because the 3/14 session was our first time doing anything like this we didn’t know what to expect. We learned a lot from that event and came up with some ground rules that will hopefully make this session better than the last.


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Libert Front Diff

Good afternoon,
I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty KJ 4WD. The front end is the same as the 2007 I believe. Several people have had issues with the front diff housing breaking. It appears that the breaks occur when the front wheels are spinning and then grab tracction quickly. Has DCX done anything to fix this issue or are there any plans to? If not, can you as engineers propose a solution we the owners could do to strengthen the housings. A common suggestion is to put a steel collar around the neck of the housing around the area where the pinion bearing resides. Does this sound like it would work? Thank you again for taking time to speak with the Jeep community.
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Well, if I get to go first, here goes. I know the feature topic this time is the Liberty, but I have a question regarding the Wranglers. What is the purpose of the rake design in the stance of the new Wrangler?
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What is the difference between the old KJ independ front suspention and the new "short-long are" front suspenttion?
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start yet?
yes it has
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Why did the CRD and Renegade models get discontinued?
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Also the current KJ uses a full axle in the rear. With the new "five-link" system in the rear will it still be a full axle or is it now going to be independ Suspention?
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ok, i did one last thorough inspections today of the jeep im going to buy, and i paid for it. Now, it was produced in 11/92, i guess its a 92..yuk yuk, the engine, far as i can see, needs new rad, hoses for rad, fan motor, the exhaust man gasket looks need replacing, plugs, injectors, cap n rotor, the normal stuff, engine looks great by the way. Now, the underside of it, brake lines in the rear gonna need replacing soon, i only jacked up the passenger side but looked across to the driver side and noticed two steel lines going back, they were in great shape, not rusted at all...fue lines? Back suspension is sitting about 17.5" from center of wheel, front is about 16.75" i believe, a little less than 17. Under carriage looks nice though, i mean, its not really "rusty" but just surface. No holes in the floor anyway, interior is perfect. Driver door where the hinge is has a patch of rust but nothing unpatchable if thats even a work. I wont have this running or on the road for a couple months so i have time on my hands. Anything else you guys could think of that i should do before i start the engine up and maybe take it around the block? Oh yea, the ebrake is siezed, but thats no biggy, i paid 700CND for this, i was a government car, still has traces of the decals on the side of the door....only 93 000km on it, oh yea, its been sitting for about 2 years. Thanks!!
With all due respect, were trying to keep this Q&A event to KJ specific issues.

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Also the current KJ uses a full axle in the rear. With the new "five-link" system in the rear will it still be a full axle or is it now going to be independ Suspention?
The 08MY Liberty maintains a solid rear axle with 5 links in place of the KJ 3 link.
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Why did the CRD and Renegade models get discontinued?
The CRD was discontinued due to the tightened diesel emissions regulations that we would have had to meet in 2007. As far as the Renegade, we are always changing packages and content to meet customers needs/desires.
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I wish there was temp gauge for the tranny.

Any tips for getting the automatic transmission to last as long as possible besides just regular fluid changes?
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what transmission is in the 07 jk, and what axles front and rear
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Why the use of independ suspention in the front rather than a full axle?
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I wish there was temp gauge for the tranny.

Any tips for getting the automatic transmission to last as long as possible besides just regular fluid changes?
Heat is the enemy of automatic transmissions as it breaks down the properties of the fluid. Regular fluid changes are best practice, but minimizing activities that generate large amounts of heat in the transmission/torque converter will promote longer life (i.e. trailer tow). Heavy duty usage of the car should use the schedule "B" service intervals.
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