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post #1 of 2 Old 02-20-2011, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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2004 liberty gear box question

Hey guys and gals,

Someone is trying to sell me a 2004 Jeep Liberty really cheap that has only 70kms on the original automatic gearbox but it needs alot of work apparently...it wont shift from 3rd to 4th.....is this a huge problem to fix and should be avoided or is this a great deal to be had?

I know someone who is an expert at fixing jeeps but is the gearbox going to be a reoccuring issue for me or is this pretty easily solved?

I live in the desert so is this car like totally beat down or can I get it cleaned up cheap and run with it?

Thanks soooo much guys and gals.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-20-2011, 08:57 AM
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The KJ your looking at has less than 43.5K for miles (70kms), really is pretty low for the year.

Not knowing what you can pick this up for (really cheap?) & how qualified your "expert" is and what tools and equipment is at their disposal makes kinda hard to venture a guess if this is a good purchase.

If this is a gasser it would have a 42RLE auto trans, if it is a CRD it would have the 545 auto trans. Check the trans fluid to see if it looks and / or smells burnt would be a great place to start. This could be minor, or more in depth. Are there any CEL's lit up? If so - seeing if you expert has a hand held scanner to read them would be a good step. Post up what codes there are - if any.

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