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Unread 09-22-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
MDYounger
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Hi, new Liberty Owner here

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My Dad passed away and I got his 2006 Liberty Ltd. It hasn't been driven much in the last couple years and I notice a grinding noise that seems to come from the right rear wheel during braking. In addition, the aluminum wheel seems to have a patina of rust on it.

I also know it has a recall order on it for the rear suspension lower control arms. I am planning on taking it to the dealer for the recall but if the grinding noise is from another cause I would just as soon take it to my own mechanic. Would a rusting lower control arm create a noise when breaking?

Secondly, I have noticed the gas tank will overflow if you fill it using the automatic shutoff, as much as a cup of gas will spurt out depending on the speed of the pump. I saw reports that this is a problem with the Jeep Liberty, has that been reported here. I made a report because I read if they get enough reports it may trigger a recall. Is there any action on this yet?

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Unread 09-22-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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First post - Welcome to JF -

You didn't mention the miles on this KJ. The grinding could be due from the need of a rear brake job, but only guessing at this point.

Have seen posts of the over flow / back splash of gas. Other members that have dealt with that - will be able to give you a better answer of what is needed to correct the issue.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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Sorry

The Jeep has 44,000 miles on it.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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Two options on the gas tank. Get a new gas tank, or just fill it up on the slow setting. For me I fill it up on the slow setting, not a enough of an issue for me to get angry about. I second that the grinding is probably the brakes. If the grinding is happening when you push down on the brakes it should be the regular ones, and not the parking brakes. Not hard if your going to do it yourself. Hopefully the rotor is still good, if not plan on replacing that along with the pads. Get good ones if doing it yourself, Napa sells some good ones, avoid anyone else. Also, sorry for your loss .
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Unread 09-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #5
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Thanks

One thing I might have been mistaken about was that I thought in general the first brakes to wear out were the front ones, not the rear ones. And the sound is definitely coming only from the passenger side rear.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
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Hi My Dad passed away and I got his 2006 Liberty Ltd. It hasn't been driven much in the last couple years and I notice a grinding noise that seems to come from the right rear wheel during braking. In addition, the aluminum wheel seems to have a patina of rust on it. I also know it has a recall order on it for the rear suspension lower control arms. I am planning on taking it to the dealer for the recall but if the grinding noise is from another cause I would just as soon take it to my own mechanic. Would a rusting lower control arm create a noise when breaking? Secondly, I have noticed the gas tank will overflow if you fill it using the automatic shutoff, as much as a cup of gas will spurt out depending on the speed of the pump. I saw reports that this is a problem with the Jeep Liberty, has that been reported here. I made a report because I read if they get enough reports it may trigger a recall. Is there any action on this yet?
i have the same problem with my 2002 liberty as far as the grinding and rust. But I have drum brakes in the rear.. Any help with this would be appreciated as well.
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Unread 09-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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Couple of things you mentioned, one being that it hasn't been driven much in the last two years. If there was any rust on the rotors could cause issues, also a caliper may have stuck and there lies the problem

I'd pull the wheel and see what it looks like
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #8
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Couple of things you mentioned, one being that it hasn't been driven much in the last two years. If there was any rust on the rotors could cause issues, also a caliper may have stuck and there lies the problem I'd pull the wheel and see what it looks like
what do you think my problem would be? I have drums in rear, and drive it daily.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #9
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