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Unread 05-15-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
twirlymaster
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i need help with my 2005 jeep liberty crd please.

hello guys. i have 2 vw diesels and love them. and had 1 lincoln navigator that got 10mpg. i needed something better in mpg to tow the jet skis to the shore every weekend and i just today picked up a 2005 jeep liberty crd with a 115k miles from an auction. theirs no service records for this. and i want to change the timing belt and all the other maintenance things i need to do. not sure what they are, i hope some of you guys can help. and i need a mechanic that has dealt with this motor as well. i live in philadelphia but i have no problems traveling even 3 hours if i have to, new jersey,deleware,pa,maryland. new york

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Unread 05-15-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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First post - welcome to JF

You can get records for whatever has been done at a dealer by getting your vin number and having them run a VIP report on it. It will tell you at least whatever has been done in it's life at a Jeep dealership. You for sure do want to get the timing belt and the related items replaced. Can't recommend anywhere as I'm up on the northern plains. Here is a cut and paste of most of the part numbers for the timing belt change from moparonline parts.

5142579AA - Timing belt - $133.09
5142798AA - Tensioner - $72.54
5142573AA - Idler pulley (2) - $99.10
5066921AA - Timing cover Gasket - $11.88
5159019AA - Water pump O-ring #2 - $3.96
4864575 - Water pump Gasket - $2.25
5142601AA - Thermostat - $93.49
5066806AA - Thermostat gasket - $1.76
5142985AA - Water pump - $153.99
Sub Total $572.06
Shipping $29.95
Total $602.01

One of the other things you will want to do soon - is get the EGR taken care of. Kinda spendy if one of those fails on you - which is quite common. Quickest and for now the best way to do that would be through a Green Diesel Engineering (GDE) tune. It will take care of that and add quite a few other enhancements as well.

Green Diesel Engineering - Jeep Performance ECU Chip Tuner

Hope that is of some help.
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Unread 05-15-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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thanks alot. i guess you recommend all oem parts. no aftermarket. ill order those items soon all i need is a trusting mechanic. i hope someone on this forum can help me with that. their should be quite a few crd's in the northeast.
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Unread 05-15-2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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For what you need to do, yes - stay with OEM for the timing belt parts. Give it some time and hopefully someone in your area will chime in for a trusted shop and/or mechanic. Most of the dealers are pretty clueless on these VM motors.

Tranny fluid and filter, diffs, and transfer case fluids most likely are overdue for changes too. Tranny have a dealer do, the others are real easy - I would say do those yourself.
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FS or FT (2) JK Rubi 17" Moab Rims - really nice shape
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Unread 05-30-2010, 12:01 AM   #5
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If you check for a shop that specializes in European auto repair, you should find a competent mechanic that would have no problem with doing the CRD. Go online and check for parts at one of many sources. You can save a grip of cash that way.

I'll second the comment on doing the transfer case and diffs yourself. Very easy. Front diff and transfer are simple drain and fill. The rear diff is a cover removal process. Most would use RTV on the cover reinstall, but I would highly recommend a lubelocker gasket. LubeLocker - Differential Gaskets You want the Chrysler 8.25 gasket. They are often reusable as well. I have reused my Lubelocker 3 times now with no leaks. Sure makes a messy job sooooo much easier.

On engine oil changes, definately do them yourself!!! The pan plug is very easy to strip out. Many shops will mess them up. Not sure if you can still get a Fumoto drain valve for the CRD, but that would be a very wise investment. Do not trust your engine oil changes to a dealer or quick lube on this engine.
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