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post #1 of 37 Old 11-07-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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New to the Liberty.

Hey all. I just wanted to drop by and say "Hi". I just picked up an '02 Liberty Sport today. I hang out over at the Wrangler YJ forum, but since I used my '88 YJ as the trade in, I'll be over on this side of the fence browsing through all of the wonderful info that there is for the KJ. It's nothing special, but I will have pics coming soon.


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post #2 of 37 Old 11-07-2013, 04:37 PM
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Enjoy the KJ side of the forum.

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If your not already a member jeepkj.com, and lostjeeps.com has a lot of info to.
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If your not already a member jeepkj.com, and lostjeeps.com has a lot of info to.
Thanks guys! I will research and check out all that I can. This is one little Jeep that I am unfamiliar with, so I will use the knowledge graciously.

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post #5 of 37 Old 11-08-2013, 07:01 AM
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Hi and welcome. Do you have the 3.7? If you do, keep an eye on the oil.

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Hi and welcome. Do you have the 3.7? If you do, keep an eye on the oil.
Yes it has. Thanks for the tip! I am becoming familiar with my new ride, so any tips are greatly appreciated.

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post #7 of 37 Old 11-08-2013, 08:54 PM
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Yes it has. Thanks for the tip! I am becoming familiar with my new ride, so any tips are greatly appreciated.
No problem. They seem to use up oil but no one knows where it goes.

My wife went too long between oil changes and I was not checking the oil. It got too low and spun a bearing. But they seem to consume oil faster than you would think so check it every couple of weeks, it is cheap cheap cheap insurance.

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No problem. They seem to use up oil but no one knows where it goes.

My wife went too long between oil changes and I was not checking the oil. It got too low and spun a bearing. But they seem to consume oil faster than you would think so check it every couple of weeks, it is cheap cheap cheap insurance.
I have adopted the practice of checking all of my fluids when I'm at the gas pump.

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post #9 of 37 Old 11-08-2013, 09:55 PM
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I have adopted the practice of checking all of my fluids when I'm at the gas pump.
I don't lose any oil at all. I check every once and awhile and it's at the same mark every time. Are you burning oil or something?
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post #10 of 37 Old 11-08-2013, 11:00 PM
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I was going to say I change my oil every 3000-3500 and never goes down and thats with 193,000 miles. They don't normally use oil unless there is a problem internally

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post #11 of 37 Old 11-09-2013, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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I haven't had it long enough to know, but it's just a habit that I have gotten in to because of past vehicles that have used up to a quart of oil every fill up, such as my last jeep the basket case YJ. It doesn't hurt to pull a dipstick when at the gas station, I consider it preventative maintenance, or cheap insurance.

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post #12 of 37 Old 11-09-2013, 07:24 AM
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Yes never hurts for sure, I check mine at least every 3-4 days even though I know it won't need any, just like everything else, tire pressure once a week at least, coolant etc

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I just performed a thorough inspection of the Liberty. I now know the condition of the engine, drivetrain, suspension, brakes, body and interior, as well as all lubricants. I'm fortunate that the P.O. had taken good care of it, despite the few scratches and a dent suffered from off roading. While under there I discovered how the lift was achieved, it has a 2" coil spring spacer lift and shocks. It also has a new muffler that sounds good. Plus I had discovered that the spare will need air.

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post #14 of 37 Old 11-18-2013, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Upon further inspection, I had discovered that the radiator has a crack in the upper left mount, Which I have read that this is prevalent in the 2002-2007 Liberty. Also the #2 Injector has fuel seepage coming out from the top of the Injector. There are a few other little issues, but these two are what I'm most concerned about. I'll see if the dealership is willing to fix these for me. I can fix these, but I would rather have them look at these first.

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